ECE Students and CMU Alumni Join For Seagate Tour


October 28, 2002

On October 28 at 6 p.m. over one hundred Carnegie Mellon alumni and a dozen Electrical and Computer Engineering (ECE) and other students joined forces to explore Seagate's new five story, 200,000 square foot research facility, which overlooks the Allegheny River on One Waterfront Place in Pittsburgh's Strip District. The event, sponsored by the Pittsburgh Alumni Clan, featured a historical overview of improvements in data storage technology by University Professor of ECE Mark Kryder, an introduction to the heat assisted magnetic recording process by ECE Graduate Student Tim Rausch, and a presentation on the self-ordered magnetic array (SOMA) procedure by Tim Klemmer, Ph.D. Participants also took self-guided tours of the laboratories and cleanroom, discovering first-hand the tools used to research the next leap in storage capacity, performance, and intelligence for digital devices.

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