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.

Topics

100+

Publications Submitted by Faculty Annually

63%

Publications Submitted by Faculty Include Student Contributions

$43M

Research Awards for the College of Science in Last 3 Years

Graduate Student Research

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

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Research News

  • February 9, 2024

    researcher watches as college student adjusts a vape pen on lab equipment.

    Team’s research method becomes industry model

    Work by Risa Robinson and members of the Respiratory Technologies Laboratory completely shifted how e-cigarette analysis is done and became an industry model. Through this new viewpoint, the team recorded harmful emissions that were not otherwise seen in a lab setting, and this data contributed to FDA policies and regulations about e-cigarette usage today.

  • February 5, 2024

    Three male tortoises engaged in aggressive behavior on the sand at the Charles Darwin Research Station.

    The Galapagos comes to life in new RIT Press book

    For more than 30 years, Robert Rothman has led hundreds of RIT students on tours to the Galápagos Islands to observe the wildlife and landscape that inspired Charles Darwin’s theory of evolution by natural selection. Rothman’s A Paradise for Reptiles, an homage to the 19th century scientist, is an accessibly written guide for anyone interested in Darwin, the Galápagos, and reptiles in general.