Multidisciplinary science education and research is the focus of a new academic unit in RIT’s College of Science that brings together researchers with different expertise to invent new ways to approach challenges facing a global society.
The Integrated Sciences Academy will focus on implementing specific inter- and multidisciplinary programs within the College of Science and differs from custom-tailored programs offered through RIT’s School of Individualized Study.
Rochester Institute of Technology leads universities in New York with seven federally funded summer research programs for undergraduate students, according to the National Science Foundation.
“Undergraduate research is a strategic goal for RIT, and the high number of REUs reflects well on our faculty,” said Sophia Maggelakis, dean of RIT’s College of Science. “Our faculty take seriously the responsibility to mentor and train undergraduates to make new discoveries and to pursue careers in the STEM (science, technology, engineering and mathematics) fields.”
Undergraduate student Kimberlee Keithley has maintained a 4.0 GPA since she began at RIT. She is the 2017 winner of the Norman A. Miles Scholarship, which recognizes that achievement. She’ll go into her final year at RIT to complete two degrees, one in chemical engineering and the other in applied mathematics.
The Rochester Institute of Technology community gathered to celebrate some of the university’s greatest proponents of diversity and inclusion at A Celebration of Excellence on May 3.
The Division of Diversity & Inclusion hosted the inaugural award ceremony and presented Beacon Awards to three students—Maria Smith (COS), Rashik Sikder and Brendan John (COS)—as well as a two-time alumnus, Orlando Ortiz.
A leading figure in artificial intelligence will talk about machine learning at Rochester Institute of Technology as part of the RIT Data Science Research Group Seminar Series.
Rochester Institute of Technology will hold its first DataFest hackathon this spring, joining a growing list of colleges and universities participating in the American Statistical Association-sponsored event.
Rochester Institute of Technology faculty member Nathan Cahill was named a Rising Researcher by SPIE, the international society for optics and photonics, for his contributions to defense and security research.
A new study by Rochester Institute of Technology that inventories and tracks high concentrations of plastic in the Great Lakes could help inform cleanup efforts and target pollution prevention. Researchers found that nearly 10,000 metric tons-or 22 million pounds-of plastic debris enter the Great Lakes every year from the United States and Canada.
A new center in Rochester Institute of Technology's College of Science is dedicated to advancing techniques that transform raw data into useful information.
The Data and Predictive Analytics Center will focus on collecting, transforming, modeling and visualizing data sets often referred to as "Big Data."
"The ability to mine large amounts of data...
RIT's contributions to the first direct detection of gravitational waves signifies its growing reputation for world-class astrophysics research. Members of the university's Center for Computational Relativity and Gravitation are part of the international collaboration affiliated with the Laser Interferometer Gravitational-wave Observatory, or LIGO.