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Each year, about 200 students from all over the world enroll at CMU to take part in the Disney International College Program. CMU was one of the first universities Disney partnered with as a way to find ambitious student employees from around the globe. Dean Wallin, director of CMU's Center for Leisure Services
CMU speech-language pathology professor Janet Sturm’s First Author Writing Curriculum – the first of its kind – provides educators with a foundation from which to teach students with complex instructional needs how to write, then measure their progress.
Janet Sturm
Play on the Way is the only university-sponsored service-learning-based mobile recreation program in the United States.
Lori Irwin, RPL, CEHS
CMU is the first public university in the Midwest with a MakerBot Innovation Center, a large-scale 3D printing facility that focuses on arts and human services.Larry Burditt
CMU was the first in the nation to house a research lab that focuses solely on CHARGE syndrome, a rare disorder causing deafness and/or blindness, among several other serious conditions. CMU's lab is now one of two labs of its kind in the country.Tim Hartshorne
CMU's chapter of Epsilon Nu Tau, the nation's first entrepreneurship fraternity, was the first chapter of its kind in Michigan.Epsilon Nu Tau
On May 11, 2015, CMU was the first of several sites worldwide to raise a symbolic peace flag in support of the Korean people and the Women's Walk for Peace in Korea, kicking off an international peace demonstration.Hope May
CMU's certificate program fermentation science was the first of its kind in Michigan to provide a hands-on education focused on craft beer and the sixth such program in the United States. CMU News
CMU speech-language pathology professor Janet Sturm has developed the First Author Writing Curriculum, the first-of-its-kind to provide systematic instruction and measure progress of the writing abilities of students with developmental disabilities.Janet Sturm
CMU has Michigan's first leadership minor.Dan Gaken, Leadership Institute director
The CMU Graduate Housing Apartments received the Platinum LEED for Homes designation, making CMU the first multifamily Platinum LEED for Homes building in the Midwest.U.S. Green Building Council
CMU has the first recreation, parks and leisure services administration programs in Michigan to be accredited.NRPA
CMU has the first accredited sports medicine (athletic training) major in the U.S. CMU athletic training students in most years achieve a 100 percent first-time pass rate on the national certification test and secure jobs right out of college.Chair of Rehab and Medical Sciences Rene Shingles
CMU's neuroscience program is the first in the state of Michigan to have a chapter of the national honors society, Nu Rho Psi.Nu Rho Psi