Keith Mehalek Junior staffwriter

Class of 2012


  • Technology helps the visually impaired

    For over two years, students, faculty, and staff associated with Carnegie Mellon University’s TechBridgeWorld have been developing the Automated Braille Writing Tutor, a device designed to aid visually impaired students in learning to write Braille. “Our team is dedicated to innovating and implementing technology solutions to meet sustainable development needs around the world,” said M. Bernardine...

    SciTech | November 17, 2008
  • Heinz Talks discuss climate change and energy policies

    As the United States presidential election approaches, Americans are reminded of two important issues that the next president of the United States will face: the energy situation and global climate change.

    To address this issue, “Heinz Talks: Climate Change and Energy Policy — Advice to Our Next President” was held Monday, Oct. 20, at Carnegie Mellon’s Mellon Institute.

    SciTech | October 27, 2008
  • Health Talk: Fatal Familial Insomnia

    Many people have had trouble sleeping at one point or another during their lives. Indeed, not being able to get enough sleep is a common problem among university students. However, insomnia is also the primary symptom of a rare, genetic prion disease, fatal familial insomnia.

    SciTech | October 6, 2008
  • Researchers decode thought

    Researchers at CMU have developed a computer-based model designed to decode the patterns of neural activity within the human brain. Their model is not only able to differentiate between a person’s perceptions of different physical objects, but is also able to predict the brain activation patterns associated with new, untested objects.

    SciTech | September 22, 2008