RIT’s Inclusive Excellence program will host a virtual discussion with acclaimed author, journalist, and activist George M. Johnson, whose work explores the intersectionality of topics including race, sex, gender, and culture, on Wednesday, Oct. 21.
RIT’s Future Photon Initiative (FPI) and L3Harris have entered into a new industry partnership to develop quantum technologies. The partners will begin developing next steps for experiments and analysis focused on quantum information processing for communication, sensing, and computing.
Over the past several days, RIT has been tracking some connected cases of COVID-19 stemming from a student who traveled out of the Finger Lakes region. This has resulted in a slight uptick in positive cases on campus, and the campus alert level has moved to Yellow.
RIT Associate Provost for Faculty Affairs Carmala Garzione received the 2020 William R. Dickinson Medal, which honors a mid-career research geoscientist who is significantly influencing the sedimentary geology community with innovative work.
Professor Rajendra Raj and Associate Professor Xumin Liu have received a National Science Foundation award to develop a hands-on data science course for non-computing majors. The course will first be offered at RIT and then across the country, in an effort to promote computing for all.
RIT has again been recognized as one of the best national universities by U.S. News & World Report, which also cited the university as among the most innovative, with strong undergraduate research opportunities and a highly regarded cooperative learning program.
The LIGO Scientific Collaboration and the Virgo Collaboration recently announced the discovery of GW190521, the most massive gravitational wave binary observed to date, and Rochester Institute of Technology scientists played an important role in identifying and analyzing the event.
Dr. André Hudson is well-known for training students in how to effectively communicate their scientific work, so his new role comes as no surprise. Beginning in January 2021, Dr. Hudson will join academics from universities like Harvard, MIT, and Yale on the Journal of Biological Chemistry (JBC) Editorial Board.
RIT is one of 14 universities from around the globe that have collectively been awarded $12.5 million from the National Science Foundation to launch a new Biology Integration Institute. It will focus on better understanding ecosystem and climate interactions—like the thawing of the Arctic permafrost—and how they can alter everything from the landscape to greenhouse gases.