Kaylin Li SciTech Editor

Class of 2024


  • Asians against affirmative action undermine the greater fight for equality

    On June 29, the Supreme Court ruled against affirmative action in two cases. And worst of all, Asian Americans helped. This is because both cases, SFFA v. Harvard and SFFA v. UNC were perpetrated by Students for Fair Admissions (SFFA), a group primarily made up of Asian Americans. It was also started by a white conservative (and arguably a whi...

    Forum | September 11, 2023
  • SciTech Roundup 9/11

    Welcome back to another year! For new readers, SciTech Roundup is a weekly section featuring Carnegie Mellon research and other recent science and technology news. If you'd like to contribute, we'd love to hear from you at scitech@thetartan.org.

    Robots learn how to dress

    SciTech | September 11, 2023
  • Things that are killing us: Why being tall is bad

    I'm kind of short. I can't reach the top cabinet in my apartment, and sometimes struggle to even close tall windows. To make me feel better about myself, I've brainstormed some reasons why being tall is bad. From scientific evidence, of course.

    SciTech | April 17, 2023
  • Should we pause AI development?

    As of writing this article, over 2,800 people have signed an open letter asking to pause training powerful AI systems, including big tech founders such as Elon Musk and Steve Wozniak, as well as many AI experts such as Yoshua Bengio, who won a [Turing award for deep learning research](https://amturing.acm.org/award_winners/bengio_...

    SciTech | April 3, 2023
  • "Everything, Everywhere, All At Once"

    "Everything, Everywhere, All At Once" (EEAAO) won big at the Oscars this Sunday, and I am so happy it did. Needless to say, this movie is iconic, featuring a first-generation immigrant mother as a hero, a fanny pack-wielding husband sidekick, and their queer American-born Chinese daughter. Plus, lots of humans with hot dogs for fingers and googly eyes.

    Pillbox | March 20, 2023

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