Swanson School of Engineering

Stephanie Adams, dean of the Eric Jonsson School of Engineering and Computer Science at the University of Texas at Dallas, shared the story of her career path with Pitt students, faculty and staff during a lecture in honor of Black History Month.

Shedding Light on the Imperfect Path

Stephanie Adams of the University of Texas at Dallas didn’t follow a straightforward path to become a university dean. She shared her story with members of the Swanson School of Engineering community on Feb. 25. For Pitt engineering students like Isreal Williams, who is himself a mentor to high school students, hearing stories of unusual journeys to success is vital.
Perry Jones in a red armchair in a dark blue suit with a white shirt and blue striped tie.

First Black Pan Am Pilot Reflects on Career, Time at Pitt

Though Perry Jones (ENGR ’59) encountered discrimination on his way to becoming a pilot, encouragement from his grandfather kept him going.
Tyler Bray (left) and Jacob Meadows (right) bioengineering seniors in Pitt’s Swanson School of Engineering, in blue Pitt jackets, sitting at a table with their Posture Protect vest on top.

Undergrad Innovators Design Wearable Device to Aid People in Posture

Posture Protect doesn’t just help users sit up straight—it could help people with Parkinson’s disease avoid falls. The student innovation effort that started in Joseph Samosky’s bioengineering course is nearing a pilot program in clinics.
Circa. 1910 penny postcard of Reginald Fessenden's Brant Rock, Massachusetts radio tower.

Researchers Celebrate Pioneer’s Work on World Radio Day

On World Radio Day, Pitt faculty from engineering and health and rehabilitation sciences remember the work of Reginald Fessenden, who made technologies like music streaming, video chatting and podcasts possible.