Sharon F. Wu

Class of 2018


  • CMU hosts Idea [Space] Competition

    Since its founding in 1900, Carnegie Mellon University has become home to seven independent colleges with esteemed programs ranging from the sciences to the fine arts. Yet even with the availability of interdisciplinary programs, many Carnegie Mellon students find it hard to branch out of their college. At the same time, the solutions to many real-world issues — from climate change to educational ...

    SciTech | February 16, 2015
  • How Things Work: Electric Guitars

    Imagine that you are a rock star, performing at what may be one of the biggest gigs of your career. The melodious growl of your electric guitar, paired with booming speakers, allows your music to stay afloat in the sea of screaming voices of your adoring fans. Most likely, it is largely thanks to this instrument that you have managed to reach the height of your career.

    SciTech | February 9, 2015
  • CMU celebrates Privacy Day 2015

    Imagine a world where your every move is being monitored. Your routine actions and personal thoughts become the business of others, and are manipulated beyond your control. It almost sounds like a page taken from George Orwell’s novel, 1984, a chilling story about a totalitarian society. As our world becomes increasingly reliant on digital technology, we, too, may soon find ourselves facing the re...

    SciTech | February 2, 2015
  • SciTech Briefs

    High speed cameras capture the scent of rain

    Scientists at the Massachusetts Institute of Technology believe that they have discovered the process that leads to the earthy smell during a rainfall. Using high-speed cameras, the researchers were able to study the mechanism of raindrops as they land on a variety of surfaces, including soil.

    SciTech | January 26, 2015
  • How Things Work: Touchscreen technology comes in different forms

    In a world in which we rely so much on our touchscreen devices, it’s hard to imagine that such technology did not exist until a few decades ago. But, in fact, touchscreen technology had a long history before it became that smartphone in your pocket.

    SciTech | November 17, 2014