Robert Zacharias (A 2017)
Assistant Teaching Professor, Entertainment Technology Center
Robert Zacharias ("Zach") teaches courses in IDeATe's Physical Computing minor, and manages the IDeATe Physical Computing Lab (room A10 in the basement of Hunt Library). After a childhood of tinkering and building, he studied sociology in college at U Chicago. Following that, he worked at hands-on science museums and taught in out-of-school education programs in New Jersey, the South Bronx in NYC, and Pittsburgh; he then completed a Master's of Tangible Interaction Design at CMU's School of Architecture. He loves helping students design, create, and debug their projects, riding bikes up and down Pittsburgh's hills, and a bit of afternoon tea.