Carnegie Mellon University
June 17, 2011

Media Advisory: Carnegie Mellon's College of Engineering To Showcase Novel Information Technology To National Media

Contact: Chriss Swaney / 412-268-5776 /

Event: Carnegie Mellon University's College of Engineering will host six top journalists June 19-21 at the fifth annual CIT Information Technology Media Fellowship.

The journalists include Clay Dillow, a senior writer with Popular Science Magazine; Nicole Johnson, an IT reporter with Federal Times in Washington, D.C.; Mike Cronin, a reporter and producer from The Daily in New York; Allan Dodds Frank, a senior reporter with The Daily Beast in New York; and Ross McLaughlin and Shawn Hoder, reporters and photographers from 11-Alive TV in Atlanta.

"The fellowship enables leading technology and science journalists to deepen their knowledge of emerging technologies, and it gives our world class faculty a chance to see how reporters and editors work," said Pradeep K. Khosla, Dowd university professor, Dean of Carnegie Mellon's Engineering College 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 to novel nanorobotics demos and cutting edge data storage devices. Faculty involved in the fellowship come from the College of Engineering, the School of Computer Science and robotics.

The fellowship program also is supported by the Department of Media Relations and the Pittsburgh Regional Alliance, which has arranged for the fellows to have a networking dinner with a cache of emerging high-tech companies.

When: 8:30 a.m. to 5 p.m., Sunday-Tuesday, June 19-21.

Where: Carnegie Mellon University, 5000 Forbes Ave., Pittsburgh, Pa. 15213