HOME >> BIOLOGY >> NEWS
Pitt trains budding engineers to 'think green'

Dwindling natural resources mean that engineers of the 21st century, more than ever before, must be conscious of environmental constraints. To help train the next generation of engineers to think green, the Mascaro Sustainability Initiative (MSI) in the University of Pittsburgh's School of Engineering has created a Sustainable Engineering Fellowship Program, which will begin in fall 2006.

The interdisciplinary program for Pitt engineering Ph.D. students will be supported by a three-year, $506,000 grant from the U.S. Department of Education's Graduate Assistance in Areas of National Need program.

"Engineers must understand that the world is a finite place with finite resources, and next generation products and processes must be designed within the framework of this complex system," said Eric Beckman, codirector of MSI and Bayer Professor of Chemical Engineering at Pitt.

"This grant will enable us to engage a diverse and talented group of students to translate the fundamental science of sustainability into real products and processes," added MSI codirector Gena Kovalcik.

Pitt engineering students already can travel to the University at Campinas in So Paulo, Brazil, to conduct research in green construction and sustainable water use technology under a University program funded by a $3.2 million Integrative Graduate Education and Research Traineeship grant from the National Science Foundation.

Engineering professors at the University also are collaborating on a project called "Research in Sustainable Community Development," which will support an international workshop to generate a research agenda in the areas of green construction and water that is attentive to cross-cultural and ethical issues.


'"/>

Contact: Karen Hoffmann
klh52@pitt.edu
412-624-4356
University of Pittsburgh
4-May-2006


Page: 1

Related biology news :

1. Strains of laboratory mice more varied than previously thought
2. Complexity constrains evolution of human brain genes
3. Newly identified strains of Chlamydia trachomatis could produce new diseases
4. New anthrax inhibitor could combat antibiotic-resistant strains
5. Human behavior changes the number of strains of infectious diseases
6. Fibril shape is the basis of prion strains and cross-species prion infection
7. Antibody that neutralizes most HIV strains described by scientists at The Scripps Research Institute
8. Study methods, strains of Pfiesteria are both critical in determining organisms toxicity
9. Bacterial spread all down to chance: Some strains just the lucky ones
10. Genome comparison of four campylobacter strains yields new genetic markers and clues to virulence
11. New tuberculosis antibiotic may shorten treatment time, fight drug-resistant strains

Post Your Comments:
*Name:
*Comment:
*Email:
TAG: Pitt trains budding engineers think green

(Date:10/16/2014)... thinking on how the bowel lining develops and, in ... cancer starts. , The researchers produced evidence that stem ... that are a feature of the bowel lining, and ... development, a controversial finding as scientists are still divided ... technologies, Dr Chin Wee Tan and Professor Tony Burgess ...
(Date:10/15/2014)... , Oct. 15, 2014 Sandata ... for home and community-based care, today announced it ... implementing Sandata,s Santrax® Electronic Visit Verification™ Solution (EVV™) ... is a home health company founded in 1996 ... . The study details ...
(Date:10/15/2014)... bacterial pneumonia in female mice to an enzyme activated ... naturally more resistant to respiratory infections than males. Now, ... resistance to bacterial pneumonia in female mice is linked ... also show that this enzyme is ultimately activated by ... The team, lead by Professor Lester Kobzik at the ...
Breaking Biology News(10 mins):Cryptic clues drive new theory of bowel cancer development 2Sandata Announces Case Study with Quality Care Services, Inc. 2
(Date:10/20/2014)... October 20, 2014 OncLive® ... Kimmel Cancer Center at Thomas Jefferson University has ... Through the Strategic Alliance Partnership program, the Sidney ... collaborate to raise awareness of the Center’s cutting-edge ... other projects. Clinicians and other health care professionals ...
(Date:10/19/2014)... The Latin American hardware encryption display market report ... analysis and forecast of revenue. This market was valued ... reach $2,366.8 million by 2018, at a CAGR of ... TOC of the Latin American hardware encryption market report ... It also provides a glimpse of the segmentation of ...
(Date:10/19/2014)... 19, 2014 The Asia-Pacific Bromine ... in Asia-Pacific with analysis and forecast of revenue. ... Pacific Bromine Market report, to get an idea ... a glimpse of the segmentation in the Asia-Pacific ... and figures. , http://www.micromarketmonitor.com/market/asia-pacific-bromine-6741503144.html , ...
(Date:10/19/2014)... The report "Chocolate, Cocoa Beans, Lecithin, Sugar and Vanilla ... Forecast (2011 - 2016)," analyzes the chocolate market ... major market drivers, restraints, and opportunities for the chocolate ... global chocolate market is expected to grow from $83.2 ... estimated CAGR of 2.7% from 2011 to 2016. , ...
Breaking Biology Technology:Sidney Kimmel Cancer Center at Thomas Jefferson University Partners With OncLive 2Sidney Kimmel Cancer Center at Thomas Jefferson University Partners With OncLive 3The Latin American hardware encryption display market is expected to reach $2,366.8 million by 2018 - New Report by MicroMarket Monitor 2The Latin American hardware encryption display market is expected to reach $2,366.8 million by 2018 - New Report by MicroMarket Monitor 3The Asia-Pacific Bromine Market is estimated to grow to $4,080.1 million by 2018 - New Report by MicroMarket Monitor 2The Asia-Pacific Bromine Market is estimated to grow to $4,080.1 million by 2018 - New Report by MicroMarket Monitor 3Chocolate Market Projected To Reach $98.3 Billion by 2016 - New Report by MarketsandMarkets 2Chocolate Market Projected To Reach $98.3 Billion by 2016 - New Report by MarketsandMarkets 3Chocolate Market Projected To Reach $98.3 Billion by 2016 - New Report by MarketsandMarkets 4
Cached News: