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Byron Spice
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Friday November 11, 2005
PITTSBURGH--Carnegie Mellon University's School of Computer Science (SCS) will welcome representatives from some of the nation's premier academic institutions and corporations next week, when it hosts a bi-annual meeting of the National Center for Women & Information Technology (NCWIT).NCWIT is a growing coalition of over 65 organizations working to increase women's participation in the field of information technology (IT). NCWIT believes that the future of U.S.
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Byron Spice
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Wednesday September 14, 2005
PITTSBURGH—Doug James, assistant professor of computer science and robotics at Carnegie Mellon University, is featured in the October issue of Popular Science magazine as one of this year's "Brilliant 10," an annual showcase of 10 of the brightest, most innovative young scientists in the country who are gaining recognition in their fields, but are not yet well known to the general public.
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Byron Spice
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Wednesday August 31, 2005
Jeannette Wing, head of the Computer Science Department in the School of Computer Science, and Computer Science Professor Manuela Veloso are among 23 women who will be honored for their scientific innovations by the Women and Girls Foundation of Southwest Pennsylvania (WGF) at a Women in Science event Sept. 14 at the Carnegie Science Center. The event will honor outstanding women who apply math and science skills to their everyday work in the arts, sciences, technology, media, and medical fields.
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Byron Spice
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Tuesday August 30, 2005
PITTSBURGH—Carnegie Mellon University's Steinbrenner Institute for Environmental Education and Research (SEER) and the university's College of Engineering will host five journalists at a special media panel from 11 a.m. to 1:30 p.m. Thursday, Sept. 15, in the Singleton Room of Roberts Hall. The Media Boot Camp series is designed to help faculty and researchers better understand the needs of reporters covering science and the environment. The event is open to Carnegie Mellon faculty.
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Byron Spice
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Thursday August 25, 2005
PITTSBURGH—Caterpillar Inc., the world's leading manufacturer of construction and mining equipment, diesel and natural gas engines and industrial gas turbines, is strengthening its support of Carnegie Mellon University's Red Team to help them win the DARPA Grand Challenge on Oct. 8, 2005, in the desert southwest. The company, an early supporter and enduring technical pillar of the team, has stepped up to provide additional resources and is now its premier sponsor.
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Byron Spice
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Wednesday August 10, 2005
PITTSBURGH—Carnegie Mellon University researchers and their colleagues from NASA's Ames Research Center, the universities of Tennessee, Arizona and Iowa, as well as Chilean researchers at Universidad Catolica del Norte (Antofagasta) are preparing for the final stage of a three-year project to develop a prototype robotic astrobiologist, a robot that can explore and study life in the driest desert on Earth. The team will direct and monitor Zoë, an autonomous solar-powered rover developed at Carnegie Mellon, as it travels 180 kilometers in Chile's Atacama Desert.
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Byron Spice
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Tuesday August 09, 2005
PITTSBURGH—Two robot HUMMERS, developed by Carnegie Mellon University's Red Team, have left campus and are heading west for the final push in their bid to win the DARPA Grand Challenge. The robots Sandstorm and H1ghlander have mastered basic driving skills at strip mine sites, brownfields and racing tracks in southwestern Pennsylvania using only sensors and computers.
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Byron Spice
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Monday August 01, 2005
PITTSBURGH—Raj Reddy, Carnegie Mellon University's Mozah Bint Nasser University Professor of Computer Science and Robotics, has been awarded the 2005 Honda Prize by the Prize Selection Committee of the Honda Foundation. The prize includes an honorary certificate, a medal and 10 million yen (roughly $89,000), for his contributions to "Eco-Technology," a concept that technology does not pursue efficiency and profits alone but is geared toward harmony with the environment surrounding human activities.
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Byron Spice
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Friday July 29, 2005
PITTSBURGH—Carnegie Mellon University and BAE Systems, which recently completed its acquisition of United Defense, will hold a public demonstration of Gladiator, the first tactical unmanned ground vehicle being developed for the U.S. Marine Corps. The demonstration will take place at 11 a.m. Thursday, Aug. 4, at the BAE Systems plant, located on U.S. Route 119 near Connellsville, Pa. U.S. Congressman John P. Murtha (D-Pa.) will be attending the event along with representatives from the U.S. Marines, the university, BAE Systems and other industrial partners.
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Byron Spice
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Tuesday July 12, 2005
PITTSBURGH—Carnegie Mellon University's autonomous robotic HUMMER Sandstorm drove an unprecedented 200 miles in seven hours without human guidance last week in preparation for the 2005 DARPA Grand Challenge, a 175-mile driverless desert race with a $2 million winner-take-all prize. Sandstorm uses sensors to "see" and computers to "drive." It drove 131 laps on the 1.5-mile racecourse at the BeaveRun MotorSports Complex near Pittsburgh, Pa., on July 4. The drive was an endurance evaluation for the robot's computers, sensors and mechanical systems.

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