Andrew Carnegie once said: “Do not look for approval except for the consciousness of doing your best.” That advice, from the man who founded Carnegie Mellon, happens to describe how Jared L. Cohon has lived his life—as a second-grader and as the University’s eighth president.
Salt water and an old cotton T-shirt. Those are the unlikely resources Jay Whitacre, materials science and public policy engineering professor, used to design an environmentally friendly battery. Now, with his start-up company, Aquion Energy, he just might change the way we think about energy.
There is an old saying that you can’t go home again. When the chance came for Clara Pratte (HNZ’04) to go home again, it involved more than just a return to her family. It meant going home to a nation. It meant being a leader—a Nat’’aanii—for Navajo Nation.