University of Pittsburgh-Johnstown

Schaney receives Pitt Momentum Fund Seeding Grant


Mitzy Schaney

The Senior Vice Chancellor for Research and the Office of the Provost launched Pitt Momentum Fund Seeding Grant Awardees to support internally funded interdisciplinary research projects. Pitt-Johnstown’s Mitzy Schaney, Assistant Professor and Director of Environmental Studies, is a Pitt Momentum Fund Seeding Grant Awardee for her work with soil judging. Soil judging is a hands-on learning experience where individuals learn from experienced soil scientists about the classification and identification of soil features to determine their suitability for human use.  Soil judging develops and tests a student’s ability to apply knowledge and skills to real-world natural systems. Pitt-Johnstown is the only regional campus to receive the award. r