Carnegie Mellon University

Hello prospective EPP students!

We’re sorry we can’t meet you in person, but we hope that you can join one of our virtual events below, or connect with one of our current students to learn more about our program. The coronavirus situation is exactly why our program was created almost 50 years ago – students in technical programs need more than just engineering, math and science courses to solve complex problems. Students need skills in social science and humanities domains to give them the broad perspectives to understand how technical solutions can be deployed successfully. 

The Department of Engineering and Public Policy (EPP) at Carnegie Mellon University is a unique department that works to solve problems at the interface of technology and society. We offer undergraduate additional major and minor programs for students across campus, two Master’s degrees – one in Engineering and Public Policy and one in Engineering and Technology Innovation and Management (ETIM), and a research-oriented Ph.D. program.

We offer three different programs for undergraduates:


EPP Info Session for Admitted and Prospective CMU Students

These sessions will include a brief overview of the program, the curriculum, student experiences, and career paths, as well as plenty of time for Q&A. These sessions are for admitted seniors as well as prospective junior applicants and their families.


Sit in on our intro class Tuesdays and Thursdays from 12-1:20pm EST

Admitted seniors are welcome to join the Intro to Engineering and Public Policy class. The course involves some lecture and small group activities. Please RSVP for a class by sending an email to both instructor Deanna Matthews and teaching assistant Niles Guo with your planned date of attending.


Connect with a current EPP student!

Our students are happy to share their experiences with you, and to show you that the additional majors don’t limit their opportunities on campus. Click on a name to learn more about the organizations and positions our students hold. Contact them via email, introduce yourself as an admitted or prospective student, and set up a time and a means to connect with them – via email, text, facebook, Zoom, or whatever.

Major: MSE/EPP

Activities: Anvil Officer, Bladesmithing Club Member

Email: bmglaser@andrew.cmu.edu 

Major: MSE

Activities: Sustainable Earth, Cross Country/Track, PACE (service), Currently studying abroad in Switzerland

Email: nxs@andrew.cmu.edu 

Major: MechE/EPP

Activities: Ultimate frisbee captain, Women in MechE president, oSTEM founder, Pi Tau Sigma service chair, CIA Buggy, AUO, grader, undergraduate research assistant

Email: candreas@andrew.cmu.edu 

Major: Policy and Management, STPP, Chinese (minor)

Activities: Roosevelt Institute, RA for CBDR and the Air Lab, Washington Semester Program

Email: jfeldgoi@andrew.cmu.edu 

Major: MechE/EPP

Activities: Spirit, Buggy, CMU in Puerto Rico, Haciendo Enlaces, SHPE, ASME

Email: fandujar@andrew.cmu.edu 

Major: MechE

Activities: Fringe Buggy, Undergraduate Student Senate, Grappling Club

Email: dwcohen@andrew.cmu.edu 

Major: ECE/EPP

Activities: Greek life, Camp Kesem, Women in ECE

Email: sruhela@andrew.cmu.edu 

Major: MechE/EPP

Activities: Carnegie Mellon Racing, CMU Robomechanics Lab, Orientation Counselor, VP of Finance for Women in Mechanical Engineering

Email: rjwallac@andrew.cmu.edu 

Major: MechE/EPP

Activities: Greek Life and Athletics (Womens Basketball)

Email: lrunels@andrew.cmu.edu 

Major: CEE/EPP

Activities: Greek Life

Email: kdanon@andrew.cmu.edu 

Major: CEE/EPP

Activities: Fringe (Booth Chair)

Email: mhenriks@andrew.cmu.edu