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2023 AIAS Foundation Scholars Announced

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Entertainment Technology Center alumna Kayi Ng (23) was named one of the 11 Students and Young Professionals chosen For 2023 AIAS Foundation, WomenIn, and Girls for Gaming Scholarships. The AIAS Foundation, the philanthropic arm of the Academy of Interactive Arts & Sciences (AIAS), awarded eleven scholarships to outstanding students and early professionals who are dedicating… Read more »

NHSGA – Post One Instruction

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ETC second year Angie Mendenhall shares her experience of being a Teaching Assistant for the National High School Gaming Academy, part of CMU’s Pre-College program which happens at the ETC every summer. On a cool morning in Pittsburgh, sixteen CMU students, both MET and Undergraduate, make their way to the Entertainment Technology Center. They have… Read more »

The First Pitch of “The Last of Us”

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Neil Druckmann (ETC’05) is currently a Co-President of Naughty Dog with Evan Wells. At Naughty Dog in 2013, he was the writer and creative director of The Last of Us, a dystopian video game that won numerous awards. Fast forward to 2023, Neil and Craig Mazin co-created the television series adaptation of the game for… Read more »

ETC Class of 2023

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On Sunday May 14, 2023 the ETC honored 91 students as we held the 2023 Diploma Ceremony at Acrisure Stadium . Following dinner, with fellow classmates, family, ETC faculty and the staff, the latest group of ETC alumni received their Master of Entertainment Technology degrees from Carnegie Mellon University. Concluding the ceremony, The Anne Humprehy’s… Read more »

2023 Alumni Award Winner, Christine Barnes

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We are happy to announce the 2023 Alumni Award Winner is Christine Barnes from the ETC class of 2011. The ETC Alumni Award is given to honor an alum who exemplifies leadership and innovation in entertainment technology fields through their engaging and inspiring work. Christine will join us on Sunday the ETC diploma ceremony to… Read more »

Future Forgers wins at IEEE Games SIG 2023

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On Sunday April 16, the ETC student team Future Forgers presented their game, Project Ecotopia before a panel of judges as part of the 2023 IEEE GameSIG Intercollegiate Computer Game Competition Showcase. The showcase featured the top 10 entries submitted to present their work for the final round of the competition. This year’s showcase was… Read more »

Neil Druckmann, ETC Class of 2005 One of the 2023 Tartans on the Rise

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Story by Elizabeth Speed, originally featured as part of CMU’s Tartans on the Rise Campaign. Driving Entertainment with Great Stories Words That Stuck “(Distinguished Professor of the Practice at CMU’s Entertainment Technology Center) Jesse Schell gives a final lecture on the last day of class where he talks about pushing for strong, good qualities… Read more »

ETC Festival 2022

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The ETC Festival is an event hosted at the end of the fall semester at Carnegie Mellon University’s Entertainment Technology Center where the projects, films, games and interactive experiences created by the student teams throughout the semester are showcased in a carnival-like atmosphere. We were happy to have guests back in the building this year… Read more »

Civic Engagement Student Summit

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The Civic Engagement Summit will feature break-out sessions on topics such as philanthropy and community partnership building as well as a keynote address from Asi Burak (CMU 2006), the chief business officer of Tilting Point, a world-leading game publisher, and chairman of Games for Change, which focuses on how the world can use games and immersive… Read more »

SpaceBull Nova wins Gold

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We are proud to announce the student created game, SpaceBull Nova, is a Gold Winner in the Healthcare / Medical / Pharmaceutical / Nursing student game category at the 2022 International Serious Play Awards. The EyeDeal team, who created the game, is excited and humbled to receive this honor. During the fall 2021 Team Members: Ryan… Read more »

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