Carnegie Mellon University


Integrative Design, Arts, and Technology

March 14, 2024

FrIDeATe + Impact CMU + Community Engagement with University Research and Data



​This Friday, March 15, is FrIDeATe! We'll be hearing about a few summer course options and taking another look at our submissions for this year's IDeATe t-shirt. Don't forget to vote for your favorite by March 22.

Impact CMU 2024

Impact CMU 2024 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. Here is the link to our website with more information and examples of past projects.

If you’re interested in participating, please join this Slack channel! We will hold an information session on 3/17 (2-3 pm) and a make-up information session on 3/31 (1-3 pm). If you are ready to register your project, please fill out this registration form by March 24th (11:59 pm)!

Community Engagement with University Research and Data

CMU resources such as the Libraries and Sustainability Initiative can be leveraged by users not affiliated with the university, but barriers can prevent them from fully engaging. As members of the university, we can better support community engagement by helping to assist as resources to work with data.

Join us either in person* or virtually** on March 21 for an event to improve, build on and expand the connections between Carnegie Mellon University resources and the Pittsburgh community.

The conversation features representatives from CMU departments and local organizations. Speakers will highlight current and ongoing projects and share resources to support future collaboration. You can learn more about the speakers here.

Register and check out further details at If you have any questions, please contact the CMU Libraries Postdoc for Community Data, Taiwo Lasisi.

*Hunt Library - Room 308: Lunch will be provided! **Online registrants will receive a link by email 24 hours beforehand.