News by Topic: STEM

  • October 28, 2019

    'The newly completed Chester F. Carlson Center for Imaging Science in 1990.'

    ‘Coming of Age’ describes how a signature program shaped RIT’s future

    A new book published by RIT Press documents RIT’s trajectory from a teaching institute to a research university with an expanding portfolio of doctoral programs. Coming of Age: The Center for Imaging Science at Rochester Institute of Technology describes the university-wide impact of the center and first Ph.D. program.

  • October 21, 2019

    'Moumita Das in lobby of College of Science.'

    RIT researcher receives NSF grant to help build a synthetic neuron and neural network

    Researchers from RIT and six other universities are teaming up to build synthetic neurons and a programmable network of such neurons in an effort to better understand the rules of life. The project is part of the National Science Foundation’s “Big Ideas” initiative— 10 bold, long-term research and process ideas that identify areas for future investment at the frontiers of science and engineering.

  • October 18, 2019

    'Lucie Le Scolan in front of the Washington Monument.'

    Student Spotlight: From studying abroad to a master’s degree

    Lucie Le Scolan came to RIT from Rennes, France, on a study abroad trip last fall as a graduation requirement for her former school. Once she completed her five-year engineering diploma, she decided to return to RIT for her master’s degree in engineering management.

  • October 11, 2019

    'Six members of racing team pose with Formula car.'

    Student Spotlight: Exploring engineering through Hot Wheelz team

    RIT Hot Wheelz is a student-run Formula SAE Hybrid racing team that offers hands-on experience for female-identifying students interested in learning more about racing vehicles. Hannah Sones, a second-year industrial engineering major from Medina, N.Y., joined the team during her first semester at RIT.

  • October 4, 2019

    'Ifeoma Nwogu'

    RIT faculty earns NSF CAREER award to study human behavior using machine learning

    Ifeoma Nwogu, an assistant professor of computer science, received an NSF Faculty Early Career Development (CAREER) award and grant for her five-year project to study human behavior by using machine learning techniques to analyze and find patterns in the many signals that individuals display during social interactions.

  • October 3, 2019

    'Student sits in front of microscope and computer.'

    Student Spotlight: Pursuing research opportunities in Germany

    Alexandria Shumway was selected to do research abroad over the summer through the Deutscher Akademischer Austauschdienst (DAAD) RISE program, or German Academic Exchange Service. Through this program, the fifth-year bioinformatics and computational biology (BS) and bioinformatics (MS) student traveled to Kiel, Germany, to complete her research at the Christian-Albrecht University of Kiel.

  • September 10, 2019

    'Overhead view of large group of people standing outside.'

    ‘Global Women of Light’ to gather for international symposium at 2019 Frontiers in Optics

    Women from academia, industry and government will meet this week to collaboratively establish strategies to advance women’s leadership across science, technology, engineering and entrepreneurship career ranks. WiSTEE Connect is collaborating with the Optical Society Foundation to organize the fourth international symposium “Global Women of Light” at the 2019 Frontiers in Optics on Sept. 15.

  • September 9, 2019

    'Doug Melton'

    RIT hosts national speaker on engineering education

    Doug Melton, program director of the Entrepreneurial Engineering Program at The Kern Family Foundation, will be the keynote speaker at Rochester Institute of Technology, presenting “Powerful Stuff: An Entrepreneurial Mindset Built on Critical Thinking” as part of the 2019 Eugene H. Fram Signature Lecture in Critical Thinking. The event takes place 3:30-4:45 p.m. Sept. 17 in Ingle Auditorium, located in RIT’s Student Alumni Union.