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Saturday, June 10, 2017
Controlling Natural Gas EmissionsWhat role does methane gas play in the fight against climate change? In a video series produced by the Pennsylvania Environmental Council, Allen Robinson gives the rundown on natural gas' climate-damaging emissions.
Sunday, May 21, 2017
EPP Commencement 2017The May 21 Engineering and Public Policy diploma ceremony recognized the newest PhDs, masters' students, and undergraduates who will move on to pursue opportunities at the intersection of technology and policy.
Wednesday, May 17, 2017
Could An App Help End Pre-term Birth?A team of Carnegie Mellon University decision scientists has partnered with maternal-fetal medicine specialists at Magee-Womens Hospital of UPMC to develop and test an app to help reduce that number.
Monday, May 08, 2017
Researchers Unveil New Password Meter That Will Change How Users Make PasswordsResearchers from Carnegie Mellon University and the University of Chicago have just unveiled a new, state-of-the-art password meter that offers real-time feedback and advice to help people create better passwords.
Thursday, April 27, 2017
Understanding DecisionsA paper published in the Proceedings of the National Academy of Sciences shows how collaborations between psychologists and economists lead to better understanding of consumer decision-making than either discipline alone.
Friday, April 21, 2017
EPP Celebrates 40 YearsThis year, the Department of Engineering and Public Policy (EPP) celebrates its 40th anniversary. After creating double-major undergraduate degree programs with all traditional engineering departments, EPP was established as an academic department in December of 1976.
Wednesday, March 22, 2017
CMU To Launch Index Measuring Carbon Dioxide EmissionsA new index that will measure carbon dioxide emissions from U.S. electric power producers has been created by Carnegie Mellon University and Mitsubishi Hitachi Power Systems.
Wednesday, March 15, 2017
EPP Faculty Featured Prominently at CMU Energy WeekThe second annual CMU Energy Week kicks off March 27. This campus-wide event focuses on five themes: the Future of Energy, Innovation, Research, Policy, and Education.
Tuesday, March 07, 2017
Group Tolerance Linked to Perceptions of Fairness and HarmA new study by research scientist Nichole Argo, and The New School for Social Research, found that people are willing to share a society with those of differing beliefs as long as they believe that those groups share a commitment to universal moral values such as fairness and harm.
Friday, March 03, 2017
Cranor stresses the need to test privacy policiesTen years ago, a CyLab graduate student asked, &#8220;What would happen if everybody read all of the privacy policies on all of the websites they visit?" Lorrie Cranor swiftly responded "Don't be ridiculous, that would never happen." McDonald's question, however, piqued Cranor's interest: Why would that never happen?
Friday, February 10, 2017
EPP’s Wong-Parodi wants to help us talk about climate changeThe fear of starting an argument is enough to keep some people from interacting with people who might disagree with them. But thanks to Assistant Research Professor Gabrielle Wong-Parodi, they may not have to be afraid; at least when it comes to talking about climate change.
Tuesday, January 24, 2017
Elisabeth Bass Udyawar Wins College of Engineering Continuous Excellence AwardElisabeth Bass Udyawar was honored with the College of Engineering's Continuous Excellence Award for superior committment to her role at Carnegie Mellon.
Tuesday, January 10, 2017
How Chinese Cities are Spurring InnovationDaniel Armanios studies cities with emerging tech hubs, in order to understand how Silicon Valley's so-called "secret sauce" might be emulated.
Saturday, December 31, 2016
Talking Energy Innovation in EgyptDaniel Armanios spoke to the Gulf News Journal about Egypt's plan to boost the country's use of renewable energy to provide one-fifth of all domestic power.
Tuesday, December 13, 2016
Is There a Floor for Lithium-ion Battery Production Costs?In a recent study, EPP Ph.D. student Rebecca Ciez and professor Jay Whitacre analyzed the materials and manufacturing expenses necessary to produce cylindrical and prismatic lithium-ion cells.
Wednesday, November 30, 2016
How to Protect from Identity TheftWallethub.com recently consulted EPP professor Nicolas Christin to learn how to safeguard against cybercriminals.
Friday, November 18, 2016
Tribute to Baruch Fischhoff held at the annual Society for Judgement and Decision Making ConferenceA tribute to Baruch Fischhoff was held at the 2016 Society for Judgment and Decision Making conference in Boston.
Sunday, November 13, 2016
Alex Hills and his Alaskan adventure storiesProfessor Alex Hills recently published a book called Finding Alaska's Villiages and Connecting Them, in which he examines the history of telecommunication in Alaska.
Thursday, November 03, 2016
Is Replacing Coal with Natural Gas Actually Good for the Climate?DeVynne Farquharson and other researchers have conducted a new evaluation of methane emissions that compares the climate benefits of using natural gas and coal for electricity generation.
