Desiree Xu Business Manager

Class of 2015


  • How Things Work: Chemical Warfare

    It is conventional to imagine a war consisting of battlefields laden with explosives, firearms, and missiles. More recently, however, terrorists and offensive armies have turned to chemical terrorism, as evidenced by the attacks in Syria this past summer. How do these terroristic agents affect the body?

    SciTech | November 18, 2013
  • Researchers integrate social science in cybersecurity project

    Researchers at Carnegie Mellon University have collaborated with scientists from the Army Research Laboratory; Pennsylvania State University; the University of California, Davis; the University of California, Riverside; and Indiana University to develop methods for computers to make security relevant decisions in cyberspace. The project, called Models for Enabling Continuous Reconfigurability of S...

    SciTech | October 28, 2013
  • SciTech Briefs

    New virus-killing process discovered

    Researchers led by microbiology professor Shou-Wei Ding, who heads a lab in the University of California, Riverside’s Institute for Integrative Genome Biology, have discovered that mammals use the RNA interference (RNAi) process to destroy viruses within their own cells like plants and invertebrate animals.

    SciTech | October 14, 2013
  • Students receive 1,000 robots

    Imagine if every student in 15–110 had the opportunity to use his or her programming skills to control robots. BirdBrain Technologies, a startup company that grew from Carnegie Mellon University’s Community Robotics, Education and Technology Empowerment (CREATE) Lab is introducing 1,000 robots to up to 20 school districts and educational organizations in an attempt to inspire and guide novice prog...

    SciTech | September 30, 2013
  • CMU startup expedites the process of converting apps

    Due to compatibility differences between smartphone platforms, apps for mobile devices can often only be developed for a single operating system. Researchers at Carnegie Mellon are working on ways to expedite the process of converting apps between operating systems through their startup and computer platform: Apportable.

    SciTech | September 23, 2013

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