There's no single Tartan story.

Carnegie Mellon University students are bold, curious and driven by passion, and each has a unique journey. Coming to campus from across the country and around the world, our students explore across disciplines and engage broadly on campus. Check out the stories below to hear from and about our terrific Tartans.

I-Fund Seeds Student Startups

Entrepreneurial-minded students start with the root of an idea. For the idea to flourish, they need a little green to help it grow. The Undergraduate Entrepreneurship Association (UEA), a student-run club at Carnegie Mellon University, recently hosted its first I-Fund Startup Competition, with small prizes to help early-stage startups blossom.

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Career Center's Summer Seminars A Win-Win for Students, Employers

Through a new professional development program known as the Summer Seminar series, the Career and Professional Development Center (CPDC) is working to benefit students. Through the webinar presentations, students are gaining valuable information from prospective employers who are eager to help the students achieve professional success.

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Carnegie Mellon University Joins Roborace Autonomous Racing Championship

A student team from Carnegie Mellon University is joining the upcoming season of Roborace , an international competition involving autonomous, electrically powered vehicles. CMU's Roborace team includes students and alumni from the Language Technologies Institute (LTI) and Robotics Institute, as well as the Information Networking Institute.

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Rising Junior Awarded Critical Language Scholarship

Roni Sosis, a rising junior at Carnegie Mellon University, has won a U.S. Department of State Critical Language Scholarship (CLS). In a normal year, Sosis would be heading abroad for eight to 10 weeks while studying Arabic, one of 15 languages the program supports students to study. This year, 2020 summer trips have been suspended in accordance with government travel advisories related to the COVID-19 pandemic.

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Innovation Scholars Prepare To Forge New Paths

During past Orientation weeks at Carnegie Mellon University, incoming students have the chance to meet and connect through activities like Playfair, House Wars and the Craig Street Crawl. As Awa Ndiaye got to know her new classmates during her first week at CMU, she recruited seven that were African or African-American and created Zodaj, a startup geared toward improving standards of living in Africa.

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Students Past and Present Start Food Delivery Service

Social distancing and quarantine have led to the increased usage of services like GrubHub and DoorDash. However, students living in Pittsburgh without a steady source of income may find themselves unable to access these options. Enter the student-founded food delivery service "Chutoro."

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Fulbright Grantees' Dreams on Pause, but Not Forgotten

At a time when most people are staying close to home due to the COVID-19 pandemic, Carnegie Mellon University graduates are looking to future travel as Fulbright Student Grantees.

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Class of 2020 In Their Own Words

Carnegie Mellon University students who are wrapping up their academic programs look back on their time at school.

Hear from CMU's Class of 2020

Senior Exhibition "No Tutorial" Makes Up Its Own Rules

When Carnegie Mellon University students in the School of Art's Senior Studio course chose the title "No Tutorial" for this year's exhibition, they had no idea they would be breaking new ground in their academic careers.

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IDeATe Students Adapt To Remote Learning

Students in the Carnegie Mellon University's Integrative Design, Arts and Technology (IDeATe) Program are adapting their skills as makers as classes wrap up in virtual environments where teams may span time zones.

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Crossing Blades: CMU's Fencing Club Learns To Strategize with Swordplay

Early one Saturday afternoon in February — before the COVID-19 pandemic forced everyone to stay at home — students shuffled into the Arena Room at Skibo Gymnasium on the campus of Carnegie Mellon University, grabbed their pointy weapon of choice and crossed blades. "It's like you're in a real battle," said senior physics major Zhiyao (Olivia) Li. "You feel like you're a knight."

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The Future of AI is Female

Carnegie Mellon University has shaped artificial intelligence (AI) from the field’s very beginning. Because of the interdisciplinary campus culture, CMU is a place where women are thriving in the field of AI, even though they are underrepresented in science, technology, engineering and math (STEM) across the globe.

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Four Student Researchers Earn Goldwater Scholarships

Four Carnegie Mellon University students have received 2020 Barry Goldwater Scholarships to encourage their pursuit of research careers. Cassandra Bishop, Jessica Lee, Shiv Sethi and Noah Stevenson are among this year's recipients of the scholarship. They are among the 396 students selected from an applicant pool of over 5,000 sophomores and juniors nationwide.

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CMU Student Releases 100th Podcast

Allanté Whitmore guides the conversation naturally, as though there weren't a studio microphone between her and Shena Marshall, her current interview subject. The two eagerly swap stories in a soundproof studio about how they came to graduate school at Carnegie Mellon University. Whitmore will take the recording and send it to an editor, who will shape it into an episode of her podcast "Blk+ In Grad School," which recently released its 100th episode.

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CMU's Tricking Club Flips, Kicks and Twists for Fun

Evan Zhang takes two fast, powerful steps and hurdles forward onto his hands. He'll rotate upside down three times before completing a roundoff back handspring back tuck on the opposite side of the spring floor. Cheering breaks out among his friends, louder than the music blaring through the speakers at Steel City Parkour. Every Sunday, a group of Carnegie Mellon University students meet in this warehouse that holds trampolines, foam pits and crash mats. They're here to test the limits of gravity as members of CMU's Tricking Club.

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