Christine de Briffault Layout Staff

Class of 2008


  • New device uses nanotubes to track asthma

    Alexander Star, a chemistry professor in the University of Pittsburgh’s School of Arts and Sciences, is leading a team in developing a sensor that could detect an asthma attack before its onset.

    SciTech | September 10, 2007
  • New robots connect to the Web

    Designed to be built with easily obtainable parts, the Telepresence Robot Kit (TeRK) was introduced by associate robotics professor Illah Nourbakhsh and his team of researchers at the Center for Innovative Robotics last Wednesday.

    TeRK is a robot kit that can be built by virtually anyone, from children to adults, and it is meant for people with little or no programming background.

    SciTech | April 30, 2007
  • Carnegie Science Center holds event for Earth Day

    Filled with movies, presentations, and environmental activities, the Carnegie Science Center hosted its Earth Day event last Saturday.

    SciTech | April 23, 2007
  • Center to use PROBE

    A new skill is on the horizon for this generation of children. In addition to the typical reading, writing, and mathematics, students will be expected to know how to think like computer scientists.

    By way of a three-year, $1.5 million grant from Microsoft, Carnegie Mellon University and Microsoft are teaming up to create the Carnegie Mellon Center for Computational Thinking.

    SciTech | April 2, 2007
  • Study looks at health care program

    In partnership with Blue Shield of California, the Laboratory for International Data Privacy at Carnegie Mellon University has proven that a patient-centered case management program for severely ill patients results in cost reductions of more than $18,000 per patient.

    SciTech | March 26, 2007

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