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Students Construct Solar Home for National Contest in D.C.

Graduate Course to Develop Mobile Robot to Map Hazardous Abandoned Mines

"Awake at the Wheel"
Researcher, Inventor George Stetten Releases First Music CD

HERI Praises Undergraduate Education at Carnegie Mellon

Carnegie Mellon Gets $5.5 Million Award from DARPA To Build, Test a Robotic Unmanned Ground Combat Vehicle

Master of Arts Management Program to Help Manage Restored Cultural Sites in Italy

Information Law Expert Named Vice President, General Counsel

Round-up of Summer News

Robotic Achievements:
GRACE Successfully Completes Mobile Robot Challenge at Artificial Intelligence Conference

CM Pack'02 Wins RoboCup Title

Faculty and Researchers in the News

Electric Football Still A Hit in Chemistry Department

39 Nominated for Andy Awards

Carnegie Mellon Remembers 9-11

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Researchers, Students Present Work on Capitol Hill

Morgan Moderates Environmental Panel

Newest "Licensing" Agreement

Summer Fun

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Researchers, Students Present Work on Capitol Hill
Mike Doyle and the presenters

Associate Mechanical Engineering Professor Howie Choset (left) participated in the 8th Annual Department of Defense Hill Day in Washington, D.C. this summer. The yearly event gives congressional legislators and staffers an opportunity to see defense-related research conducted at universities. Choset displayed his snake robot designed for search and rescue operations and to help assess waste contamination sites. Choset is pictured with Pennsylvania Representative Mike Doyle (center, D-18th District) and James Sharp, Doyle's legislative director.

Morgan Moderates Environmental Panel
Environmental Panel

Professor Granger Morgan, head of the Engineering and Public Policy Department, moderated a panel discussion among environmental journalists this summer. The journalists, members of the Executive Committee of the Society for Environmental Journalists (SEJ), discussed how environmental news is reported in newspapers and on radio and television. They also discussed what makes a good environmental story and how they pitch story ideas to their editors. The SEJ will hold its 2004 convention at Carnegie Mellon.

Newest "Licensing" Agreement
License plate for the alumni

The Alumni Office has announced that an official Pennsylvania Carnegie Mellon license plate is now available from the Pennsylvania Department of Transportation for a one-time plate fee of $20. To apply for a Carnegie Mellon license plate, call the Alumni Office at 412-268-2060 or 800-226-8258. You can also send email to

Summer Fun
Kids painting The Fence While Carnegie Mellon students were on summer break, students and teachers at the Children's School took part in the longtime school tradition of painting The Fence.

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