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Hispanic Engineering Group Strives for Diversity, Inclusion in STEM Fields

Pitt’s chapter of the Society of Hispanic Professional Engineers marks Hispanic Heritage Month — the group’s busiest time of year.

Engineers Create Artificial Synapse to Help Computers ‘Think’ Like Humans

Computers don’t operate like humans when solving complex problems. But Pitt researchers are asking, “What if they could?”
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New Academic Programs Take a Worldly View

From an interdisciplinary series about water issues in Central Asia to new minors for less commonly taught languages, there’s lots to explore this year in academics at Pitt.
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Microgrid Designed by Pitt Engineers Drives Clean Energy at Trucking Facility

All amenities in the docking terminal of PITT OHIO’s Harmar facility — including lights, electric forklifts, computers and battery chargers — operate from power supplied by an on-site microgrid designed by Pitt’s Gregory Reed and a cohort of Swanson School of Engineering graduate students.
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Model Predicts ‘Fishy’ Chemicals in Salmon

A team led by engineer Carla Ng has developed a computer model to predict the presence of pollutants in farmed salmon. She found that fish, too, are what they eat.