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Pitt researchers are leading the way toward a Google Maps of cells

By using the city’s supercomputing superpowers, their goal is to develop a global atlas of healthy cells in the human body that any researchers can access.

  • Health and Wellness
  • Technology & Science
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9 essential apps for Pittsburgh campus students

Stay on top of your classwork, order food and keep yourself safe with these downloads.

  • Technology & Science
  • Our City/Our Campus
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Why do galaxies stop making stars? A huge collision in space provides new clues.

Merging galaxies might hurl away the gas that fuels new stars, according to a discovery by Pitt astronomers and their colleagues.

  • Technology & Science
  • Graduate and professional students
  • Kenneth P. Dietrich School of Arts and Sciences
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This new chip could lead to faster, more secure AI

Developed by a team including a Pitt engineering professor, the technology performs calculations locally instead of relying on the cloud.

  • Technology & Science
  • Swanson School of Engineering
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Pitt is the only university in the U.S. with this giant 3D printer for metal

With the technology finally maturing and industry taking notice, Pitt engineers now have access to a machine that pushes the limits of additive manufacturing.

  • Technology & Science
  • Swanson School of Engineering
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Pitt brings cybersecurity concepts to local high school students during 6th annual CyberCamp

Students learn a range of technical skills including introductory digital literacy, cyber ethics and systems security.

  • Technology & Science
  • Diversity, Equity, and Inclusion
  • Teaching & Learning
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1 in 2 Black adolescents faced online racial discrimination in 2020, a Pitt study found

That’s significantly higher than previously documented, say the Pitt researchers who studied more than 600 youth over an 8-month period.

  • Technology & Science
  • Learning Research and Development Center (LRDC)
  • School of Education
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Pittsburgh’s Neighborhood 91 will be home to futuristic manufacturing

A recent event at the Neighborhood 91 campus brought together the regional defense manufacturing community and showed the promise of 3D printing for industry.

  • Technology & Science
  • Our City/Our Campus
  • Swanson School of Engineering
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Robots are driving their US co-workers to substance abuse, a Pitt study found

Analysis of data from the U.S. and Germany found that automation reduces workplace injuries but has a negative effect on American workers’ mental health.

  • Technology & Science
  • Kenneth P. Dietrich School of Arts and Sciences
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How do monarch butterflies know where to migrate?

Pitt engineers are developing a tiny tracking system to find out.

  • Technology & Science
  • Swanson School of Engineering
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Bacteria-killing viruses discovered by Pitt researchers are saving patients who have no other options

Two new studies from Graham Hatfull's lab show how phage therapy can help more people with dire antibiotic-resistant infections.

  • Technology & Science
  • Innovation and Research
  • Kenneth P. Dietrich School of Arts and Sciences
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12 Pitt students won a competitive NSF research fellowship

And University Honors College mentors want to help even more STEM students at Pitt win Graduate Research Fellowships next year.

  • Technology & Science
  • Students
  • Kenneth P. Dietrich School of Arts and Sciences
  • Swanson School of Engineering
  • David C. Frederick Honors College
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Asher Hancock

This engineer wants to put autonomous vehicles in the sky.

  • NASA
  • Technology & Science
  • Swanson School of Engineering
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A recent broadband symposium highlighted the growing digital divide

Presenters at the Pitt event warned about the opportunity gap between those with and without high-speed internet access.

  • University News
  • Technology & Science
  • Community Impact
Recipients of the Tina and David Bellet Teaching Excellence Award

Introducing this year’s Bellet Teaching awardees

Jennifer Laaser, Dana Och and Ellen Smith in the Kenneth P. Dietrich School of Arts and Sciences were nominated for excellence inside and outside of the classroom. See what makes them special.

  • University News
  • Teaching & Learning
  • Faculty
  • Arts and Humanities
  • Technology & Science
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Redditors hail to Pitt on r/place

Alum Ryan Lynch and hundreds of other users defended the Pitt logo during a massive online collaborative art project.

  • Technology & Science
  • Arts and Humanities
  • School of Computing and Information
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Attend a spring open house at Pitt-Titusville’s Education and Training Hub

Prospective students and parents can meet with hub partners to discuss the wide array of programs available in 2022.

  • University News
  • Technology & Science
  • Pitt-Titusville
  • Swanson School of Engineering
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A Pitt science historian shares stories of an overlooked woman scientist

For Women’s History Month, Marian Gilton explains her interest in Émilie du Châtelet, who only recently has begun to gain overdue recognition.

  • Technology & Science
  • Teaching & Learning
  • Faculty
  • Kenneth P. Dietrich School of Arts and Sciences
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Rebecca Reed named 2022 Rising Star by the Association for Psychological Science

Reed’s work focuses on biopsychosocial factors that contribute to healthy physical and cognitive aging.

  • Technology & Science
  • Faculty
  • Kenneth P. Dietrich School of Arts and Sciences
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Behind the scenes at the Dietrich School’s machine shop

Meet the people who mill, drill and 3D print the tools that keep Pitt research on the cutting edge.

  • Technology & Science
  • Our City/Our Campus
  • Kenneth P. Dietrich School of Arts and Sciences