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Pitt team using 3D scanners on ancient objects

Honors College undergrads are digitizing collections at the Carnegie Museum of Natural History

The group’s 3D scans will be featured in an upcoming exhibit showing how objects made their way from Egypt to Pittsburgh.

  • Technology & Science
  • Global
  • Students
  • Kenneth P. Dietrich School of Arts and Sciences
Star trails shown over an observatory at night

A Pitt astronomer is helping assemble the biggest-ever 3D map of the universe

The massive Dark Energy Spectroscopic Instrument project has already mapped millions of galaxies. It’s thanks to Jeff Newman that they know where to look.

  • Technology & Science
  • Faculty
  • Kenneth P. Dietrich School of Arts and Sciences
Large metal reactor with several people working around it.

A six-year search for a new particle has turned up empty

With help from Pitt researchers, MicrobooNE was looking for a long-theorized “sterile neutrino” that would buck the standard model of physics.

  • Technology & Science
  • Kenneth P. Dietrich School of Arts and Sciences
Pittsburgh skyline in the daytime with view of yellow bridges and rivers

Allegheny County Policing Project simplifies police policies for the community

This Pitt-initiated project is designed to create a greater understanding of local policing and police accountability.

  • Technology & Science
  • Community Impact
  • Graduate School of Public and International Affairs
Rachel Bezanson looking to the side, standing in front of building

Pitt astronomers will be among the first to use the latest and greatest NASA telescope

Four faculty members are on teams that will point the James Webb Space Telescope at distant objects, galactic winds and exploding stars.

  • Technology & Science
  • Faculty
  • Kenneth P. Dietrich School of Arts and Sciences
  • NASA
two students attaching something with glue to a silver balloon

Chemical engineering students have fun with hot air balloons

Teams in Taryn Bayles’ Foundations of Chemical Engineering class used their problem-solving skills to design and launch their own hot air balloons.

  • Technology & Science
  • Swanson School of Engineering
Panther statue silhouette with sunlight shining in background

Pittsburgh Supercomputing Center recognized with international honor

This is the 12th year PSC has been recognized by HPCwire.

  • University News
  • Technology & Science
Factory line of robots moving boxes

Robots might be bad for men, but give women more bargaining power

A new study from Pitt economist Osea Giuntella found that men had lower wages and workforce participation in areas with more industrial robots, among other gendered effects.

  • Technology & Science
  • Innovation and Research
  • Kenneth P. Dietrich School of Arts and Sciences
Rory Cooper holding John P. McGovern Science and Society Award

Rory Cooper receives the John P. McGovern Science and Society Award

Recipients of this award represent individuals who have supported research, the communication of science and the impact of science on society.

  • Technology & Science
  • Human Engineering Research Lab (HERL)
  • Diversity, Equity, and Inclusion
Cathedral of Learning with moon in background

Nick Pace and Connor Johnson win first place in Virginia Datathon

This year’s theme was addressing hunger with bits and bytes.

  • Technology & Science
  • Kenneth P. Dietrich School of Arts and Sciences
  • School of Computing and Information
  • Diversity, Equity, and Inclusion
Panther statue silhouette with sunlight shining in background

COVID-19 Fund to Retain Clinical Scientists will support researchers with family caregiving responsibilities

The gift will support at least 250 biomedical early-career faculty at medical schools and their affiliated hospitals in 17 states.

  • Health and Wellness
  • Technology & Science
  • Diversity, Equity, and Inclusion
a bronze statue of a panther with its left front paw raised and mouth wide

Mascaro Center for Sustainable Innovation announces new program

The Covestro Circular Economy Program will enable graduate students at Pitt to address the challenge of global waste and material use.

  • University News
  • Technology & Science
  • Swanson School of Engineering
Alexander Sundermann and Lee Harrison working in lab

A new way to stop diseases from spreading in hospitals

How clinicians stop infectious disease transmission in hospitals hasn’t changed in more than a century. Pitt researchers are using AI and genome sequencing to change that.

  • Health and Wellness
  • Technology & Science
  • School of Medicine
  • School of Public Health
Roc holding hands and skipping with students outside

For Roc’s birthday, we asked a Pitt ecologist about getting him some panther friends

Pitt’s mascot turns 112 this week, but his species hasn’t been spotted in the commonwealth for more than a century. Could we reintroduce panthers to the region? Should we?

  • University News
  • Technology & Science
  • Kenneth P. Dietrich School of Arts and Sciences
Farm produce under purple light

Get fresh greens all year round at many Pitt dining locations

The University has partnered with local agricultural company Fifth Season to grow lettuce, spinach and other greens using 97% less land and 95% less water than traditional farming methods.

  • Health and Wellness
  • Technology & Science
  • Our City/Our Campus
Pitt-Titusville machinists working with machine

A new Pitt-Titusville center is expanding manufacturing training in Northwestern Pennsylvania

Companies in the region are hungry for skilled machinists. Pitt’s Manufacturing Assistance Center is now providing them.

  • Technology & Science
  • Community Impact
  • Pitt-Titusville
  • Swanson School of Engineering
Eunice Yang speaking with Rich Lunak at the 2019 Wells Lecture

This Pitt-Johnstown engineer wants to keep seniors standing tall

Eunice Yang will soon begin beta testing for OK2StandUP, a Fitbit-like monitor of the autonomic nervous system that predicts and prevents falls.

  • Technology & Science
  • Pitt-Johnstown
  • Community Impact
Cathedral of Learning viewed from between for two pillars

Science paper shows how to make a key chemical reaction safer and faster

By avoiding a toxic and explosive chemical, Kazunori Koide’s lab could open the Birch reduction up to be used in chemical and pharmaceutical industries.

  • Technology & Science
  • Faculty
  • Kenneth P. Dietrich School of Arts and Sciences
Oil rigs next to a declining graph graphic

In terms of carbon footprint, not all oil is created equal

To predict the climate impact of oil as demand shifts, we need to take into account the many ways it's extracted, according to a new study in Nature by Pitt’s Mohammad Masnadi.

  • Swanson School of Engineering
  • Technology & Science
  • Global
SuLo by XYZ portable charger station

You can rent a phone charger at 32 local businesses thanks to Pitt alumni

The portable charger will juice up your phone in just 30 minutes.

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