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Strategic Initiatives

These top-level projects bring together multiple disciplines to make a dramatic impact on our students and the world:

The CMU Experience

The CMU Experience

A healthy mind, body and spirit are the foundation for lifelong success, personally and professionally. With the Strategic Plan 2025 as its guide, the Task Force on the CMU Experience works on making the CMU community one that helps all its members thrive. Task Force priorities include ideas such as intentional structures for mentoring and nurturing; spaces and opportunities for reflection, play and meaningful interaction; and expanded access to academic advising and professional support, among other initiatives.

Simon Initiative

Educational Innovation

The Simon Initiative uses CMU's cross-disciplinary ecosystem of learning and engineering to measurably improve student learning outcomes. This work involves hundreds of CMU faculty and researchers; crosses colleges, departments and fields; and includes educational data mining and machine learning, computer-supported collaborative learning, educational games, the neural basis of learning, causal learning and many other areas. Explore a day in the life of a student participating in the Simon Initiative.



Understanding how the brain works is one of the biggest puzzles left for science to solve. An exciting initiative that harnesses technology to explore brain and behavior, BrainHub involves CMU scientists and their global partners working together to develop innovative computational and technological tools for studying the links between brain and behavior, enabling new insights into topics such as cognition, learning and perception, as well as shedding light on brain disorders such as autism and Parkinson's disease.