2022-23 MCSI Sustainability Research & Education Grant Recipients

Pitt faculty awarded 2022-2023 MCSI sustainability research seed grants.

Congratulations to the Mascaro Center for Sustainable Innovation research & faculty grant awardees for 2022-23, which each help faculty and students engage in sustainability research, education and outreach at Pitt.

Research Seed Grants in Sustainability

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

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

John C. Mascaro Faculty Fellows in Sustainability 

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

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


John C. Mascaro Faculty Scholars in Sustainability 

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

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


John C. Mascaro Faculty Lecturers in Sustainability

Sustainable Food Systems course
Corey Suzanne Flynn, Physical Therapy


Global Engagement in Sustainability Grants (MCSI & UCIS collaboration)

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

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

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

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

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

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

Imagining Global Cities of the Future: Cultural Exchange Class on Sustainability between Pitt and Konan University, Japan
Elizabeth Oyler, East Asian Languages and Literatures