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If you missed SIGGRAPH 2017 watch a selection of recorded Live Streaming Sessions.

Educator's Forum

All attendees are invited to participate in two days of special education-related content on Monday and Tuesday of SIGGRAPH. This year’s theme at the Educator's Forum is Cross-Disciplinary Collaborations. Our sessions include a panel devoted to exploring existing and planned cross-disciplinary programs, and one about the exciting future of CGEMS, the Computer Graphics Educational Materials Source sponsored by the SIGGRAPH Education Committee. We also have talk sessions from existing cross-disciplinary collaborations, and even courses on exciting topics like GPU Hardware Fundamentals. New for this year we will also have a session of crossover talks from our sister SIG, SIGCSE (Computer Science Education). 

The Educator's Forum starts with an Educaton Committee Open Forum on Sunday, 2-3:30 pm, and then sessions on Monday and Tuesday starting at 9 am.

Education Liaison

Erik Brunvand

Renderosity

Epson

Overview


All sessions in Room 406A

  • Sunday, 30 July, 2-3:30 pm: Education Committee Open Forum
  • Sunday, 30 July, 3:45-5:15 pm: Educators Meet and Greet
  • Monday, 31 July, 9-10:30 am: Panel - Industry Perspectives: Preparing Students for Careers
  • Monday, 31 July, 2-3:30 pm: Panel - CGEMS: Computer Graphics Education Materials*
  • Monday, 31 July, 3:45-5:15 pm: CGEMS Working Group 
  • Tuesday, 1 August, 9-10:30 am: Panel - Curriculum Matters: Melding Art + Computer Science
  • Tuesday, 1 August, 10:4 5 am-12:15 pm: Talks - SIGCSE Reprise 
  • Tuesday, 1 August, 2-3:30 pm: Talks - Interdisciplinary Circus*
  • Tuesday, 1 August, 3:45-5:15 pm: Course: GPU Hardware Fundamentals

*Requires Full Conference Platinum or Full Conference Registration

 

Additional Educator-Focused Sessions


Please note these two sessions are for Full Conference Platinum and Full Conference registrants only. 

Panel: CGEMS: Computer Graphics Education Materials
Monday, 31 July, 2-3:30 pm

Andrew Duchowski, Clemson University
Edward Angel, University of New Mexico
Bruce Gooch, Texas A&M University
David Luebke, NVIDIA Corporation

Talks: Interdisciplinary Circus
Tuesday, 1 August, 2-3:30 pm

Interdisciplinary Study of Reflectance Transformation Imaging Processes for the Creation of Normal Map Libraries from High-Resolution Scan Data

David Halbstein, Nitin Sampat, Martin Pietras
Rochester Institute of Technology

3D Across Media: Ceramics, Print and VR

Julieta Aguilera, Plymouth University
Jonathon Goebel, Monika Mann, University of Hawaii

Is This Possible? Massive Online Inter-institutional Student Production

Miho Aoki, University of Alaska Fairbanks
William Joel, Western Connecticut State University
Anna Ursyn, University of Northern Colorado
Jacob Pollak, Ferris State University

 

Educator's Forum Sessions


Education Committee Open Forum

Sunday, 30 July, 2:00 pm - 3:30 pm
Los Angeles Convention Center, Los Angeles Convention Center - Room 406A

The Education Committee hosts a presentation and informal discussion about its activities and mission, and how to become involved. Sessions from the Education Focus at the conference are highlighted.

Session Lead
Ginger Alford
ACM SIGGRAPH Education Committee Chair

Educators Meet and Greet

Sunday, 30 July, 3:45 pm - 5:15 pm
Los Angeles Convention Center, Los Angeles Convention Center - Room 406A

Meet and mingle with other SIGGRAPH educators in an informal setting. Get to know your fellow educators over snacks.

Session Lead
Erik Brunvand
ACM SIGGRAPH 2017 Education Liaison

Industry Perspectives: Preparing Students for Careers

Monday, 31 July, 9:00 am - 10:30 am
Los Angeles Convention Center, Los Angeles Convention Center - Room 406A

Industry representatives from various sub-disciplines in the area of computer graphics and interactive techniques discuss the preparation, education, training, and attributes students need to enter the workforce, looking at both short-term and long-term needs to provide opportunities and flexibility.

Session Lead
Glenn Goldman
New Jersey Institute of Technology
 
Panelists
Daryl Clewlow
Nordeus

Patricia Kung
Animal Logic

Roula Lainas
Zoic Studios

Douglas Lanman
Oculus Research - Oculus/Facebook

Discussion - CGEMS Working Group

Monday, 31 July, 3:45 pm - 5:15 pm
Los Angeles Convention Center, Los Angeles Convention Center - Room 406A

Continuation of the discussion about the proposed CGEMS repository of computer graphics educational material. Topics include action items and plans for SIGGRAPH 2018. 

Andrew Duchowski
Clemson University

Curriculum Matters: Melding Art + Computer Science

Tuesday, 1 August, 9:00 am - 10:30 am
Los Angeles Convention Center, Los Angeles Convention Center - Room 406A

Many universities and colleges, particularly those represented at SIGGRAPH, include digital media classes in their computer science curricula, coding courses in the art curriculum, or programs that combine both art and computer science. Panelists discuss their universities' approaches to multi-disciplinary work.

Session Lead
Susan Reiser
University of North Carolina at Asheville  
 
Panelists
Erik Brunvand
University of Utah

Phill Conrad
University of California, Santa Barbara 

Courtney Starrett
Seton Hall University

Casey Reas
University of California, Los Angeles

SIGCSE Reprise at SIGGRAPH 2017

Tuesday, 1 August, 10:45 am - 12:15 pm
Los Angeles Convention Center, Los Angeles Convention Center - Room 406A

Selected papers from SIGCSE 2017 reprised at SIGGRAPH 2017

A Modern Wearable Devices Course for Computer Science Undergraduates
Chris Gregg
Stanford University

Raewyn Duvall
Kate Wasynczuk
Tufts University

Creativity in Authentic STEAM Education with EarSketch
Shelly Engelman
The Findings Group

Brian Magerko
Georgia Institute of Technology

Tom McKlin
Morgan Miller
The Findings Group

Doug Edwards
Jason Freeman
Georgia Institute of Technology

Making Noise: Using Sound-Art to Explore Technological Fluency (Best Paper, SIGCSE 2017)

Erik Brunvand
Nina McCurdy
University of Utah

Computer Science Outreach with End-User Robot-Programming Tools
Vivek Paramasivam
Justin Huang
Sarah Elliott
Maya Cakmak
University of Washington

GPU Hardware Fundamentals

Tuesday, 1 August, 3:45 pm - 5:15 pm
Los Angeles Convention Center, Los Angeles Convention Center - Room 406A

This course walks attendees through the fundamentals of GPU hardware and compares system-on-chip vs. discrete GPUs in terms of performance and capabilities, including a detailed look at what happens in each functional block of the GPU and why. 

John Lawless
Tara Technical Training