News-Engineering Research Accelerator - Carnegie Mellon University

Call for Proposals: Dowd Fellowship

The Engineering Research Accelerator is now accepting proposals for the Philip and Marsha Dowd Graduate Student Fellowships. This fellowship grant program plans to award multiple fellowships for the academic year 2017-2018 to College of Engineering doctoral graduate students. Online submissions will be April 27 –May 5, 2017, ending at 11:59 p.m. EST. Dowd Fellowship web page.

Spring 2017 PITA Newsletter Now Online

The spring issue of the Pennsylvania Infrastructure Technology Alliance (PITA) is now available online.

PITA is a Pennsylvania Department of Community and Economic Development (DCED) program designed to provide economic benefit to Pennsylvania through knowledge transfer, the discovery of new technologies, and the retention of highly educated students.

It is a collaboration between the Commonwealth of Pennsylvania, the Center for Advanced Technology for Large Structural Systems (ATLSS) at Lehigh University, and the Engineering Research Accelerator at Carnegie Mellon University.

PITA’s research and education projects involve Pennsylvania companies, faculty, and students. PITA’s programs have led to the creation and implementation of numerous cutting-edge technologies in Pennsylvania companies and have also enabled several start-up companies to form within the Commonwealth.

For information on PITA, please visit the web site at