ETC NEWS

Alumni Spotlight – Alyson Szymanski Class of 2008

We are excited to share our conversation with ETC Alumna Alyson Szymanski, Class of 2008.  In addition to learning about Alyson’s adventures since leaving the ETC, she also shared her views on the gaming industry as well as great advice for current and future ETC students.  Thank you Alyson! ETC: What have you been doing... Read more »

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BVW Round 4 Final – Fall, 2018

This week marked final presentations of the Building Virtual Worlds (BVW) Class  ‘Round 4’ for the Fall, 2018 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 less to create each... Read more »

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ETC start-up creates Holocaust VR experience

The ETC is proud of our faculty and alumni who have made an impact on the Askwith Kenner Global Languages & Cultures Room, a new space within the David A. Tepper Quadrangle.  This new space is a technology focused lab that promotes interactive experiences that relate to different languages and cultures from around the world,... Read more »

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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 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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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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