Carnegie Mellon University
February 12, 2013

News Brief: Carnegie Mellon Team Takes Second in ImagiNations Design Competition

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A team of Carnegie Mellon University mechanical engineering students took second place in a nationwide design competition created by Walt Disney Imagineering to promote diversity and showcase design skills.

CMU's Laura Laham, Andre Sutanto and Anisha Vyas joined Jane Liu of the Art Center College of Design in California to showcase a new interactive adventure with a compelling story.

The CMU team's interactive adventure was called "Legenda Emas." The Legenda Emas attraction is an interactive boat ride that follows a betrothed prince and princess, and a jealous witch who wished to keep them apart. The ride, based on an Indonesian legend, seeks to create an immersive experience by placing guests into the story as volunteers of the royal search party.

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Mickey Mouse congratulates the team from Carnegie Mellon University/Art Center College of Design on their second place finish in the 2013 ImagiNations Design Competition.?From left are Jane Liu (Art Center), Laura Laham (CMU), Mickey Mouse, Anisha Vyas (CMU) and Andre Sutanto (CMU). Photo credit: © Disney/Photographer: Gary Krueger