Tool Helps States Meet New Emission StandardsCMU researchers developed an easy-to-use tool to help states decide how to meet the Environmental Protection Agency's new carbon dioxide emission standards.
New $20M National Center for Forensic Science LaunchedThe National Institute of Standards and Technology has awarded a five-year, up to $20 million grant to establish a Forensic Science Center of Excellence. CMU's Stephen Fienberg is among the researchers who will lead the center, which will be based at Iowa State University.
CHIMP Robot Gets Ready for DARPA Finals June 5-6Tuesday, May 26, 2015
CHIMP Robot Gets Ready for DARPA Finals June 5-6The Tartan Rescue Team from CMU's National Robotics Engineering Center is making final preparations for the DARPA Robotics Challenge Finals June 5-6. The team's four-limbed robot, CHIMP, is capable of performing all eight of the tasks it will encounter in a simulated disaster course the Defense Advanced Research Projects Agency is assembling at the Fairplex in Pomona, Calif.
Nobel Prize Winner, Carnegie Mellon Alumnus Nash Dies at 86Sunday, May 24, 2015
Nobel Prize Winner, Carnegie Mellon Alumnus Nash Dies at 86Carnegie Mellon University extends its deepest sympathies to the family and friends of CMU alumnus John F. Nash, Jr. (S'48), who died along with his wife in a car accident on Saturday, May 23.
Seven CMU Alumni, One Undergrad Receive Fulbright AwardsThursday, May 21, 2015
Seven CMU Alumni, One Undergrad Receive Fulbright AwardsSeven recent CMU graduates will be making a global impact through this year's Fulbright U.S. Student Program. In addition, one undergraduate student has been selected to attend a Fulbright Summer Institute in the United Kingdom.
MakeSchools Alliance, Dremel Sponsor Student Maker CompetitionWednesday, May 20, 2015
MakeSchools Alliance, Dremel Sponsor Student Maker CompetitionStudents enrolled at Carnegie Mellon and other MakeSchools Alliance member institutions are invited to submit their creations to the MakeSchools Student Competition sponsored by Dremel. Entries may be submitted through May 31, and winners will be announced during the White House's "Week of Making," set for June 12-18.
Anti-Ebola Health Messages Go Viral in GuineaWednesday, May 20, 2015
Anti-Ebola Health Messages Go Viral in GuineaHalting the Ebola outbreak in West Africa is no laughing matter, but a phone information service developed by CMU researchers is leveraging people's interest in phone games and wacky humor to help spread urgent health information to people in Guinea.
Small Changes, Big SavingsWednesday, May 20, 2015
Small Changes, Big SavingsVial selection can improve vaccine distribution, costs and use, according to a CMU alumna.
Suicide Trends in School-Aged Children Reveal Racial DisparityTuesday, May 19, 2015
Suicide Trends in School-Aged Children Reveal Racial DisparityWhile suicide rates in children younger than 12 have remained steady for 20 years, a new study, co-authored by Joel Greenhouse, is the first to observe higher suicide rates among black children.
UDream Program Receives AIA National Diversity AwardTuesday, May 19, 2015
UDream Program Receives AIA National Diversity AwardUDream is an 18-week program that provides recent minority college graduates with an opportunity to further their knowledge of urban design while working in Pittsburgh.
Online Service Helps Apartment Hunters in SearchMonday, May 18, 2015
Online Service Helps Apartment Hunters in SearchThe free service, EDigs, considers your lifestyle to identify your perfect rental.
Embrace UncertaintySunday, May 17, 2015
Embrace UncertaintyThe Class of 2015 now joins more than 100,000 CMU alumni around the world.
Alan Alda To Deliver Keynote Address at Commencement, May 17Friday, May 15, 2015
Alan Alda To Deliver Keynote Address at Commencement, May 17Alda is best known for his starring roles as Hawkeye Pierce in the TV series "M*A*S*H" and as Arnold Vinick in "The West Wing."
118th CommencementThursday, May 14, 2015
118th CommencementCarnegie Mellon University will confer more than 3,000 bachelor's, master's and doctoral degrees Sunday, May 17.
Scholarly SoldierThursday, May 14, 2015
Scholarly SoldierA new documentary follows West Point's chief scientist and CMU alumnus John Graham while working in Afghanistan.
Bragging: Researchers Find Self-Promotion Often BackfiresTuesday, May 12, 2015
Bragging: Researchers Find Self-Promotion Often BackfiresThey found that self-promoters overestimate how much their self-promotion elicits positive emotions and underestimate how much it elicits negative emotions.
Printing the FutureMonday, May 11, 2015
Printing the FutureAdditive manufacturing (aka 3D printing) is now common enough that consumers can buy desktop printers. CMU is ensuring students can experience this growing technology.
Pros Rake In More Chips Than Computer Program During Poker ContestFriday, May 08, 2015
Pros Rake In More Chips Than Computer Program During Poker ContestFour of the world's best players of Heads-up No-limit Texas Hold'em amassed more poker chips than the Carnegie Mellon University artificial intelligence program called Claudico as they collectively played 80,000 hands of poker in a two-week competition that concluded today at Rivers Casino.
Carnegie Mellon Researchers Find More Sex Doesn't Lead To Increased HappinessFriday, May 08, 2015
Carnegie Mellon Researchers Find More Sex Doesn't Lead To Increased HappinessCountless research and self-help books claim that having more sex will lead to increased happiness, based on the common finding that those having more sex are also happier. However, there are many reasons why one might observe this positive relationship between sex and happiness.
Teens Probably Won’t Like Self-Driving Cars, But Their Parents WillThursday, May 07, 2015
Teens Probably Won’t Like Self-Driving Cars, But Their Parents WillIf consumers have their way, self-driving cars will enable parents to keep tighter reins on teen motorists. A survey conducted by the College of Engineering at Carnegie Mellon University reveals that people are soundly in favor of putting parental controls in high-tech cars of the future.
Entrepreneurial InspirationThursday, May 07, 2015
Entrepreneurial InspirationCMU student entrepreneurs don't just have big dreams, they make big things happen - supported by the university's thriving innovation ecosystem.
CMU Researchers Make Key Discovery To Improve Pharmaceuticals ProductionWednesday, May 06, 2015
CMU Researchers Make Key Discovery To Improve Pharmaceuticals ProductionA pair of Carnegie Mellon researchers have made a key discovery about amino acids, the most basic building blocks of life. Their findings are published in this week's edition of Nature Chemistry.
Roadside InnovationMonday, May 04, 2015
Roadside InnovationDriverless vehicles, adaptive traffic signals, smart headlights and more. CMU is working to meet the transportation needs of the future.
Krzysztof Matyjaszewski Wins Dreyfus PrizeMonday, May 04, 2015
Krzysztof Matyjaszewski Wins Dreyfus PrizeMatyjaszewski is receiving the prize for excellence in "Making Molecules and Materials." The international prize is given every two years to recognize accomplishments in chemistry.
Poker Pros Lead at Halfway Point of "Brains Vs. Artificial Intelligence"Friday, May 01, 2015