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Mascaro Center for Sustainable Innovation Announces 2022-23 Grant Awardees

The Mascaro Center for Sustainable Innovation (MCSI) has announced its 2022-23 funding, which help faculty and students engage in sustainability research, education and outreach.

“Faculty across the University are coming up with big ideas that will enhance sustainability, and their work inspires others to think about their responsibility for improving the health of our planet,” said Gena Kovalcik, co-director of MCSI. “MCSI is proud to fund their work and help expand the capabilities of Pitt’s innovative researchers and educators to address the pressing challenge of climate change.”

This year’s recipients are:

Research Seed Grants in Sustainability

Shanti Gamper-Rabindran, GSPIA
Grant MacIntyre, School of Law and Environmental Law Clinic
The Role of PA’s Public Utility Commission in Efforts to Decarbonize Pennsylvania’s Electricity Grid

Meng Wang,  Civil & Environmental Engineering
Leanne Gilbertson, Civil & Environmental Engineering
Engineering Subcellular Bioreactors for Selective Metal Recovery as Metallic Particles

The John C. Mascaro Faculty Programs in Sustainability


John C. Mascaro Faculty Fellows in Sustainability 

Joaquin Rodriguez Alonso, Chemical & Petroleum Engineering
Sustainability Based Curriculum for Chemical Engineering

Sarah Moore, Film and Media Studies
Filmmaking as a Sustainable and Environmental Practice

John C. Mascaro Faculty Scholars in Sustainability 

Mohamed Bayoumy, Electrical and Computer Engineering
Integrating Green Electronics Education into ECE classes

Kay Shimizu, Political Science
Digital Teaching Module for Sustainable Food Systems

John C. Mascaro Faculty Lecturers in Sustainability

Corey Suzanne Flynn, Physical Therapy
Sustainable Food Systems course 

Global Engagement in Sustainability Grants 

A collaboration between MCSI and the University Center for International Studies

Sara Baumann, Public Health
Jessica Burke, Public Health
Harnessing Human-centered Design (HCD) for Intervention Development in Global Public Health: A Community-engaged Pilot Study in Nepal

Kevin Bell, Bioengineering
Cynthia Salter, Public Health
Medical Design for Low Resource Environments

Frayda Cohen, Gender, Sexuality and Women’s Studies
Connecting the Global and Local: Sustainability and the Challenge of Food Waste in Rome, Italy 

Patricia Documet, Public Health
Using PhotoVoice to explore environmental sustainability among Latinos in an emerging community 

Michael Glass, Urban Studies
Educational Bridges toward Sustainable City-Regions: Reciprocal Exchanges between Auckland (NZ) and Pittsburgh (PA)

Marcela Gonzalez Rivas, GSPIA
Caitlin Schroering, Geology and Environmental Sciences
Realizing Sustainable Development Goal 6: Challenges and Opportunities 

Elizabeth Oyler, East Asian Languages and Literatures
Imagining Global Cities of the Future: a cultural exchange class on sustainability between Pitt and Konan University, Japan