Department of Bioengineering

Tyler Bray (left) and Jacob Meadows (right) bioengineering seniors in Pitt’s Swanson School of Engineering, in blue Pitt jackets, sitting at a table with their Posture Protect vest on top.

Undergrad Innovators Design Wearable Device to Aid People in Posture

Posture Protect doesn’t just help users sit up straight—it could help people with Parkinson’s disease avoid falls. The student innovation effort that started in Joseph Samosky’s bioengineering course is nearing a pilot program in clinics.
Amanda Carbone

Faculty Members Send Student Projects Flying to Space, Thanks to Seed Funding

Two Pitt projects will blast off to the International Space Station this spring to study microgravity’s effects on people and spacecrafts. The research brings together faculty, students and a tiny, see-through crustacean.
Garrett Coyan at the 2019 Pitt Innovation Challenge

Pitt Team’s Replacement Heart Valve Could Decrease Need for Pediatric Surgeries

To address the critical need for long-lasting heart valve replacements, a team of Pitt researchers created a mesh that harnesses the body’s own healing power.

STEM Camp Sparks Pittsburgh Kids’ Curiosity

Students from Pittsburgh’s Hill District put their coding skills to the test to recreate the 1978 game Space Invaders, using a computer program provided by Pitt’s Swanson School of Engineering and the School of Computing and Information. The coding exercise was part of a three-day STEM mini-camp hosted by Pitt’s Hill District Community Engagement Center.