Save the Date: Carnegie Mellon in the Asia-Pacific Region

Join Carnegie Mellon University President Jared L. Cohon, fellow alumni, parents and friends for a series of special events coming to the Asia-Pacific region this fall.

Connect with the global Carnegie Mellon community and hear the latest university news and updates about breakthrough initiatives that our students and faculty are leading around the world.

Please mark your calendar today.

Hong Kong: Tuesday, October 5, 2010

Taipei: Thursday, October 7, 2010

Shanghai: Saturday, October 9, 2010


An Animated Dream

Molly Walter (CS’12) loves problem-solving and programming, but she also has a passion for design. When Walter reached a crossroads between technology and the arts, she didn’t want to sacrifice either. And at Carnegie Mellon, she didn’t have to. Walter is following her passions with intensity, creating her own path along the way.

Read more about Walter’s story and learn how you can help support students like her.


Graduation in Silicon Valley

Carnegie Mellon University’s Silicon Valley campus held its eighth annual graduation ceremony on Sunday, August 8. Eighty-one students gathered at Moffett Field in Mountain View, California to receive their master’s degree in software engineering and software management.

Scott Dietzen (S’84, ’88, CS’92) – a Silicon Valley entrepreneur and veteran of WebLogic and Zimbra – was there to address the graduates.

“As a Carnegie Mellon alum myself, I can say that my education and network have served me well,” Dietzen said. He encouraged the new grads to take advantage of the unique benefits available to CMU alumni as they strive to become leaders in their industry. Dietzen also shared his top 10 list, counting down industry trends where the graduates are now positioned to excel.

Pradeep K. Khosla, dean of the College of Engineering, and Martin Griss, director of the Silicon Valley campus also addressed the graduates, family and friends.

This year’s ceremony marked a milestone for the Silicon Valley campus. They graduated their 500th student and now have more than 5,000 Carnegie Mellon alums in the San Francisco Bay Area.


What do hip-hop and engineering have in common?

Kai Roberts.

It was his passion for hip-hop music that led Roberts to Carnegie Mellon. This fall, he’ll be a freshman engineering student.

Hip-hop to engineering – it’s a bit of a leap. For Roberts, the journey began in high school.

As a high school student, Roberts participated in the Arts Greenhouse (AG) – a hip-hop education outreach program that serves Pittsburgh teens. The AG is sponsored by Carnegie Mellon’s Center for the Arts in Society.

The AG offers students music technology classes at CMU and the opportunity to record at the School of Music. It was his involvement with the AG that opened Roberts’ eyes to all that Carnegie Mellon University has to offer.

Feeling a connection to the university, Roberts applied to CMU. He was thrilled when he received an acceptance letter, accompanied by a full-tuition grant.

Roberts is thankful for his experience with the AG. Not only did he learn about Carnegie Mellon through the program, he also learned about himself and discovered his passion for music. Read more about Roberts’ story on cmu.edu. >>