The Plan for Pitt: Engage in Research of Impact

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Project Aims to Recycle the Unrecyclable

One solution to the crisis of plastic pollution in oceans is to prevent plastic from becoming waste to begin with — and researchers from the Swanson School of Engineering aim to do just that.
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Military Career Leads to Success in the Lab and Beyond for Sports Medicine Researcher

In addition to directing Pitt’s Neuromuscular Research Laboratory and working on a NASA-funded project, Professor Bradley Nindl recently took command of the Southeast Medical Area Readiness Support Group in Nashville, Tennessee.
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Studying Migration, Refugee Issues at Oxford University, Alumna Draws on Personal History

Bhavini Patel (A&S ’16) is combining her deep personal knowledge of immigrant communities with her research at the University of Oxford on extended refugee displacement.
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Pitt Among Top Fulbright Grant Producers

The University of Pittsburgh is among only 16 institutions to be named a top producer in both the Fulbright U.S. Student and Scholar programs. The Fulbright Program is the U.S. government’s flagship international educational exchange program.

New Glass Could Be Future of Solar Energy

Swanson School of Engineering researchers have been studying and developing new glass technology that aims to increase the light absorbed by solar panels to give them an extra energy boost.
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Biologist Who Champions Diversity in Science Wins Recognition for Career Achievements

Professor Sandra Murray was recently named a lifetime fellow by the American Society for Cell Biology — the first African-American woman to be honored with the recognition.