Dietrich College Research
research is eclectic and interdisciplinary, yet shares one common quality:
excellence in applied research. Our research centers are remarkable for
their breadth of work as well as the consistent focus on research as problem
solving. This focus on research informs Dietrich College curriculum design across
the board, at both the graduate and undergraduate levels.
is at the heart of some of Carnegie Mellon's most thrilling and innovative
research. We have developed computer models that can help diagnose brain
dysfunction, educational software that has raised student achievement
in underperforming school districts, and web-based tools for citizens
to deliberate on issues that affect their local communities.
To get an in-depth look at one area of Dietrich College research, check out this brief "Research in Focus" video:
Professor Sheldon Cohen discusses his research around the effects that stress has on the body's immune system. We invite you for return visits to see new Research in Focus segments that will spotlight other HSS researchers' work.
students are actively engaged in groundbreaking research. Recent projects
include face recognition software, symphonies based on sonic patterns
found in star clusters, and the effects of outsourcing on the IT industry.
Mellon University supports projects like these through Small Undergraduate
Research Grants (SURG). Each year, the university holds the Meeting of
the Minds symposium, in which undergraduates display and explain their
research. We encourage you to check out the Undergraduate Research Office.
Carnegie Mellon's research in action at Dietrich College.
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