July 6, 2022
RIT faculty and alumni receive NASA funding to develop new diffractive solar sail concepts
NASA announced new funding for a project led by RIT alumni, faculty, and students that could power spacecraft to orbit the sun’s poles for the first time. The NASA Innovative Advanced Concepts program will provide funding to the Diffractive Solar Sailing project led by Amber Dubill ’20, ’20 MS of the Johns Hopkins University Applied Physics Laboratory.
June 28, 2022
College of Science Dean Sophia Maggelakis to become provost of Wentworth Institute of Technology
Dean Sophia Maggelakis will be leaving RIT to become the senior vice president for academic affairs and provost at Wentworth Institute of Technology. Maggelakis joined RIT as an assistant professor in 1990, became head of the School of Mathematical Sciences in 2001, and became dean of the College of Science in 2010.
June 27, 2022
Museums and libraries nationwide leveraging low-cost spectral imaging systems built by RIT
Libraries and museums across the country have begun recapturing lost and obscured text on historically significant documents thanks to low-cost spectral imaging systems developed by faculty and students at RIT.
June 16, 2022
How math and language can combine to map the globe and create strong passwords, using the power of 3 random words
Essay by Mary Lynn Reed, professor and head, School of Mathematical Sciences, published by The Conversation.
June 11, 2022
Why showing stress can make people more likeable
The BBC features research by Christopher Thorstenson, assistant professor in the color science program.
June 7, 2022
RIT team wins Royal Society of Chemistry’s Inclusion and Diversity Prize
A team at RIT has been named the winner of the Royal Society of Chemistry’s Inclusion and Diversity Prize, which celebrates those who strive to improve access to the chemical sciences and progression for all.
June 6, 2022
RIT professor earns NASA grant to study baby stars and newborn planets closest to Earth
A team of RIT scientists is poring over NASA data for new insights about Earth’s youngest, closest neighbors. Joel Kastner, a professor in RIT’s Chester F. Carlson Center for Imaging Science and School of Physics and Astronomy, received nearly $400,000 for a NASA archival study to advance our understanding of newly formed stars and planets.
May 23, 2022
ASBMB Honor Society Recognizes RIT Students for their Achievements
RIT College of Science students were recognized as part of a select group in the 2022 cohort of the American Society of Biochemistry and Molecular Biology (ASBMB) Honor Society.
May 23, 2022
RIT student Olivia Young receives prestigious NSF Graduate Research Fellowship
Astrophysical sciences and technology Ph.D. student Olivia Young earned a competitive fellowship from the National Science Foundation to develop machine learning algorithms that will help scientists use radio telescopes to study transient objects such as pulsars and fast radio bursts.
May 19, 2022
RIT offers new minor in emerging field of quantum information science and technology
RIT students can soon begin earning a minor in an emerging field that could disrupt the science, technology, engineering, and math (STEM) disciplines. RIT students can now take classes toward a minor in quantum information science and technology.
May 16, 2022
Ben Zwickl to spend fall in Oslo studying physics students’ computational literacy and career interests
Associate Professor Ben Zwickl will head to the University of Oslo this fall to research what he calls one of the most understudied aspects of the undergraduate physics curriculum.
May 16, 2022
Michael Murdoch heads to Ghent to research visual adaptation in augmented and virtual reality
Associate professor Michael Murdoch received a prestigious Fulbright U.S. Scholar Award to develop new techniques to study visual adaptation in augmented and virtual reality.