PITTSBURGH (December 15, 2016) … The University of Pittsburgh Office of the Provost and Mascaro Center for Sustainable Innovation have named the 2017 Faculty Fellows in Sustainability: Kyle Bibby, assistant professor of civil and environmental engineering; Emily Elliott, associate professor of geology and environmental science; Shanti Gamper-Rabindran, associate professor of environment, health and development economics and policy; and Alex Jones, associate professor of electrical engineering and Director of Pitt’s Computer Engineering Program.The Faculty Fellowships in Sustainability serve to enhance the University’s mission of interdisciplinary excellence in research and education. The 2017 Fellows represent the Swanson School of Engineering, the Kenneth P. Dietrich School of Arts and Sciences and the Graduate School of Public and International Affairs. Fellows receive $25,000 to support efforts to contribute research, inside and outside of their fields, and may decide to renew their fellowships for one additional year. Other potential expectations for faculty fellows include taking the lead on large grant proposal submissions; establishing teams for new research collaborations; developing community engagement projects and sustained partnerships with community organizations; designing a new course; and organizing workshops, symposia and exhibitions on sustainability.
Matt Cichowicz, Communications Writer, 12/15/2016
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