April 2007 Headlines
Carnegie Mellon's ETC To Launch Online Game Designed To Teach Girls Negotiation Skills
Girls who learn to ask for what they want at an early age could one day know how to negotiate important business decisions in the workplace, says Carnegie Mellon University Professor Linda Babcock. To teach girls to ask for what they want, Babcock has teamed-up with Carnegie Mellon's Entertainment Technology Center (ETC) to build a collaborative online game that teaches negotiation skills to girls ages 7–12.
Bayer Foundation Awards Graduate Student Fellowships in Chemistry, Chemical Engineering to Carnegie Mellon
The chemistry and chemical engineering departments at Carnegie Mellon University have received $725,000 from the Bayer Foundation to continue the successful Bayer Graduate Fellows Program.
Carnegie Mellon Unveils Internet-Controlled Robots That Anyone Can Build by Following the Right Recipe
Creator Says TeRK Brings Robotics to Usability Level Never Before Seen by the Public
Carnegie Mellon Hosts Conference on Computer Science Research Opportunities for Undergraduate Women
A first-of-its-kind conference focusing on computer science research opportunities for undergraduate women will be held Oct. 5–7 at Carnegie Mellon University. The conference, titled "OurCS" (Opportunities for Undergraduate Research in Computer Science), will feature a keynote by Frances Allen, the first woman to receive the nation's top computer science honor, the A.M. Turing Award.
A "Living" and "Lived-In" Lab
The Robert L. Preger Intelligent Workplace (IW) sits atop Margaret Morrison Carnegie Hall and is a living laboratory, meaning it's continually being updated to feature advanced systems, components and materials. And it's a lived-in laboratory, too — occupied by "real" workers and organizations.
Alumnus and CEO of Tessera Technologies, Bruce McWilliams, Establishes Graduate Student Fellowship
Carnegie Mellon alumnus Bruce McWilliams, chairman, president and CEO of Tessera Technologies, and his wife, Astrid McWilliams, have given the Mellon College of Science (MCS) more than $1 million to establish an endowed fund for the Astrid and Bruce McWilliams Fellowship in the Mellon College of Science. The fellowship will support MCS graduate students conducting leading-edge research in emerging fields such as nanotechnology, biophysics and cosmology.