The Rochester Institute of Technology, (RIT) was established in 1829 as a private university in Henrietta, New York. Today, RIT has over 16,000 undergraduate and graduate students. Notable departments include: The Department of Imaging Science, Microelectronics Engineering, Information Technology and the Institute of Technology. RIT is a world-class institute with an international presence.
Opening the data bank -- scientists try to match new protein structures
Imagine playing Go Fish with 3,000 cards. Scientists at Rochester Institute of Technology and Dowling College are engaged in a similar game with higher stakes. Instead of cards, they are matching the protein to the job it ...
Taking the pulse of an iceberg -- scientists simulate laser imaging for NASA missions
Monitoring glaciers and ice sheets is complicated work. They move and change shape. They melt.
RIT astronomer mines Spitzer Space Telescope data for massive starbursts
Understanding the evolution of galaxies is one of the biggest questions confronting astronomers today. Looking at distant astronomical objects gives scientists important clues to the origins of the Milky Way Galaxy and other ...
Use of technology-rich learning environment reveals improved retention rates
Researchers at Rochester Institute of Technology have found that use of a technology-rich learning environment in several undergraduate engineering-technology courses has improved learning and decreased withdrawals from, ...
RIT conducts flood mapping of New York's hard hit Schoharie County
The New York State Office of Emergency Management is using imagery of the widespread flooding in Schoharie County captured by Rochester Institute of Technology and Kucera International Inc.
Conservationists seek to identify prime stopover sites for migrating birds
An ambitious effort in avian conservation is underway this spring throughout the New York portion of the Lake Ontario watershed.
Improved sensor technology could someday keep tabs on terrorists by remote control
Scientists at Rochester Institute of Technology are designing a new kind of optical sensor to fly in unmanned air vehicles, or surveillance drones, tracking suspects on foot or traveling in vehicles identified as a threat.
RIT professor recommends tougher computer security measures to beat hackers
Hackers beware. A Rochester Institute of Technology professor knows how to thwart sophisticated and determined intruders from stealing personal and corporate information. His secret? Anchor your online activities to the physical ...
Fuel emissions from marine vessels remain a global concern
The forecast for clear skies and smooth sailing for oceanic vessels has been impeded by worldwide concerns of their significant contributions to air pollution and greenhouse gas emissions that impact the Earth's climate.
The next step in health care: Telemedicine
Imagine a scenario where doctors from different hospitals can collaborate on a surgery without having to actually be in the operating room. What if doctors in remote locations could receive immediate expert support from top ...