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Community Outreach

SIGGRAPH 97 invited nearly 2,000 educators (K-college), students (16 years of age and older), and technical industry professionals just beginning to adopt computer graphics tools to SIGGRAPH 97 for the Community Outreach Program.

Schools/colleges represented:

Alta Loma Elementary
East Los Angeles Occupational Center
El Camino College
Glendale College
Hillcrest Elementary
Los Angeles City College
Los Angeles County High School for the Arts
Los Angeles Unified School District
Marshall Fundamental School
Pasadena City College
Technology Development Center
Ventura Adult Education
Villa Park High School

The SIGGRAPH 97 Community Outreach Program included:

Presentations by industry professionals on the use of computer graphics in various fields.

Discussions and case histories by professionals and educators on curriculum planning and preparing students for careers in computer graphics:

Tours of the conference and student interactive projects were all part of Community Outreach activities. An interactive room, called SIGpen, to showcase students' projects using computer graphics in interesting ways, and an area to critique student demo reels were also offered.

Community Outreach Speakers

The SIGGRAPH 97 Community Outreach Program was part of the conference committee's initiative to reach out and teach new audiences about emerging digital technologies that impact their lives.

For more information:

Jackie White
SIGGRAPH 97 Community Outreach Chair
California State University, Los Angeles
Department of Communication Studies
5151 State University Drive
Los Angeles, California 90032-8111 USA
+1.213.343.4202
+1.213.343.6467 fax
jwhite@siggraph.org

SIGGRAPH 98 Community Outreach Call for Participation