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Welcome Our Newest Staff Member, Jessica Caldwell

Hello my name is Jessica Caldwell. I was born and raised in Pittsburgh. I graduated from California University of Pennsylvania with my Bachelor’s in Business Administration. I am really looking forward to working here at the University of Pittsburgh. 

Congratulations to our Ph.D. Graduate Dr. Lucy Rose!

Dr. Lucy Rose has been chosen to represent the University of Pittsburgh in the Mathematics, Physical Sciences, and Engineering category of the 2016 CGS/ProQuest Distinguished Dissertation Award.

Our Ph.D. Students Janine Krippner and Damara Strong to Speak at Phipps Conservatory!

Science Communication Fellows Damara Strong and Janine Krippner to present at the Phipps Conservatory BioBlitz Festival

On Sun., June 5, our first-ever BioBlitz festival will bring together volunteer scientists, families, students, teachers and community members to conduct a biological survey of all of the living species in a given area. This important new form of citizen science aids the documentation of regional biodiversity and allows scientists to learn more about the environment and how we can support its conservation. By participating, you'll witness firsthand the amazing biodiversity right here in our local parks, participate in real-time science, create unique art, browse local vendors' products and goods, engage with interactive exhibits, enjoy live music and much more! This event is free to the public and no advance registration is required.

Dr. Emily Elliott to Speak The Air We Breathe: The State of Pollution Research in Pittsburgh

The Science & Engineering Ambassadors Program and Western Pennsylvania Regional Data Center

Invite you to:  The Air We Breathe: The State of Pollution Research in Pittsburgh 

Congratulations to the Class of 2016!

Please enjoy the Box account filled with all the photos from the day.

Congratulations to Alumni Matthew Dieterich!

Matthew Dieterich, Spring 2015 MS graduate from our department had his photo chosen to be used on a stamp for the USPS.

Postal Service Previews 13th of 16 Stamps Celebrating National Park Service’s Centennial - Stamp Highlights Mount Rainier National Park

Please view his photography site as well!

Check out Alumni Alison Plummer!

Enjoy this article of what our Alumni Alison Plummer is up to.

Dervla Kumar recipient of a GSA Graduate Student Research Grant!

Congratulations to our Ph.D. student Dervla Kumar on receiving the GSA Graduate Student Research Grant this year!

2016 Geology and Environmental Science Awards Ceremony

Our 1st Annual Department Awards Ceremony for our undergraduate and graduate students. 

2015 Sustainable Solutions Competition

Hosted in September 2015, five teams participated in identifying a solution to on-campus sustainability opportunities. The winning team includes Alex Verosky, Russell Thorsen, Nick Rubenstein, Arun Balaraman, Sean O’Connor who introduced a revitalization project for O’Hara Street on campus.

Angela Mullins Wins at the Grad Expo 2016

Angela Mullins Wins at the University of Pittsburgh Dietrich School of Grad Expo 2016 for her Evaluation of Infiltration-Based Green Infrastructure Response to Storm Events in Pittsburgh, PA and Implications for Metal Flux.

Congratulations to Janine Krippner!

Janine was awarded the 2016 Jack Kleinman Grants for Volcano Research

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