Undergraduate and graduate students at Carnegie Mellon University from 2020, 2021 and 2022. classes celebrated their achievements at the 124th celebration at Gesling Stadium, May 13-15. Teachers and students from other locations in Carnegie Mellon around the world, including Silicon Valley, Rwanda, Qatar and Australia, were able to follow the events live.
CMU President Farnham Jahanian (left) awarded 5,364 degrees for 2022. class and welcomed the 2021 and 2020 graduates who returned to CMU to attend in person after their respective launch ceremonies were virtual or altered due to the COVID-19 pandemic.
“2022 for the class and the lessons that were before you: after graduating from the CMU graduate year, everyone has left an indelible mark on this community, ”Jahanian said at a ceremony on Friday. “You have been engaged in intensive research and have been deeply immersed in your discipline … You have shown what interdisciplinary learning looks like in the 21st century – creative, bold and full of unexpected discoveries.”
At a ceremony on Friday for graduate and doctoral students, the keynote speaker was Manuel Heitor, a former minister of science, technology and higher education in the Portuguese government and a professor at the Institute of Higher Education. Lisbon. Heitor also played an important role in the creation CMU-Portugal program. Heitor received an honorary doctorate in technology and science.
“[You should] make sure your parents and your friends’ parents don’t really understand what you’re doing, ”Heitor told high school graduates.[This] is perhaps the best indicator of progress in any society. This means that each generation explores new things and has a collective opportunity to do so. It is a movement of generational change in a dynamic and constantly learning environment.
Student speaker Vijay Adipudi, who graduated from the Tepper School of Business with an MBA, spoke of too much uncertainty about academic careers.
“We were all affected by the pandemic. Many of us started our programs completely remotely and we missed a lot of essential CMU experience,” Adipudi said. “Because of these challenges, we are in a unique position and have the tools to overcome the uncertainties in our careers and lives, be it global pandemics, geopolitical conflicts or many societal challenges.
Mansi Goyal, having a master’s degree artificial intelligence and innovationexpressed the collective excitement of the crowd.
“Every student here is proof that if your heart is at work, you can overcome any challenge you face. I am honored to have graduated – finally personally! – with some of the most enduring students CMU has ever seen.” .
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