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Two Pitt physicists win American Physics Society awards

Vittorio Paolone and Andrew Mugler were recognized for their work detecting elusive particles and studying how cells behave.

  • Technology & Science
  • Faculty
  • Kenneth P. Dietrich School of Arts and Sciences
Bob Casey and Paul Duprex walking and talking with face masks

Pitt’s Center for Vaccine Research is the place to go to learn about pandemic preparedness

“We’re pretty blessed that we’ve got so much talent and the benefit of so much research here. I’m not at all surprised that Pitt has a global impact,” said Sen. Bob Casey during his Friday tour.

  • University News
  • Technology & Science
  • Center for Vaccine Research
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Pitt professors team up to increase access to hearing aids

A new FDA proposal could put hearing aids in the domain of pharmacists. Pitt professors want to make sure they’ll be ready.

  • Technology & Science
  • School of Pharmacy
  • Diversity, Equity, and Inclusion
  • Community Impact
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Pitt teams tapped to develop 'Google Maps' of cells important in aging

The National Institutes of Health has given two Pitt projects $31 million to create a molecular atlas that could help researchers understand age-related diseases as diverse as cancer and dementia.

  • Health and Wellness
  • Technology & Science
  • School of Medicine
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Join Pitt IT’s cybersecurity awareness events

Win prizes, watch creepy cybersecurity horror stories and protect yourself online during the rest of October.

  • University News
  • Technology & Science
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A little-studied brain circuit could have big effects on learning

New research led by a Pitt undergrad and psychology’s Jamie Hanson could inform interventions to help children who experience high levels of stress.

  • Health and Wellness
  • Technology & Science
  • Kenneth P. Dietrich School of Arts and Sciences
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Pitt team finishes third in NASA challenge

Pitt's VULCAN prototype received recognition for the Most Innovative Concept and Lightest System Mass.

  • Technology & Science
  • Students
  • Swanson School of Engineering
  • NASA
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A laser concept developed by Pitt physicists could surpass a 60-year-old limitation

The proposed design, which uses tech borrowed from quantum computers, is so radical that it doesn’t even qualify as a laser.

  • Technology & Science
  • Faculty
  • Department of Physics and Astronomy
  • Kenneth P. Dietrich School of Arts and Sciences
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Pitt undergrads take on the world for a $1 million prize at the Indianapolis Autonomous Challenge

“The whole global autonomous community will be watching.”

  • University News
  • Technology & Science
  • Students
  • Swanson School of Engineering
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Pitt researchers receive National Institutes of Health grants to support 'trailblazing' ideas in biomedical science

“The science put forward by this cohort is exceptionally novel and creative and is sure to push at the boundaries of what is known,” the NIH director said.

  • Technology & Science
  • Faculty
  • School of Medicine
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Award-winning virologist Paul Duprex wants the best and brightest working on vaccines

The place to start? Kids in Pittsburgh.

  • Technology & Science
  • Community Impact
  • Pitt-Johnstown
  • Center for Vaccine Research
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Computer science alum wins Sheth award for making internet access more equitable

Ihsan Qazi is working to make cheap smartphones as efficient as more expensive models and re-engineer websites to render on affordable devices.

  • Technology & Science
  • Alumni
  • Global
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Behind the scenes of Antony Blinken’s campus visit

See the researchers, projects and spaces that greeted the Secretary of State.

  • University News
  • Technology & Science
  • Center for Vaccine Research
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Engineering team studies new architecture for customized space computing

Students at Pitt’s NSF Center for Space, High-performance and Resilient Computing received the Best Paper Award for Research in Space Computing at the 2021 IEEE Space Computing Conference.

  • Technology & Science
  • Swanson School of Engineering
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EU leader shares advice with students at a Pitt event

Valdis Dombrovskis tackled the complex global issues of carbon neutrality, trade and how to make technological changes work for all people in his Sept. 30 talk.

  • Graduate School of Public and International Affairs
  • Global
  • Technology & Science
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$25 million grant-funded radio spectrum project includes Pitt professors

A new $25 million grant from the National Science Foundation will fund researchers from 29 organizations developing new approaches and techniques for divvying up the valuable and highly contested real

  • Technology & Science
  • Graduate School of Public and International Affairs
  • School of Computing and Information
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Sabrina Helbig receives Charles LeGeyt Fortescue Graduate Scholarship

The award is given to a beginning graduate student for one year of full-time graduate work in electrical engineering.

  • Department of Electrical and Computer Engineering
  • Swanson School of Engineering
  • Technology & Science
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Algorithms led us into echo chambers online. Can they get us out?

Pitt engineers aim to break down social media echo chambers using the very technology that built them.

  • Swanson School of Engineering
  • Technology & Science
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Frogs are teaching scientists how nature can rebound

RIBBiTR, a new Pitt-hosted institute funded by a $12.5 million National Science Foundation grant, will research frogs and toads bouncing back after a catastrophic brush with disease.

  • Technology & Science
  • Teaching & Learning
  • Kenneth P. Dietrich School of Arts and Sciences
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6 essential apps for students

Get around Pittsburgh, get fed and get class info.

  • University News
  • Technology & Science
  • Students