Educators Program Forums

Educators Program Ramp-in
Sunday, 21 July
5:45 - 7 pm
Room 205

An overview of highlights and recommended sessions for educators attending SIGGRAPH 2002, as well as opportunities for educators within the ACM SIGGRAPH organization.

James L. Mohler
SIGGRAPH 2002 Educators Program Chair
Purdue University
1419 Knoy Hall, Room 363
West Lafayette, Indiana 47907-1419 USA

A Knowledge Base for the Computer Graphics Discipline
Monday, 22 July
8:30 - 10:30 am
Room 201

A continuation of the forum conducted at SIGGRAPH 2001, The Emerging Computer Graphics Discipline. This year, the forum discusses content of the knowledge base for a CG curriculum.

Gary R. Bertoline
Purdue University
1419 Knoy Hall
West Lafayette, Indiana 47907-1419 USA

Cary Laxer
Rose-Hulman Institute of Technology

Game Development, Design, and Analysis Curriculum
Monday, 22 July
1:30 - 3:30 pm
Room 201

The International Game Developers Association's Education Committee Curriculum Subcommittee presents its guidelines and framework for game-oriented curricula. Discussion solicits input and criticism on the framework.

Jason Della Rocca
International Game Developers Association
4977 Orleans
Montréal, Québec H8Y 1Y6 CANADA

Warren Spector
ION Storm Austin

Eric Zimmerman

Robin Hunicke
Northwestern University

Inspiring the Renaissance Person
Tuesday, 23 July
8:30 - 10:30 am
Room 201

Often art and science are viewed as opposing ends of computer graphics. This forum discusses how educators from both can inspire, encourage, and stimulate the "Renaissance Person."

Donna Cox
National Center for Supercomputing Applications
University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign
605 East Springfield
Champaign, Illinois 61820 USA

Studio Views of Demo Tapes
Tuesday, 23 July
1:30 - 3:30 pm
Room 201

How hopeful artists can get their demo tapes to stand out from the rest. Demo reel content, structure, length, packaging, and audio are addressed by a distinguished panel of industry professionals.

Art Durinski
The Durinski Design Group
Otis College of Art and Design

Frank Gladstone
Deamworks SKG

Tom Leeser

Dan Philips
Big Idea Productions

Stan Szymanski
Sony Pictures Imageworks

Visual Learning in Science and Engineering
Wednesday, 24 July
2:10 - 3:15 pm
Room 201

Report and discussion on the use of visualization as a tool for learning in fields outside the visual arts, especially in science and engineering.

Stephen Wroble
Computer Graphics Technology Program
Schoolcraft College
18600 Haggerty Road
Livonia, Michigan 48152

Teaching Gems for Art and Design
Thursday, 25 July
8:30 - 10:30 am
Room 201

Pedagogical solutions for teaching art students to use digital media in rich and expressive ways. This session involves the participants to uncover various approaches.

Dena Elisabeth Eber
Bowling Green State University
478 South Church Street
Bowling Green, Ohio 43402 USA

Bonnie Mitchell
Heather Elliott
Bowling Green State University

The Role of Creativity in Computer Graphics Education
Thursday, 25 July
2:10 - 4:10 pm
Room 201

How creativity affects the education of students seeking careers in computer graphics and how educators can provide the best possible environment for their students.

Bruce Wands
MFA Computer Art
209 East 23rd Street
New York, New York 10010 USA

Teaching Gems for Computer Science and Engineering
Friday, 26 July
8:30 - 10:30 am
Room 201

Best practices for teaching computer graphics in undergraduate computer science and engineering. Moderators and audience members discuss "nifty assignments," effective lecture techniques, and online resources.

Lew Hitchner
California Polytechnic State University
San Luis Obispo, California 93407 USA

Steve Cunningham
California State University, Stanislaus

Mike Bailey
University of California at San Diego
San Diego Supercomputer Center

Driving Forces: Technology vs. Education
Friday, 26 July
1:30 - 3:15 pm
Room 201

Does technology drive education, or does education simply implement the available technology? This forum discusses how we view technology and its impact on the way we approach our profession.

Mark Bannatyne
Purdue University
1419 Knoy Hall, Room 355
West Lafayette, Indiana 47907-1419 USA

Educators Program Ramp-out to SIGGRAPH 2003
Friday, 26 July
4 - 5:15 pm
Room 201

An opportunity for attendees to help shape the SIGGRAPH Education Committee's year-round offerings and the SIGGRAPH 2003 Educators Program.

John Finnegan
SIGGRAPH 2003 Educators Program Chair
Purdue University
1733 Northside Boulevard
P.O. Box 7111
South Bend, Indiana 46634-7111 USA

Summaries of SIGGRAPH 2002 Educators Program presentations are available in the SIGGRAPH 2002 Conference Abstracts and Applications

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