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 Awards for the College of Science in Last 3 Years

Undergraduate Student Research

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

  • February 1, 2023

    four researchers standing in a room under construction.

    Expanding RIT’s research footprint

    RIT has been expanding its research footprint to accommodate the university’s growing research portfolio. The Student Hall for Exploration and Development (SHED), which opens this fall, is enabling the university to convert 10 existing classrooms, totaling more than 23,000 square feet, into new research space. Another 14,700 square feet of research space opened in January in Brown Hall.

  • January 27, 2023

    Artistic representation of an orange neutron star spitting material into a spinning vortex.

    RIT scientists reach a milestone in the search for continuous gravitational waves

    Scientists on the hunt for a previously undetected type of gravitational waves believe they are getting close and have refined techniques to use in upcoming observational runs. Researchers from the LIGO-Virgo-KAGRA Collaboration outlined the most sensitive search to date for continuous gravitational waves from a promising source in a paper recently published in the Astrophysical Journal Letters.