Carnegie Mellon University

Virtual events 

Have an idea for an ECE virtual event? Have an event ready you'd like us to publicize? Fill out this form to let us know, and we'll be in touch.

Please note: all ECE virtual events will be moderated and recorded. Inappropriate and unwelcome language, behavior, and content will not be tolerated.

Ongoing events


Every Thursday at 6 p.m. EST

Play with your friends to win the House Cup!

During this time of distance learning, the ECE Diversity, Inclusion & Outreach Committee would like to host a weekly, virtual trivia night for all students. Each week will be a different theme of trivia, with the first week all about the world of Harry Potter. In order to keep the fun going from week to week, all students will choose a Hogwarts House as a team. You will keep these teams from week to week, gaining as many points as you can in order to win the House Cup at the end of the semester! Small prizes will be awarded to the winners each week. The team with the most points at the end of the semester will win a larger prize worth $50 and the House Cup Champions will receive bragging rights and a feature on the ECE social media platforms!

  • 4/2 - Harry Potter (Winning teams: V=IR and Cannons tied for 1st place!)
  • 4/9 - Game of Thrones (Winning team: Wearers of the Golden Crown (formerly Two-faced Witches ft. Professor Quirrell))
  • 4/15 - General Trivia (Winning teams: V = IR and DysFunctional Units tied for 1st place!)
  • 4/23 - Food Trivia (Winning team: Wearers of the Golden Crown (formerly Two-faced Witches ft. Professor Quirrell))
  • 4/30 - Disney Trivia (Winning team: Aristograds (formerly DysFunctional Units, Triviamisu)

Winner of the House Cup TBD the week of May 4th! 

1. To help you choose a Hogwarts House/team (if you haven't already done so) take either one of these quick quizzes:

2. RSVP to game night on Thursday, April 30th

3. Once you have let us know you will attend, we will send you a Zoom link to join and provide teams with a slack channel if needed.

Trivia rules:

  1. There is a max number of 5 people per team.
  2. *UPDATE* Teams will be given the following time to answer each question:
    • 45 seconds each round
    • 1.5 minutes for the bonus round
  3. Teams should use a group messaging channel to discuss their answers either by group call or group chat (WhatsApp, Google Hangouts, iMessage/FaceTime, etc). We can also set up a Slack channel for your group, if you prefer.
  4. After discussion, a designated member of the team must submit your answer to your team's designated score keeper via private chat on Slack.
  5. All answers must include the team’s name along with the team’s answer.
  6. Please DO NOT use Google to find answers!

Trivia scoring:

The game will be played in three rounds with ten questions each round.

  • Round one is worth 1 point for each correct answer.
  • Round two is worth 2 points for each correct answer.
  • Round three is worth 3 points for each correct answer.
  • There will be one final bonus question worth up to 10 points (1 point awarded for each correct response).


Town halls

Larry Pileggi, department head of electrical and computer engineering, will frequently host town hall meetings for faculty, staff, and students. During these town halls, participants have the opportunity to ask questions, share ideas, and learn about the latest university announcements.

BS/MS Town Hall I
Thursday, March 19

BS/MS Town Hall II
Friday, March 20

Ph.D. Town Hall
Friday, March 20

Want more fun?

Please join our ECE Q&A Canvas course for even more virtual events and activities, and check your inbox each week to stay updated on this week's activities and for fun links!