The powerful impact of undergraduate research

Published Jan. 24, 2012

Analyzing gene expression in echinoderms. Creating novel 3D gesture control technologies. Studying the incidence of abuse in the deaf community. Advancing building security and control systems.

These are just a sampling of research projects being conducted by undergraduate students at RIT.

“RIT students have challenged their professors to devise research projects that go above and beyond the university’s toughest courses,” notes Darren Narayan, professor of mathematical sciences and director of undergraduate research for RIT’s College of Science. “The result has been the creation of an exciting and dynamic environment that is moving RIT toward being the first university synonymous with undergraduate research.”

These students’ efforts illustrate how the university’s research operations continue to expand and the significant opportunity the student body has to participate in the effort.

Read the complete undergraduate research article.

Originally published in Research at RIT. View their website for more research stories.