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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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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ETC 20th Anniversary

Happy Anniversary ETC!  This academic year marks the 20th anniversary of the ETC, and we are planning events throughout the year to celebrate.  Our biggest event will be the Fall Festival which will take place on Friday, December 6, 2019 followed by an Alumni Brunch on Saturday, December 7, 2019.  We will also celebrate 20... Read more »

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Alumni Speaker Series – Maria A. Montenegro M.E.T.’15

This year, in honor of our 20th Anniversary, the ETC is excited to launch our annual Alumni Speaker Series.  We are excited to welcome back distinguished alumni who are making a significant impact throughout the entertainment technology industry. Our first speaker will be Maria A. Montenegro, M.E.T. ’15.  Maria will speak to current students, local... Read more »

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Adventure Module – 2019

Each Fall, ETC students embark on a thrilling event known as the Adventure Module.  While this experience has taken on a variety of experiences 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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Alunmi Update Tyler Emptage – 2012

We recently heard from Tyler Emptage, 2012 about his recent accomplishment with his work as a Walt Disney Imagineer: ” I had a recent career milestone at Walt Disney Imagineering of, for the first time, being part of an opening attraction project team for Millennium Falcon: Smugglers Run as part of the Star Wars: Galaxy’s... Read more »

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