Survey results of the summer internships of the ETC class who will meet degree requirements in 2018
Rebecca Riggs in an imaginative mechanical engineer whose passion lays in designing theme park rides and attractions. Rebecca also has the desire to work in a global environment where co-workers can combine their expertise and learn from each other.
In order to pursue her dream, Rebecca has received a B.S. in Mechanical Engineering from Union College where her thesis was in designing an interactive Lion King safari theme ride.
After school, she proceeded to work for the IAESTE program in Erlangen, Germany. Following she was was chosen for the International Management Trainee Program at Bosch and Siemens Home Appliances where she worked as a mechanical engineer along with her international colleagues in Munich, Germany. She then worked her remaining time for BSH in New Bern, North Carolina as a plastic and acoustics engineer for their dishwasher design division.
Rebecca then completed her first year at Carnegie Mellon's ETC where she learned additional entertainment technology skills along with pitching and completing a team project entitled Girl Tech which had dual goals of creating a robotic exhibit for The Children's Museum of Pittsburgh, while encourage high school girls to pursue technology fields.
During Summer 2009, Rebecca interned for ITEC Entertainment in Orlando, Fl contributing to the team in order to design and build their latest major theme park ride.
Rebecca is now in her final semester at the Entertainment Technology center where she is co-oping for Walt Disney Parks and Resorts in Orlando, Fl applying her mechanical engineering and entertainment technology skills to a new interactive initiative.