July 2014 Issue
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Cover Story: Chemical Attraction

The director of Carnegie Mellon’s Center for Macromolecular Engineering has developed a way to slow down and control a chemical process that happens so fast, it’s like catching bullets. With potential applications from smart materials to gene delivery, Krzysztof Matyjaszewski’s innovative atrp process is changing the world.

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July 2014, Vol. 11 No. 3

Dan and Karen Swanson have done much more than carve their initials in a campus tree. The married couple’s romance blossomed when they were engineering students at Carnegie Mellon, back in the 1980s. Now, they’re going to leave their mark on the next generation of engineers who are trained by their alma mater. Learn how in this issue’s Giving Back profile, “High-Energy Relationship.” It’s one of the many stories in the July issue that involve alumni, faculty members, and students that should be on everyone’s summer reading list.