Larry Cartwright, a mentor, professor, and
Cartwright was born October 8, 1945, in New Brighton, Pennsylvania. After serving in the U.S. Air Force in the Vietnam War, he enrolled in the civil engineering program at Carnegie Mellon, earning his BSCE in 1976. He joined the Department in 1977 as the manager of the Civil and Environmental Engineering Laboratories. Within five years, he became an instructor and his penchant for teaching quickly became clear.
Cartwright earned a master's degree in civil engineering in 1987. After promotions to senior lecturer and principal lecturer, Cartwright was designated a teaching professor in 2004, the highest rank for teaching faculty at CMU.
During his 38-year career, Cartwright was recognized many times for his teaching excellence and contributions to the university.
Cartwright’s heart was always in mentoring. Among his students’ favorite courses was Design and Construction, a junior-senior course Cartwright helped to develop and then led for over 25 years. This course brought students together from civil, mechanical, and electrical engineering and fine arts, to design and construct projects on campus from start to finish. Producing study spaces, pavilions and even an amphitheater, Cartwright and his students left a lasting, visible legacy on the CMU campus.
Cartwright retired from Carnegie Mellon in June
Professor Cartwright received many awards during his tenure at Carnegie Mellon. A few are listed below:
- Ryan Award (1994)
- Philip L. Dowd Fellowship Award (2004)
- Faculty Service Alumni Award (2007)
- Andrew Carnegie Society Recognition Award (2016)
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