Ten fun facts about Randy Pausch


Fact 1
In 2008 he was not only in "Time" Magazine's World's Top 100 Most Influential People list but also named Pittsburgher of the Year.

Fact 2
He obtained his bachelor's degree in computer science from Brown University and his Ph.D. in computer science from Carnegie Mellon University.

Fact 3
While he was an associate professor at the University of Virginia, he would take breaks at Walt Disney Imagineering.


Fact 4
He not only co-founded Carnegie Mellon University's Entertainment Technology Center, but also the Building Virtual Worlds course.

Fact 5
He co-authored 5 books and has written over 70 articles.

Fact 6
In 2007 he was inducted into the Association for Computing Machinery as a Fellow.

Fact 7
After he was diagnosed with pancreatic cancer, he became an advocate for more funding for pancreatic cancer research.

Fact 8
In August of 2007 he was only given 3 to 6 months to live, but he did not pass away until July of 2008.

Fact 9
On behalf of Electronic Arts, Steve Seabolt said there would be a scholarship in his honor for women in computer science.

Fact 10
He has one line and appears in the Abrams film "Star Trek", since he is a devoted fan.


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