Swanson School of Engineering

a circular "trunk" with the computer inside
A novel supercomputer developed by a University of Pittsburgh team is set to journey to the International Space Station, continuing a NASA partnership meant to improve Earth and space science.
O'Brien sitting on a table in the Makerspace, holding a 3-D printed Cathedral of Learning
Senior Sean O’Brien, a member of the first Panthers Forward cohort, just wants to make things work — from bowties to dinner tables to the Pitt Makerspace.
Undergrads Lauren Yocum and Emily Siegel
For people traveling, in the military, without access to water — or just too exhausted to get out of bed — skipping the toothbrush for a day is sometimes inevitable. Pitt undergrads Lauren Yocum and Emily Siegel's winning pitch for a biodegradable chewing gum that kills bacteria and removes and prevents plaque could bridge the gap.
Sejdic looking at a pink-light-illuminated replica knee
Engineering researcher Ervin Sejdic studies the rapidly evolving technology and potential applications of artificial intelligence in machines, whether in health sciences or self-driving vehicles.
An undergraduate research project in the Swanson School of Engineering sent alumnus Joe Pugar (’17) in a new career direction, as CEO of startup company Aruga Technologies.
a woman in a colorful top smiling
More than 200 faculty, staff and students recently gathered to share ideas for fostering deeper mentoring and advising relationships and using technology to better serve students at Pitt.