Duquesne University Magazine - Fall 2019
Biomedical Engineering Recycling Project
Duquesne University Biomedical Engineering students developed a process that turns recycled plastic cups and 3-D prints into filament that can be used to print splints, braces and other medical devices. The process introduces no new plastic, creating waste-negative or zero-waste solutions.
Duquesne University Leadership Academy
In June 2019, 14 students from six Pittsburgh and Philadelphia Catholic high schools attended the inaugural Duquesne University Leadership Academy (DULA). They lived on campus and participated in workshops and community engagement activities to awaken and refine their leadership skills.
Gussin Spiritan Division at Duquesne University
The Robert and Patricia Gussin Spiritan Division of Academic Programs uses intellectual potential as the overriding criteria for University admission and provides a comprehensive network of programs and services to develop academic and social skills. The program begins with a five-week summer semester where students earn University credits and hone the skills necessary to become successful learners within their chosen programs of study.
Joe Welch's Classroom Approach Attracts National Attention
In 2018, Joe Welch, a 2007 School of Education graduate, became the youngest educator to win the National History Teacher of the Year Award, presented by the Gilder Lehrman Institute of American History. Now an 8th grade American history teacher at North Hills Middle School, Welch utilizes skills learned at Duquesne to incorporate technology in his classroom.