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Inside the Winter Issue of CIT Magazine

March 09, 2010

"The U.S. enjoys a high standard of living due, in part, to its research universities. In the 1940s, the federal government realized that scientific progress would garner the nation's prosperity and security. Backed by government support, far-flung ideas gave way to fundamental research and new industries—the semiconductor, computer, software and biomedical—were born. Millions of jobs were created worldwide, a clear indication that economic growth is directly linked to technological innovation."

With the paragraph above, Engineering Magazine's feature story starts off with an optimistic approach to examining economic issues. The theme of the latest issue is innovation, and the INI community will find several articles of particular interest.

First, be sure not to miss the feature story "Innovation Leads to Solutions and Success," in which Dean Pradeep K. Khosla emphasizes the critical importance of innovation in the U.S. economy to position it for future success and describes the role Carnegie Mellon will play. The article highlights leaders in research at CIT, including CyLab's co-director Virgil Gligor. In the Tech Today section, Professor Lorrie Cranor describes a new Ph.D. program in usable privacy and security—the first of its kind in the world. Sharon Grant, Senior Director of External Relations, discusses the university's Washington Speaker Series held in our nation's capital. Of course, you can also catch up on many other newsmakers in the CIT alumni and student community.

Check out the Engineering Winter 2009/2010 issue! Alumni will receive a copy in the mail, and you may also access the stories from the online version, available on the CIT website

 

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