Posts Categorized: Alumni News

Alumni Spotlight – Samik Bhowal class of 2008

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Recently, we had the opportunity to catch up with ETC Alumnus Samik Bhowal, Class of 2008.  During an interview, we asked Samik to share reflections on his time at the ETC as well as what he has been doing since graduation.  Having completed his ETC degree almost ten years ago, Samik had a lot of … Read more »

ETC Class of 2018

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On the third Sunday of May, the ETC honored 73 students as we held the 2018 Diploma Ceremony at Heinz Field.  Following dinner, with fellow classmates, family, ETC faculty and staff the latest group of alumni received their Master of Entertainment Technology degrees from Carnegie Mellon University. This year’s ETC Alumni Award winner, Jon-Paul Dumont… Read more »

You Can Do More Than You Think: Memories of Randy Pausch

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As part of CMU’s celebration of the 10th anniversary of ETC Co-Founder Randy Pausch’s Last Lecture, Distinguished Professor of the Practice, Jesse Schell gave a lecture “You Can Do More Than You Think: Memories of Randy Pausch” on Monday March 5, 2018.  Jesse Schell had the privilege of meeting Randy Pausch at the Walt Disney… Read more »

Annual West Coast Trip

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The week before the spring semester starts, the ETC first year students participate in our annual West Coast Trip (WCT).   During this networking trip, the students visit potential employers in the entertainment technology industry as well as meet ETC alumni in the Los Angeles and San Francisco areas.   The WCT also includes a… Read more »

ETC start-up wins Microsoft HoloLens Developer Contest

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ETC spin-off Music Everywhere, Inc. has been named a winner in the worldwide HoloLens contest held by Microsoft and Unity.  With over 1,000 submissions, their AR piano learning application has won the competition’s grand prize.  The team of ETC alumni co-founders Seth Glickman (17), Fu Yen Hsiao (17), and Byunghwan Lee (17) was awarded the $100K cash prize,… Read more »

New reading app released: Reading Racer

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Earlier this month, SeaShells Education launched Reading Racer, a free early childhood reading app.  Using speech recognition to help young children lean to read aloud fluently, the app features built-in speech recognition designed for iPhones and iPads, and provides young children (ages 5 to 8) with more than 200 short stories, poems, and jokes to… Read more »

ETC at GDC 2017

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At next week’s Game Developer Conference (GDC) in San Francisco, the ETC will have a strong presence with alumni, faculty and over 40 students in attendance.  Here is a summary of the information gathered of the ETC participation. STUDENT PARTICIPATION Nikhil Kashyap, ETC 2017 Platinum winner for a narrative review he wrote on ‘The Walking… Read more »

3-D Designer

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Carnegie Mellon Today, took a look at ETC alumnus Shanna Tellerman (05) and her latest endeavor, Modsy.  Tellerman learned about 3-D design at CMU, which she chose because of the school’s strengths in math, science and the visual arts. While working toward her 2003 bachelor’s degree from the School of Art, she enrolled in the… Read more »

New book from ETC alum Asi Burak

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Press Release “This fascinating book shows how much games have to teach not only our children, but our society as a whole. Here’s hoping that the pioneers profiled here inspire a new generation to engage and participate in our political process.” –The Honorable Sandra Day O’Connor, Retired Supreme Court Justice In POWER PLAY: How Video… Read more »

ETC at SIGGRAPH 2016

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Once again the ETC students and alumni will be showing their work at this year’s SIGGRAPH 2016 in Anaheim, California July 24-28 .  If you are in attendance at this year’s conference, make sure to stop by and see or listen to their work.  ETC student work: In the VR VILLAGE Garden: Mixed Reality From… Read more »

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