The Carnegie Institute of Technology (Carnegie Tech), the predecessor to Carnegie Mellon, was founded in 1900 by Andrew Carnegie as the Carnegie Technical Schools. His stated intention was to build a "first class technical school" in Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania for the children of local steel mill workers. In about a century, it has expanded from four small programs to become Carnegie Mellon.
Carnegie Mellon's college of engineering took on the name of Carnegie Institute of Technology. The name is still in use today.