If you remember from our last issue of Science Connection, we spent a good part of the 2017-18 academic year celebrating the 50th Anniversary of the merger between the Mellon Institute and Carnegie Tech that formed Carnegie Mellon University.

This year we devoted much of our time and energy looking towards the future, and I have to tell you, I am excited. I’m excited about the future of science and the role that the Mellon College of Science and Carnegie Mellon are prepared to play in that future both in terms of research and academics.

In this issue of Science Connection, you will read about how Carnegie Mellon plans to revolutionize science by combining its expertise in computer science, engineering and data science with the foundational sciences, and some examples of how we’re already on the road to this future. You can also read about how we’re preparing our students for careers as future scientists through our innovative Core Education.

We’re also excited to tell you about how our alumni are actively creating the future of science, like Jeff Kaditz, whose health care startup Q is poised to modernize personalized preventative medicine, and Patricia McBride, who is working to make physics more inclusive on a global scale.

We hope you will join us as we work to revolutionize the future of science. It’s an ambitious undertaking, but I have no doubt we will be successful with the support of our entire community: alumni, students, faculty, staff and friends.

As always, if you would like to learn more about what we are doing at MCS or how you can help, please reach out. We look forward to hearing from you.

Rebecca W. Doerge
Glen de Vries Dean, Mellon College of Science
Professor of Statistics and Data Science, Professor of Biological Sciences