Thatcher Montgomery Contributing Editor

Class of 2017


  • Cruz pulls off shocking win, Rubio overperforms in Iowa

    Last Monday, the Iowa Caucuses officially kicked off the 2016 presidential race. Candidates from the Republican and Democratic parties faced their first real tests of public opinion. For the Republicans, the night was a fight between the establishment and outsiders as well as a way to narrow the field.

    Special | February 8, 2016
  • Mini-nukes: innovative or invitation for destruction?

    Last week in Student Pugwash at Carnegie Mellon, we returned to Pugwash’s roots and discussed a new development in nuclear weapons: mini-nukes.

    SciTech | February 1, 2016
  • Terrorist social media usage requires complex solutions

    When an act of terrorism occurs, news of the event spreads quickly through social networks. But sadness and outrage aren’t the only sentiments that get passed along — terrorists themselves also use social networks to bolster their cause. At last week’s Pugwash meeting, we discussed what could be done in response to social technology being used for nefarious purposes.

    SciTech | December 7, 2015
  • Gene drives offer possibility of mass genetic transformation

    What if we could eradicate diseases by permanently modifying mosquitoes? What if we could permanently modify humans to accomplish a similar goal?

    SciTech | November 23, 2015
  • Laurence Ales gives lecture on automation and job loss

    Continuing our discussion from last week about technical automation, Pugwash heard from Laurence Ales, an assistant professor of economics at Carnegie Mellon University, regarding the effects of automation on job loss.

    SciTech | November 16, 2015

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