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Warren Ruder Receives Award to Develop ‘Smart Biomaterials’

Warren Ruder, assistant professor in the Department of Bioengineering at the University of Pittsburgh Swanson School of...

Shadow Bandits Ready for Eclipse Day

Pitt’s Shadow Bandits, a research team of students, faculty and staff, will livestream the Aug. 21 total solar eclipse and conduct research — from 100,000 feet — as part of a nationwide NASA project.
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Computational Research Could Take the Guesswork Out of Creating New Metals

Creating new metals has long been a trial and error process, but Pitt engineering research could help to make producing everything from steel beams to solar cells more efficient and sustainable.
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Roc-ettes Have Fun, Gain Real-World Experience at Red Bull Flugtag Event

With partly cloudy skies and an inconsistent tail wind, the Pitt team members gave their 24-foot aircraft a running shove off a platform on the Allegheny River. Find out how they did.

Student Engineers Learn on the Fly for Aug. 5 Red Bull 'Flugtag' Contest in Pittsburgh

On Aug. 5, the "Roc-ettes" team of engineers will put their skills to the test at Red Bull Flugtag, a flying-machine competition.
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Year of Diversity Creates Framework for Continuing Exploration and Education

The University of Pittsburgh’s Year of Diversity featured more than 200 events during the 2016-17 academic year and created an important base upon which the Pitt community can build.
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Researchers Have ‘Nose’ For Sensory Tech

Assistant professor of chemical and petroleum engineering Chris Wilmer and doctoral student Jenna Gustafson's artificial noses could eventually sniff out gas leaks or maybe even cancer. For his work on such tech, Wilmer recently won a prestigious engineering award.
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Three Times Faster: New Computer System Promises to Accelerate Researchers' Work

Pitt's Center for Research Computing is one of the first places in the country to access Intel's powerful new computing systems, allowing research of larger, more complex problems.

From Schenley Place to Outer Space: Team Developing Computers for Space Station

The Center for High-Performance Reconfigurable Computing researches systems that can be broken apart and reassembled, like Legos, and also withstand an extraterrestrial environment.