News by Topic: Research

  • June 23, 2020

    four researchers looking at ancient manuscript.

    RIT building imaging systems to help libraries and museums uncover lost texts

    Scientists from RIT are developing affordable imaging systems to help libraries and museums preserve and expand access to their historical collections. The project, funded by a grant from the National Endowment for the Humanities, aims to create a low-cost spectral imaging system and software that can be used to recover obscured and illegible text on historical documents.

  • June 23, 2020

    screenshot of program that searches math formulas.

    RIT researchers create easy-to-use math-aware search interface

    Researchers at RIT have developed MathDeck, an online search interface that allows anyone to easily create, edit and lookup sophisticated math formulas on the computer. Created by an interdisciplinary team of more than a dozen faculty and students, MathDeck aims to make math notation interactive and easily shareable, and it's is free and open to the public.

  • June 5, 2020

    professor helping student put on virtual reality headset.

    RIT faculty earns NIH grant to use virtual reality to help stroke patients regain lost vision

    Scientists from RIT and the University of Rochester aim to use virtual reality to help restore vision for people with stroke-induced blindness. The team of researchers led by RIT's Gabriel Diaz, are developing a method they believe could revolutionize rehabilitation for patients with cortically induced blindness, which afflicts about 1% of the population over age 50.

  • June 2, 2020

    man sits on couch facing student sitting in chair while professor adjusts iPad in between them.

    Telehealth connects homeless with therapists training at RIT

    Residents of a homeless shelter in Rochester are continuing to receive therapy during the coronavirus pandemic from a team of therapists in a clinical internship program at RIT. The doctoral training program began as an exercise in using telepsychology to deliver care to a marginalized and underserved population. When New York shut down in March to stem the spreading virus, the therapists were already prepared to apply the telehealth protocols in the crisis.

  • May 28, 2020

    Nathaniel Barlow and Steve Weinstein.

    RIT scientists develop method to help epidemiologists map spread of COVID-19

    Nathaniel Barlow, associate professor in RIT’s School of Mathematical Sciences, and Steven Weinstein, head of RIT’s Department of Chemical Engineering, outline a solution to the SIR epidemic model, which is commonly used to predict how many people are susceptible to, infected by, and recovered from viral epidemics, in a study published in Physica D: Nonlinear Phenomena.

  • May 26, 2020

    four researchers collecting sediment samples from a lake.

    RIT researchers receive grant to study microplastic pollution in Lake Ontario

    A team of RIT researchers will explore how tiny particles of plastic pollution are impacting Lake Ontario thanks to new funding from the National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration. The multidisciplinary group will examine how microplastics are transported and transformed in the lake, where they ultimately end up and what effects they have on the ecosystem.