Carnegie Mellon's world-class reputation has been built on the innovation and interdisciplinary collaboration of faculty and student researchers. Often, projects develop out of generous seed funding from our corporate and foundation partners; sometimes, however, noteworthy projects take shape under the radar. These contributions can lead to larger-scale collaborations and groundbreaking discoveries. Click on the links below to learn more about what's happening at Carnegie Mellon, or contact us
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The Ease of Urban Farming
Carnegie Mellon's Jessica Jackson (A' 10) is showing the Pittsburgh community how easy and inexpensive it is to grow food in a small space with little resources. She created the garden out of empty plastic bottles, wire, soil, fertilizer and strawberry seedlings.
Carnegie Science Center and Carnegie Mellon University Announce Five New Inductees to the Robot Hall of Fame
The five members of the class of 2010 are NASA Mars Rovers Spirit and Opportunity; iRobot Roomba; DaVinci Medical Robot System; Huey, Dewey, and Louie, from the 1971 film "Silent Running;" T-800 Terminator, from the 1984 film "The Terminator."
Carnegie Mellon School of Art Students Display Artwork on Local Billboards for Third Consecutive Year
Eight new public artworks will be on display through April on various billboards in Pittsburgh as a result of a collaboration between Carnegie Mellon University's School of Art and Lamar Outdoor Advertising.
An Environmental Approach
Carnegie Mellon alum Asa Watten's (HS '08) focus on environmental courses led him to a career aimed at promoting biofeul use in southwestern Pennsylvania.