Jonathan Calvello

Class of 2018


  • Mechanical engineering students create self-filtering water barrels

    Throughout our day, most of us probably aren’t worried about where we’re going to go when we get thirsty: the myriad of water fountains and soda fountains make beverages an easily accessible commodity. Not all parts of the world are fortunate enough, however, to have such access to clean, filtered water. In fact, most third-world countries struggle to develop a sustainable supply of clean water.

    SciTech | April 11, 2016
  • Magnetic resonance imaging generates detailed body scans using magnetic fields

    If you’re fortunate enough never to have had one, you might not know what MRI means. If, however, you were unlucky enough to have experienced a medical examination involving one, or you just know a few acronyms, you might know that it stands for magnetic resonance imaging. Magnetic resonance imaging (MRI) is a medical imaging technique that uses magnetic fields to build images of various parts of ...

    SciTech | April 4, 2016
  • Autonomous vehicle technology will keep soldiers safer on air, land, sea

    Several weeks ago Jeremy Searock, a Technical Project Manager in the Carnegie Mellon Robotics Institute, and Sikorsky, an aircraft manufacturer, tested their latest inventions in autonomous warfare technology. Sikorsky designed an Unmanned Air Vehicle, or UAV, and Searock designed an Unmanned Ground Vehicle, or UGV.

    SciTech | February 22, 2016
  • Race unrelated to Oscar nominations, purely talent based

    Two weeks ago I read an article in The Tartan’s Forum section discussing the Oscars, which argued that pervasive racism was connected to the list of Oscar nominees, all of whom were white. The Oscar nominations also generated a movement and attention online, with the hashtag #OscarsSoWhite spreading across Twitter. Many people believe that the lack of black or other minority actors on the list is ...

    Forum | February 8, 2016
  • IntraFace software able to read emotion

    When I stepped into the office of Fernando De La Torre, an associate research professor in the Robotics Institute at Carnegie Mellon, the first thing he did was pull me out of the room. He brought me one flight down from his office and into the lobby on the main floor of Smith Hall.

    SciTech | February 8, 2016