Dr. Alan Brainard will speak on

"Pitt Stadium: The Glory Years and the Demise"

Digital Imagers Meeting

Sunday Feb. 1, 2015 at 1:15, Pitt Scaife Hall, Room 1102


The University of Pittsburgh Stadium was located in Oakland for 75 years. The talk will feature digital images of Stadium Architecture in its glory and in its demise. Following the final game, one which matched the Panthers against Notre Dame, the entire stadium was demolished to provide room for the Peterson Athletic Facility. Memories and images of the past ...


Graduated from Fenn College (Cleveland State University) with a B.S. in Chemical Engineering, and graduate studies at Univ. of Michigan leading to the Ph. D.. Began his professional career as an engineer at the Esso Research Laboratories (now Exxon Rsch. Labs) in Baton Rouge, Louisiana. Joined the faculty of the Dept. of Chemical and Petroleum Engineering at the University of Pittsburgh (Jan. 1967). Winner of the Western Electric Award for Excellence in Teaching, American Society for Engineering Education 1976. Ran Effective Teaching Institutes at Univ. of Notre Dame and the Univ. of Utah. Registered Professional Engineer - Commonwealth of Pennsylvania. Retired from active teaching and research in August, 1996. Has taught six different courses in the OSHER Lifelong Learning Institute at the University of Pittsburgh and at Carnegie Mellon University.

He says: "I have a lifelong interest in turtles and have an extensive collection of turtle figurines. I drew 103 different turtles in colored pen and ink and they are on display like a Periodic Table of the Elements. The display measures 11.5 feet wide by 5 feet high, at the Pittsburgh Zoo and PPG Aquarium since June 2003."