Sheila Prakash Staffwriter

Class of 2007


  • How Things Work: Europa

    Jupiter’s moon Europa has been an object of fascination since 1610, when it was first discovered by Galileo.

    Despite its icy appearance, Europa has proven many times to be a potential environment for the existence of extraterrestrial life.

    The evidence is so compelling that it has ignited a wave of conferences, research projects, and grassroots efforts to field a space mission to Europa.

    SciTech | October 29, 2007
  • Conference talks about e-Business

    When R. Ravi, the Carnegie Bosch Professor of Operations Research and Computer Science, assembled a conference, “Hurdles to e-Business,” this month, he decided to focus on the problems in a field many perceive as prodigious, limitless, and flawless.

    SciTech | October 15, 2007
  • SciTech Briefs

    Northern bald ibis getaway discovered

    The winter home of the northern bald ibis was discovered last week. The discovery is good news for bird charities because the bird is a critically endangered species.

    The finding is the result of three birds being tagged and followed by satellite from their summer resting place in Syria to the mystery location: Ethiopia.

    SciTech | October 16, 2006
  • CMU receives $4 million grant for new nanotechnology building

    Governor Edward Rendell announced last month that $4 million in state redevelopment funds would be allocated for the construction of a 180,000-square-foot nanotechnology center at Carnegie Mellon.

    The building, scheduled to open sometime in 2009, will establish Carnegie Mellon as a legitimate contender in the global nanotechnology race.

    Nanotech revealed

    SciTech | September 18, 2006
  • Cultivating companies: 14 start-ups sprout from CMU research

    Google. Microsoft. The mere mention of these names conjures up images of ticker tape, office space, and 40-something executives with salaries rivaling the gross domestic product of Spain.

    But aside from being the economic and technological powerhouses that they are today, these companies share one distinct and fundamental trait: They both began as start-ups.

    SciTech | September 11, 2006