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Monday, April 22, 2013

*Olympus Showcases Innovations

Project Olympus’s show-and-tell event gave alumni and other Carnegie Mellon affiliates a chance to show off their latest innovations.

The event, which took place last Thursday in the University Center’s McConomy Auditorium, attracted a large audience of students and alumni alike.

The event opened with a talk from Lenore Blum, founding director of Project Olympus and professor of computer science.

Project Olympus provides help to Carnegie Mellon students and faculty who are trying to commercialize new ideas. According to its website, Project Olympus is “bridging the gap between cutting-edge university research/innovation and economy-promoting commercialization for the benefit of our communities.”

Blum talked about the role of students in many now-prominent startups and the aggressive recruitment of students by already-existing startup companies.

“Our students are in great demand, and are getting fantastic jobs at the coolest startups on the planet. In fact, we were fueling — and we still are fueling — the high-tech economy across the planet,” Blum said... Read More»

By The Tartan /  Brian Trimboli