Students

Kyley Coleman in black striped overalls and a white collared shirt underneath
For Pitt-Greensburg junior Kyley Coleman, Instagram seemed like a simple way to show people where and how to start supporting Black-owned businesses. For business owners and customers, her 22,000-strong account became a lifeline and a community.
Alexa Tignall in a blue top smiling for the camera
The 15 Pitt recipients of the prestigious U.S. Fulbright Scholarship for 2020 are the most ever in the University of Pittsburgh’s history. For the 10th time in 11 years, Pitt was also named a top producing institution of Fulbright students.
A person in a blue jacket and black backpack walks on campus
The University of Pittsburgh will distribute funds to approximately 15,200 students as part of the coronavirus relief package recently passed by Congress, the University announced today.
Two students in a virtual video conference call
A group of Pitt students have created VaccinatePA, a crowdsourced website that shows COVID-19 vaccination sites and vaccine availability in Pennsylvania. Want to help? They’re looking for volunteers.
Two football teams facing off on the line of scrimmage
A pair of Pitt graduate students have parleyed their data science expertise and football knowledge into a win in the National Football League’s annual Big Data Bowl. They’re among eight winning teams that will present their solutions for evaluating defensive player performance to the NFL.
Alvin Liu crouching near a body of water, next to shrubbery
In his new book, longtime plant collector and Pitt junior Alvin Liu offers an in-depth look at the wild carnivorous plants that thrive in the New Jersey Pinelands.
Gabriella Ogude in a black scarf and tan jacket in front of the Washington Monument
Enhanced security and pandemic precautions limited the number of people at the Inauguration Day proceedings, but Gabriella Ogude was able to see history in the making.
A person standing in front of a blackboard in a black top, with a screenshot of an animal superimposed
From cannibal worms to fish with clear blood, second-year PhD student April Rich explains unusual topics in biology for intermediate learners.
Ryan Caginalp, in a black jacket, uses a high powered telescope at night
Ryan Caginalp, a 16-year-old student in the University Honors College and Swanson School of Engineering, ramped up his astrophotography hobby during the pandemic. See some of his celestial images.
A man in glasses smiles for the camera in a T-shirt and cap
Like so many others this year, the student reporters at The Pitt News re-imagined how they do business.