Ryan Brigden

Class of 2019


  • America must fight xenophobic impulse, welcome refugees

    Last Saturday, the world awoke to words and images of tremendous violence in Paris. Hundreds of civilians were gunned down with impunity as they went about their business at a number of French cultural institutions. This lead officials to question current security measures and many European citizens to suspect that extremism is flowing across weak European Union (UN) borders.

    Forum | November 23, 2015
  • Dark energy instrument receives funding from Department of Energy

    In the ongoing effort to understand the structure of the universe, the recent federal approval of the Dark Energy Spectroscopic Instrument (DESI) has ensured a promising next step. According to DESI’s website, DESI “will measure the effect of dark energy on the expansion of the universe and obtain optical spectra for tens of millions of galaxies and quasars, constructing a 3-dimensional map spanni...

    SciTech | October 5, 2015
  • MellonHeads hosts lecture on the benefits of hackathons

    Last Tuesday evening, an event entitled “Hackathons Demystified” was held by MellonHeads, a recently founded group at Carnegie Mellon dedicated to fostering collaborative work between individuals of various disciplines interested in education and technology. The event included speakers from Carnegie Mellon University and the University of Pittsburgh, including Po-Shen Loh, an assistant professor o...

    SciTech | September 21, 2015
  • Researchers attempt to reduce cost of fuel-cell vehicles

    In the race to put zero-emission vehicles on the road, plug-in electric cars have dramatically increased in popularity in recent years. Tesla Motors, along with other manufacturers, has already found success in bringing their “green” vehicles into the automotive market. Trailing behind plug-in electric cars, however, is an alternative class of vehicle powered by hydrogen fuel cells. These vehicles...

    SciTech | September 14, 2015