Community News

April 15, 2020

Pittsburgh Organizations Working to Find Solutions

Pitt’s donation of laptop computers to the Pittsburgh Public Schools and the University's Community IT Help Desk initiative are shining examples of Pittsburgh organizations working to find solutions to the challenges presented by the COVID-19 outbreak.

April 10, 2020

Supporting Community through Technology

Pittsburgh-based self-driving technology company Aurora Innovation, along with the Pittsburgh Technology Council, Neighborhood Allies, Pitt and Computer Reach, are working together to close Pittsburgh’s technology gap and get families connected.

April 7, 2020

Pitt Makerspace Creates Open Source Face Shield to Fill Local PPE Need

The Pitt Makerspace at Pitt's Swanson School of Engineering has partnered with a local printing company and the UPMC 3D Print Lab to create a single material plastic shield, and they have made the details free for anyone to use.

April 7, 2020

University of Pittsburgh Partnering to Bridge the Tech Divide

Pittsburgh’s technology sector is pulling together to provide computers for more than 7,000 city schoolchildren who need them for virtual learning during the coronavirus pandemic.

March 31, 2020

Initiatives to Empower Volunteerism, Professional Development Launching

Opportunities for students, faculty and staff to reach out, give back and grow continue to increase over the weeks since the University began responding to the COVID-19 pandemic.

March 30, 2020

Pitt Med Students Step Up to Deliver Life-sustaining Medication

A bond between five Pitt School of Medicine students is fueling a movement of volunteerism during the COVID-19 pandemic.