Undergraduate Imaging Science Research

All imaging science BS students participate in undergraduate research. Starting on day one with the Freshman Imaging Project, our students dive into hands-on learning experiences and continue growing their resumes each year.

Imaging Science Research Areas

stars in the universe

Astronomical Imaging

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Computer Vision/Machine Learning

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Cultural Heritage Imaging

imaging system

Detectors and Imaging Systems

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Human Vision and AR / VR

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Remote Sensing

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Magnetic Resonance Imaging

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Nano Imaging

Optical Vortex Laboratory

Optical Imaging

Stand Out With Your Research

Students who perform undergraduate research stand out from the crowd when applying for jobs and graduate schools.

Present Your Research
Our students present their research at conferences nationwide and at our annual Undergraduate Research Symposium right here on campus.

From mentoring motivated students in writing their first scientific publication to offering a free poster printing service on campus, we have the resources to help students stand out from the crowd.

Research Scholar Awards
We recognize research excellence among graduating students with our annual Undergraduate Research Scholars Awards and a special ceremony at commencement.

Work with a Professor

Work alongside professors who are experts in their field in state-of-the-art facilities.

Imaging Science News

  • September 13, 2023

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    RIT researcher receives award to advance study of cortical blindness

    Gabriel Diaz, associate professor in the Chester F. Carlson Center for Imaging Science, and his team are aiming to understand the effects of cortical blindness on the processing of visual information used to guide behavior, like driving a vehicle. Cortical blindness affects nearly half a million stroke patients in the United States each year.

  • September 8, 2023

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    Two faculty members installed as Harris Endowed Professors in RIT’s College of Science

    Christopher Collison was appointed to the Jane King Harris Endowed Professorship and Emmett Ientilucci was selected for the Gerald W. Harris Endowed Professorship by College of Science Dean Andre Hudson. RIT alumnus Jeffrey Harris ’75 (photographic science and instrumentation) and his partner, Joyce Pratt, established the professorships in 2022 with a generous gift in honor of Harris’s parents, the namesakes of the positions.

  • August 23, 2023

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    Alumnus Ronald Kemker receives U.S. Air Force’s Harold Brown Award

    Alumnus Ronald Kemker ’18 Ph.D. (imaging science), a major in the United States Space Force, received the 2021 Harold Brown Award, the highest award given to a scientist or engineer who applies research to solve a problem critical to the needs of the Air Force.