Carnegie Mellon University
May 05, 2023

2023 MCS Graduates

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So much has happened since the Class of 2023 joined Carnegie Mellon University. Revisit a few stories about graduating seniors and graduate students who are part of the Mellon College of Science.

Isabel Brum
Isabel Brum

A philosophy class changed Isabel Brum's perception of public health. The senior studying cognitive neuroscience with an additional major in ethics, history and public policy spent last summer at a hospital in Kisumu, Kenya. Read more

Ashritha Eswaran

A women's international master and a graduate student in the M.S. in Data Analytics for Science, Ashritha Eswaran competed in the 2022 U.S. Women's Chess Championship. Read more

Sara Liang

Sara Liang, a senior in biological sciences at Carnegie Mellon University, will represent the United States at the 2023 World Flying Disc Federation World Under 24 Championships. Read more

Ola Owodunni

Track and field member Ola Owodunni, a senior majoring in biological sciences and psychology, credited athletics with playing an important part in her CMU career. Read more

Peter Sauer
Peter Sauer

Peter Sauer is offering a technological take on a biological problem. The senior is helping researchers predict how complex structures made of DNA form at the smallest scales. Read more


student-athlete-shockley_900x600.jpgMason Shockley

Soccer player and chemistry senior Mason Shockley said soccer lifted him up academically. Read more

Martha Spletzer and Jarrod Paris
Martha Spletzer

Martha Spletzer, chemistry is all about the reaction. A member of the Guo Group, Spletzer studies an enzyme, known as TqaL, which contains iron ions. Read more

Veronique Wright
Veronique Wright

Volunteering at the Clinique La Capitale in Rabat, Morocco, brought greater clarity to Veronique Wright's future. Read more

Mona Yuan

Biological Sciences senior Mona Yuan was honored by the Carnegie Mellon Women's Association for her research and dedication. Read more

MCS Commencement Weekend Schedule

Friday, May 12

Biological Sciences Master's Programs Diploma Ceremony, 9 a.m., Mellon Institute Auditorium, and Reception, 10:30 a.m., Mellon Institute Social and Conference Rooms

Mathematical Sciences Diploma Ceremony, 9 a.m., McConomy Auditorium, Cohon University Center, and Reception, 11 a.m., Simmons Auditorium, Tepper Building

General, Multidisciplinary and Student-Defined Studies Diploma Ceremony and Reception, 9:30 a.m., McKenna, Peter and Wright Rooms, Cohon University Center

Mellon College of Science Doctoral Hooding Ceremony, 2 p.m., Mellon Institute Auditorium, and Reception, 3 p.m., Mellon Institute Library and 4th Floor Lobby

Saturday, May 13

Biological Sciences Bachelor's and Doctor's Diploma Ceremony, 10 a.m., Mellon Institute Auditorium, and Reception, 11:30 a.m., Mellon Institute Social and Conference Rooms

M.S. in Data Analytics for Science Diploma Ceremony and Reception, 10:30 a.m., McKenna, Peter and Wright Rooms, Cohon University Center

President's Reception in Honor of Doctoral Candidates, 4 p.m., Tepper Building Atrium

Sunday, May 14

BXA Intercollege Degree Programs Diploma Ceremony, 7:30 a.m., Kresge Theater and Alumni Concert Hall

University Main Commencement Ceremony, 10 a.m., Gesling Stadium

Physics Diploma Ceremony, 1 p.m., 2315 Doherty Hall, Reception, 2:30 p.m., 2315 Doherty Hall
Chemistry Reception, 1:30 p.m., Mellon Institute Social and Conference Rooms, and Diploma Ceremony, 3 p.m., Mellon Institute Auditorium

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