Inspiring Innovation


Although they were born in the same hospital in Multan, Pakistan, Sarah Bhutta (S’89) and Afzaal Akhtar (E’84, ’86) didn’t meet until they were both students at Carnegie Mellon. They’re now married – and look back fondly on their Carnegie Mellon days.

When the couple recently returned to campus, they were impressed to see how the atmosphere has evolved to create a more integrated, eclectic feeling inside and outside the classroom.

Read more about Bhutta and Akhtar’s story and find out why the decided to fund a fellowship and support the SURG program.

Chemical Equation

Russell Crockett (E’87) was an average high school student, with aptitude for math and science. One summer he took classes in the Carnegie Mellon Action Project (CMAP) and discovered that with determination and a little hard work, he was capable of great things.

Crockett went on to graduate from Carnegie Mellon and is now senior vice president for TPC Group in Texas.

He hasn’t forgotten his CMAP days.

Read more about Crockett’s story and find out how he continues to support his alma mater.

Check out the Inspire Innovation section in the Carnegie Mellon Today magazine or at carnegiemellontoday.com each month for more stories like these.

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