Research at the College of Science

RIT's state-of-the-art equipment and cross-disciplinary research teams provide unique opportunities for undergraduate and graduate students and faculty.



Students Funded on D-RIG Research Projects to Date


Research Publications Submitted 2020-2021


Annual Research Awards for the College of Science

Experiential Learning 
Students build research skills starting in their first year through hands-on experiences in class and labs, school-year, and summer research opportunities.

Work with a Professor
Students can search for a professor by area of expertise to discover faculty members who are engaged in research of interest.

Co-op in the College of Science
Math and science majors can work in co-ops including paid research and academic opportunities as early as their first year.

Undergraduate Research Symposium
RIT provides students with the opportunity to present their research and innovative ideas at a large Undergraduate Research Symposium.

Research Resources
Our students have access to a poster printing service for creating posters for their research presentations.

Undergraduate Research Scholar Awards
Our graduating undergraduate students are recognized by the college for their research excellence.

Graduate Student Research

Our cross-disciplinary research programs with world-class scientists promote new ways of thinking and doing in a rapidly changing world.

Join in this exciting research through one of our graduate programs.

Research News

  • December 6, 2021

    the Vela pulsar, a rapidly rotating neutron star.

    RIT scientists develop machine learning techniques to shed new light on pulsars

    New machine learning techniques developed by scientists at Rochester Institute of Technology are revealing important information about how pulsars—rapidly rotating neutron stars—behave. In a new study published by Monthly Notices of the Royal Astronomical Society, the researchers outlined their new techniques and how they applied to study Vela, the brightest radio pulsar in the sky.

  • November 18, 2021

    aerial view of campus buildings.

    Brown Hall begins its evolution to research lab facilities

    Brown Hall will get a face-lift as it becomes a new location for several science and engineering research laboratories. Work is expected to begin on the redesign of the building, on the west side of campus, which previously housed offices of RIT’s Division of Marketing and Communications and several classrooms.

  • November 16, 2021

    student wearing hard hat and clean suit working on rocket equipment.

    RIT astrophysics graduate students conduct experiment at White Sands Missile Range

    Serena Tramm and Mike Ortiz are pursuing their studies in astrophysics and have been working alongside Michael Zemcov, assistant professor in RIT’s School of Physics and Astronomy. Together, the team conducted an experiment that resulted in traveling to New Mexico’s White Sands Missile Range for the first CIBER-2 launch earlier this year.