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CARNEGIE MELLON CIVIL ENGINEERS RECEIVE $1.9 MILLION FROM IBM FOR STUDY OF 'GREEN' PRODUCT DESIGN

 PITTSBURGH, March 12 /PRNewswire/ -- Carnegie Mellon University's Department of Civil Engineering has received $1.9 million from the International Business Machines Corporation (IBM), (NYSE: IBM) to study the importance of environmentally sound, or "green," product design.
 The grant will enable researchers to look at ways to improve product design to reduce waste and promote effective recycling. This research will incorporate environmental concerns into the design process for products such as consumer durables, automobiles, electronics and computers, said Richard G. Luthy, head of Civil Engineering.
 "We're grateful for the interest that IBM is showing in our research. We hope to develop tools that will be useful to industry and concepts that will be relevant to national and international regulations for environmental product design," Luthy said. "Not only does IBM's support enable us to look further into effective design, it also provides support for graduate students and internships for minority students in engineering."
 The grant, which will be provided over four years, is part of the IBM Environmental Research Program. About half of the grant will be in computer hardware. The predominant computer technologies being provided to the university include high-end multi-media computers manufactured by IBM and portable computers called Thinkpads.
 "IBM is sponsoring this research to stimulate technological breakthroughs leading to innovative solutions for some of the world's toughest environmental problems," said Arthur J. Hedge Jr., IBM vice president for environmental affairs. "We believe this program will enable researchers to work together across traditional disciplines and will facilitate the development and transfer of technology worldwide."
 In addition to Civil Engineering, Carnegie Mellon's environmental product design program involves researchers from engineering and public policy, engineering design and business. The program also includes faculty and students from Howard University in Washington, D.C., and the Technical University of Vienna in Austria. With Howard, Carnegie Mellon is sponsoring collaborative research and internships for minority engine?rs. The link with the University of Vienna will allow Carnegie Mellon researchers to exchange ideas with European faculty who are at the forefront in "green" product design research, Luthy said.
 Carnegie Mellon's engineers received one of the largest of the grants announced Thursday by IBM. Also receiving grants in IBM's Environmental Research Program were the California Institute of Technology, the University of California at Santa Barbara, Cornell University, Harvard University, North Carolina State University, Purdue University, Stanford University, Syracuse University and the University of Virginia.
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