News by Topic: Science

  • November 18, 2019

    'Two researchers wearing cleansuits work on detector equipment.'

    Researchers prepare rocket for launch

    A team of RIT researchers is helping launch an experiment above the atmosphere to better understand extragalactic background light, which traces the history of galaxies back to the formation of the first stars in the universe.

  • November 14, 2019

    'Student receives award while standing with professor.'

    Student Spotlight: Ph.D. student receives two awards for research

    While attending the 2019 American Electrophoresis Society (AES) annual meeting at the Scix conference, Nicole Hill, a microsystems engineering doctoral student, received two awards for her research: The Federation of Analytical Chemistry and Spectroscopy Societies (FACSS) first place Poster Award and the Wiley Innovation Award.

  • November 11, 2019

    'Four mobile ultrasound machines.'

    Carestream makes donation to RIT’s ultrasound program

    The donation includes four premier and mid-tier ultrasound systems, transducers, simulators and related devices. The addition to the RIT sonography scanning suite enables students to practice on different models before beginning their clinical internships.

  • November 8, 2019

    'Simulation of an accretion disk surrounding a supermassive black hole.'

    New study suggests ‘Pac-Man-like’ mergers could explain massive, spinning black holes

    Scientists have reported detecting gravitational waves from 10 black hole mergers to date, but they are still trying to explain the origins of those mergers. The largest merger detected so far seems to have defied previous models because it has a higher spin and mass than the range thought possible. A group of researchers, including RIT Assistant Professor Richard O’Shaughnessy, has created simulations that could explain how the merger happened.

  • November 5, 2019

    'The sun with four small black dots.'

    Watch the planet Mercury pass in front of the sun with the RIT Observatory

    The planet Mercury will pass directly across the sun next week for the last time until 2032, and RIT faculty and students will help the community view the rare event. Members of the RIT Observatory will set up telescopes for public use from 7:30 a.m. to 1 p.m. on Monday, Nov. 11, in the Infinity Quad on the RIT campus.

  • October 28, 2019

    'Homeless person sits at street corner.'

    An innovative approach to helping the homeless

    The Rochester Beacon talks to Caroline Easton, professor in RIT’s School of Behavioral Health Sciences, about a new program to help the homeless with opioid addiction and mental illness.

  • 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.