WCMU Stories

CMU’s College of Science and Engineering offers many opportunities. Such as working on projects focused on improving how quantum mechanics is used to study things ranging from chemical reactions to materials science. As well as learning how quantum mechanics can be implemented in computer codes to allow calculations that accurately predict the properties of atoms, molecules, and solids.  We are trying to solve a long-standing problem with the theory that these computer codes are based on.

At CMU, WE DO research. WE DO real world.

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At CMU, WE DO research. WE DO real world.
                           

CMU's College of Business Administration hosts the New Venture Competition, a series of workshops that help students bring their entrepreneurial ideas to life. Students are given the opportunity to learn start-up skills, build key connections, pitch ideas, get feedback, compete for funding, and prepare to launch their businesses. CMU's New Venture Competition spans from Fall to Spring semester and includes 12 beneficial workshops. Towards the end of the program, students can participate in Pitch to The Pros and receive feedback from industry professionals.

At CMU, WE DO research. WE DO real world.


​​​​​​ CMU's professional Public Health honorary organization (Eta Sigma Gamma) partnered with the University of Indianapolis and SUNY Cortland to research college students' perception of wearing masks during COVID-19. Eta Sigma Gamma is interested in seeing if students' opinions on mask-wearing differ among departments, more specifically public health majors versus the general student body. CMU's team analyzes which activities students perceive as high to low risk regarding the virus, and to what extent this influences their decision to wear face coverings or not. This research is still in development and will be conducted via a take-home survey.

At CMU, WE DO research. WE DO real world.
                           

CMU's Broadcast and Cinematic Arts faculty Dr. Will Anderson creates award-winning audio dramas that earn international recognition. His radio script and production of "The Son of West Branch, America's Great Humanitarian" was performed at the 2011 National Audio Theatre Festival and won an award of excellence from the Broadcast Education Association in 2012. Dr. Anderson's most recent achievement involves international exposure. His works, "Bump in the Night" and "What the Cat Dragged In" are currently featured on Sonic Society: The Mutual Audio Network, a radio station based in Nova Scotia, Canada. Dr. Anderson's action-packed audio dramas can be found under Sonic Society's Transconntinetal Terror special. Give them a listen...if you dare!

At CMU, WE DO creative. WE DO real world.


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At CMU we research ways to reduce medical error in hospitals. CMU health professor and licensed attorney Dr. Mark Cwiek researches the need for changes in public policy and the expansion of open disclosure of medical errors.  Open disclosure describes the discussion that medical practitioners have with patients who have been affected by an accident or error. The honest conversation must address the mistakes made and ensure the patient that they are safe. Dr. Cwiek and his collaborators highlight the importance of this step by discussing public policy and where to draw the line on open-disclosure.

At CMU, WE DO research. WE DO real world.