University of Pittsburgh-Johnstown

Students Visit Flight 93 Memorial for Visual Communications Studies

Flight 93 Memorial field trip


Professor Diane Nicodemus took students of Visual Communication at Pitt-Johnstown on a field trip to the Flight 93 National Memorial on Thursday, October 3, 2019.

Students studied the architectural elements to better understand how the memorial helps visitors establish a personal and emotional connection to the people, events, and principles honored.

The Pitt-Johnstown students also considered how the architect uses natural elements such wetlands to connect the psychological trauma and healing of 9/11 with the physical trauma to the land from coal mining and the restoration of this rural environment.

The University of Pittsburgh at Johnstown, founded in 1927, is the first and largest regional campus of the University of Pittsburgh. Pitt-Johnstown is recognized by the Princeton Review as a “Best in the Northeast” college, by G.I. Jobs as a “Military Friendly School,” and by Pennsylvania Business Central as a "Top 100 Organization.” The distinctive combination of Pitt-Johnstown’s people, programs, and place results in exceptional performance in preparing students for career and professional success. Pitt-Johnstown is the regional leader, educating for success in the Real World.