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Byron Spice
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Wednesday October 30, 2013
Story Collider, a national storytelling project, has posted a podcast featuring Victor Hwang, a masters student in the Robotics Institute, talking about his experience preparing computer code for a NASA spacecraft. He was one of five Carnegie Mellon students to share their stories about science at an Oct. 21 show at the Rex Theater sponsored by Story Collider and Public Communication for Researchers.
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BYRON SPICE
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Tuesday October 29, 2013
Randal E. Bryant, dean of the School of Computer Science since 2004, will step down as dean at the end of his term, which expires June 30, 2014.
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BYRON SPICE
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Monday October 28, 2013
Researchers at Carnegie Mellon University and the University at Buffalo, State University of New York, are collaborating on a five-year,  $4.6 million federally funded project to advance physical access and public transportation for people with disabilities by bringing together computer science technology and the principles of universal design.
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BYRON SPICE
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Thursday October 24, 2013
Robotic rotorcraft for inspecting bridges and other infrastructure, tools for minimally invasive surgery that guide surgeons by creating 3D maps of internal organs and assistive robots for blind travelers are among seven new Carnegie Mellon University research projects sponsored through the National Robotics Initiative.
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Byron Spice
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Thursday October 17, 2013
PITTSBURGH—Carnegie Mellon University students have personal stories about falling in love under African skies, being responsible for a spacecraft millions of miles away and even overcoming self-consciousness regarding a Pittsburgh accent – and all of them relate to their passion for science and technology. They shared them at a live show with The Story Collider on October 21.
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Byron Spice
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Wednesday October 16, 2013
Bob Cosgrove, who retired in December 2012 after 11 years as SCS director of computing facilities, died suddenly near his home in Naples, Fla., on Oct. 9. He was 62.
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Byron Spice
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Monday October 14, 2013
Nathan Michael, assistant research professor of robotics, was part of a team at Penn cited by Popular Mechanics as one of “Ten Innovators Who Changed The World in 2013.” The Penn team, led by Vijay Kumar, is developing tiny quadrotors that can autonomously fly in squadrons to map and assess dangerously compromised buildings.
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Byron Spice
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Monday October 14, 2013
PITTSBURGH—Mary Ann Davidson, chief security officer of Oracle Corp., will advise undergraduate women on “Embracing Your Inner Geek” as a keynote speaker for the OurCS Conference, a women’s workshop at Carnegie Mellon University that promotes graduate study in computer science.
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Byron Spice
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Tuesday October 08, 2013
PITTSBURGH—Researchers at Carnegie Mellon University have joined with the Army Research Laboratory and academic partners in a new collaborative research alliance to develop a new science of how to make security-relevant decisions in cyberspace.
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Byron Spice
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Tuesday October 08, 2013
PITTSBURGH—An innovative program that introduces robotic technology into non-technical middle school classes will be used by suburban Pittsburgh and rural West Virginia schools in a federally funded research project to identify and nurture students with an affinity for science, technology, engineering and mathematics (STEM).

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