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Wednesday, April 1, 2015

Autism: Making Progress

Autism Awareness MonthCarnegie Mellon researchers are making significant progress with groundbreaking discoveries that are being highlighted this April during National Autism Awareness Month. MORE
Wednesday, April 1, 2015

Pittsburgh’s Girls of Steel Win Chairman’s Award In Regional FIRST® Robotics Competition

Girls of SteelThe CMU-sponsored team has qualified for its fifth consecutive trip to the FRC Championship, April 22-25, in St. Louis, Mo. MORE
Wednesday, April 1, 2015

Inspired Performance

Manfred HoneckPittsburgh Symphony conductor Manfred Honeck recently raised his baton to lead the CMU Philharmonic, as guest of conductor Andrés Cárdenes.

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Tuesday, March 31, 2015

Carnegie Mellon Announces Inaugural Ireland Undergraduate Research Award Winners

DickterVande VelteCMU's Department of Psychology has selected Anna Vande Velde (DC’15) and Adam Dickter (DC’17) as the recipients of the inaugural Ireland Undergraduate Research Awards. Funded by an endowment from the George and Elizabeth Ireland family, the awards were established to support high-quality undergraduate research projects. Vande Velde and Dickter will each receive $1,500 to support their work. MORE
Tuesday, March 31, 2015

Carnegie Mellon’s CyLab Biometrics Center Named Edison Award Finalist

Mario SavvidesThe center has been named a finalist in recognition of Mario Savvides, who has developed tools that use “bio-metrics,” such as the iris of an eye or the shape of one’s face, to identify people from up to 40 feet away and within a few seconds. MORE
Monday, March 30, 2015

Carnegie Mellon Researchers Create “Wikipedia” for Neurons

Wikipedia for NeuronsTo help scientists make sense of the decades worth of data that has been collected about the billions of neurons, CMU researchers have created www.neuroelectro.org, a publicly available website to accelerate research and understanding of neuronal function. MORE
Monday, March 30, 2015

Turning Your Smartphone Into a Ruler

smartphone rulerUsing video from smartphones or other devices to create 3-D models of the world has become increasingly common as computer vision has grown more sophisticated. Researchers at CMU have developed a way to use a smartphone’s sensors to build 3-D models of faces or other objects and — literally, with the wave of a hand — provide accurate measurements of those objects. MORE
Friday, March 27, 2015

American Society for Environmental History Honors Joel Tarr with Distinguished Service Award

Joel TarrTarr has spent his career studying the environmental history of cities and the history and impact of their technological systems. MORE
Thursday, March 26, 2015

CMU & the Tonys to Honor Arts Educators

Arts educator and studentThe Inaugural Excellence in Theatre Education Award will recognize inspirational teachers nominated by their students. MORE