CMU puts out call to inventors

President Obama is expected to tout Carnegie Mellon University’s campaign to invent businesses and create jobs when he visits the university on Friday. Richard McCullough, the university’s vice president for research, and other officials are looking for faculty and students to follow the path of famed inventor Thomas Edison as part of a campaign to brand CMU as the inventors’ university. The Greenlighting Start-ups campaign would grant money and provide other support to help start businesses and jobs — a goal Obama will emphasize when he visits the Oakland campus.