Cover Story: IPD
Anderson, Boatwright, Gagen & Weingart on the Edge of Design
The old saying is “Home is where you hang your hat,” right?
Well imagine hanging your hat inside the cab of an 18-wheeler every day—and often nights—as you deliver cargo all across the United States. Combine service station coffee with a night or two inside a “sleeper cab,” and you just might be pining for the comforts of home.
This was the challenge faced by International Truck and Engine Corporation, a leading manufacturer of truck cabins, engines and buses, as it sought ideas to make its sleeper cab more like a home for its drivers.
The company knew that if it could create a space...Read More
In This Issue
August 2005, Vol. 2, No. 2
Read about how students in the Integrated Product Development course are working with the trucking industry to help create more ï¿½homeyï¿½ cabins for cross-country drivers. Carnegie Mellon researchers are creating ï¿½smartï¿½ technology for the automobile industry. The Chemical Engineering Department celebrates its 100th anniversary. And alumnus Dan Green addresses commencement and alumnus Alisha Bhagat discusses her Fulbright Scholarship.
Car of the Future
Carnegie Mellon researchers are developing technologies that will allow automobiles to communicate with their drivers, giving them critical information about road conditions, traffic and even where the nearest parking spot can be found.
Where in the World is Carnegie Mellon?
Through pioneering initiatives worldwide, Carnegie Mellon continues to spread far beyond its campus in Pittsburgh.
Chemical Engineering Turns 100
Carnegie Mellon's Chemical Engineering Department catapulted the world from the industrial age into the high-tech era. That innovative energy is being honored this October as the department celebrates 100 years of education, scholarhsip and research.
The Kraus Campo
The Kraus Campo is a unique gathering place symbolic of Carnegie Mellon's multidisciplinary culture, and the first project in the university's plan to integrate campus life with the contemporary artwork of its renowned alumni.
Dan Green Speaks
Dan Green (A'94), "the epitome of a Carnegie Mellon alumnus," imparts his words of wisdom to the Class of 2005 in his commencement keynote address.
Alumna Takes Home Tony
Cherry Jones (A'78') wins the Tony Award for Best Performance by a Leading Actress in a Play for her role in the Pulitzer-Prize winning "Doubt."