Year in Review 2022
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 (opens in new window)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.
Experts Study Marine Mammals To Learn About Human Hearing
Barbara Shinn-Cunningham(opens in new window) is gaining a deeper understanding of human hearing by studying the brains of marine mammals.
Carnegie Mellon Researcher Dives to Titanic To Test Text-to-Video Technology
Alex Waibel(opens in new window) recorded himself narrating his dive to the legendary wreck inside a submersible.
Robots that Can Feel Cloth Layers May One Day Help with Laundry
New research from CMU'sRobotics Institute(opens in new window) can help robots feel layers of cloth, which could allow robots to assist with household tasks like folding laundry.
CMU in Space
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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.
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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.
Guiding the Clean Energy Transition
CMU co-sponsored the Global Clean Energy Action Forum(opens in new window) with the Department of Energy to lead the discussion of how to move toward a clean and sustainable future.
'Walking the Walk' Toward a Cleaner Planet
Carnegie Mellon's commitment to sustainability is evident across its beautiful Pittsburgh campus.
Mendelson Testifies on SDGs Before House Committee
Ambassador�Sarah E. Mendelson(opens in new window), co-chair of CMU's Sustainability Initiative, was invited to speak on the Sustainable Development Goals.
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.
Carnegie Mellon Professor Launches ESG Index
ProfessorNicholas Muller(opens in new window) created the ESG Index(opens in new window) to track monetary damage created by pollution.
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(opens in new window).
Roboticists Go Off Road To Compile Data That Could Train Self-Driving ATVs
The TartanDrive dataset is likely the largest for off-road environments.
CMU Celebrates Historic Commencement Weekend
Undergraduate and graduate students from the Classes of 2020, 2021 and 2022 celebrated at the 124thCommencement(opens in new window).
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.
A Second CMU Student for First-Generation Family
As a child, junior Monica Paz attended CMU's annual Family Weekend(opens in new window)with her parents to visit her older sister.
CMU Alumna Takes Oscar Gold
"CODA," written and directed by School of Drama(opens in new window) alumna Siân Heder, won Best Picture and Heder won for Best Adapted Screenplay.
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.
Fulbrights Put Nine Tartans on Global Path
Counting this year's recipientsmore than 100 Tartans(opens in new window) have earned Fulbright awards.
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.
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Installation Ceremony Officially Welcomes CFA Dean, Heads
Mary Ellen Poole(opens in new window)was officially installed as Carnegie Mellon's 13th Stanley and Marcia Gumberg Dean of the College of Fine Arts(opens in new window).
Shaping the 21st-Century Library
DeanKeith Webster(opens in new window) and the University Libraries(opens in new window) are re-envisioning the future of how an academic library operates.
Sanders Installed as the Dr. William D. and Nancy W. Strecker Dean
William H. Sanders(opens in new window)was installed as the 15th dean of the College of Engineering(opens in new window).
Tepper School Launches New Part-Time Accelerated MBA Program
The Part-Time Accelerated MBA(opens in new window) 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(opens in new window), 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’sSummer Academy for Math and Science(opens in new window), and an expansion of its ongoing pilot of the Leadership, Excellence, Access and Persistence(opens in new window) program focused on the arts and humanities.
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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.