Kian Nassre

Class of 2023


  • It's OK to vote your conscience

    The presidential primaries are well underway, and every day in the news and online, there are dozens of takes on why the current frontrunner (whoever that is at the moment) would be a good candidate or not. But here’s the thing: who that candidate is will likely matter far less than everyone thinks.

    Forum | March 2, 2020
  • Diderot course platform looks to expand past SCS and CMU

    Virtually every class at Carnegie Mellon uses at least one online course management service. Many use Canvas to keep track of assignments and grades. Some use Gradescope to speed up manual grading of homework or exams. Some use Autolab to autograde programming homeworks. Some use Piazza as a virtual Q&A service. But, a handful of courses at Carnegie Mellon use a different tool: Diderot.

    SciTech | February 24, 2020
  • Polyethylene nanofiber displays extraordinary thermal properties

    Materials research has seen tremendous evolution over the past century, and continues to evolve today. One of the more recent discoveries in the field is a polymer that can rapidly switch between acting as a thermal conductor and insulator.

    SciTech | February 17, 2020
  • Cyber-issues expose flaws in Iowa caucus and election security at large

    Last Monday’s Iowa caucuses were a disturbing parable for the risks to our democracy. Moreover, it exposed how Iowa’s niche status is hazardously clunky in the 21st century.

    SciTech | February 10, 2020
  • Mapping software explores the legacy of redlining

    It is no secret that almost 60 years after the passage of the Civil Rights Act, structural racism is still a prevailing issue of our time. Even if segregation and racial discrimination laws are no longer explicit in their wording, their impact can be felt today, even if it is not always easy to see.

    SciTech | February 3, 2020

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