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New Spring 2021 Micro Course: Acceleration: A Global Security War Game in the Age of Pandemic

Acceleration: A Global Security War Game in the Age of Pandemic (84-200) is a unique spring 2021 course that blends current events — the pandemic, white supremacist extremism, refugee crises, and misinformation — with a simulation exercise that teaches students how to think strategically.

This 3-unit micro course exposes students to the multi-faceted nature of key 21st century security challenges through the lens of a war game. Taught by Institute for Politics and Strategy Professor Colin Clarke, an expert on terrorism, this course will feature a weekend-long (Thursday-Sunday) digital war game run by terrorism scholar and author Dr. Daveed Gartenstein-Ross, along with a team of other experts, role players, and referees from his firm Valens Global.

VIEW MORE INFORMATION ABOUT 84-200

Consider Research for Spring! Dietrich College Research Training Program

One of the greatest advantages of attending a university like Carnegie Mellon is the opportunity to participate in the research that faculty are pursuing. If this appeals to you, consider the Dietrich College Freshman-Sophomore Research Training Courses for Spring 2021. 

Research Training Courses are semester-long, structured independent studies for Dietrich College first-year and sophomore students, designed to give students some real research experience working with a faculty member in a current project or lab, and in so doing to stimulate and nurture further interest in research in future semesters. 

Research Training Courses (RTC) are open to those students who will be second semester first-years or sophomores during the semester in which they will take the course.

Benefits of taking a Research Training Course: 

  • Dietrich College students have first priority in taking these courses; registration will be open only to DC students through registration week, and then will be open to other freshmen and sophomores after that week.
  • Establish a working connection with a faculty member
  • Learn crucial research skills
  • Have a true one-on-one learning experience 

Read more about the benefits of research

This kind of inspiring, eye-opening experience could be in store for you in Spring 2020.  Check out the Spring 2021 Research Training course options, and consider submitting an application!

Support the Children's School Library: Virtual Book Fair Nov. 23-Dec. 6 

Carnegie Mellon’s Children’s School is hosting a virtual book fair to help purchase books for the school’s library. The Children's School will receive 30 percent of the purchase price of every book purchased between Monday, Nov. 23 and Sunday, Dec. 6.

Please note that if you purchase books either before or after the book fair dates, the Children's School will still receive 15 percent of the purchase price. Contact Maggie Rosenblum with questions.  Happy shopping!

New Dietrich College Gen Ed Course Additions for Spring 2021

Several courses have been recently added to the Gen Ed course offerings that may be of interest, including courses from the English, History and Psychology Departments, and CMU's Institute for Politics and Strategy.

View new Gen Ed courses

Consider Research for Spring! Dietrich College Research Training Program 

One of the greatest advantages of attending a “research university” like Carnegie Mellon is the opportunity to participate in the research that faculty are pursuing. If this appeals to you, consider the Dietrich College Freshman-Sophomore Research Training Courses for Spring 2021.

Research Training Courses are semester-long, structured independent studies for Dietrich College freshmen and sophomores, designed to give students some real research experience working with a faculty member in a current project or lab, and in so doing to stimulate and nurture further interest in research in future semesters. 

Research Training Courses (RTC) are open to those students who will be a first-year student in their second semester or sophomores during the semester in which they will take the course. 

Benefits of taking a Research Training Course:

  • Dietrich College students have first priority in taking these courses; registration will be open only to DC students through registration week, and then will be open to other freshmen and sophomores after that week.
  • Establish a working connection with a faculty member
  • Learn crucial research skills
  • Have a true one-on-one learning experience 

Read more about the benefits of research

This kind of inspiring, eye-opening experience could be in store for you in Spring 2020.  Check out the Spring 2021 Research Training course options, and consider submitting an application!

Pre-College Programs Staff Recruitment

Pre-College Programs is hiring Community Advisors (CAs) for Summer 2021. Interested students can apply through Handshake.

Employment dates: June 1 - August 15, 2021
Rate: $4,200 per summer
Free On-Campus Housing and Dining (on-campus housing is required)

(Resident Advisor recruitment will be from January 5 through February 19, 2021 though questions will be answered now)

More information available on the Pre-College website.