Students

Tom Eliseuson and Madison Holden wearing ballcaps and examining a tree

Duo’s Mission: Count Each Tree on Campus

A Pitt-specific tree inventory is the first step in tracking progress toward the Pitt Sustainability Plan goal of increasing the campus tree canopy 50 percent by 2030.

Student-designed Holiday Art Installation Illuminates Messages of Hope

Words and images — heartfelt gifts from Pitt students — greet all who pass by a bustling pedestrian plaza in Pittsburgh.
three students holding a purple check-sized poster than says Kids' Choice Award

Student Team Wins Kids’ Choice Award at 24-hour Hackathon to Solve Pediatric Problems

Getting children to take their medicine in the right dose at the right time is tough. At a recent hackathon, three Pitt students came up with a prototype solution that won over kids themselves.
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Triplets Plan for Future, Find Piece of Their Past

Catherine, Ryan and Stephen Klauder — triplets in Pitt’s Class of 2022 — discovered a monumental connection to the University while researching colleges.
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Pitt Welcomes Inaugural Class of Pittsburgh Public Scholars to Campus

Ten students make up the first class of Pittsburgh Public Scholars, which offers all valedictorians and salutatorians of Pittsburgh Public Schools guaranteed admission to any Pitt campus, plus financial support for four years.
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Pitt Student Mingles With Nobel Laureates at Exclusive Annual Meeting

Tolani Olonisakin, a student in Pitt’s Medical Scientist Training Program, discussed her research on infection and “superbugs” with Nobel laureates at their annual meeting in Germany this June.
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Chess Ace Makes Her Next Move

The 18-year-old founder, president and CEO of The Queen’s Gambit Chess Institute, Ashley Priore, is coming to Pitt as an English major this fall, bringing with her the message that the skills of the game are the skills of life.
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Panther Racing Revs Engines for 30th Year

Panther Racing, a student team from the Swanson School of Engineering, is getting its car ready for the annual Formula Society of Automotive Engineers competition May 9-12, all while gaining real-world engineering experience.

Student Newspaper Goes High Profile

Pitt’s award-winning daily student newspaper, The Pitt News, is celebrating its latest issue of Silhouettes — an annual special edition that profiles interesting characters around campus.
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Technology, Chocolate Combine to Create Business Student’s Recipe for Success

Elaine Khodzhayan has amassed a sweet army of fans with her And a Chocolate Drizzle Instagram page. The graduating senior says her passion for baking and her love of technology are part of what will lead to her next phase in life.