Carnegie Mellon University


Integrative Design, Arts, and Technology

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February 12, 2021

Games for Change Awards for Best Student Game


G4C Awards: Submissions Open for Best Student Game

The Best Student Game award at the Games for Change Festival highlights college-level social impact gams that drive real-world change and demonstrate innovative design, compelling and polished gameplay, and a unique artistic vision. This is a great opportunity to be recognized for your hard work! The full eligibility guidelines and requirements are on the G4C awards website. Finalists will be showcased July 12-14 at the 18th Annual G4C Festival. Submit your game today! Questions can go to


Game Creation Society Info Session

Today! February 12 at 6 pm EST, the Game Creation Society will be holding an info session for anyone interested in becoming a member. The meeting is entirely non-committal and just for getting information and gauging interest in the club. Join GCS' discord or mailing list to learn more.

Survey for IDeATe Students from an IDeATe Alum!

Sarika Bajaj is an IDeATe alum and has a start-up called Refiberd. They are working on research to quantify U.S. textile waste and textile disposal/donation habits and they want your input! Take about 10-15 minutes to help them by completing their survey. (Note: it is best to take the survey at your place of residence.)

VR Developers and 3D Artists/Modelers Wanted for Student Start-Up

No company in the golf industry is currently taking advantage of virtual reality technology. This is why we want to create an unmatched virtual reality experience for golfers to "walk" and "practice" on championship golf courses that will result in their greater success and improvement. This is an opportunity to disrupt the current way golfers study the course, which is crucial especially in competitive play. We have gotten great traction after speaking with a few companies in the industry, and now I am looking for a team consisting of VR developers and 3D artists to help me create an initial proof of concept. Whether it be freelance work or you are interested in being part of a startup, please reach out to me at No golfing experience or knowledge is required!

Hedy Lamarr Student Award

DEG: The Digital Entertainment Group is pleased to announce the fifth year of an annual student award of $10,000, the "Hedy Lamarr Achievement Award for Emerging Leaders in Entertainment Technology," which recognizes female college students in their Junior Year who have shown exceptional promise in the fields of entertainment and technology. Apply by February 19 for the opportunity to further your interest and excellence in your chosen area of study. Questions can go to Bekah Sturm.

Animation First Film Festival

FIAF (French Institute Alliance Francaise) will be holding the fourth edition of Animation First, a unique Festival dedicated to French Animation, from February 5 to February 15. For the first time, Animation First will be entirely online and accessible to everyone in the US. The entire 11-day program is accessible for only $20 and the talks are free to attend. The Festival will present more than55 US premieres of feature and short movies, online talks and workshops with acclaimed professionals and artists, as well as a US and French student short film competition. View the trailer, access the full program, and buy your pass at