Desiree Xu Business Manager

Class of 2015


  • Mathletes take fifth at Putnam competition

    Though practicing math problems may sound dull and even repulsive to some, three students happily put their math skills to the test by representing Carnegie Mellon in the William Lowell Putnam Competition, one of the most prestigious math competitions in the country. They took fifth place in the competition.

    SciTech | April 29, 2013
  • Professor studies particles that determine climate

    Californians accustomed to dry weather are often puzzled by the gray clouds and drizzling rain that occur in the middle of April. Parts of California even have some of the highest rates of snowfall in the United States. After analyzing cloud particles and ice nuclei, researchers have determined that these bouts of precipitation may be the result of the transportation of dust from Asia.

    SciTech | April 8, 2013
  • Pipeline aims to help online projects

    It’s easy to get the ball rolling for an online project, but managing them is a different story. Kurt Luther is out to make the managing aspects a whole lot easier. A postdoctoral fellow at Carnegie Mellon’s Human-Computer Interaction Institute, Luther is the creator of Pipeline, a tool that will help people collaborate on online projects. After researching the way online collaborations currently ...

    SciTech | March 25, 2013
  • CyLab seeks to map poisonous plants for better treatment

    “If you call the Poison Control Center and say: ‘I’ve eaten a poisonous plant, help me,’ they basically go through five volumes of books to figure out what you’ve eaten.”

    SciTech | February 25, 2013
  • How Things Work: Geothermal energy

    Pollution and global warming, caused by burning oils and fossil fuels, are the most talked about issues in the world of energy. However, scientists have found a new source of energy that lies right under our feet: geothermal energy.

    SciTech | February 4, 2013

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