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  • Put Children In The Driving Seat Of Their Own Learning For Better Results

    Children learn better when they are more active in lessons and have more control over their learning, says a new study.

  • students seated around the Norilla game

    New Research Shows Learning Is More Effective When Active

     Engaging students through interactive activities, discussions, feedback and AI-enhanced technologies resulted in improved academic p...

  • Jessica Hammer

    Jessica Hammer To Receive Carnegie Science Center Award for Work in STEM Education

      The Carnegie Science Center will honor Jessica Hammer for using games to tackle challenging problems and promote STEM education. ...

  • Five SCS students named Siegel Scholars for 2022, 5 headshots on a red plaid background

    Five SCS Students Named Siebel Scholars

      Five graduate students at Carnegie Mellon University's School of Computer Science have received Siebel Scholars awards for 2022. K...

  • collage of 12 logos of last year's Capstone project sponsors

    HCII Seeks Capstone Project Sponsors for 2022

      Apply our future HCI leaders to your organization's challenges in 2022 The Human-Computer Interaction Institute invites companies...

  • Ashley Burbano uses a sewing machine in the lab

    Designer Studies Cutting Edge of Fashion Via Luminous Material

      Carnegie Mellon University senior Ashley Burbano had glowing results in her summer research into understanding the applications of...

  • 2 side by side images: 1 flat noodle before boil + the same noodle in a spiral shape after boiling

    Want to eat more sustainably? Try flat-pack pasta

    Flat packed noodles that form iconic pasta shapes when cooked could lead to more sustainable packaging, transportation, and storage. ...

  • Pittsburgh researchers can’t stop tech giants or hackers from using your data. But they can try to protect your identity

    Questions about the future of the multi-billion smart technology industry that tracks what we are doing are more than theoretical in Pitts...

  • a robot with a purple torso is in the forground of a crowded cafeteria

    School of Computer Science Part of Four New NSF AI Institutes

    CMU Contributing to Innovations in Caregiving, Agriculture, Wireless Networks Carnegie Mellon University’s School of Computer Science wil...

  • Nesra sits at a NoRILLA table and reaches for a tower of blocks

    NoRILLA: AI Gorilla Brings STEM to Life at the Children's Museum of Atlanta

    There’s something new rumbling and tumbling at CMA! If you’ve visited the museum lately you’ve seen children building towers and other str...

  • side by side images of HCII PhD student Jason Wu and his advisor Jeff Bigham

    CMU, Apple Team Improves iOS App Accessibility

    SCS Researchers Part of Best Paper Effort at CHI 2021  

  • Jessica Hammer

    Jessica Hammer Named HCII Interim Associate Director

    Award-winning game designer Jessica Hammer will soon level up when she takes on the role of interim associate director of the Human-Compu...

  • Jodi Forlizzi

    Forlizzi Named Dean of Diversity, Equity and Inclusion for School of Computer Science

    Jodi Forlizzi will lean on her background as a designer to address what she calls "a truly wicked problem" in her role as the inaugural a...

  • background divided into 4 squares, each with a digital illustration of an otter

    Significant Otter Helps Couples Communicate From the Heart

  • Connie is wearing a black CMU cap and gown. She is sitting outdoors in a chair and holding her cat.

    Alumni spotlight with Connie Chau

      We recently caught up with Connie Chau, class of 2020, to talk about her time at Carnegie Mellon. Our conversation is below, forma...

  • Mansi at commencement

    Agarwal is First Graduate of New BS in HCI Program


  • side by side photos of Joseph Chee Chang and Niki Kittur

    Overcoming Tab Overload

    If you are reading this, chances are you have several other tabs open in your browser that you mean to get to eventually.

  • CHI 2021 logo features an ocean wave

    CMU at Virtual CHI 2021

      More than one hundred researchers from Carnegie Mellon will log on to virtually attend the international ACM Conference on Human F...

  • a flat noodle before boiling and the same noodle in a spiral shape after boiling

    CMU Lab Leads Development of Pasta That Morphs Into Shape When Cooked

    Flat-Packed Noodles Create More Sustainable Packaging, Transportation and Storage People love pasta for its shapes — from tubes of penne...

  • SCS Remembers Adobe Founder and Ph.D. Alum Charles Geschke

      A creator of software that revolutionized the way people collaborate, Charles M. Geschke left his mark on Carnegie Mellon Univers...