Research projects and multi-disciplinary teams-Silicon Valley Campus - Carnegie Mellon University

Research projects and multi-disciplinary teams-Silicon Valley Campus - Carnegie Mellon University

Multi-disciplinary Projects

Real-world experience is a critical part of the Carnegie Mellon academic experience, and graduate students at the Silicon Valley campus have several opportunities to assist faculty, researchers and partners in exploring key opportunities and challenges in technology and developing new ideas. These projects are optional, but can be a valuable addition to a student's educational and professional experience.

Connecting with outside organizations is also an important part of preparing students for successful careers. If your company would like to get involved with a CMU-SV team, please consider engaging with a student team.

Team research projects

Industry partners are welcome to sponsor projects in existing SV campus courses or submit original ideas for research or project work for a team of students. Multi-disciplinary projects are typically offered for credit, as part of an independent study curriculum arranged by students and faculty advisors. They may include students from any of the graduate programs offered at the Silicon Valley campus, with many different backgrounds and interests, at any point in their course of study. Teams may be any size; students work 10-20 hours per person per week.

  • Projects vs practicums: Practicums are held during specific semesters for each academic program. Teams include a set number of students from within the same program and are more closely directed by faculty advisors. 

All proposals must be reviewed and approved by SV campus administration and faculty. Inquiries and project submissions may be made at any time, although students may not be available immediately. Contact Jennifer Feyrer for more information.