New York University Skip to Content Skip to Search Skip to Navigation Skip to Sub Navigation

Tisch Game Center Student Receives Prestigious AIAS Scholarship

September 16, 2013
N-26

Ji “Atlas” Chen, MFA student at the NYU Tisch Game Center, was one of two students nationwide selected to receive the Randy Pausch Scholarship from philanthropic arm of the Academy of Interactive Arts & Sciences (AIAS), the AIAS Foundation. Chen will receive $2,500 to support his MFA studies.

One of the largest professional video games organizations in the world, AIAS was created with the mission of advancing the artistic values of the interactive entertainment community. The Randy Pausch Scholarship was established in 2008 to honor the memory of computer science professor and co-founder of the Entertainment Technology Center at Carnegie Mellon University, Dr. Randy Pausch, in order to support students who are pursuing careers specializing in the development of interactive entertainment.

"The Randy Pausch Scholarships seek to encourage and support a diverse mix of students pursuing games industry careers; students who will help build this young art form in ways we can only imagine today,” said Don Daglow, president and creative director at Daglow Entertainment and president of the AIAS Foundation.

About the Game Center at NYU Tisch
The Game Center offers a 2-year Masters of Fine Arts (MFA) degree program that explores the design and development of games as a creative practice. The curriculum is centered on the creation of games and includes game design, criticism, programming, and visual design. For more information, visit http://gamecenter.nyu.edu.

###

This Press Release is in the following Topics:
Tisch School of the Arts

Type: Press Release

Press Contact: Shonna Keogan | (212) 998-6796

Game Center Student Named AIAS Scholar

Search News



NYU In the News

NYU Received a Record Number of Applications

Capital New York reported NYU received a record 60,322 applications for the class of 2019, an increase of about 15 percent since last year.

NYU Students Help City Crack Down on Hookah Bars

Capital New York reported that NYU students helped New York City crack down on hookah bars that illegally include tobacco in their hookahs:

Rudin Center Study Says Mass Transit Helps Economic Mobility

The Wall Street Journal wrote about a report by Wagner’s Rudin Center that showed that mass transit could be more important than education in determining economic mobility.

Brennan Center Report Says Campaign Spending Has Jumped

Frontline did a piece about a report by the Brennan Center for Justice that said that campaign spending by outside groups has more than doubled in the last five years.

NYU’s Dorms Ranked Among the Best in the Nation

Hometalk.com ranked NYU’s student residences third in the country in its list of best college dorms.

 


NYU Footer