Swanson School of Engineering

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Personalized Education Plans Earn Support

An app matching students to tutors and a Netflix-like recommendation system to find mentors are among the projects funded by the Office of the Provost’s first Personalized Education Grants Program.

Engineer Visits Recent Natural Disaster Sites for Insight on Infrastructure Improvements

Hurricane Maria wreaked havoc on Puerto Rico, damaging much of its energy infrastructure. Pitt’s Alexis Kwasinski visited the island and other sites of natural disasters to find ways to update energy sources to withstand such storms.

University of Pittsburgh Names New Dean for Swanson School of Engineering

James R. Martin II, professor and chair of the Department of Civil Engineering at Clemson University, has been named dean of the University of Pittsburgh’s Swanson School of Engineering, effective Aug. 15.
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Researchers 'Speed Date' in Search of Expert Help to Take Ideas From Concept to Market

Starting a conversation on a blind date can be intimidating, and the same might be said for researchers looking for just the right expert to help them take their ideas from concept to reality.
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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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Project Aims to Recycle the Unrecyclable

One solution to the crisis of plastic pollution in oceans is to prevent plastic from becoming waste to begin with — and researchers from the Swanson School of Engineering aim to do just that.