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September 15, 2022

IDeATe T-Shirt Design Contest + Frank-Ratchye Further Fund

FrIDeATe Recap + IDeATe T-Shirt Design Contest

Thanks to everyone who came out to FrIDeATe last week! It was great to be in person again with new and familiar faces. We ate 60 burritos. Proud of us!

As we announced, we are reviving the IDeATe T-Shirt Design Contest after a hiatus during the pandemic. This is a chance for you to dress your fellow students, faculty, and staff in some original fashions that display your IDeATe pride (PrIDeATe?).

Contest Details

Any Carnegie Mellon student is welcome to submit a design and we will accept entries via until October 6. We will view the submissions at the October 7 FrIDeATe and kick off voting, which will run until November 3. We will announce the winner at the November 4 FrIDeATe and then distribute shirts at the December 2 FrIDeATe (assuming no production delays).

The rules for the design are that it must include the words "IDeATe" and "Carnegie Mellon University" and the year. Please no profanity or other icky stuff.


Frank-Ratchye Further Fund

The Frank-Ratchye Further Fund (FRFF), administered by the STUDIO for Creative Inquiry, is an endowment to encourage the creation of innovative artworks by the faculty, students and staff of Carnegie Mellon University. With this fund, the STUDIO seeks to develop a cache of groundbreaking and interdisciplinary projects created at CMU.

The FRFF supports approximately 50 full grant projects per academic year in a Fall and Spring cycle with awards between $501-$5000 (See below for Fall deadline). On a rolling basis, the FRFF awards Microgrants between $1-$500.

Any faculty, student or staff person actively affiliated with CMU is eligible to apply, regardless of their home department.

Important Steps and Dates


LGBTQ+ Gaming Study

The International Partnership for Queer Youth Resilience (INQYR) would like your help with a survey related to their LEVEL UP! LGBTQ+ Gaming study, which explores LGBTQ+ people's experiences of video gaming, identity development, and wellbeing.
The purpose of this research study is to investigate the positive or negative experiences LGBTQ+ people (aged 14+) have while playing video games and/or participating in online gaming communities and spaces. Alongside their experiences within gaming communities and playing video games- we would also explore the LGBTQ+ representation (or lack thereof) in video games and how all these elements may influence the identity development and well-being of LGBTQ+ people.
For more information and to participate in the survey, visit

ICYMI: Pixar Animation Studios Internships for Summer 2023

Pixar is now accepting applications for their Summer 2023 Technology Internships for those interested in pursuing roles in software development in Studio Tools, Research, and RenderMan. The application deadline is Sunday, October 2 for 12-week roles starting in May or June 2023 in Emeryville, CA.
Production-based internships will be posted the first week of December.