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June 18: Carnegie Mellon Unveils 36-Foot "Data Truck"

Contact:

Jonathan Potts
412-268-6094
jpotts@andrew.cmu.edu

Media Advisory: Carnegie Mellon Unveils 36-Foot "Data Truck"

EVENT: Carnegie Mellon University will demonstrate its new Data Truck, a 36-foot mobile social science laboratory that will allow the university to conduct research involving groups of people, such as senior citizens, who cannot readily come to campus. The Data Truck can be used to interview people engaged in real-life situations to study events as they unfold — for example, the effect of exhaustion on marathon runners crossing the finishing line or the effects of alcohol on the judgment of people tailgating outside Heinz Field before a Steelers game.

WHEN: 2 p.m., Wednesday, June 20.

WHERE: The parking lot of the College of Fine Arts at Carnegie Mellon's Oakland campus.

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