Partners-Integrative Design, Arts, and Technology - Carnegie Mellon University



Intel Corporation is partnering with Carnegie Mellon as part of its Intel Design School Network. The goal of the network is to enhance the student-learning environment by introducing students to innovative technology and by promoting creative thought leadership where technology and user experience collide. 

Intel Logo and Galileo Board

Intel has generously donated a variety of laptops, mobile devices, and Galileo development boards to the IDeATe network and is funding a research scientist position to collaborate with faculty and students to advance technology/arts-based collaborative learning. Launching in August 2014, more than 20 courses across all the eight IDeATe concentrations will see the introduction of Intel technologies. Ranging from theatrical sound design to international construction management and product development, students in these courses will use the technology to complete team-based projects and prototype inventions.

This partnership will connect CMU students and faculty with Intel staff and individuals at other leading design schools for research projects and idea generation. CMU will focus on the development of new methods, tools and best practices for integrative design education, as well as exploring new modes of   enhancing the quality-of-experience in interdisciplinary student-learning environments. 

About the Intel® Software Academic Program

The Intel® Software Academic Program ( provides classroom and project resources to a global community of professors and students in high performance computing, mobile development, security and the Internet of Things. With access to software, hardware, courseware and other resources, we want to work with you to ensure the next generation of computer scientists, software engineers can develop software that maximizes performance on today's and tomorrow's hardware.

About the Intel Design School Network

The Intel Design School Network is a network of five of the leading design schools around the world. Members include Art Center College of Design in Pasadena, California College of the Arts in San Francisco, Carnegie Mellon University in Pittsburgh, Copenhagen Institute of Interaction Design in Copenhagen and Royal College of Art in London. Intel Corporation is partnering with these schools to enhance the learning environment by introducing students to innovative technology and promoting creative thought leadership where technology and user experience collide.

For more information

Contact Daragh Byrne, Intel Integrative Design Fellow,


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The IDeATe Network is helping connect Carnegie Mellon to valuable resources throughout the city of Pittsburgh. As part of this initiative, CMU has partnered with TechShop to provide special access to membership and training. These offers are available exclusively for CMU students, faculty, and staff

TechShop Membershipss

About TechShop

TechShop is a vibrant, creative community that provides access to tools, software and space. You can make virtually anything at TechShop. Part fabrication and prototyping studio, part hackerspace and part learning center, TechShop provides access to professional equipment and software. We offer comprehensive instruction and expert staff to ensure you have a safe, meaningful and rewarding experience. Most importantly, at TechShop you can explore the world of making in an open, collaborative, and creative environment.
What We Offer

Each of our facilities includes laser cutters, plastics and electronics labs, a machine shop, a wood shop, a metal working shop, a textiles department, welding stations and a waterjet cutter. Members also have access to design software, featuring the entire Autodesk Design Suite. Huge project areas with large worktables are available for completing projects and collaborating with others. Free coffee and fresh popcorn are always available for your enjoyment.

How It Works

It's simple. Visit TechShop with your CMU ID badge and let our front desk staff know that you are interested in taking advantage of the Carnegie Mellon offer. This will give you access to any of the deals listed above. Each deal provides membership and includes a set number of TechShop classes. Membership immediately opens the door to workspace, software, and hand tools. Our classes will provide members with equipment-specific training and access to advanced tools. As a member, you will also be connected to our open-community of innovators, and our talented staff who are available to help develop ideas and improve technical skills.

We are open everyday from 9AM - Midnight. Come by for a tour. You really have to see it to believe it!

For more information, visit or contact us:
TechShop Pittsburgh
192 Bakery Square Blvd.