Alumni-Mellon College of Science - Carnegie Mellon University

Alumni stories and successes inspire the MCS community. We welcome your visits to campus and news of your professional successes.

MCS alumni have diverse careers leading them to many disciplines, countries, and industries. Here we share the most recent profiles from Science Connection magazine and stories of alumni in the news. We hope you'll return to campus to reconnect with past mentors and current students to share your story as well. If you have news that you'd like to share, or would like to find out what's going on with your fellow MCS alumni, visit our News & Notes page.

photo of Glen de Vries

On Cloud Nine

Glen de Vries’ Medidata Solutions Is the Leading Global Provider of Cloud-Based Software for Clinical Research

Science Connection, vol 6 no 1, November 2013

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A Shot in the Arm for HIV Vaccine Development

Peggy Johnston Tackles Global Health Challenges

Science Connection, vol 5 no 1, December 2012


Carnegie Mellon Today, October 2012

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60 Seconds With...

Mark Denny (S’95), emergency-care physician

Carnegie Mellon Today, January 2013

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Getting to the Point

Joyce Rudick Helps Scientists, Students Navigate Their Career Paths

Science Connection, vol 4 no 1, November 2011

William Magwood

Nuclear Force

William Magwood's Path to the U.S. Nuclear Regulatory Commission

Carnegie Mellon Today, October 2011

Loyal Scot

  • The Carnegie Mellon Alumni Association honored three MCS alumni — Kathryn L. Beers (S’96, ’00), J. Renato Iturriaga (S’64, CS’67), and Alan Washburn (E’62, ’63, S’65) — with 2013 Alumni Awards at a ceremony held during Cèilidh Weekend. 
  • Biological Sciences alumnus Dietrich Stephan (S’91) has been named chair of the Department of Human Genetics at the University of Pittsburgh Graduate School of Public Health. Read more from the Pitt/UPMC news offices.
  • Chemistry alumna and Pitt faculty member Jill Millstone (S’03) has created nanometer-scale alloys that possess the ability to emit light so bright they could have potential applications in medicine. Read more from the Pitt news office.
  • The International Union of Pure and Applied Chemistry (IUPAC) awarded chemistry alumnus Huifeng Qian (S’12) and four others the 2013 IUPAC Prizes for Young Chemists.
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