October 4, 2021
RIT Providing Discoverability and Accessibility of Historical Documents to Museums and Libraries
The Museum Association of New York features imaging science and museum studies students for developing an affordable imaging system to help museums and libraries preserve and expand access to their collections department.
October 4, 2021
RIT researchers part of $15 million NSF grant aimed at reducing food waste
A $15 million grant from the National Science Foundation will be used to establish the first national academic research network on wasted food in the United States. Under the grant, researchers from American University will lead 13 other institutions, including RIT, in a five-year project.
September 29, 2021
RIT part of collaborative NSF project to program biological cells to design futuristic materials
Associate Professor Moumita Das is part of a team of researchers that was recently awarded a $1.8 million grant from the National Science Foundation to design and create next-generation materials inspired and empowered by biological cells. The team’s goal is to create self-directed, programmable, and reconfigurable materials—using biological building blocks including proteins and cells—that are capable of producing force and motion.
September 28, 2021
NIH funds RIT project to search for novel antibiotics to fight multidrug-resistant bacteria
Professor André Hudson, head of the Thomas H. Gosnell School of Life Sciences, received a $443,583 grant from the National Institutes of Health’s Department of Health and Human Services to isolate, identify, and characterize new antibiotics.
September 28, 2021
Researchers receive funding to research and address how plastic ends up in Great Lakes
Professor Christy Tyler from the Thomas H. Gosnell School of Life Sciences and Associate Professor Matthew Hoffman from the School of Mathematical Sciences secured two NOAA Marine Debris Program awards to lead interdisciplinary projects with big environmental implications.
September 25, 2021
New Johnson & Johnson data shows second shot boosts antibodies and protection against COVID-19 – but one dose is still strong against delta variant
Essay by Maureen Ferran, associate professor in the Thomas H. Gosnell School of Life Sciences, published by The Conversation.
September 24, 2021
Researchers develop new method for detecting superfluid motion
Researchers at RIT are part of a new study that could help unlock the potential of superfluids—essentially frictionless special substances capable of unstopped motion once initiated.
September 22, 2021
Brick City Weekend returns Oct. 15-17
This year’s Brick City Homecoming and Family Weekend, Oct. 15 through 17, features numerous in-person events including entertainment, hockey, speakers, escape rooms, axe throwing, a zip line, tours, open houses, and more. Building on the success of last year’s Tiger Alumni Week, a variety of virtual programs specifically for alumni will be held beginning on Oct. 11.
September 21, 2021
RIT awarded nearly $2 million for NSF Research Traineeship Program, AWARE-AI
To help address a lack of diversity, as well as gaps in AI curricula, RIT was awarded a grant of nearly $2 million by the NSF to create a new research traineeship program for graduate students
September 17, 2021
RIT professor on $15M effort to resurrect the woolly mammoth by Harvard scientists
WROC-TV talks to retired College of Science Professor Robert Rothman about the cost, science, and ethics behind a project to bring back the woolly mammoth.
September 16, 2021
Christopher Kanan earns NSF CAREER Award to develop brain-inspired AI systems
Christopher Kanan, an associate professor in the Chester F. Carlson Center for Imaging Science, received an NSF Faculty Early Career Development (CAREER) award and grant for his five-year project to expand the capabilities of artificial intelligence systems using new brain-inspired methods.
September 14, 2021
New RIT visual modeling of coronavirus leads to discovery of behavior of second cellular ‘touchpoint’
WROC-TV features research by Gregory Babbitt, associate professor in the Thomas H. Gosnell School of Life Sciences; Patrick Rynkiewicz ’20 (bioinformatics and computational biology), ’21 MS (bioinformatics); Professor André Hudson, and Associate Professor Feng Cui.