Carnegie Mellon University
May 31, 2013

Media Advisory: Carnegie Mellon University Engineering College To Host Top National Media At 2013 Infotech Fellowship

Contact: Chriss Swaney / 412-268-5776 May 31, 2013 /

Event: Carnegie Mellon University's College of Engineering will host seven top journalists June 2-4 at the seventh annual Information Technology Media Fellowship.

The journalists include: Francie Diep, a reporter with Popular Science Magazine; Seth Fletcher, a reporter with Scientific American; Cathie Gandel, a reporter with U.S. News & World Report; Bill Jackson, a reporter with Government Computer News; Sara Reardon, a reporter with New Scientist; James Sawyer, a senior editor of Manufacturing Engineering Media; and Teake Zuidema, a tech reporter and contributor to the European version of Scientific American.

The fellowship enables leading technology and science reporters to deepen their understanding of emerging technologies. It is also designed to help Carnegie Mellon faculty better understand how to share important research and other tech breakthroughs with news reporters, editors and producers. Participants meet informally with researchers in the labs and in the field. Their visit spans topics ranging from micro-sensors and critical infrastructure to novel nanorobotics, biometrics and leading-edge data storage research.

The Infotech Media Fellowship 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 several new high-tech companies and an overview of "Creating Breakthrough Products" by author and CMU Mechanical Engineering Professor Jonathan Cagan.

When: 8:30 a.m. to 6 p.m., June 2-4.

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