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Engineering Students Help to Improve Infrastructure in Panamanian Village

The Pitt Humanities, Engineering and Design Club is planning a June return to its work with the Emberá, an indigenous community in Panama’s Chagres National Park. On an October trip, the club installed solar panels and built a pedestrian bridge.
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Inaugural Kanders Churchill Scholarship Honoree to Study Health Care Policy in UK

Pitt senior and economics and neuroscience major Joseph Kannarkat is headed to the University of Cambridge in the United Kingdom on a new version of the prestigious Churchill Scholarship, which expands the program into science policy.
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Student Helps NASA Thwart Microbial Hitchhikers on Future Mars Missions

Emily Klonicki spent the summer in a NASA lab helping to develop filters to keep microbes from contaminating Mars.
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Students Help Patients With Swallowing Disorders, One Drop of Water at a Time

Strokes, Parkinson’s disease and other issues can cause the ability to swallow to be lost. Graduate students studying speech-language pathology are learning to treat this debilitating condition at the UPMC Swallowing Disorders Center.
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Humanities Fellows Share Expertise with Cultural and History Organizations

The inaugural class of Pitt’s Public Humanities Fellowship Program spent much of summer 2017 assisting Pittsburgh-based organizations with research support — including delving into Civil War-era records.

Student Veterans Club Answers Call of Duty

Pitt Vets members reach out beyond the University campus to serve the community and region while also helping student veterans adjust to college life.
Britt Baker, a woman with long brown hair, wearing a white dentist's coat and a wrestling belt

Wrestling Dental Student Visits ‘Parts Unknown’

Britt Baker has won several wrestling championships. But this spring, she expects to claim an even bigger title: doctor of dental medicine. See her interview on "Anthony Bourdain: Parts Unknown" as the show explores eclectic corners of Pittsburgh, airing Oct. 22.
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Robotics Team Meets Mission Impossible

After besting all the other teams in the 2017 International Aerial Robotics Competition Mission 7, the Pitt Robotics and Automation Society sets about refining its approach in hopes of completing the full, nearly impossible challenge at next year's event.
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Peer Mentoring Program Helps Students From China Adjust to College Life in Pittsburgh

The new program, called Pitt to You, connected Pittsburgh students with their future classmates during travels around China.
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'Pitt Tonight' and Tomorrow: Emmy-nominated Student Production Makes a Lasting Mark

Jesse Irwin (A&S '17) wanted to start a late-night talk show at Pitt. With a student crew and film studies Assistant Professor Robert Clift's support, he made it happen in three months — and snagged an Emmy nod.