Swanson School of Engineering

A person in a dark shirt and face mask uses a spray bottle to clean a surface
Newly initiated as part of the University’s response to coronavirus, the Pandemic Safety Ambassador Network of volunteers helps inform and educate those on campus about health and safety protocols.
Sooraj Sharma (ENGR ’20) and a team of Pitt students created a type of self-cleaning glass that allows more solar energy to reach the power-generating portion of solar panels.
A person in a face mask operates in a lab
Read how two courses—one in pharmacy and one in engineering—are succeeding under the Flex@Pitt model, as the University prepares to allow more in-person classes next week.
a blue-scrubbed person putting an intubation device into a clear box with a mannequin inside
Intubating COVID-19 patients can be dangerous for the health care provider. A new biocontainment unit developed by a Pitt-UPMC team trapped more than 99.99% of simulated virus-sized aerosols and prevented them from escaping into the environment
A person holding a tablet, looking at an episode of "Seasoned," against an orange background
In Pitt EXCEL’s Instagram series, an engineering student of color cooks a favorite meal while dishing on life, career and identity.
A woman stands in a black hoodie on stairs
Ever wondered how to move a mechanical arm using only your mind? Third-year student Audrey Case can explain.
a lit LED candle
This year marks a celebration of the 100th annual Lantern Night, and like many events, it looks a little different this year. But this isn’t the first time the tradition has evolved.
Two people load luggage from a car into a moving cart
Arrival for new and returning Pitt students began Aug. 11 with fewer lines and less traffic, but with all the anticipation that comes with the start of a new academic year—and added safety measures to boot.
a man and woman standing together smiling
Rakíe Cham and Wissam Saidi, both in the Swanson School of Engineering, reflect on their childhoods in Lebanon and the recent explosions in Beirut.