Friday, October 28, 2016
AC/DC: The Push for Better Home Energy EfficiencyIt's not difficult to see why home energy is inefficient, which is why doctoral candidate Brock Glasgo studies the potential viability of taking the home electrical systems from AC to DC.
Tuesday, October 25, 2016
Semi-Volatile Organic Compounds Diffuse Between Atmospheric ParticlesResearch led by professor Neil Donahue provides a greater understanding into how semi-volatile organic compounds behave in the atmosphere.
Friday, October 14, 2016
Subra Suresh Co-Authors Op-Ed for Science MagazineCarnegie Mellon University President and EPP Professor Subra Suresh wrote a piece in Science, the journal of the American Association for the Advancement of Science (AAAS), discussing the critical role of the government in research.
Friday, September 30, 2016
Members of the National Academy of Sciences Publish Open Letter On Climate ChangeIn September of 2016, 375 members of the National Academy of Sciences, including professor Granger Morgan, published an open letter drawing attention to the serious risks of climate change.
Thursday, September 29, 2016
Patti Steranchak Wins Andy Award for SpiritPatti Steranchak has made the Department of Engineering and Public Policy her life's work, and colleagues say her spirit shines brightly in the hearts of former affiliates, alumni, faculty, staff and students.
Friday, September 23, 2016
EPP Faculty Analyze Political Issues on FiveThirtyEight.comEPP faculty recently joined other experts to analyze the political issues that are important to the 2016 presidential candidates.
Monday, September 19, 2016
Understanding the Chemical Industry with Professor Jeff SiirolaEPP Professor Jeff Siirola helps students understand chemistry in untraditional ways.
Monday, September 19, 2016
Krishnamurti Participates in Federal Trade Commission's Consumer Disclosure PanelAssistant Research Professor Tamar Krishnamurti spoke as part of a Federal Trade Commission panel focused on improving the way companies disclose important information to consumers.
Thursday, August 18, 2016
PhD Graduate Featured on Energy PodcastEPP PhD alumni Casey Canfield was recently featured in a few episodes for the Scott Institute's energy-focsed podcast, Energy Bite. She discusses smart meters, solar energy, and communication.
Monday, July 25, 2016
Fischhoff in the Huffington Post: Climate TalkProfessor Baruch Fischhoff recently penned a blog post, called "Climate Talk", for The Huffington Post.
Monday, July 18, 2016
SUCCEED 2016July 18 kicks off the 2016 SUCCEED program, run by the Center for Climate Change and Energy Decision Making. This summer program connects Ph.D. students and high school students around issues of energy, the environment, and climate change.
Friday, July 01, 2016
EPP Experts Work Toward International Scientific CollaborationProfessor Erica Fuchs was one of five experts from the U.S. who participated in the China-U.S. Innovation Dialogue.
Sunday, May 15, 2016
EPP Commencement 2016Carnegie Mellon's 2016 Commencement ceremony was a celebration of achievement across campus. EPP highlighted the hard work and contributions of this year's class with a ceremony for EPP and E&TIM graduates.
Monday, May 02, 2016
EPP Faculty Help Secure $10M Grant for Center for Air, Climate and Energy SolutionsThe Environmental Protection Agency has awarded a $10M grant to the Carnegie Mellon's Center for Air Quality, Climate and Energy Solutions, run by professor Allen Robinson.
Tuesday, March 01, 2016
EPP Contributes to National Academy of Sciences ReportEPP professor Granger Morgan oversaw the review of the National Academies' Attribution of Extreme Weather Events in the Context of Climate Change, and EPP research scientist Kelly Klima was one of the reviewers.
Wednesday, February 24, 2016
Cohon Testifies Before Energy & Commerce CommitteeOn February 24, EPP professor and Carnegie Mellon President Emeritus, Dr. Jared Cohon, testified before the Energy and Commerce Committee as the Co-chair of theCommission to Review the Effectiveness of the National Energy Laboratories.
Wednesday, January 20, 2016
Carnegie Mellon Represented at the World Economic ForumEight Carnegie Mellon faculty members, led by University President Subra Suresh and including EPP professor Lorrie Cranor, presented at the World Economic Forum's Annual Meeting from January 20-23.
Monday, December 21, 2015
Ramayya Krishnan Honored with 2015 Nayudamma AwardRamayya Krishnan, EPP professor and Dean of Heinz III College, is the 2015 recipient of the Nayudamma Centre for Development Alternatives' Nayudamma Award.
Thursday, December 03, 2015
Lorrie Cranor Appointed Chief Technologist at Federal Trade CommissionLorrie Cranor, professor of Computer Science, Engineering and Public Policy and Director of Carnegie Mellon's CyLab Usable Privacy and Security Laboratory (CUPS) has been appointed Chief Technologist of the Federal Trade Commission.
