Area of Study
Environmental Studies and
It’s one thing to be a champion of the environment. It’s another to lead by example and pioneer the solutions that lead to real environmental preservation. That’s what you’ll find at RIT.
We are one of the world’s greenest universities. Everything we do–from LEED-certified buildings and solution-focused academic programs, to driving organizations toward sustainable practices and an aggressive 2030 carbon neutral pledge–is rooted in balancing the developmental needs of the present without compromising the necessities of the future.
Ranked among the nation’s top ‘green’ colleges
Princeton Review, 2022
Target year for RIT to achieve a carbon neutral campus
Student clubs focused on sustainability
Dynamic research centers that operate 84,000-square-feet of space for modeling, testing, and prototyping.
Moore is researching nanomaterials and their use in clean energy technologies. She’s sharing this knowledge with future generations, who have the power to impact the environment.
Entrepreneurial Solutions for Environmental Problems
Millette is from Trinidad and Tobago, an island nation that needs a way to manage a waste problem in a country with limited space. Millette is exploring if a circular economy can be the solution.
Carlos Diaz Acosta
Diaz Acosta's research in sustainable packaging led his class to a biodegradable solution. Developing corn-based packaging is not only being used to counteract the amount of food waste going into landfills, but also making the world a more sustainable place.
Seth Holmes is the newest faculty member of RIT's department of architecture. As both a scholar and a practitioner of architecture, Holmes brings expertise in climate change adaptation and resilient design to RIT’s master of architecture (M.Arch.) program.
Jennifer Indovina—RIT alumna, entrepreneur, international TED Fellow and adjunct faculty member—was part of the WXXI team that won a 2021 New York Emmy for its educational and career focused programming, “I Can be What?”
Denishea Ortiz, executive director of Strategic Marketing for RIT’s Auxiliary Services, has been named a recipient of Rochester Business Journal’s 27th annual Forty Under 40 award. The award recognizes young professionals and future leaders for giving back to the Rochester community.
Dorin Patru and Linlin Chen, faculty-researchers at RIT, received a grant from the National Science Foundation to upgrade functions of programmable memory. They, along with colleagues from University of Rochester, will develop new algorithms to improve the internal computing memory system to enable scalable and more robust performance.