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.

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Prepared for What's Next

Alumnus Tom Hu helps to create medical countermeasures to safeguard Americans’ health

Science Connection, vol 7 no 1, December 2014

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Master Cyclist

Jim Turner (S'61) established a velodrome track world record for the men’s age group 75-79.

Carnegie Mellon Today, January 2015

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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

Loyal Scot

  • Physics alumnus Eric Dahl (S’02) received an Early Career Research Award from the Department of Energy to develop a new style of particle detector for finding dark matter particles.
  • Chemistry alumna Kathryn L. Beers (S’96, ‘00) was named a fellow of the American Chemical Society.
  • The Carnegie Mellon Alumni Association honored Chemistry alumnus Gregory Polansky (S’74, TPR’76) with the 2014 Alumni Distinguished Service award.
  • The Alfred P. Sloan Foundation awarded math alumnus Charles Smart (S’02, CS’02) a 2014 Sloan Research Fellowship.
  • More alumni news

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