CMU-Q bridges gap between industry and student researchers
Meeting of the Minds exemplifies Carnegie Mellon’s vibrant and collaborative research philosophy. The initiative provides students with a platform to explore topics of interest in depth outside the classroom, paving the way for them to become the experts of tomorrow.
The Simon Initiative
Built on the core principles of learning advanced by CMU’s Nobel Laureate and pioneering educator, Dr. Herbert A. Simon, whose work linked cognitive models of learning with computation tools, the Simon Initiative makes the learner its focus and measurably improving learning outcomes its goal.
Polymer scientist and alumna Stephanie Kwolek made a discovery in 1965 that led to the Kevlar® fiber, which is used today in protective clothing for firefighters and bulletproof vests for soldiers and police officers. This material has saved the lives of law enforcement officers for decades and is also used in 200 other products from bridge cables to tires.