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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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Alumni Spotlight – Samik Bhowal class of 2008

Recently, we had the opportunity to catch up with ETC Alumnus Samik Bhowal, Class of 2008.  During an interview, we asked Samik to share reflections on his time at the ETC as well as what he has been doing since graduation.  Having completed his ETC degree almost ten years ago, Samik had a lot of ... Read more »

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Prism in the spotlight

Last week, Pittsburgh’s  NPR station WESA did a story on the game created by ETC student team Prism.  The game helps elementary school students understand the experiences of their peers on the autism spectrum. http://www.wesa.fm/post/video-game-helps-kids-understand-experiences-peers-autism-spectrum#stream/0 The student team consisting of Ridima Ramesh – Designer,  Lena (Xueyang) Wang -Artist , Daniel Wolpow -Producer/Writer, Yutian Zheng –... Read more »

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Summer Internship 2018

The ETC strongly encourages students to obtain an internship during the summer between their two years of academic study.  We find that students who take advantage of this opportunity not only have a valuable learning experience but also have improved chances for success after graduation. During the summer of 2018, ETC students gained amazing experience... Read more »

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Playtesting

A primary focus of the ETC’s educational philosophy is the project experience!  ETC students embark on projects during their studies, and all of these projects have a specific audience in mind.  To help ensure success in these projects it is important for our students to playtest. The term playtest indicates the use of an experience... Read more »

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First Week of Classes

The week of August 27, marks the first week of classes of the Fall 2018 semester for students at the ETC.  Our 77 new students will embark on an exciting, invigorating, and challenging experience, called the Immersion Semester.  There are four required courses that make up the first semester at the ETC including: Building Virtual... Read more »

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Welcome to the ETC class of 2020

On Friday, August 24, the ETC was delighted to welcome 77 new students!  For the first time in the history of the ETC, our new class has a higher percentage of women!  Approximately 54% of the class is female and 46% male.  Our students represent 8 different countries giving us a 70% international population with... Read more »

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