Carnegie Mellon software ‘Alice’ supports computing curricula in Qatar’s schools
A team of faculty and students from CMU-Q recently introduced ‘Alice Middle East,’ a 3-D interactive educational software designed to help primary and secondary school students learn the basics of computer programming and teach them how to apply logical thinking and problem solving techniques.
Impact of CMU-Q’s outreach programs continues to grow
Carnegie Mellon has always taken pride in leading outreach events that positively impact the local community. This tradition continues in Qatar with the steady growth of outreach programs that support the university’s ongoing commitment to the nation’s development.
Polymer scientist and alumna Stephanie Kwolek made a discovery in 1965 that led to the Kevlar® fiber, which is used today in protective clothing for firefighters and bulletproof vests for soldiers and police officers. This material has saved the lives of law enforcement officers for decades and is also used in 200 other products from bridge cables to tires.