Three from Pitt presented at SXSW 2022

Three people from the University of Pittsburgh presented at SXSW 2022.

Dan Ding, associate professor in the School of Health and Rehabilitation Sciences, participated in, “The Technology Making Fitness More Accessible,” on March 11. Ding, who also has appointments in the Department of Bioengineering and the McGowan Institute for Regenerative Medicine, discussed new tech to make fitness more accessible to people of all abilities, including adaptive sports and wheelchairs designed for activities like hiking.

Assistant Professor Lori Delale-O’Connor and Medina Jackson, P.R.I.D.E. director of engagement in the Office of Child Development, both from the School of Education, shared experiences, curiosities and more around promoting innovation as Black and Latinx educators for Black and Latinx youth during their panel, “Shifting Power in Educational R&D,” on March 8. They discussed how to make the world of academic research and development more diverse and equitable.

Hear the presentation by Delale-O'Connor and Jackson.

The 10-day festival in Austin, Texas, brings together entertainers, technologists, education specialists and other innovators to discuss the future of their industries.