Mascaro Center awards grants to faculty and students

The Mascaro Center for Sustainable Innovation has awarded several grants to faculty and students for 2022-23 for sustainability research, education and outreach.  

Research Seed Grants in Sustainability

Shanti Gamper-Rabindran, GSPIA, and 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 and Leanne Gilbertson, civil & environmental engineering: Engineering Subcellular Bioreactors for Selective Metal Recovery as Metallic Particles

John C. Mascaro Faculty Programs in Sustainability

John C. Mascaro Faculty Fellows in Sustainability: Joaquin Rodriguez Alonso, chemical and petroleum engineering, on Sustainability-Based Curriculum for Chemical Engineering; and Sarah Moore, film and media studies, on Filmmaking as a Sustainable and Environmental Practice

John C. Mascaro Faculty Scholars in Sustainability: Mohamed Bayoumy, electrical and computer engineering, on Integrating Green Electronics Education into ECE classes; and Kay Shimizu, political science, on 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 and 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, and 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 (New Zealand) and Pittsburgh

Marcela Gonzalez Rivas, GSPIA, and 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