Carnegie Mellon University (CMU) robots have been underground, on the water and in the air. Now, CMU is taking a robot to the moon. The CMU team held a live demonstration of its lunar robot at the World Economic Forum’s 2015 Annual Meeting in Davos, Switzerland, led by William (Red) Whittaker, Fredkin University Research Professor at CMU and Chairman and Chief Science Officer of Astrobotic Technology. CMU President Dr. Subra Suresh and faculty members - Justine Cassell, Associate Vice–Provost for Technology Strategy and Impact; Illah Nourbakhsh, Professor, Robotics Institute; Director of the CREATE Lab; and Tony Stentz, Research Professor, Robotics Institute; Director, National Robotics Engineering Center - also led conversations at the World Economic Forum meeting about the intersection of natural and artificial intelligence and its implications for people and technology.
Carnegie Mellon University is the exclusive higher education partner of the Tony Awards. As part of the collaboration, the two organizations launched the Tony Honor for Excellence in Theatre Education, the first national recognition program to honor kindergarten through high-school (K-12) theatre educators.
CMU's School of Drama is the oldest drama degree-granting program in the United States and celebrates its centennial in 2014. In the past century, CMU has produced hundreds of Tony nominees and 36 Tony Awards — eight winners in 2013 alone.
On September 18, 2007, Carnegie Mellon professor and alumnus Randy Pausch delivered a one-of-a-kind last lecture that made the world stop and pay attention. It became an Internet sensation viewed by millions, an international media story, and a best-selling book that has been published in 35 languages. To this day, people everywhere continue to talk about Randy, share his message and put his life lessons into action in their own lives.
Understanding how the brain works is one of the biggest puzzles left for science to solve. Answers to critical questions in neuroscience lie at a pivotal intersection between biology, cognitive psychology, computer science, statistics and engineering – areas where Carnegie Mellon University excels. And the world has taken notice of our excellence, putting CMU at the hub of unique global partnerships in the name of brain research.
The Simon Initiative at Carnegie Mellon coalesces the university's decades of interdisciplinary research into technology-enhanced learning with the goal of continuously improving learning outcomes, both for CMU students, and for millions of people throughout the world. The Simon Initiative convenes experts in cognitive psychology, computer science and human-computer interaction who together are working to unlock the potential of human learning. It also features the Simon DataLab, the world's largest open repository of learning data, where researchers and course developers anywhere can both contribute to and use a catalog of thousands of data sets and analytical tools.
Carnegie Mellon's Undergraduate Research Office supports students through Summer Undergraduate Research Grants (SURG) and Summer Undergraduate Research Fellowships (SURF). At Meeting of the Minds, an annual campus-wide research symposium, close to five hundred students showcase their work.
The Wilton E. Scott Institute for Energy Innovation at CMU leverages the expertise of more than 100 faculty from across the university to address several complex challenges:
• How to use the energy we already have far more efficiently. • How to expand the mix of energy sources in a way that is clean, reliable, affordable and sustainable. • How to create innovations in energy technologies, regulations and policies.
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