Year in Review 2022
- University Communications & Marketing
This past year, the dedicated members of the CMU community strove for sustainability here on Earth and reached for the stars. They developed technologies that will transform society to the benefit of all. They took home Oscar, Emmy and Tony awards and dozens of nominations. And the generosity of our donors and partners through Make Possible: The Campaign for Carnegie Mellon helped to position the university at the frontier of what is possible.
Here are a few stories to showcase some of what Carnegie Mellon University accomplished this year.
The Future of Manufacturing
Biden Delivers Passionate Call To Action To Invest in American Innovation
President Joe Biden interacts with faculty and students during a visit to Mill 19, CMU's advanced manufacturing research facilities.
CMU President Jahanian Joined U.S. President at Signing of the Historic CHIPS and Science Act
The CHIPS Act, a $280 billion package aimed at boosting semiconductor manufacturing in the U.S., will bring important advanced technological opportunities to Pittsburgh and southwestern Pennsylvania.
Carnegie Mellon, Region, To Share Benefits of $62.7M Build Back Better Grant
The grant will expand Pittsburgh's well-established robotics, AI and automation cluster to 11 counties in Southwestern Pennsylvania and help address regional challenges.
Haptic Effects in Virtual Reality
Researchers at Carnegie Mellon have devised a practical way for people to receive tactile feedback in virtual worlds.
CMU and Mayo Clinic To Collaborate on Transplant Innovation
The institutions will bioengineer innovative approaches to address current barriers in organ transplantation.
CMU Launches Center for Transformational Play
The new research center will strengthen research and development of transformational games and position CMU as a hub for game research and development.
$20M from NIH Provides Infrastructure, Leadership for Project To Map the Human Body
CMU researchers support a global atlas of the human body at the cellular level, to accelerate understanding of how cell and tissue organization and function affect human health.
Researchers Nanoprint Electrodes for Customized Treatments of Disease
Researchers pioneered the CMU Array — a new type of microelectrode array for brain computer interface platforms.
Carnegie Mellon Researcher Dives to Titanic To Test Text-to-Video Technology
Alex Waibel recorded himself narrating his dive to the legendary wreck inside a submersible.
CMU in Space
CMU Building Moonshot Mission Control for Upcoming Lunar Exploration
A new command center in Gates Hall will provide equipment to the crews of the Iris, MoonRanger and future space missions.
MoonArk Twin Joins Permanent Collection at the Smithsonian
A marker designed to last hundreds of thousands of years on the moon is envisioned to spark wonderment for future humans.
Moon Buddy Team Working with NASA on Spacesuits for Lunar Exploration
The SUITS challenge seeks an augmented reality interface that will assist astronauts during moonwalks.
Satellite Designed at CMU Launches into Low-Earth Orbit
The Tartan-Artibeus-1 Satellite was aboard SpaceX's successful Falcon 9 launch of Transporter-3.
Hey Siri: How Much Does This Galaxy Cluster Weigh?
A team led by CMU physicists has developed a deep-learning method that accurately estimates the mass of the Coma Cluster.
'Walking the Walk' Toward a Cleaner Planet
Carnegie Mellon's commitment to sustainability is evident across its beautiful Pittsburgh campus.
A Major American Investment in Climate and Environmental Policy
CMU experts weigh in on the impact of the Inflation Reduction Act.
ETC Game Guided by Global Goals
The game allows the player, as mayor of Shapetopia, to enact policies that reflect the Sustainable Development Goals.
CMU Launches Responsible AI Initiative To Direct Technology Toward Social Responsibility
CMU brings AI research under the umbrella of fairness, accountability, transparency and ethics.
AI Pilot Can Navigate Crowded Airspace
Researchers aim to develop behaviors of their AI to be indistinguishable from a human pilot.
CMU Dean Appointed to National Artificial Intelligence Advisory Committee
The appointment recognizes the leadership, expertise and ground-breaking work of Dean Ramayya Krishnan.
Roboticists Go Off Road To Compile Data That Could Train Self-Driving ATVs
The TartanDrive dataset is likely the largest for off-road environments.
Spring Carnival Returns in Full Swing
This year’s theme was “Ad Astra” — Latin for “to the stars.”
CMU President Welcomes Class of 2026+
President Farnam Jahanian embraced incoming students at Orientation with a warm welcome to the CMU community.
Three Carnegie Mellon Alumni Win Six 2022 Tony Awards
CMU alumni have earned 58 Tonys to date — onstage and behind the scenes.
CMU Hacking Team Wins Super Bowl of Hacking for 6th Time
The victory builds on CMU's prowess in cybersecurity.
Carnegie Mellon Receives the No. 1 Rank in Eight Program and Specialty Areas
U.S. News & World Report ranks CMU 22nd overall among National Universities.
Three CMU Students Chosen as Goldwater Scholars
Juniors Shweta Gudapati, Daniel Schaffer and Khunpob Sereesuchart are among recipients of this year's award.
Alumnus Noah Mitz, and HDR Michael Keaton Among the Winners at the 74th Annual Primetime Emmy Awards
Mitz took home the trophy for Outstanding Lighting Design/Lighting Direction for a Variety Special.
New at CMU
Scotty Sculpture Finds Its Forever Home
Carnegie Mellon's new bronze Scottish terrier was sculpted by College of Fine Arts alumnus Ray Kaskey.
Installation Ceremony Officially Welcomes CFA Dean, Heads
Shaping the 21st-Century Library
Tepper School Launches New Part-Time Accelerated MBA Program
The Part-Time Accelerated MBA provides a path to accelerate the MBA program and reduce tuition in the process.
Sloan Foundation Funds New Office to Support Open Source Activities
The office will explore the ecosystem of software around a new core facility and government research and development.
The Lullaby Project Comes to Pittsburgh
The project has been shown to enhance maternal health and strengthen the bond between parent and child.
The Campaign for Carnegie Mellon
CMU and Mastercard Foundation Partner To Drive Youth-led Digital Transformation in Africa
The $275.7 million partnership will perpetually support advanced engineering and technology education at Carnegie Mellon University in Africa, catalyze opportunities for 10,000 young people to engage with emerging technologies and lead the digital transformation of the continent.
$10 Million Gift Will Establish The Joseph Ballay Center for Design Fusion
The center will serve as a central hub for design courses, executive education, sponsored projects and collaborations and design research.
PNC Foundation Grants $3 Million to CMU, Expands Access to Pre-college Programming
The grant will fund the university’s Summer Academy for Math and Science, and an expansion of its ongoing pilot of the Leadership, Excellence, Access and Persistence program focused on the arts and humanities.
Alumnus Gift Will Advance Electrical and Computer Engineering
The Giorgio Coraluppi Headship will provide support for the department head and for ECE's strategic initiatives and priorities.
A New Era for CMU's Institute for Contemporary Art
The greatly expanded ICA will open in new location neighboring the Carnegie Museums.