Carnegie Mellon University


Integrative Design, Arts, and Technology

September 24, 2020

Indigo Dye Workshop


Indigo Dye Workshop

What is Indigo? Indigo is a plant grown for use as a blue dye material. We use it today thanks to the many people around the globe who, for centuries, have cultivated its growth and developed sophisticated techniques for its use. In this outdoor, in-person workshop* we will explore indigo immersion dyeing and shibori resist techniques (Japanese cloth binding for dyeing). Experience the unique qualities of indigo as your fabric goes into the bubbling green bath and emerges as a beautiful blue artifact.
When: Saturday, October 3, 1-4 pm EST
Where: Outside Hunt Library
Workshop is limited to 20 participants. RSVP, please
Questions? Want to join remotely via Zoom? Contact Olivia Robinson at
*This is an in-person, outdoor, physically distanced event. Everyone will need to wear a mask and maintain physical distancing during attendance. Hand sanitizer and sanititzing wipes will be provided.

SURG poster. Reads: Undergraduate Research Office Spring 2021 SURG Small Undergraduate Research Grants Zoom Proposal Workshop September 29, 2020 4:30-5:30 pm EST See website for Zoom link Proposal Deadline October 21, 2020 11:59 pm EST


Spring 2021 Deadline: October 21, 2020 at 11:59 pm EST

Small Undergraduate Research Grants (SURG) are open to ALL undergraduates in any discipline, freshmen through seniors. Grants are available of up to $500 for single student entries and up to $1,000 for group entries to cover project expenses including but not limited to supplies and materials, time on laboratory equipment, or travel to another city for archival research. Students must conduct their research in person on campus or at an institution in Pittsburgh, or remotely while residing in the United States.

Research support is available through the Undergraduate Research Office for all disciplines – the Humanities, Social Sciences, Arts, Business, Computer Science, Engineering, and the Sciences.

Virtual SURG Proposal Writing Session
Tuesday, September 29th, 4:30-5:30 pm EST

We strongly recommend that you attend the SURG Proposal Writing Session. Proposal quality is the primary factor in selection. If you wish to have a draft of your proposal reviewed, please make an appointment with URO Director, Stephanie Wallach; URO Associate Director, Richelle Bernazzoli; or Assistant Director, Brittany Allison, no later than October 20th. To make an appointment, please go to (Choose “Specialized Appointments”, then “Undergraduate Research and Fellowship/Scholarship Appointments”).
Please note our electronic submission process here.

ICYMI: CaPS Resources

As you navigate this semester and the semesters ahead, remember that Counseling and Psychological Services has many programs and resources available to help. They will be running weekly support groups for all of the facets of our community, including groups dedicated to Black women, Master's students, Ph.D. students, undergraduate students. You can also participate in clinics on anxiety, embracing your body, and self-compassion or a drop-in group on coping with home and family or coping with insomnia. Visit to explore all of the resources available to you.