Winners honored at Community Engaged Scholarship Forum

Each year at the Community Engaged Scholarship Forum, Pitt celebrates students, faculty and staff who have significantly impacted their communities.

Winners of annual awards were announced at this year’s March 7 forum, themed “Expanding Narratives.”

Tracy Soska and John Wilds Outreach and Engagement Leadership Award: Paula K. Davis, associate vice chancellor for diversity, equity, and inclusion for Pitt Health Sciences, won for her contributions to community collaborations and strengthening institutional knowledge.

Collaboration Champion Award: Michael Glass, teaching professor of urban studies and the director of the Urban Studies Program in the Dietrich School of Arts and Sciences, was honored for advancing Pitt’s culture of collaboration and bolstering communities through teamwork.

Partnerships of Distinction Award: This award recognizes outstanding partnerships that are exemplars of community engagement. Honorees demonstrate reciprocity, mutual benefit and significant community impact. Each winner will receive a $2,000 grant.

This year’s winners are:

  • Pitt Water Collaboratory for “Measuring Up: Grading Drinking Water Quality, Affordability, and Transparency Practices in Allegheny County Water Systems”

  • In This Together Cambria for “Stopping the Spread of COVID-19 in Cambria County”

  • Genius, Love, and Joy Summer Academy for encouraging high school students of color attending Pittsburgh Public Schools to consider a teaching career

Read more about the awards on Pittwire.