Department of Civil and Environmental Engineering

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Marine, Graduating Senior Brings Global Perspective to Engineering Classroom, Career

From backyard-built thrill rides to presidential security detail in Dublin, David Matelan's path to Pitt focused on leadership and ingenuity. After serving five years in the Marines, he's set to graduate with a bachelor's degree in civil engineering this month.
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Engineering Students Help to Improve Infrastructure in Panamanian Village

The Pitt Humanities, Engineering and Design Club is planning a June return to its work with the Emberá, an indigenous community in Panama’s Chagres National Park. On an October trip, the club installed solar panels and built a pedestrian bridge.
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Student Helps NASA Thwart Microbial Hitchhikers on Future Mars Missions

Emily Klonicki spent the summer in a NASA lab helping to develop filters to keep microbes from contaminating Mars.
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Engineer Battles Noise Pollution With a Grant from the National Science Foundation

New research from Pitt engineer Piervincenzo Rizzo seeks to create a novel barrier to shield disruptive noises like traffic from occupants of buildings.