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The Carnegie Institute of Technology (Carnegie Tech), the predecessor to Carnegie Mellon University, was founded in 1900 by Andrew Carnegie as the Carnegie Technical Schools. His stated intention was to build a "first class technical school" in Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania for the children of local steel mill workers. In about a century, it has expanded from four small programs to become Carnegie Mellon University. Carnegie Mellon University is a private research university located in Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania. ... This article or section does not cite its references or sources. ... Flag Seal Nickname: The Steel City Location Location in Allegheny County, Pennsylvania Coordinates , Government Country State County United States Pennsylvania Allegheny County Founded 1758 Mayor Bob OConnor (D) Geographical characteristics Area     City 151. ... Carnegie Mellon University is a private research university located in Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania. ...

Carnegie Mellon's college of engineering took on the name of Carnegie Institute of Technology. The name is still in use today. Engineering is the application of scientific and technical knowledge to solve human problems. ...



By 1905, the massive buildings of the Carnegie Technical Schools began to rise out of a barren field east of the city. Applications poured in, and the first students of the School of Science and Technology optimistically began classes in unfinished buildings, still surrounded by the sounds of construction. The school initially offered two- and three-year programs to train the sons and daughters of Pittsburgh's working class.

In 1912, with the original campus nearly complete and three more schools (the School of Fine and Applied Arts, the School of Apprentices and Journeymen, and the Margaret Morrison Carnegie School for Women) holding classes, the Carnegie Technical Schools changed its name to the Carnegie Institute of Technology and began offering four-year degrees.

Expansion and merger

Over the next five decades, Carnegie Tech became well-known not only for its engineering and science programs, but also for its progressive programs in drama and fine arts. This recognition as an academically prominent institution set the stage for merging with the Mellon Institute, a private applied research institute. Out of this 1967 union, Carnegie Mellon University emerged as one of the United States' most prestigious research universities. The Mellon Institute combined with the Carnegie Institute of Technology to form todays Carnegie Mellon University. ... Carnegie Mellon University is a private research university located in Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania. ...


For information related to academics at Carnegie Institute of Technology prior to the 1967 merger, refer to Carnegie Mellon University.

Carnegie Institute of Technology (CIT), also known as the College of Engineering, offers undergraduate and graduate degrees in seven academic departments: Carnegie Mellon University is a private research university located in Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania. ...

The examples and perspective in this article or section may not represent a worldwide view. ... Chemical engineering is the application of science, in particular chemistry, physics and mathematics, to the process of converting raw materials or chemicals into more useful or valuable forms. ... The Falkirk Wheel in Scotland. ... Environmental engineering is the application of science and engineering principles to improving the environment (air, water, and/or land resources), to provide healthful water, air and land for human habitation and for other organisms, and to investigate the possibilities for remediation of polluted sites. ... This article treats electronics engineering as a subfield of electrical engineering, though this is not typical use in some areas. ... The examples and perspective in this article or section may not represent a worldwide view. ... Engineering is the application of scientific and technical knowledge to solve human problems. ... Public policy is a course of action or inaction chosen by public authorities to address a problem. ... To meet Wikipedias quality standards, this article or section may require cleanup. ... The W16 engine from a Bugatti Veyron Mechanical engineering is a very broad field of engineering that involves the application of physical principles for analysis, design, manufacturing, and maintenance of mechanical systems. ...

Graduate-level degrees

Graduate-level degrees are also offered through:

In general, a colloid or colloidal dispersion is a substance with components of one or two phases, a type of mixture intermediate between homogeneous solution and heterogeneous mixture with properties also intermediate between a solution and a mixture. ... Polymer is a term used to describe a very long molecule consisting of structural units and repeating units connected by covalent chemical bonds. ... An open surface with X-, Y-, and Z-contours shown. ...

Other interdisciplinary graduate programs

Other interdisciplinary graduate programs are available in the following areas:

  • Engineering and Technology Innovation Management
  • Architecture, Engineering and Construction Management
  • Product Development
  • Air Quality Engineering

Research centers and institutes

Carnegie Institute of Technology operates numerous research centers and institutes.

  • The Bone Tissue Engineering Center
  • The Carnegie Mellon Electricity Industry Center
  • Center for Advanced Process Decision-Making
  • Center for Atmospheric Particle Studies
  • Center for Bioimage Informatics
  • Center for Circuits and System Solutions
  • Center for Complex Fluids Engineering
  • Center for Integrated Study of Human Dimensions of Global Change
  • Center for Iron and Steelmaking Research
  • Center for Nano-enabled Device and Energy Technologies
  • Center for Sensed Critical Infrastructure Research
  • Center for Silicon System Implementation
  • Center for the Study and Improvement of Regulation
  • Center for Water Quality in Urban Environmental Systems
  • Center for Wireless and Broadband Networking
  • Climate Decision Making Center
  • Data Storage Systems Center
  • General Motors Collaborative Laboratory at Carnegie Mellon
  • Information Networking Institute
  • Institute for Complex Engineered Systems
  • Materials Research Science and Engineering Center
  • Steinbrenner Institute for Environmental Education and Research

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External links

Academic units of Carnegie Mellon University Carnegie Mellon University seal
Carnegie Institute of Technology (College of Engineering)College of Fine ArtsCollege of Humanities and Social SciencesHeinz School of Public Policy and ManagementMellon College of ScienceSchool of Computer ScienceTepper School of Business

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Carnegie Mellon University - Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia (1627 words)
Carnegie Mellon's 103 acre (0.4 km²) main campus is three miles (5 km) from downtown Pittsburgh, between Schenley Park and the Squirrel Hill, Shadyside, and Oakland neighborhoods.
Carnegie Mellon is bordered to the west by the campus of the neighboring University of Pittsburgh, commonly referred to as "Pitt." Many Pitt professors also hold adjunct professorships at Carnegie Mellon and vice versa.
Carnegie Technical Schools was founded in 1900 in Pittsburgh by industrialist and philanthropist Andrew Carnegie, who wrote the time-honored words "My heart is in the work" when he donated the funds to create Carnegie Technical Schools.
Carnegie Museums of Pittsburgh - Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia (416 words)
For the center of higher learning which is now a part of Carnegie Mellon University, refer to Carnegie Institute of Technology.
The Carnegie Museums of Pittsburgh are operated by the Carnegie Institute and are located in Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania.
When Andrew Carnegie envisioned a museum collection consisting of the "Old Masters of tomorrow", the Carnegie Museum of Art became, arguably, the first museum of modern art in the United States.
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