Carnegie Mellon University (CMU) recently announced that it is planning on constructing a new science center as well as expanding its robotics innovation and materials/manufacturing programs, thanks to a $150 million grant from the R.K. Mellon Foundation.
Indeed, this grant will allow CMU to develop science, manufacturing, and robotics within its center, which will help the University remain ahead of rapid change.
The on-campus science center will include classrooms, teaching labs, as well as shared spaces designed to further collaboration between scientific disciplines. Besides, CMU also aims to build a new 150,000-square-foot facility that will be made for robotics programs. The facility will then have reconfigurable high bays, testing facilities, a large footprint testing area, and other flexible spaces.
The dean of Carnegie Mellon’s School of Computer Science reported that the technologies developed at the new facility will have a significant impact across every part of the society and economy, impacting fields including health care, transportation, national security, education, agriculture, and retail.