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Pittsburgh, Denmark, Swanson: International energy initiatives come to campus

Pittsburgh, Denmark, Swanson: International energy initiatives come to campus

By Ashley Priore, For the Pitt News

September 25, 2018

Pittsburgh is a historically dirty city. The City was an industrial hub of metalworking, iron and steel factories for more than a century — but while these factories brought economic prosperity to the area, they also generated massive air pollution. After some time, Pittsburgh was known by nicknam...

Scoobi brings electric scooters to Pittsburgh streets

Scoobi brings electric scooters to Pittsburgh streets

By Samuel Weber, Staff Writer

August 20, 2018

The Pittsburgh-based company Scoobi seeks to cut down on emissions with its new fleet of rentable electric scooters.

Covestro lectures honors professor

Covestro lectures honors professor

By Briana Canady | Staff Writer

April 20, 2018

Harvard University professor George Whitesides spoke to a crowd of about 150 people Thursday night in Benedum Hall about how chemistry can be utilized in all industries to bring opportunities for invention and productivity. “The tools from the health care and manufacturing industries can provide what we ...

Engineering students present projects at Swanson School of Engineering Design Expo

Engineering students present projects at Swanson School of Engineering Design Expo

By Remy Samuels | Staff Writer

April 19, 2018

After countless hours of designing, coding and calculating, more than 400 engineering students of various disciplines traded their polo shirts and safety glasses for bow ties and blazers Thursday evening at the Spring 2018 Swanson School of Engineering Design Expo. The expo, held at the Soldiers and Sailors M...

Panelists consider social media’s impact

Panelists consider social media’s impact

By Hannah Schneider, Staff Writer

March 29, 2018

When David Hickton addressed the concept of social media Wednesday night, he said users are reaching a tipping point of outrage with it that will lead to social change. “We’re recognizing that we’re being deceived and diluted by this nonsense,” the former U.S. Attorney said. The University ...

Students find furniture and more free and for sale

Students find furniture and more free and for sale

By Sarah Shearer | Contributing Editor

March 19, 2018

Picking up the couch wasn’t supposed to be an all-day affair. Kathryn Kennedy and her boyfriend Andrew Rabeneck planned to quickly move it into Kennedy’s newly rented — and bare — apartment, order pizza and watch Star Wars from the comfort of her new couch. But they didn’t know wha...

Students ‘break in’ to security engineering at Pitt

Students ‘break in’ to security engineering at Pitt

By Thompson Wymard | For The Pitt News

March 12, 2018

Marc Tobias has been picking locks since he was 15. One of his first experiences in the trade came when he went into a local locksmith in Denver and asked to pick the store’s toughest lock as a challenge. After initially being dismissed, the store gave him the lock and said he would never be able to ...

Students get business and banking advice

Students get business and banking advice

By Kenan Meral | For The Pitt News

February 20, 2018

As technology and business come together, Emily Hirao is well-versed on how she can use a multifaceted skill set to help her forge a professional future — by focusing on data analytics, the process by which meaning can be derived from information. Hirao, a senior studying business technology at Carnegie Mellon ...

Four Growers: Farming for the future

Four Growers: Farming for the future

By Brian Salvato | Staff Writer

February 13, 2018

Imagine being able to open a door and go from biting winds and snow to a warm, climate-controlled greenhouse that carries the aroma of fresh tomatoes — being harvested by robots roaming through the aisles. For Brandon Contino and Daniel Chi, this fantasy is turning into a reality through their c...

Pitt unveils sustainable engineering master’s program

Pitt unveils sustainable engineering master’s program

By Laura Howe | Staff Writer

February 2, 2018

David Sanchez has seen Pittsburgh at the forefront of producing environmentally sound projects ever since his first fellowship at Pitt in the mid-2000s.   Now, as an assistant professor in Pitt’s civil and environmental engineering department, he’s helping set up the Swanson School of Engineering’...

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