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.
In 1979, CMU established the first Robotics Institute in the United States. Since then, Carnegie Mellon has been a robotics pioneer, founding the discipline of Field Robotics, developing unmanned vehicles and leading the Tartan Racing Team to victory in the $2 million Urban Challenge robotic autonomous vehicles race.