Community College of Allegheny County (CCAC)

Community College of Allegheny County

Grant: Alice 2 to Alice 3 Project in Community Colleges

Project Director: Don Smith

For more information contact Don Smith by email or call 412.237.2645 

Grant funding ended on 8-31-2013

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 National Science Foundation

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 Carnegie Mellon University

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 9/1/2009 – 8/31/2013


















 CCAC–Allegheny Campus

A grant project led by through CMU, Alice is an innovative 3D programming environment that makes it easy to create an animation for telling a story, playing an interactive game, or a video to share on the web. Alice is a freely available teaching tool designed to be a student's first exposure to object-oriented programming. It allows students to learn fundamental programming concepts in the context of creating animated movies and simple video games. In Alice, 3-D objects (e.g., people, animals, and vehicles) populate a virtual world and students create a program to animate the objects.

 CCAC faculty members, Don Smith and Eileen Wrigley participate in the grant project and have upgraded and integrated Alice 3 into their programming with Java course.

 More program information available at: Alice Project