The University of Pittsburgh (Pitt) and Eaton share a passion for educating the next generation of power professionals and preparing them for long-term power industry success. Our 10+ year partnership has manifest in over $4 million of support for state-of-the-art facilities, undergraduate and graduate courses including renewables and microgrid technologies, international internship opportunities and numerous research projects.
While many university labs across the country are over 30 years old, Eaton and Pitt work tirelessly to maintain modern labs featuring the latest technologies and applications. Pitt’s new 18,600-square-foot Energy Innovation Center energy hub features incubator space where graduate students, professors and corporate partners work together to define the future of power systems. At the on-campus Power Systems Lab, undergraduate students get hands-on experience using the same advanced technologies found in the field. And students of all levels gain valuable insights in testing electrical devices under real-world conditions at our Power Systems Experience Center (PSEC).
Educating students for the future requires steadfast dedication and partnership. Our continued support through the donation of equipment, expertise and design planning and implementation helps Pitt maintain its stance as a leading university for power systems education. We’re proud of the work we’ve accomplished together and look forward to influencing more of tomorrow’s power advances.