University of Pittsburgh undergraduate researchers appear in Pittsburgh Tribune-Review article on the importance of undergraduate research to today’s university student. See the article

As part of Science 2009, more than 75 undergraduates displayed research on topics
that ranged from traumatic brain injuries to energy solutions, from type 2 diabetes
to regional water quality. The Undergraduate Poster Reception was held on
October 15, in Alumni Hall’s Connolly ballroom. See the Pitt Chronicle article on the event.

A sampling of faculty-mentored undergraduate projects included:

  • Pursuing a solution to climate change by investigating CO2 storage
  • Aiming to improve clinical trials by understanding patient experience
  • Identifying a primary cause of preterm labor to combat neonatal mortality
  • Seeking new tuberculosis medications to treat drug-resistance strains of the disease
  • Investigating how to protect the habitats of native plant and animal species
  • Striving to improve care of breast cancer patients by examining quality of life

To learn more about the research of Science 2009 undergraduate presenters, read the program Science 2009 Undergraduate Research Program

Pitt Day in Harrisburg

Max Osipov

Twelve undergraduate students presented their research to legislators at the State capital in Harrisburg on March 20, 2007.


Katelyn Lesk

Alexandra Jefferds

Donald Knee

Audrey Mamros

Michael Sechler

Lizzy Cavenaugh-Broad

Reza Manesh * Nancy Lalanne * Sarah Strano * Brittany Smith* Greg Meloy * Kristen Frey

Students who participated in the Undergraduate Research Fellowship Program during the summer of 2006 were honored during the November 16, 2006, Pitt vs. West Virginia football game at Heinz Field. The students met Chancellor Mark Nordenberg, Provost James V. Maher and Athletic Director Jeff Long.

University of Pittsburgh undergraduate researchers present their faculty-mentored work at National and State events:

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