Engineering Sustainability 2019 in the News


This Bi-annual event fells like a homecoming to its participants. Read the article now.

Sustainability Awards


Awardees were announced and Honored on April 19 Read More

Survey Results Are In


Faculty want help finding partners on sustainability projects Read More

MCSI Faculty and student honored


This is the first Senior Vice Chancellor for Engagement's Partnerships of Distinction Awards Read More

Athletics Joins Green Sports Alliance


Local Hydropower Purchase


The purchase marks Pitt's first major commitment to renewable energy Read More

New Dining Options at Pitt


The changes include campuswide sustainability efforts Read more here

Students spend time lending a hand in Iceland


Students spent time learning about the successes and challenges of sustainability in Iceland Read More

Jack Mascaro Interview Business Times


Read the interview in the Pittsburgh Business Times Here

Going Beyond Sustainability Week


Opportunities to Lean Green Extend Beyond Sustainability Week Read More

Sustainability Week News


Sustainability week events show dedication to campus green initiatives Read More

New Standards of Sustainability


Dr. Leanne Gilbertson is using a systems approach to designing nanotechnologies for agriculture

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Juice pouches, ketchup packets have a life sentence in the landfill. Pitt is engineering a fix.


Read More on how Eric Beckman is working to change this.



Pitt Unveils The Sustainable Engineering Masters Program


An information session on the program was recently held.

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Hooked on Aquaponics


Congratulations to The Aquaponics Project student group

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Food Recovery Set to Expand


Applauded by city and followed in City's plan to map out a sustainable future.Read More

Pitt Wins University Division Green Workplace Challenge


The awards were announced on Thursday September 14, 2017.

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Dining Services Expands Sustainable Practices and Food Options


Pitt's dining services changes have been made based input of the Grub Club, a student run club.

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Engineering Students Find Sustainable Solutions Through Summer Research


Angela Leo and Kendra LaVallee take top honors at the recent Mascaro Center URP Symposium

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Naomi Anderson


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


Pitt chefs learn new ways to add tasty meatless meal options

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Students and Sustainability


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


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

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2017 Faculty Fellows in Sustainability are announced


Congratulations to the Mascaro center's 2017 Faculty Fellows.

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Rescuing Not Wasting Food


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

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Laura Zullo: Managing Pitt's Carbon Footprint


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


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


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

Melissa Bilec Receives Mentor Award


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


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


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


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Pitt announces winners of the 2016 Sustainability Awards


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 ... Read More

Pitt Students to Host Sustainability Symposium April 15


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 ... Read More

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


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 ... Read More

New Major in Environmental Sciences


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.

One Pitt, one planet


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 ... Read More

Pitt Names 2015 Faculty Fellows in Sustainability


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 ... Read More

Engaging Sustainable Thinking


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 ... Read More

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


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 ... Read More

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


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

Watch the video here

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


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 ... Read More

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


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 ... Read More

Pitt Launches Student Challenge to "Green" Old Buildings


$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 ... Read More

Pitt Trains Budding Engineers to "Think Green"


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 ... Read more

Pitt to Teach Green Building in the Tropics


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 ... Read more

Going green


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 ... Read more

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


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 ... Read more

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