News by Topic: Sustainability
June 18, 2020
Why Oprah and Katy Perry invested in Apeel, a start-up trying to solve the food-waste crisis in the U.S.
CNBC talks to Carlos Diaz-Acosta, associate professor of packaging science, about consumer behavior and food-waste education.
June 16, 2020
From beer to plants; using a green wall to help filter wastewater at RIT
WROC-TV talks to Josh Goldowitz and Scott Wolcott, professors in the Department of Civil Engineering Technology, Environmental Management and Safety, about their research on a cost-effective and sustainable option for wastewater treatment for breweries.
June 2, 2020
Living Walls: University researchers develop green tech for treating wastewater from microbreweries
RIT and SUNY ESF researchers received a patent for green wall technology that will provide craft breweries cost-effective and sustainable options for wastewater treatment.
June 2, 2020
RIT’s Venture Creations technology business incubator adds new companies to client list
A game design and development company, a mobile app that identifies resources for mental health support, software that monitors power line losses and line health, and a company developing an affordable wind turbine for building rooftops are the newest members of RIT’s Venture Creations technology business incubator.
May 26, 2020
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.
May 21, 2020
How much plastic is in the Great Lakes? Tons and tons.
City Newspaper talks to Juliette Daily, mathematical modeling Ph.D. student, and Matthew Hoffman, assistant professor in the School of Mathematical Sciences, about their research on plastic pollution in Lake Erie.
May 9, 2020
Rochester Institute of Technology estimates 381 tons of plastic in Lake Erie -- most of it on the bottom
Cleveland.com talks to mathematical modeling doctoral student Juliette Daily and Professor Matthew Hoffman about their research on plastic pollution in Lake Erie.
May 5, 2020
Lake Erie has 50 times more plastic pollution at the lake floor than at the surface
WROC-TV talks to Matthew Hoffman, associate professor in the School of Mathematical Sciences, and Ph.D. student Juliette Daily about a new study on plastic pollution in Lake Erie.
May 4, 2020
RIT’s Nabil Nasr named to Board of Trustees at Ellen MacArthur Foundation
Nabil Nasr, RIT’s associate provost and founding director of the Golisano Institute for Sustainability, has been appointed a Trustee by the Ellen MacArthur Foundation, formed in 2010 to inspire a generation to rethink, redesign and build a positive future through the vision of a circular economy.
May 4, 2020
Tackling climate change with machine learning: Covid-19 and the energy transition
PV Magazine talks to Nathan Williams, assistant professor, Golisano Institute for Sustainability, about his work at the Climate Change AI workshop.
May 4, 2020
RIT Class of 2020 Master Plan gives grads a solid next step
RIT has announced a tuition scholarship program for this year’s RIT graduates seeking to further advance their career opportunities while the job market recalibrates and the country responds to the coronavirus pandemic. The RIT Class of 2020 Master Plan includes a special scholarship covering 55% of graduate tuition. RIT students who graduate in May or August this year may be eligible for this scholarship.
April 30, 2020
U.S. Environmental Protection Agency recognizes RIT for green power leadership
RIT’s utilization of nearly 71 million kilowatt-hours (kWh) of green power annually represents more than 92 percent of its total power needs, placing it No. 21 on the EPA’s Top 30 College & University List of the largest green power users among higher-education institutions in the agency’s Green Power Partnership.