Swanson School of Engineering

The Cathedral of Learning against the downtown Oakland skyline.

Outstanding Faculty Receive Chancellor’s Distinguished Awards

Sixteen faculty from across the University have been honored with 2020 Chancellor’s Distinguished Public Service, Research and Teaching awards.

Former Commerce Dept. Official to Headline Event on International Engagement

A keynote address by Eric Hirschhorn will be followed by a panel discussion with Pitt representatives about foreign influence related to research and global threats that affect our academic environment.
Ravi Patel, lead innovation advisor in the School of Pharmacy; John Donehoo, clinical pharmacist at UPMC and program collaborator; David Vorp, associate dean for research and William Kepler Whiteford Professor of Bioengineering; and Kerry Empey, associate professor of pharmacy and therapeutics

Pitt Seed Funding Helps Send Projects into Space

Two projects that were awarded Pitt Seed funding in 2019 will blast off to the International Space Station this spring to study microgravity’s effects on people and spacecrafts.
Rob Rutenbar and William Federspiel

Two Researchers Named Fellows for National Academy of Inventors

Rob Rutenbar and William Federspiel were elected to the academy’s 2019 fellow class, the highest professional distinction accorded solely to academic inventors.
Faculty, staff and students at the Pitt STRIVE program's 2019 retreat.

Pitt STRIVE Program Receives UPSIDE Award

The Office of Diversity and Inclusion named the Swanson School of Engineering’s Pitt STRIVE Program the winner of the 2019 University Prize for Strategic, Inclusive, and Diverse Excellence Award.
Noma Anderson (left) talks to Ariel Snell

‘Absolutely Thrilled’ About What’s to Come: Community Engagement Center Marks First Year

At the recent anniversary celebration, members of the Pitt community and neighborhood residents celebrated the foundation of service and partnership at the Community Engagement Center in Homewood.
Students in BE STEM lab

BE STEM Center Gets Federal Grant to Boost Diversity in STEM Higher Education

A multidisciplinary Pitt research team is part of network that was recently awarded a $10 million NSF grant to accredit precollege STEM programs and boost college enrollment of underrepresented students.

Pittsburgh Supercomputing Center Receives Major NSF Funding for New Tech

The National Science Foundation has awarded the Pitt-CMU center $10 million to build a new supercomputer, Bridges-2, to fuel new discoveries in artificial intelligence, deep learning and DNA data storage, among other projects requiring high-performance computing.

Produce Your Own Teaching and Learning Resources With the Media Creation Lab

Designed to enable developing multimedia content such as podcasts and webinars, the Teaching Center's Media Creation Lab can help faculty and staff produce a wide range of projects.

Engineering Hosts Theory U Seminar on March 26

In the public seminar, Otto Scharmer and Eva Pomeroy will share their work with Theory U and explore the role of universities in profound societal change.