Carnegie Mellon University
June 02, 2011

Media Advisory: Carnegie Mellon's Steinbrenner Institute To Showcase University's Novel Environmental Research to National Media

Contact: Chriss Swaney / 412-268-5776 /
Event: Carnegie Mellon University’s Steinbrenner Institute for Environmental Education and Research (SEER) will host eight top journalists for the ninth annual Steinbrenner Institute Environmental Media Fellowship.

The journalists include Dina Cappiello, a reporter at the Associated Press in Washington, D.C.; James Olsen, a reporter and producer from London-based Lion-TV; Jeffrey Tomich, energy and environmental reporter from the St. Louis Post-Dispatch; Jon Gertner, contributing writer for The New York Times Magazine; Paul Day, reporter for CBS-TV; Brian Vastag, science reporter for The Washington Post; Adam Federman, a reporter for The Nation Magazine; and Kurt Weinschenker, a digital reporter for WTRF-TV in Wheeling, W.Va.
“The fellowship enables leading environmental science, technology and policy journalists to broaden and deepen their knowledge of environmental issues and provides a unique opportunity for Carnegie Mellon faculty members to share their research findings with, and learn about communications skills and strategies from, a group of top reporters and editors,” said David A. Dzombak, faculty director for the Steinbrenner Institute and the Walter J. Blenko Sr. Professor of Environmental Engineering.

The journalists meet informally with researchers in engineering, computer science, robotics and architecture. The fellowship is co-sponsored by the university’s College of Engineering and the Steinbrenner Institute, which is charged with developing and enhancing the impact of environmental research and education at Carnegie Mellon.
When: 8:30 a.m. - 5 p.m., June 5-7.

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