2007 Feature Articles
ExxonMobil Gives to Carnegie Mellon
ExxonMobil and the ExxonMobil Foundation Support Carnegie Mellon with Departmental Grants.
Alice Educational Software
Created by computer science professor Randy Pausch, Alice provides exposure to computer programming for students who are new to the field. The project, now under the direction of Wanda Dann, is nearing completion of its third version, Alice V 3.0.
The Andrew Project
In the 1980s, researchers at Carnegie Mellon envisioned an academic computing environment that would reshape the way we live, work, and even think. They created the Andrew Project and consequentially changed the face of higher education.
Wireless Andrew: Creating the First Wireless Campus
The Wireless Research Initiative was started to create a campus-wide user community and mobile computing laboratory. It evolved into a groundbreaking technological development—the Wireless Andrew project, a precursor to today's Wi-Fi networks.
Tepper School of Business trains students to become global leaders
Motorola Sponsors Graduate Design Studio to Create Breakthrough Products
ExxonMobil Gives Grant to Carnegie Mellon
ExxonMobil Foundation gave Carnegie Mellon $148,000 as part of their Educational Matching Gift program.
Carnegie Mellon Professor Receives Microsoft New Faculty Fellowship
Assistant Professor of Computer Science Luis von Ahn is one of five recipients this year of Microsoft Research's New Faculty Fellowship, an award that seeks to identify young professors who are likely to become leaders in the field of computer science and includes $200,000 to help launch their academic careers.
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.
Microsoft, Carnegie Mellon Establish Center for Computational Thinking
A three-year, $1.5 million grant from Microsoft will establish the Microsoft Carnegie Mellon Center for Computational Thinking to support research in emerging areas of computer science.
Carnegie Mellon Receives $1 Million Scholarship Grant From U.S. Steel Foundation's Education Program
Carnegie Mellon University has been awarded a five-year, $1 million scholarship grant from the United States Steel Foundation. The grant, part of the foundation's 2006 Education Program, will offer support to engineering and business students who have financial need and display leadership qualities and academic excellence.
Claytronics—Objects of Imagination
An interdisciplinary research team is exploring and defining Claytronics, a programmable form of matter with the potential to change everything from office meetings to surgery to communication, and so much more.