Department of Bioengineering

Julia Foust in a blue Pitt mask and a yellow panthers hoodie
For senior Julia Foust, computer science + bioengineering = a better life for patients.
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The prestigious fellowships provide stipends and other support for outstanding graduate students in STEM fields. Pitt’s prep programs helped this year’s awardees make their application packages shine.
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Pitt bioengineer Kacey Marra is creating new ways to help heal nerve injuries. A speech by Christopher Reeve inspired her into the field.
A black smartphone connected to a charger and the Canal Battery Guard.
Developed in a Pitt engineering classroom, the Canal Battery Guard mediates between your phone and charger to keep the battery working better for longer.
A blood supply system in a liver organoid
The new study, led by pathologist and bioengineer Mo Ebrahimkhani, is a step toward figuring out the genes necessary to produce mature cells needed to construct a functioning liver.
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Inventor and assistive technology researcher Rory Cooper will take on a first-ever role to foster collaborations between STEM disciplines and the health sciences.
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Many careers today require more tech skills than ever. Pitt’s Community Engagement Center in the Hill District has launched multiple initiatives for school-aged students and adults to boost science and tech literacy in the city.