Michael M. Whiston

Class of 2009


  • How Things Work: Telescopes

    Sometimes, the most distant objects are the most interesting to study. Telescopes allow scientists to discover and analyze star clusters, planets, and galaxies beyond what the naked eye can see.

    SciTech | February 5, 2007
  • Website sheds new light on traffic fatalities

    This past week, Carnegie Mellon researchers unveiled an interactive website, Traffic STATS, that shows how the number of traffic fatalities in the U.S. varies across different categories, including age and time of day.

    SciTech | January 29, 2007
  • Student progammers take on world finals

    First-year and sophomore students from Carnegie Mellon’s School of Computer Science will be competing against 87 other teams in the world finals of the Association for Computing Machinery (ACM) International Collegiate Programming Contest (ICPC) this March.

    SciTech | January 29, 2007
  • Diving deep: robot explores waters in central Mexico for life

    Carnegie Mellon’s Robotics Institute recently developed software to be used in a deep-sea exploration project called DepthX.

    SciTech | January 22, 2007
  • HEALTH: Holiday Weight Gain

    In deciding what goes under the Christmas tree this holiday season, most people will probably lose sight of what goes on their plates. In fact, studies show that the average American rings in the New Year with an extra pound on his or her body, putting him or her at risk for obesity later in life.

    SciTech | December 4, 2006