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 year after year.

Imaging Science Research Areas

stars in the universe

Astronomical Imaging

giraffes on a display screen

Computer Vision/Machine Learning

hidden text

Cultural Heritage Imaging

imaging system

Detectors and Imaging Systems

student wearing AR headset

Human Vision and AR / VR

faculty and student working on a drone

Remote Sensing

two students working in magnetic resonance lab

Magnetic Resonance Imaging

student looking at three different monitors

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

  • May 20, 2024

    porus media is shown as rocks and red jelly like substance bubbles.

    RIT research examines spread and flow of soil contaminants

    Understanding how contaminants in porous materials flow and are transported is key in the fields of industry, medicine, and environmental science. A two person team in the School of Physics and Astronomy recently had their research on the topic published and featured on the cover of Soft Matter, a journal by the Royal Society of Chemistry.

  • April 24, 2024

    a colorful 3 D image of the southern ring nebula appears in a black sky.

    See the Southern Ring Nebula in 3D 

    Universe Today highlights the research led by Joel Kastner, professor in the Chester F. Carlson Center for Imaging Science, on the Southern Ring Nebula's dual-ring formation and the possible role of a second star.