Tuesday, September 15, 2015
Jay Whitacre awarded the $500,000 Lemelson-MIT PrizeProfessor Jay Whitacre (EPP/MSE), the Founder and CTO of Aquion Energy, was recently awarded the prestigious $500,000 Lemelson-MIT Prize.
Monday, August 31, 2015
Granger Morgan testifies before the U.S. House of Representatives: "Examining Vulnerabilities to America's Power Supply"Professor Granger Morgan testified before the Committee on Science, Space and Technology Subcommittee on Oversight and the Subcommittee on Energy.
Tuesday, August 25, 2015
Jay Whitacre Talks Industry-Academic Partnerships in CMU PanelEngineering and Public Policy professor Jay Whitacre recently participated in a "Carnegie Mellon's Innovators Forum" panel, "Industry-Academic Partnerships: A New Global Era."
Friday, August 14, 2015
Deborah Stine To Present at NAE Frontiers of Education SymposiumDeborah Stine, Professor of the Practice at EPP, has been selected to attend the National Academy of Engineering Frontiers of Education Symposium.
Monday, August 03, 2015
EPP Research Cited in New EPA StandardsRecently released EPA emission standards for new, modified, and reconstructed power plants cite research from professors Ed Rubin, Haibo Zhai, graduate student Yang Ou, and alumni Peter Versteeg.
Tuesday, July 07, 2015
Cranor Helps Connect Pittsburgh to the "Internet of Things"Lorrie Cranor is one of a select group of faculty members working with Google to connect the city of Pittsburgh to the Internet of Things (IoT), which involves networking smart environments with embedded sensors.
Thursday, May 28, 2015
Faculty Appointed to Study ARPA-EProfessors Erica Fuchs and Jay Whitacre have been named to a National Research Council committee set to evaluate the Advanced Research Projects Agency - Energy (ARPA-E).
Tuesday, May 12, 2015
Premiere Episode of "Make it Real" Podcast Highlights EPP ResearchProfessor Jeremy Michalek and Ph.D. student Tugce Yuksel chat about their recent study on how regional climate can affect electric vehicles' performance and emissions.
Wednesday, May 06, 2015
EPP Students Awarded at Meeting of the Minds Undergraduate Research SymposuimEPP students Korey Haug, Kathryn Bradford, and Miriam Hegglin received awards at the Meeting of the Minds Undergraduate Research symposium, a university-wide celebration of undergraduate research.
Friday, May 01, 2015
Prof. Whitacre Testifies Before the U.S. House of Representatives Science Committee Energy SubcommitteeJay Whitacre, professor and CEO of Aquion Energy, testified before the House of Representatives Subcommittee on Energy.
Monday, April 27, 2015
EPP Department Head Douglas Sicker Featured in "Today"The internet has become a fundamental part of our lives, providing us with everything from severe weather advisories to chocolate-chip cookie recipes. Three Carnegie Mellon experts, including Department Head Doug Sicker, explain what's at stake.
Thursday, April 16, 2015
EPP Students Get the Insider Perspective on Science Policy in Washington DCThe CMU Students for Science & Tech Policy (SSTP) Club visited Washington DC to meet with science policy professionals and learn about the policy process, careers in public policy, and the current policy-making climate for controversial issues such as climate change.
Friday, April 10, 2015
EPP Professors Receive Dowd AwardThree Engineering and Public Policy faculty members have been awarded the Philip L. Dowd Fellowship Award: Jeremy Michalek, Erica Fuchs, and Scott Matthews.
Wednesday, April 08, 2015
EPP Student Places in Three-minute Thesis CompetitionMichael Craig, first-year EPP PhD student, took second place in CMU's second-annual Three-Minute Thesis Competition.
Wednesday, April 01, 2015
Policy Briefs: Electric VehiclesA study from researchers Allison Weis, Jeremy Michalek, Paulina Jaramillo, and Roger Lueken find that charging plug-in electric vehicles at night can produce increased emissions in certain geographic areas.
Friday, March 27, 2015
EPP Professor Mauter Receives young Membrane Scientist AwardProfessor Meagan Mauter was recently named one of the three recipients of the 2015 North American Membrane Society (NAMS) Young Membrane Scientist Award.
Friday, March 13, 2015
Amy Dale awarded 2015 Graduate Research Award in Computational Hydraulics and HydrologyPhD candidate Amy Dale was awarded the 2015 Graduate Research Award in Computational Hydraulics & Hydrology for her research into nanoparticles.
Tuesday, March 10, 2015
Breaux receives prestigious NSF CAREER awardTravis Breaux, affiliate assistant professor in EPP, is the recipient of the National Science Foundation's Faculty Early Career Development (CAREER) Award, the agency's most prestigious award for junior faculty.
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