Carnegie Mellon University

April 7, 2023

Greetings, Students & Scholars!

April showers bring May flowers! Carnival is less than a week away, and we're counting down the days. While we wait, check out some of the events happening across campus or venture into the city for some springtime fun! We hope you enjoy this issue of the OIE "Friday Greetings" email.

OIE & CMU News & Events

Carnegie Mellon Venture Challenge Demo Day

Event poster with images of Vinod Khosla and Lucy Guo, and text that reads CMU Venture Challenge, April 8, 2023, 12 pm est. Pittsburgh PA and Zoom option. CMU VC is the ultimate showcase of innovation, entrepreneurship, and creativity, where the brightest minds from undergrad universities come together to present their cutting edge ideas

Have you got what it takes to create a startup? On Saturday, April 8, from 12 to 7 p.m., check out CMU Venture Challenge Demo Day. You'll witness the brightest and most innovative Tartan startups present their cutting-edge ideas to a panel of esteemed judges. You'll also have the chance to hear from two distinguished guest speakers, Vinod Khosla, and Lucy Guo, who will share their insights and experience in the tech industry. This year features a diverse array of startups from various industries, including technology, healthcare, and sustainability. In addition to the pitch presentations, attendees will have the opportunity to network with entrepreneurs, investors, and other Carnegie Mellon and Pittsburgh community members. Learn more about the event.

Tartan VOICES 2023: Our Community, Our Experience, Our Voice.

Event graphic with the text Tartan VOICES 2023: Our Community, Our Experience, Our Voice

Your voice matters! The Tartan VOICES 2023 survey is designed to help leadership better understand student experiences related to your individual sense of belonging as well as the diversity and inclusion of the campus environment. This survey will take approximately 10-15 minutes to complete. For the best survey experience, complete the survey in one sitting using a tablet, laptop, or desktop. This study includes several demographic items that are required to interpret your experiences appropriately. Neither your name nor any other identifying information will be shared in the assessment reporting process. Twenty randomly selected undergraduate and graduate students from the first 50% of responders will receive a CMU sweatshirt or joggers from the CMU university store. Undergraduate students should participate in this survey, while graduate students should respond to this survey.

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Our Pittsburgh Picks

Hot Jam

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This will blow your mind! On April 7, from 6 to 9 p.m., you're invited to an open house with live hot glass demonstrations and groundbreaking contemporary glass art exhibitions. The Pittsburgh Glass Center's monthly open house is free and open to all and requires no previous glass-blowing experience. A sign language interpreter is provided. Learn more about the center and event.

Electronic April

Image of a Silver Back Gorilla in a green misty jungle

Gorillas are on the line; answer the call! Throughout April, the Pittsburgh Zoo is hosting "Electronic April," which offers free daytime admission for guests who bring small electronics to the zoo to recycle. This program is offered in cooperation with the Association of Zoos and Aquariums' Gorilla SAFE (Saving Animals from Extinction) conservation program. Accepted devices (in any condition) include cell phones (any age), tablets and eReaders, smart watches (Apple/Android), digital cameras, MP3 players, GPS devices, and handheld gaming devices. Bring a qualifying device to the zoo to recycle and enjoy a day exploring Pittsburgh Zoo and Aquarium. Learn more about the program.

Student Side-by-Side

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Music is magic! On Tuesday, April 11, at 7:30 p.m., celebrate the talented musicians of the 2023 PSO Student Side-by-Side program! The program gives musicians in grades 9-12 the experience of rehearsing and performing alongside their Pittsburgh Symphony Orchestra counterparts. The concert is free and open to everyone, but please register in advance.

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