Innovative curricula-Mellon College of Science - Carnegie Mellon University

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Innovative curricula

woman mixing pigment

In the Color of Minerals and Inorganic Pigments course—a joint effort between the Mellon College of Science and the School of Art—students chemically synthesize their own pigments in the lab to use in the studio.

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MCS faculty have channeled their ingenuity and interdisciplinary energy into developing a creative undergraduate curriculum. MCS students were among the first in the nation to learn how to be green chemists. From mapping the best city garbage routes to optimizing financial portfolio returns, MCS students work in teams to solve challenging, everyday problems. And they synthesize their own pigments in the lab to use in the art studio.