Magazine article Diverse Issues in Higher Education

Pitt to Implement Environmental Sustainability Program for Engineering Students: Brazilian Partnership Expected to Bring More Hispanics into the Field

Magazine article Diverse Issues in Higher Education

Pitt to Implement Environmental Sustainability Program for Engineering Students: Brazilian Partnership Expected to Bring More Hispanics into the Field

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PITTSBURGH, PA.

Endorsing the concept that engineers should be trained to incorporate environmental sustainability practices in their work, the University of Pittsburgh has created a Sustainable Engineering Fellowship Program, which will begin in fall 2006. Supported by a three-year $506,000 U.S. Department of Education grant, the Mascaro Sustainability Initiative (MSI) in the School of Engineering will administer the interdisciplinary fellowship for Ph.D. engineering students.

"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," says MSI co-director Gena M. Kovalcik.

Pitt officials say that because of dwindling natural resources, engineers of the 21st century must be conscious of environmental constraints. Students currently have access to some sustainability programs through the work of MSI, but officials say the fellowship program will help enhance those possibilities. For example, next year up to 24 Pitt graduate students will travel to the University at Campinas, in Sao Paulo, Brazil, to do research in "green" construction and sustainable water use technology. …

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