The Virtual World Society will award its first Nextant Prize to the late Randy Pausch on June 1 at the Augmented World Expo in Santa Clara, Calif. Pausch, a renowned Carnegie Mellon computer scientist and virtual world innovator, earned his Ph.D. in computer science at CMU, and was a professor in the Computer Science Department and Human-Computer Interaction Institute. He co-founded the Entertainment Technology Center and created the famed Building Virtual Worlds course. The Virtual World Society advocates the use of virtual worlds and augmented reality for societal good. The Nextant Award represents the society’s spirit “to link hearts and minds to create a better world.”
Senior Brooke Tsu of the women's tennis team received the NCAA Division III Most Improved Player Award from the Intercollegiate Tennis Association (ITA). Tsu played at No. 1 singles this year after working her way up from the No. 5 position as a freshman. She mostly played between the number 3 and number 5 positions during her first three years. The senior was 17-10 this season in singles play and 15-5 at No. 2 doubles. Find out more.