The Swanson School of Engineering (SSoE) has determined that Advanced Manufacturing is an area of significant and future growth, requiring more focus and attention to maximize Pitt’s contribution to the field. The UPCAM focuses on organizing and coordinating research related to manufacturing science and Advanced Manufacturing, supporting both critical discoveries and students’ ability to participate in research efforts. By encouraging research collaboration, the UPCAM attracts some of the most renowned researchers in the field, including but not limited to Pitt faculty members.