This is for the founders.
A campus connected wirelessly. Bulletproof fabric. A game-changing language-learning app. These world-transforming ideas were all born here.
CMU undergraduate Christina Cabana is already pursuing her life's work: research that will defeat cancer.
Christina Cabana is personally committed to advancing cancer research. As a senior chemistry major and Science and Humanities Scholar at Carnegie Mellon, Cabana is developing a protein to kill specific cell types in specific locations and determine the role these cells play in cancer and other diseases.
Shernell Smith helps students find a passion for service and a sense of place.
Shernell Smith believes in the power of connection, which she helped redefined at Carnegie Mellon this academic year when the new Center for Diversity and Inclusion opened.
Professor Shawn Blanton discovered how to diagnose problems inside the tiny integrated circuits that power our world.
Shawn Blanton’s mission is fixing hard-to-find failures in the microchips that run nearly every electronic appliance we use, and his designs are manufactured and used by some of the world’s largest semiconductor companies.
Meet the Founders
We're celebrating our past by looking into the future — together.
Carnegie Mellon has long been a leader at the intersection of technology, arts and humanity; inspired by one to better the others; harnessing the power of our differences to make a profound impact on our society.