Carnegie Mellon University


Integrative Design, Arts, and Technology

February 22, 2023

Info Sessions + FrIDeATe + Fix-It Fair

FrIDeATe...with T-Shirts!


FrIDeATe is this Friday, February 24, 4:45pm in the IDeATe Collaborative Space (HL, basement level). The t-shirts are here and we will be distributing them at FrIDeATe! Grab a shirt and then try not to drip burrito sauce or guac on it.

Design for Learning Info Session/Mixer


Are you in the IDeATe Design for Learning minor or want to find out more? Would you like to meet other students interested in education, or chat with our faculty about courses, research opportunities, and internship ideas? Also, learn more about the HCII accelerated Masters of Educational Technology & Applied Learning Sciences (METALS) program at CMU.

Join faculty members Lauren Herckis, Stacie Rohrbach, Michael Bett, Stephan Caspar, and Marti Louw on Thursday, 23 February from 4:30 - 5:30 in IDeATe Studio B (HL, first floor) for an informal gathering and info session. Refreshments and macarons will be on hand.

Playtesting Nights Are Back!


What is a “Playtest Night?” It’s a place where you can test your projects and/or help others test their projects and is part of CMU Playtesting, a collaboration between the Entertainment Technology Center, IDeATe, and Human-Computer Interaction. Playtesting Night is held (almost) every Tuesday, 6-8pm in IDeATe Studio A (Hunt Library, first floor). If you’re interested in participating as a playtester or if you would like to have your project playtested, contact Weilin Yuan at

Upcoming Spring 2023 Playtest Nights: February 28, March 14, March 21, April 11, April 18, April 25.

Artificial Intelligence Info Session

Reid Simmons, Director of the Bachelor of Science in Artificial Intelligence, is hosting an information session about the undergraduate programs in Artificial Intelligence on Tuesday, February 28 at 5:30pm in Gates-Hillman 6115.

Artificial Intelligence is one of the four undergraduate programs in the School of Computer Science, however there are courses and pathways for students who are outside of SCS.

During this presentation, Simmons will go into detail about the major and the other program options, like the Artificial Intelligence minor, additional major, and transfer requirements.

Impact CMU 2023


Impact CMU 2023 is an annual showcase of student-led social impact projects. Organized by Design for America, the goal of Impact CMU is to celebrate our successes and to create a culture of social good on campus. Student organizations and research, personal, and hackathon projects are all welcome to contribute their work. We will award three winning projects with $250!

You will be showcasing your work through a poster and optional demos. Attendees will view different teams, talk to you about your work, and vote to win prizes! Faculty judges will also take part in viewing work and discussing your creations. This is a great opportunity to talk to your peers, get feedback from your professors, and for student organizations to promote to a large audience. Our website has more information and examples of past projects.

If you would like to participate, please fill out this form by March 3rd to register!

Fix-It Fair Mending Workshop


CMU’s Staff Council Sustainability Committee (SCSC) and the Staff Council Diversity, Equity, Inclusion and Belonging Committee (DEI/B) are hosting this year’s Fix-It Fair and Clothing Drive on Wednesday, March 1, 3-6pm, in the Hunt Library Sustainability Studio (first floor). The event will occur in conjunction with this year’s Campus Race to Zero Waste. Volunteers gather on campus to mend items brought in by the campus community and share some mending skills with those interested. Also, bring your gently used business and business casual attire to be mended and donated to the Tartan Scholars Ambitions closet.

Please reach out to Debbie Steinberg if you are interested in helping or mending!