The Plan for Pitt: Engage in Research of Impact

A depiction of the coronavirus superimposed on graphs and charts and numbers.
Sharing data and model results is crucial in the new research culture emerging during the COVID-19 outbreak, and Pitt is making that possible on a global scale.
Researchers from Pitt and Harvard offer their take on this week’s Super Tuesday results and describe how civic engagement is changing in light of the 2008 and 2016 presidential elections.
Senior Sam Ressin standing in front of an array of solar panels, with a glowing object in his hands.
The student-led Pitt Green Fund helped launch the campus thrift store and bicycle co-op, but its board also tackles efforts related to equity and social justice.
Jeremy Levy in a striped blue dress shirt
Most people are familiar with solid, liquid, gas and plasma, but there are other states of matter too. Jeremy Levy and Patrick Irvin of Pitt recently uncovered an electronic state that adds to the field’s understanding of quantum physics.
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.
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.