ETC NEWS

Employer Visits

Each year, the ETC is delighted to welcome various companies throughout the industry to visit us in Pittsburgh.  Below, Susan Timko, our Director of Career Services reflects on the partnership between employers and the ETC. “Do you have the summer off?”  That is a question I get very often during spring semester at the ETC. ... Read more »

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Project Pitches

The ETC offers a project-based curriculum and in general, the projects originate in three ways: external sponsors, faculty research and student proposed projects through the “pitch” process.  Some of our most exciting projects begin as student pitches.  The student-pitch process was designed to give students the opportunity to explore an original idea that is of... Read more »

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Anthony Daniels: ETC Visiting Professional

We are delighted to welcome Anthony Daniels back to the ETC for his bi-annual visit.  Anthony first visited the ETC in 2004 as part of Carnegie Mellon University’s Robot Hall of Fame.  Since then Anthony has been visiting the ETC once every semester. Many ETC students are huge Star Wars fans so you can imagine... Read more »

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ETC Project Critiques

The ETC Project Course is one of the core elements of our curriculum and is a course that drives many students to our program.  ETC Students have completed thousands of projects over the years, and a key component to the success of these projects is feedback.  Professor Randy Pausch, co-founder of the ETC liked to... Read more »

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Jessica Hammer – Moran Career Development Professorship

The ETC is delighted to congratulate Professor Jessica Hammer on being chosen as one of the inaugural recipients of the Moran Career Development Professorship.  The purpose of this fund is to support a career development professorship, the recipient of which shall be a junior faculty member seeking tenure whose appointment is in any department of... Read more »

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ETC Newsletter

This Fall, the ETC launched our first ETC Newsletter.  In an effort to explore new forms of communication with everyone, we thought a newsletter might be helpful in sharing updates throughout the year.  Additionally, this will give us the opportunity to highlight the achievements of some of our alumni through the “Alumni Spotlight”.  The newsletter... Read more »

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Adventure Module

Each Fall, ETC students embark on a thrilling event known as the Adventure Module.  While this experience has taken on a variety of activities throughout the years (cruises, museum visits, theme park visits, etc.), it has remained an important part of the ETC Fundamentals course and has become an important yearly ETC tradition. A core... Read more »

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Alumni Spotlight – Samik Bhowal class of 2008

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 »

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Prism in the spotlight

Last week, Pittsburgh’s  NPR station WESA did a story on the game created by ETC student team Prism.  The game helps elementary school students understand the experiences of their peers on the autism spectrum. http://www.wesa.fm/post/video-game-helps-kids-understand-experiences-peers-autism-spectrum#stream/0 The student team consisting of Ridima Ramesh – Designer,  Lena (Xueyang) Wang -Artist , Daniel Wolpow -Producer/Writer, Yutian Zheng –... Read more »

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Summer Internship 2018

The ETC strongly encourages students to obtain an internship during the summer between their two years of academic study.  We find that students who take advantage of this opportunity not only have a valuable learning experience but also have improved chances for success after graduation. During the summer of 2018, ETC students gained amazing experience... Read more »

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