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June 18: Carnegie Mellon's College of Engineering To Host Information Technology Media Fellowship


Chriss Swaney

Carnegie Mellon’s College of Engineering To Host
Information Technology Media Fellowship

PITTSBURGH—Carnegie Mellon University’s College of Engineering will host four top journalists, June 22-23, for its third annual information technology media fellowship program.

The national journalists are Larry Greenemeier, associate editor of technology for Scientific American; Erico Guizzo, associate editor of IEEE Spectrum Magazine; Mary K. Pratt, a correspondent for Computer World; and Christopher Gorski, a producer and reporter for Discoveries and Breakthroughs in Science. The journalists will spend two days on the Carnegie Mellon campus, meeting faculty and getting a personal look at some of the university’s technology research.

"The fellowship enables leading technology and science journalists to deepen their knowledge of emerging technologies, and provides a wonderful opportunity for our faculty members to broaden their knowledge about how the media work," said Pradeep K. Khosla, dean of Carnegie Mellon’s College of Engineering and founding director of Carnegie Mellon CyLab, one of the largest university-based cybersecurity research and education centers in the world.   

The media fellows meet informally with researchers in labs and in the field. Their interviews span topics ranging from tracking cyber crooks and data storage to novel mobility and sport technologies. Faculty involved in the media fellowship program represent leading-edge researchers from the College of Engineering, the School of Computer Science, Carnegie Mellon CyLab, the Data Storage Systems Center and the Institute for Complex Engineered Systems.

The fellowship program also is supported by Carnegie Mellon’s Department of Media Relations and the Pittsburgh Regional Alliance, which has arranged for the fellows to visit several Oakland-based startups.