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Naomi Anderson

5/1/2017

One of the first two students to earn a bachelor of science degree in environmental engineering

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Pitt Chefs Get a Taste of Vegan Cooking

3/22/2017

Pitt chefs learn new ways to add tasty meatless meal options

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Students and Sustainability

2/6/2017

Students play a key role in furthering the University's sustainability efforts

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New Master of Science in Sustainable Engineering set to launch this summer

2/6/2017

This program will help students identify and address complex environmental and socioeconomic problems

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2017 Faculty Fellows in Sustainability are announced

2/6/2017

Congratulations to the Mascaro center's 2017 Faculty Fellows.

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Rescuing Not Wasting Food

12/15/2016

Pitt's "Food Rescuers" works to reduce waste while feeding the country

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Laura Zullo: Managing Pitt's Carbon Footprint

9/22/2016

Laura Zullo was recently featured for her work on sustainability by the PittChronicle

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Teach the Teacher: Mascaro Center Shares Green Engineering with Area Schools

7/14/2016

The Pitt Chronicle spent some time at MCSI's Teach the Teacher workshop that was held June 20&21, 2016. Pitt Chronicle Article

MCSI's David Sanchez honored with Energy Leadership Award

6/2/2016

MCSI’s David Sanchez is honored as a 2016 Energy Leadership Awardee. Click here to read more.

Melissa Bilec Receives Mentor Award

5/24/2016

Congratulations to MCSI's Melissa Bilec who was awarded the 2016 UPPDA mentor award. Read More

NSF Awards Grant to Dr. Susan Fullerton and Dr. Eric Beckman

5/19/2016

The purpose of the grant is to study two-dimensional semiconductors with the goal of demonstrating a switch that requires less power than conventional silicon-based transistors.  Read More

2016 Energy Leadership Awardees Named

5/12/2016

Congratulations to Swanson School of Engineering Faculty for being recognized with 2016 Energy Leadership Awards from the Pittsburgh Business Times.

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David Sanchez named 2015 Faculty Diversity Award Recipient

4/15/2016

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Pitt announces winners of the 2016 Sustainability Awards

4/14/2016

Photo above: MCSI Co-Director Dr. Eric Beckman with student award winners Naomi Anderson and Anna Greenberg, and Senior Vice Chancellor Dr. Kathy Humphrey.

PITTSBURGH (April 14, 2016) … The University of Pittsburgh this week recognized four individuals and two organizations fo ...

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Pitt Students to Host Sustainability Symposium April 15

4/13/2016

Students from the University of Pittsburgh will present the sustainability work they have accomplished at the ninth annual Student Sustainability Symposium from 10:30 a.m. to 4 p.m. April 15 in the William Pitt Union Assembly Room, 3959 Fifth Ave., Oakland. The event is free ...

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MCSI awards more than $190,000 in research seed grants to four Pitt faculty

3/22/2016

PITTSBURGH (March 22, 2016) … The external advisory committee of the University of Pittsburgh’s Mascaro Center for Sustainable Innovation (MCSI) has awarded four faculty members wit ...

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New Major in Environmental Sciences

3/14/2016

The University’s Department of Geology and Planetary Science recently made two substantial changes: updating its name to Department of Geology and Environmental Science and developing a new degree option.

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One Pitt, one planet

12/1/2015

On a muggy September evening, a group of 30 University of Pittsburgh students harvested food on a green patch of land in Oakland surrounded by older brick buildings and urban hubbub. They picked tomatoes, green peppers, raspberries, kale, beets, turnips and grapes, filling large plastic bins in a ...

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Pitt Names 2015 Faculty Fellows in Sustainability

2/9/2015

PITTSBURGH—As part of the University of Pittsburgh’s ongoing Year of Sustainability, the Office of the Provost and Pitt’s Mascaro Center for Sustainable Innovation have announced the recipients of the 2015 Faculty Fellowships in Sustainability. Daniel Bain, assistant professor in the Depar ...

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Engaging Sustainable Thinking

1/1/2015

On most American university campuses, the term “sustainability” has moved beyond traditional “feel good” activities to way-of-life thinking. Recycling and composting in the dining hall are as much the norm as green design in campus architecture. What’s now important is encouraging sustainable thi ...

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The Year of Sustainability: It’s not just for students

9/11/2014

Last month Pitt freshmen gathered outside the Petersen Events Center with upraised LED lights. In their bid to break the world record for the largest torchlit image, they assembled in a representation of the world globe, launching what Provost and Senior Vice Chancellor Patricia E. Beeson has dec ...

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As part of Pitt's Year of Sustainability and the theme "One Pitt One Planet," 3,800 members of the Class of 2018 attempted to set a world record for the largest torchlit image. Congratulations Class of 2018 on your World Record Attempt

8/20/2014

Congratulations to The University of Pittsburgh Class of 2018 on your world record attempt to reclaim the Largest Torchlit Image!

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Provost Beeson Names 2014-2015 "The Year of Sustainability"

8/18/2014

New and returning Pitt students who “think green” will find themselves in good company this fall.

A Sustainable Solutions Competition, a zero-waste Pitt Panthers men’s basketball game event, symposia, the planning of new classes on sustainability—all are on the docket for the 2014-15 school ...

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University of Pittsburgh Announces $37.5 Million Investment in Support of Sustainability Academics and Research

4/14/2014

PITTSBURGH—To mark the tenth anniversary of the University of Pittsburgh’s Mascaro Center for Sustainable Innovation (MCSI) and to build upon the ongoing philanthropy of two of Pitt’s most generous donors, Pitt officials announced a new $37.5 million funding initiative comprising various e ...

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Pitt Launches Student Challenge to "Green" Old Buildings

8/4/2008

$5,000 cash prize to Southwestern Pennsylvania undergrads who design affordable energy-conserving method that pays for itself in one year

PITTSBURGH-The University of Pittsburgh's Mascaro Center for Sustainable Innovation will launch a cash-prize design challenge to undergraduate students i ...

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Pitt Trains Budding Engineers to "Think Green"

5/3/2006

University's Mascaro Sustainability Initiative creates Sustainable Engineering Fellowship Program through Department of Education grant

PITTSBURGH--Dwindling natural resources mean that engineers of the 21st century, more than ever before, must be conscious of environmental constraints. To ...

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Pitt to Teach Green Building in the Tropics

7/27/2005

University receives $3.2 million NSF grant to train students in sustainable engineering in São Paulo, Brazil

 

PITTSBURGH—The world's rapidly increasing population is straining natural resources, necessitating a sustainable approach to development. Starting this fall, University of Pi ...

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Going green

11/1/2004

Pitt's Mascaro program among first in field

Jack Mascaro was introduced to "green" construction before most people were aware there was such a thing.

It was during the early 1990s that Mr. Mascaro, founder and CEO of North Side-based Mascaro Construction Co. LP, found himself ...

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Pitt Engineering Faculty and Alumni Win Carnegie Science Center Awards for Excellence

2/10/2004

PITTSBURGH—Eric Beckman, Bayer Professor and chair of the Department of Chemical and Petroleum Engineering at the University of Pittsburgh, will be honored April 12 with a Carnegie Science Center Award for Excellence in the Environmental category. The awards recognize the most outstanding recent ...

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University of Pittsburgh
Swanson School of Engineering
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Pittsburgh, PA 15261

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