Year in Review 2020
As challenges test the world's resolve, the Carnegie Mellon University community has stayed committed to its core mission: a transformative impact on society. In 2020, Tartans overcame unexpected obstacles to do work that matters. They came together while staying apart and remained hopeful that through continued research, creativity and entrepreneurship, the problems society now faces will one day be confined to the pages of history. Here's a quick glance at some of this year's top stories, in no particular order, some of which includes artwork taken pre-pandemic.
Tartans have been all in, everywhere — for the health of themselves and their community.
The CMU community has responded to the pandemic through innovative approaches to education, impactful research and service — all of which with work that matters.
The maps provide real-time information on symptoms, doctor visits, medical tests and more allowing county-level data to be used to forecast disease activity.
Thirteen acclaimed alumni surprised graduating Tartans during CMU's first-ever virtual conferral of degrees ceremony.
Throughout her career, she has demonstrated extraordinary leadership in the areas that are defining the future of business schools.
The interim vice provost for diversity, equity and inclusion emphasizes importance of recruiting.
The report is a first of its kind by any university.
The endowment reached a new milestone by supporting more than 7 percent of the university's operating budget for the fiscal year ending June 30, 2020.
In "How We Vote," a Grand Challenge Seminar for first-year students, three faculty members brought a multidisciplinary perspective to a remote examination of the process of voting in American democracy.
As part of efforts to confront racism and promote equity, Tartan Scholars is supporting 100 first-year students and has expanded programming for the initial cohort during their second year at CMU.
Preparations made to go remote this fall that used CMU's learning engineering approach are an investment in the future.
In a virtual event, 11 members of the CMU community were honored for their impact on their industries, communities, alma mater and others’ lives around the world.
Anyone can now translate the abstractions of mathematics into beautiful and instructive illustrations.
Art Senior Steven Montinar drew on his Haitian American background for "Koupe Tet, Boule Kay."
President Farnam Jahanian, right, and researchers such as Henny Admoni, center, share innovations that advance the future of work, tech for good, and the field of robotics with government leaders and entrepreneurs at the World Economic Forum.
The distinction recognizes faculty members for contributions to education, artistic creativity and research. It is the highest rank a CMU faculty member can achieve.
A team of researchers led by Kathleen M. Carley is studying how disinformation spreads through online channels and how to counter its effects.
Provost's Inclusive Teaching Fellows explore ways to promote diversity, equity and inclusion in CMU's course offerings.
A CMU-developed approach targets certain neurons, which enables researchers to efficiently isolate these cell types for further study.
Since 2015, Leah Lizarondo's organization has used technology to recover and distribute more than 10 million pounds of food.
When the pandemic began, faculty and students moved quickly to remote instruction. Here's a look back at the first days in March.
Tommy Oliver's personal and professional life are hitting high notes right now, but he is not one to stand on the sidelines and rest on past accomplishments.
The conference brought together the CMU community with industry leaders and innovators for its 2020 virtual gathering.
At CMU, women are thriving in the field of artificial intellgence. Researchers from all seven colleges are working to solve problems in areas from healthcare to education and forge new frontiers.
Angela Ng, a CMU alumna and program director for Student Engagement at Carnegie Mellon in Qatar, has helped to make more than 400 cloth face masks for essential staff at CMU.
The initiative, which started this spring, has researchers working with local organizations and volunteers to educate tenants about their rights.
Tartans around the world came together for critical conversations, tours, cooking demos and talent competitions. Explore the interactive activities from the weekend.
John Mackey, left, and Marijn Heule have pursued a math puzzle known as Keller's conjecture for decades. They found a solution by translating it into a satisfiability problem.
CMU has reached several open access agreements recently including one with the Public Library of Science.
A plethora of protocols were put in place before faculty, staff and students returned this fall.
The CMU spinoff, which makes the process of acquiring one or more new languages accessible and fun, has been valued at more than $1 billion.
In just three years, he shattered most of CMU's records for men's golf, which along with the women's team, is ranked at the top of Division III.
Missing campus? So was Carnegie Mellon College of Engineering student Jared Cohen. He and friends used some of their quarantine time to recreate the CMU campus in Minecraft ... block by block.
Four Tartans, including Dan Smyers, left, took home awards from the 62nd annual Grammy Awards.
CMU students has turned an idea for a class project into an app to help their peers navigate the remote university experience.
The small, speedy rover completed its preliminary design review in advance of a 2022 mission to search for lunar ice.
In a matter of days, CMU transitioned 4,923 course-sections to remote instruction. Leading the quickly developing university-wide effort was Marsha Lovett.
Buggy and booth designing was part of the online activities offered at this year's celebration.