Largest online Meeting of the Minds goes live
Carnegie Mellon University in Qatar (CMU-Q), a Qatar Foundation partner university, launched Meeting of the Minds 2021, a digital showcase of student research. Now in its second year in the online format, Meeting of the Minds 2021 includes 35 projects, a significant increase since last year.
Meeting of the Minds began nearly 30 years ago at Carnegie Mellon’s main campus as an opportunity for students to present their work to the community. It has been an annual event at the Qatar campus since 2007. With pandemic restrictions preventing an in-person event in 2020, Meeting of the Minds was transformed into a digital vehicle.
This year, 46 students worked with 21 faculty advisors to research topics in biological sciences, business administration, computer science, information systems, psychology and statistics. Readers can explore the project abstracts and posters, as well as short videos from the authors describing their work.
Throughout their undergraduate education, students at CMU-Q are encouraged to participate in research, including summer research programs, independent studies guided by faculty mentors, and senior thesis projects.