Pittsburgh (CMU) -- Baltimore

5/22 -- 5/26/2020

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Founded in 1900 by Andrew Carnegie as the Carnegie Technical Schools, the university became the Carnegie Institute of Technology in 1912 and began granting four-year degrees. In 1967, the Carnegie Institute of Technology merged with the Mellon Institute of Industrial Research to form Carnegie Mellon University (CMU).  The university's 140-acre main campus is 3 miles from Downtown Pittsburgh. Carnegie Mellon has seven colleges and independent schools: the College of Engineering, College of Fine Arts, Dietrich College of Humanities and Social Sciences, Mellon College of Science, Tepper School of Business, H. John Heinz III College of Information Systems and Public Policy, and the School of Computer Science.  Iris is fortunate enough to study at CMU as a member of class 2021.

Getting there ...

We drove from Cuyahoga Valley National Park (where we spent 2 nights) to Pittsburgh in the morning and met Iris at her apartment at ~ 10AM as we planned to take some photos with her sorority friends on campus.

   

 

   

 

 

 

   

 

   

 

   

 

   

 

 

 

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We visited 2 more apartments in the morning, and started to drive back to Pittsburgh at ~ 10:30AM.


 

We found many cicadas in the woods (almost everywhere on every leaf).  We later learned they are 17-year cicadas belong to Brood X.    The adults are active for only about 4 to 6 weeks in the spring after their long 17 years of developmental phase.  It was really lucky for us to witness this magic (and mystery) of nature.

 

 

 

 

   

   

   

   

   

   

   

   

 

5/26 (Going Home) ...

We had an early flight at 7AM so we had to get up before 5AM.   It is one of the big steps for kids to leave home for college, especially for those who go across country to live independently.  It was really difficult to image how the time could fly by so fast that it seemed just yesterday when we took Iris to college 4 years ago.   I know she will grow up and find her own path, but I also know she will always be my little girl.


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