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College Factual has ranked Robert Morris University’s engineering program as the third most affordable nationwide. This ranking identifies schools that offer a quality education in this major for a price that won't break the bank. The list looked at the class of 2015, which included 913 engineering graduates nationwide, from across 63 colleges and universities.

Presentation of Inauguration Gift

SEMS/Dean Kalevitch's inauguration present to the 8th RMU president, Dr. Howard

Homecoming October 8, 2016

SEMS HomecomingTable Display 

Enjoying Homecoming with Micah Brown

Celebration of Excellence October 7, 2016
SEMS Table Display

Dean Kalevitch pictured here with Robert Morris robot (Robot Morris), a project by Engineering student, John Black & Dr. Arif Sirinterlikci. 

Leadership Pittsburgh

Dean Maria Kalevitch, member of Leadership Pittsburgh cohort XXXII, meeting at the Harrisburg capitol building. Pictured here with Governor Wolf who addressed the group earlier.

MICAH C. BROWN: Micah has been a role model for other students in the Biology Pre-Medicine program.  She has excelled in this program while minoring in Chemistry. Micah was an RMU Women of Achievement Award nominee, a member of the Colonial Leadership Academy, a member of the SEMS Dean’s Student Advisory Board, an Ambassador of Equality and a Founding Member and Officer of the Alpha Epsilon Delta Pre-Health Professional Honor Society while being recognized as an outstanding student on the Dean’s List. She also organized and ran a RMU Student Body/Pittsburgh Community Drive in collaboration with GlobalLinks Non-Profit Organization to give medical supplies to countries hit by natural disaster and even communities in the Pittsburgh area.

Micah is such a well-rounded student by balancing her academics with athletics and personal growth.  She is a dedicated starting defender on the Robert Morris Women’s Lacrosse Team Athlete and current Co-Captain, a coach for the Rebels Club Lacrosse Team in Maryland and a 4 year- NEC Scholar Athlete. While athletics are very important to Micah, her dream of becoming a doctor is her main focus.  In order to build her resume for medical school, she used her summers to intern at Johns Hopkins Internal Medicine and Substance Abuse and Disorders Service Unit and is currently interning at the University of Pittsburgh Medical Center, Melanoma Research and is previously investigating the mutations to the BRAF gene in connection with melanoma and combination therapy for treatment. At the end of this semester, she will become a co-author of a published medical journal focusing on Melanoma Skin Cancer and treatment advances. Micah is such an impressive student and I am honored to recognize her as a candidate for this award. Upon graduation, Micah plans to attend medical school. 

The graduate commencement ceremony took place May 6, 2016, and featured as keynote speaker - Aradhna M. Oliphant, president and CEO of Leadership Pittsburgh.

Before taking charge at Leadership Pittsburgh in 2004, Oliphant was a program officer for the Forbes Fund, which is a supporting organization of the Pittsburgh Foundation, and previously executive director of the Children’s Festival Chorus of Pittsburgh. She served on Pennsylvania Gov. Tom Wolf’s transition team and in 2009 was named to the Top 25 Women in Business by the Pittsburgh Business Times.

Oliphant will receive an honorary doctorate of humane letters from RMU.

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Khulood Al Ali Wins RMU Presidential Transformational Award

May 4, 2015 – Robert Morris University has awarded its highest undergraduate honor, the Presidential Transformational Award, to Khulood Al Ali, who came to RMU from Saudi Arabia and will graduate May 9 with a bachelor’s degree in biomedical engineering.

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Pittsburgh Speakers Series Wrap Up Season with Michio Kaku Wednesday, April 22, 2015 Pittsburgh -- 

The Pittsburgh Speakers Series presented by Robert Morris University will wrap up its 2014-15 season Wednesday, April 29, with a talk by theoretical physicist Michio Kaku. He will speak briefly at RMU’s Moon Township campus at 1:30 p.m. in the International Suite of the Sewall Center, followed by the main event at 8 p.m. at Heinz Hall in the downtown Pittsburgh Cultural District. The Heinz Hall lecture is open to Pittsburgh Speakers Series subscribers only. 

A theoretical physicist, bestselling author, and popularizer of science, Kaku is the co-founder of string field theory. He continues Einstein's search to unite the four fundamental forces of nature into one unified theory that can summarize all physical laws of the universe. The author of numerous international bestsellers, 

Kaku focuses his latest book, The Future of the Mind, on the most complex object in the known universe: the human brain. Other books include Physics of the Future, Physics of the Impossible, Parallel Worlds, Einstein's Cosmos, Visions, Beyond Einstein, and Hyperspace

The son of Japanese immigrants who met while incarcerated in a World War II internment camp in California, Kaku was fascinated with science from childhood and built a particle accelerator in his parents' garage as a high school student. He graduated summa cum laude from Harvard University in 1968 and received his Ph.D. in physics from the University of California at Berkeley in 1972. He has been a professor for almost 30 years at the City University of New York, where he holds the Henry Semat Chair in Theoretical Physics, and

has taught at Harvard, Princeton, and NYU. 

Kaku is the author of several advanced textbooks and has published more than 70 articles in physics journals, covering topics such as superstring theory, supergravity, supersymmetry, and hadronic physics. A host of numerous science television programs on Discovery, the Science Channel, the History Channel, the BBC, and ABC, Kaku also has written for Popular Mechanics, Discover, Cosmos, Wired, New Scientist, Newsweek, and several major newspapers, and appears regularly on a variety of news and talk shows. His weekly radio program, Science Fantastic, airs on more than 90 commercial radio stations nationwide




It is with deep sadness we learned on Friday, March 20 that Dr. Tamiko Youngblood, our Tamiko, passed away. Dr. Omurtag visited her a few hours before her passing and she was in good spirits. She was a ray of sunshine, loving, generous and brilliant. For many of us she was not just a colleague, she was a dear friend.  
She will be missed by so many.  Rest in peace, Tamiko, we will always remember you. 

As some of you have already asked, I wanted to let you know we already started the Dr. Tamiko Youngblood Memorial Fund,

We will also have a memorial with date and time yet to be determined. Our alums are also organizing a newsletter in her memory.

My best wishes to all and my sincere condolences.



Celebrating 15 Years!


SEMS and Leadership Pittsburgh project: From Gritty 2 Sassy, women in manufacturing engineering 


Apple Co-Founder Steve Wozniak Visits RMU

by rmublog on January 31, 2014

Maria V. Kalevitch, Ph.D., dean of Robert Morris University’s School of Engineering, Mathematics, and Science, poses for a photo with Silicon Valley icon, philanthropist, and Apple Computer Inc. co-founder Steve Wozniak, on Wednesday, January 29 in RMU’s Charles L. Sewall Center.

Wozniak stopped at Robert Morris to speak with students, faculty, administrators and guests before speaking at Heinz Hall that evening as part of the RMU Pittsburgh Speakers Series.


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