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Applications are now being accepted for the Carnegie Mellon University Washington Semester Program (CMU/WSP) for Spring 2019

Online Applications Due: Monday, October 1, 2018.

From embassy headquarters to nongovernmental organizations, think tanks to advocacy organizations, and consulting firms to media outlets, Washington, DC, is a focal point for many international and public policy activities. Undergraduates from any course of study who would value firsthand policy experience are invited to apply to the Carnegie Mellon University Washington Semester Program (CMU/WSP), sponsored by the university's Institute for Politics and Strategy.

Learn more about the CMU/WSP at an upcoming information session:

  • Thursday, September 13, 2018: 4:30-5:30 PM in Baker Hall 154R
  • Friday, September 14, 2018: 12:30-1:30 PM. Webinar Information Session.
  • Monday, September 17, 2018: 4:30-5:30 PM in Baker Hall 154R

Students should plan to attend only one information session. Pizza and drinks will be provided at the in-person information sessions.

The Green Program

Enrollment is open for Winter & Spring break 2019.

Founded in 2009, The GREEN Program (TGP) is an experiential education and workforce development program for young leaders in sustainable development. Created for students by students, TGP has introduced a new model for education abroad driven by a desire to provide purposeful, hands-on industry exposure at a fraction of the time and cost.

Our program attracts students and young leaders who are curious about the world, seek opportunities to break out of their comfort zones and stand out amongst their peers as global citizens.

Learn more

Ten Dietrich College Classes You Don’t Want to Miss

When it comes to classes offered in Carnegie Mellon University’s Dietrich College of Humanities and Social Sciences, the possibilities are endless. From the exploration of animal minds to why creative writing matters, there’s still time to discover many of this fall’s exciting and unique courses.

See complete list of classes

New! Minor in Cybersecurity and International Conflict

We are excited to announce the launch of a new Institute for Politics and Strategy minor in Cybersecurity and International Conflict. The minor is open to all undergraduates at Carnegie Mellon, including students with a major in IRP.

The minor in cybersecurity and international conflict analyzes the role of cyber warfare and cybersecurity in international politics—past, present, and future. Cyber attacks by nation-states and their proxies have the potential to reshape how wars are fought in the twenty first century. As such, the complexity and policy challenge of cyber-engagements is immense and altogether without precedent. The minor addresses the role of deterrence, dissuasion, and attribution in cyber conflict, while also studying the nuances of key components of modern warfare—from the security dilemma to escalation management.

View the full curriculum

For more information, please contact Emily Half, Deputy Director, Institute for Politics and Strategy

Other Opportunities

Call for Nominations: The 2018-2019 E.D. Smith Award for Distinguished Teaching and Educational Service

Nomination Deadline: Monday, November 5, 2018

Dietrich College invites you to nominate a member of the college's faculty for the 2018-2019 Elliott Dunlap Smith Award for Distinguished Teaching and Educational Service. As implied by the title of the award, the leading criterion should be that a nominee shall have achieved distinction as a teacher and educator in the college and university, and perhaps – more broadly – higher education in general, and/or his or her discipline.

A more detailed description of the award, as well as nomination processes and a list of past winners, can be found on the Dietrich College awards page.

Preliminary nominations should consist of a letter (2 pages, maximum, signed by at least three faculty, students, or staff), submitted electronically via the web link noted above.

Win $6K in the Philips Design/Sleep Challenge!

The CMU Swartz Center is hosting the Philips Design/Sleep Challenge, a university-wide competition open to all students at CMU for the purpose of generating innovative ideas for healthy sleep solutions.

Philips is looking for ideas that have the potential to become successfully implemented into its growing sleep products portfolio.

Top ideas will be awarded portions of a $6K prize.

Find out more and register

Mental Health First Aid Training

This 8-hour instructional course is a public education program that introduces participants to risk factors and warning signs of mental illnesses, builds understanding of their impact, overviews common supports and identifies ways that an individual can help someone in need. This training is conducted by two CMU staff members, one from Counseling and Psychological Services (CaPS) and one from University Health Services. The training is offered free of charge.

For more information or to register

Fall 2018 training dates:

  • Friday, September 28
  • Tuesday, October 23
  • Wednesday, November 14
  • Friday, December 14

For more information, about Mental Health First Aid courses

Global Communication Center fall schedule is now available!

Welcome back, CMU! We at the GCC have something we’d like to share with you….

We are officially opening our doors for the fall semester on Monday, August 27. Our schedule is now live, so you can start making appointments right now! You can make an appointment by clicking on the link above. For more detailed instructions, visit the GCC online.

This year, we will have more available appointments than ever before! To help us continue expanding our services to the entire CMU community, we have switched to a new scheduling system, Acuity. For you to have the most functionality with the scheduler, we strongly recommend you register for a free Acuity account. Please bear with us as we fine-tune this new system.

Our schedule for fall workshops is also available. The first workshop, Email Communication with Professors and Potential Employers, takes place on two dates: Tuesday, Sept. 4 and Thursday, Sept. 6. Register here »

We look forward to working with you on your written, oral and visual communication!

Undergrad Student Mentors Needed - Physics Concepts Program

Why be a mentor in the 2018-2019 CMU Physics Concepts Program?

  1. To help middle school students learn science by doing hands-on projects: test a hypothesis by carrying out an experiment (many times to get a reliable result and estimate the error).
  2. To form a bond with your mentee, which both of you will love.
  3. To build your mentee's self-confidence by understanding the (sometimes very complex) concepts related to his/her project, and rehearse to be ready to present at the Pennsylvania Junior Academy of Science (PJAS) fair in February.
  4. You will learn a great deal about science, teaching of science and working with inner-city kids. 
  5. Your being a mentor in an outreach program will look great on your CV. It could help you get admission to graduate school or get a position when you leave CMU. Also, when one applies for grants from National Science Foundation, Department of Energy, NASA, NIH, etc. you are asked what outreach activities you have done.

Sessions: 2:40 p.m. to 4:05 p.m. on Tuesdays

Work-study stipend $10/hour=$20/session

Interested undergrads can contact Leonard Kisslinger at