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School of Design Awards for Spring 2021

The School of Design is proud to annouce all of the winners of our 2020-2021 Design Awards. These awards were announced today during our Awards Show as part of Design Week from Spring 2021. The School of Design wants to congratulate all of our students for these awards and all of the hard work they put in during this school year.

Terry Irwin to Receive Honorary Doctorate from Emily Carr University of Art & Design

Terry Irwin, Head of Carnegie Mellon University's School of Design, will recieve an Honorary Doctorate from Emily Carr Univeristy of Art & Design in Vancouver, British Columbia. Along with Irwin, artist Lawrence Paul Yuxwelupton Lets'lo:tseltun will be receiveing an Honorary Doctorate and artist Marianne Nicolson will receive the university's Emily Award, which honors outstanding achievements by ECU alumni.

Design Alumnus Wins HCI International Student Design Gold Award

Chirag Murthy, an alumnus of Carnegie Mellon University’s School of Design (MDes ’18), will receive a Gold Award for his submission to the 2018 HCI International Student Design Competition.  Murthy’s award-winning project “tac.tic,” is a tactile design language for indoor-outdoor pedestrian navigation. 

Molly Wright Steenson Appointed K&L Gates Professorship

The School of Design's Molly Wright Steenson has been appointed to new professorships created with funding from the K&L Gates Endowment for Ethics and Computational Technologies at CMU. This professorship will enable CMU to continue its leadership in the ethical, social and policy issues that arise as artificial intelligence and other computing technologies increasingly reshape society and daily life.

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