"Meeting of the Minds" — a celebration of the diverse, creative and exciting undergraduate research that takes place across campus every day and in every discipline — was held in the University Center May 9 from 10 a.m. to 5 p.m.
Sponsored by the Office of Undergraduate Research (URO), the event hosted more than 400 students who presented their research through posters, oral presentations, DVDs, live performances, demonstrations and art installations.
"Our symposium is unique, compared to other institutions, because it encompasses all of the disciplines," said Stephanie Wallach, director of the URO. "It's one of the few times our campus comes together as a whole to see and celebrate the breadth of intellectual inquiry at Carnegie Mellon."
At 2:30 p.m., President Cohon and Provost Mark Kamlet addressed the audience and a drawing was held for symposium students to win prizes. An awards ceremony took place at 5:00 p.m., recognizing a number of students and their achievements in a variety of categories.
Carnegie Mellon students and alumni are known for the many contributions they make to society, whether it is in the laboratory, on film or in the studio. "Meeting of the Minds" is an opportunity for all members of our campus community to see firsthand the many ways students at Carnegie Mellon are changing our world.
In the words of Jen Weidenhof, assistant to the director of URO, "It makes you proud to be at Carnegie Mellon."