Carnegie Mellon University, located in Pittsburgh, PA was founded in 1900 by Andrew Carnegie as Carnegie Technical Schools. The university became the Carnegie Institute of Technology in 1912 and in 1967, it merged with the Mellon Institute of Industrial Research to form Carnegie Mellon University. This private 4-year school is set on 143 acres just 3 miles from downtown; the campus features a blend of architectural styles. A large grassy area called “the Cut” is central to the campus and is intersected by another open space called “the Mall” which completes the quad. The campus has been featured in several major films. Notable alumni include James Gosling (inventor of Java), Andy Warhol and astronauts Edgar Mitchell (Apollo 14) and Judith Resnik (Space Shuttle Challenger).