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Other Opportunities

Giving Tuesday Challenge

Any current Pittsburgh campus-based Dietrich College student making a gift of $5 or greater on Giving Tuesday (Tuesday, Dec. 2) to any university fund will be entered into a random drawing (one entry per student) to receive catering for 10 people from Chipotle.

Rethink The Rink Make-a-thon

Applications are open to participate in the world's only ice hockey make-a-thon for innovating equipment for player safety! 

Rethink The Rink make-a-thon will select 25 CMU students to learn about sports safety from the Pittsburgh Penguins and cutting-edge materials from Covestro. Student teams will be challenged to develop solutions that reduce player injuries while maintaining current game play. Within the TechSpark prototyping facility, they will prototype their proof-of-concept for new equipment and then demonstrate their solution through a final pitch. The exciting results from this event will be publicized locally, nationally and internationally. 

The Penguins and Covestro aim to offer partnerships with students to implement successful ideas at the outcome of this event — each year, multiple summer internships have been offered by Covestro. There is no cost to participate in this event, happening Monday, March 9 to Friday, March 13, 2020 at TechSpark. Those selected in the first round will be notified by Monday, Dec. 9, commitments will be needed by Wednesday, Dec. 11.

Apply by Friday, Dec. 6 at 11:59 p.m. 

National Collegiate Research Conference (NCRC) at Harvard University

National Collegiate Research Conference (NCRC) is a large-scale, multidisciplinary forum held annually at Harvard University, where the most accomplished undergraduate students from across the United States and internationally convene each year to share their research in the humanities, social sciences and natural sciences. The core vision behind our conference is to provide student researchers with the opportunity to hear from the world’s leading authorities in academia, policy and industry, as well as to foster important exchanges and dialogue between students. Last year, after being selected through a competitive application process, over 200 participants from nearly 75 universities across America and abroad attended the conference. NCRC will be held at Harvard University from Jan. 24-26, 2020.

Proposals DUE:  Sunday, Dec. 1. Learn more
The Undergraduate Research Office offers Presentation Awards to help offset travel costs. Learn more 

Call for CIRP Journal Submissions: US-China Relations

Please note that the topic has changed from political economy to US-China relations.

Submission Deadline: Friday, Jan. 31, 2020

For its eighth issue, the CIRP Journal invites students to submit original research on any topic related to US-China relations. Undergraduate and master’s students from all Carnegie Mellon University colleges and disciplines are invited to submit. Work that has been submitted for a grade in a prior or current CMU course is eligible for submission.

Submission Guidlines: 

  1. Submissions should be five pages including section headings, footnotes, pictures, graphs, tables, etc., Times New Roman 12, single-spaced.
  2. Citations should be formatted in accordance with Chicago Manual of Style rules.
  3. Submissions must include a cover sheet with the author's name, e-mail address and essay title.  The author’s name should appear on the cover sheet only. 

Students should submit their work electronically to Hillary Tanoff, with subject line “CIRP Journal: Submission,” on or before Friday, Jan. 31, 2020.

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CMU Pantry

Open Thursdays from 6:30 to 8 p.m., Residence on Fifth, 4700 Fifth Ave. The CMU Pantry is a resource for undergraduate and graduate students to help combat food insecurity on campus. Non-perishable food items and fresh produce will be available to all students who visit the CMU Pantry.

If you are unable to visit the CMU Pantry during open hours, please email the Pantry Coordinator to make an appointment.