The REMADE Institute (REMADE) selected four projects for award that were proposed by GIS researchers, a funding award totaling $3.5 million. Research will see GIS developing circular economy solutions in partnership with the companies Autodesk, BigBattery, BorgWarner, Caterpillar, and Nike, among others.
More than 100 thought leaders and executives from around the world—including South Korea, Japan, and Europe—gathered virtually Oct. 20-21 for the RIC-RIT World Remanufacturing Conference, which featured the latest information on emerging trends and issues of critical importance to the remanufacturing industry.
A $15 million grant from the National Science Foundation will be used to establish the first national academic research network on wasted food in the United States. Under the grant, researchers from American University will lead 13 other institutions, including RIT, in a five-year project.
Guiping Hu recently began her new role as the sustainability department head at Golisano Institute for Sustainability. Hu arrived on campus from Iowa State University, where she served on the faculty of the Industrial and Manufacturing Systems Engineering department.
The three-year study, led by Eric Williams, a professor in the Golisano Institute for Sustainability, will look at how the COVID-19 pandemic has accelerated the transition toward increased telework and mobile working and resulting implications on data security and e-waste.