ETC NEWS

2020 West Coast Trip

Each year in January, immediately following our holiday break, the ETC embarks on what is known as our West Coast Trip (WCT). During this networking trip, ETC first-year students visit potential employers in the entertainment technology industry as well as meet ETC alumni in both Los Angeles and San Francisco.   The WCT also includes... Read more »

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We are Hiring Teaching Faculty

The ETC is looking to hire new faculty members in Software Engineering and Game Design. Help us shape the future of the premiere professional graduate degree program in entertainment technology. Join us as we diversify our project-based curriculum and prepare our students to build the entertainment professions of the 21st century. Please click on the... Read more »

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Winners in The Ryerson Invitation Thrill Design Competition

We are happy to announce the group of Carnegie Mellon University students have won two of the four engineering challenges as well as the Engineering Overall Design Award at this year’s Ryerson Invitation Thrill Design Competition (RITDC). The CMU interdisciplinary team consists of Entertainment Technology Center (ETC) students Conor Triplett, and Nidhi Ramanathan, College of Engineering... Read more »

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Alumni Speaker Series – Seema Patel M.E.T. ’06

We are delighted to welcome Seema Patel, M.E.T. ’06 as part of our Alumni Speaker Series. Seema will speak to current students, local alumni, faculty, staff and friends on Thursday, November 14 at 3:30 PM. A small reception will follow, giving visitors the opportunity to chat with Seema one-on-one. During her visit, Seema will also... Read more »

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ChairJam Puts Spin on Hackathon Concept

ETC project team Joyride held a hackathon for creating tech-based entertainment experiences that incorporate wheelchairs, held Oct. 18-20 . The CMU news site did a story about the weekend’s event. Joyride is a team at the ETC collaborating with researchers at Carnegie Mellon’s Human Computer Interaction Institute to create and host ChairJam. ChairJam is a... Read more »

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Sirena in Film Festivals

We are happy to say the ETC student project film Sirena will be shown in two different film festivals next month. On November 2 the Pittsburgh Shorts Festival will show the student animation at 10:30 am at the Southside Works Cinema in Pittsburgh. The PA Indie Shorts Film Festival will show Sirena the same day,... Read more »

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RYERSON INVITATIONAL THRILL DESIGN COMPETITION

This year, for the first time, Carnegie Mellon University students have been invited to participate in the Ryerson Invitational Thrill Design Competition (RITDC).  Universal Creative in Orlando, FL, has been partnering with Ryerson University to sponsor this invitation only, creative design challenge-based competition since 2014.   The competition will test the engineering, design and themed entertainment... Read more »

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BVW Round 2 Final – Fall, 2019

Last week, ETC students made their final presentations for Round 2 of the Building Virtual Worlds (BVW) Class for the Fall, 2019 semester. If you are not familiar with this class, students are challenged to build five virtual worlds throughout the semester. They must work quickly, creatively, and collaboratively as they have two weeks or... Read more »

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Alumni Speaker Series – Lisa Brown M.E.T. ’09

We are delighted to welcome Lisa Brown, M.E.T. ’09 as part of our Alumni Speaker Series. Lisa will speak to current students, local alumni, faculty, staff and friends on Thursday, October 10 at 3:30 PM. A small reception will follow, giving visitors the opportunity to chat with Lisa one-on-one. During her visit, Lisa will also... Read more »

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Quarter Reviews

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 hundreds 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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