The institution was founded in 1900 in Pittsburgh by industrialist and philanthropist Andrew
Carnegie, who wrote the time-honored words, "My heart is in the work," when he donated the funds to create Carnegie Technical
Schools. Carnegie's vision was to open a vocational training school for the sons and daughters of working-class Pittsburghers.
The name was changed to the Carnegie
Institute of Technology in 1912. In 1967 it
merged with the Mellon
Institute to become Carnegie Mellon University.