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The Center for Advancing STEM Teaching, Learning & Evaluation (CASTLE) is a network of faculty, projects and programs engaged in scholarship surrounding STEM education.

The mission of the Center for Computational Relativity and Gravitation (CCRG) is to advance knowledge and discovery at the frontiers of relativistic astrophysics, gravitational physics, and cosmology, while pursuing new exciting research directions, in connection with new experiments and observations.

The Center for Detectors designs, develops, and implements new advanced sensor technologies through collaboration with academic researchers, industry engineers, government scientists, and university/college students. 

Digital Imaging and Remote Sensing (DIRS) Laboratory focuses on the development of tools to extract information about the earth from aerial and satellite imaging systems with an emphasis on the application of science and engineering to solving end-to-end remote sensing problems using a systems engineering approach. 

The Center for Computational Relativity and Gravitation is home to a new interdisciplinary signature research program on the "Frontiers in Gravitational Wave Astrophysics”. The program aims at pushing new frontiers in gravitational wave observations, bringing together leading experts in the new field of multi-messenger astrophysics.

The mission of the Laboratory for Multiwavelength Astrophysics is to foster the utilization and advancement of cutting-edge techniques in multiwavelength astrophysics by RIT faculty, research staff, and students, so as to improve human understanding of the origin and fate of the universe and its constituents.

The Program of Color Science and Munsell Color Science Laboratory work closely with researchers in the fundamental scientific disciplines of biology (human and animal vision), chemistry (colorants and formulation), physics (optical spectroscopy and illumination sources), mathematics (modeling of systems and observers), and psychology (understanding color perception).

The NanoImaging Laboratory use the tools of imaging science to characterize materials at the micro- and nano-scale, using electron microscopy. The tools include imaging, electron diffraction, and x-ray microanalysis to determine the elemental composition of materials.

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Recent Grant Awards

3/14/19 Fundamental Image Science Research Emmett Ientilucci $271,050
3/11/19 Remote Multi-Sensor Multi-Angular Terrain Characterization Charles Bachmann $194,000
2/20/19 Exploring Planet Formation in the Nearest Known Protoplanetary Disks Joel Kastner $360,431
1/01/19 The Cosmic Evolution Early Release Science (CEERS) Survey Jeyhan Kartaltepe $37,421
12/17/18 III-V Growth on Low-Cost Substrates Seth Hubbard $51,617

Our state-of-the-art facilities for math and science education are designed to promote engagement between faculty and students.