Daniel Tkacik Senior Staffwriter

Class of 2013


  • New research building will make campus more connected

    Make some room, Hamerschlag Hall and Wean Hall. A new state-of-the-art building to house the department of biomedical engineering and the Energy Futures Institute is in the works.

    SciTech | February 13, 2012
  • How Things Work: Microphones

    In September of 1919, President Woodrow Wilson spoke to a crowd of nearly 50,000 at San Diego’s Balboa Stadium in favor of his proposed League of Nations. In addition to the excitement surrounding a visit from the president, the Journal of San Diego History reported that those in attendance also witnessed a major triumph in technological history: It was the first time the president had used an e...

    SciTech | January 30, 2012
  • Latest Miller Gallery exhibition adds scientific twist to art

    Mushrooms are used as building materials, mosquitoes are genetically modified to help prevent the spread of malaria, and other collisions of art and science are displayed at the most recent exhibition at the Miller Gallery, titled “Intimate Science.” Last Friday, the exhibition opened its doors to the public.

    SciTech | January 23, 2012
  • Basic physics distilled

    Energy, power, climate change, atomic explosions — what scientific concepts should any future president of the United States be familiar with? One course at Carnegie Mellon aims to address exactly that.

    SciTech | December 5, 2011
  • First-year studies Martian minerals

    Ever since she moved to Pittsburgh in kindergarten, first-year materials science and engineering major Kate Groschner has pondered the workings of the world around her. Now, Groschner is pondering the workings of a different world by working in materials science and engineering professor Michael McHenry’s synthesis lab, using magnetic properties of minerals to understand Mars’ planetary history.

    SciTech | November 21, 2011

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