ASEE Engineering Design Graphics Division:
68th Midyear Conference

Program Information - Conference Agenda(PDF)

Lodging and Campus Map (PDF)

Location - Worcester Polytechnic Institute

Program Co-Chairs - Nicholas Bertozzi
and Kathryn Holliday-Darr

Site Chair - Holly Ault

The Schroff Participation Travel Grant is open to all graduate students and new faculty in graphics-related programs or courses.


Simulation software depends on the data created by geometric models. This means geometric models are at the center of today’s design work and must be created with design intent, manufacturing and cost efficiency in mind.

  • How do we teach students the importance of design intent, the impact their designs and models will have on analysis and simulation software results?
  • At what level of complexity can first year students understand the impact their models have in advanced software results?
  • Can we teach students to predict how a model will respond?
  • What, as educators, do we need to know about these factors when teaching the basics of geometric modeling?
  • How can we implement teaching these factors within our current time constraints?


Authors are invited to submit a 1200 – 1500 word digest for presentation at one of the conference oral sessions or the media showcase interactive session. Note that a digest is not merely an extended abstract, but rather a condensed summary of the work performed, including as much data and as many results and conclusions as possible.

Digests are peer-reviewed. Authors of accepted digests must be present at the conference in order to have their digests included in the conference proceedings.

Topics should be of interest to the graphics education community. The topics listed will have first priority.

  • Teaching design intent
  • How simulation and analysis software depend on geometric models
  • Teaching simulation and analysis software at different levels
  • Course content and tools
  • Innovative technology
  • Product lifecycle management
  • Trends in graphics
  • Visualization


The EDGD media session is intended to be an interactive session, which allows the authors to discuss their topics or demonstrate techniques.

The session allows for one-on-one interaction with the audience. Display boards and/or tables will be provided. In addition, authors can set up a computer display that allows interactivity or onscreen displays. This format allows authors to display physical props or models that are not as effective in a larger group presentation. The presentation should include visuals; simply posting a paper is not acceptable.

Grant Information

A travel grant is available to support first-time attendees at an EDGD Midyear meeting.

The Schroff Participation Grant is available for graduate students and new faculty sponsored by Schroff Development Corporation (SDC).



Mid-Year Conference Registration

is now CLOSED


The EDG Division would like to thank Autodesk, Dassault Systemes (SolidWorks), PTC, and Schroff Publications for their generous support of the conference, and Nypro for hosting our plant tour.


Courtyard by Marriott

72 Grove Street
Worcester, Ma 01605
Phone: (508) 363-0300


There is a link on the hotel website for transportation from area airports. I would recommend that people fly into either Boston (Logan) or Providence (T H Green); both have limo service to Worcester. We are also less than an hour away from Hartford/Springfield (Bradley Int’l) and Manchester NH, but these options would require a rental car. The limos are either  Knight’s Limo  and  Worcester Airport Limo. There is also a commuter rail connection from Boston, for the adventurous and thrifty.

We would like to suggest that attendees coordinate transportation and carpool with those who choose to rent cars.


Our "concierge", Bill Ault, has compiled an information sheet (PDF) about fun things to do in Worcester and the surrounding area.

Additional Area Attractions:

  • Old Sturbridge Village
  • Worcester Art Museum
  • Higgins Armory Museum
  • Tower Hill Botanical Gardens
  • Ecotarium
  • Worcester Historical Museum
  • Nashoba Valley Winery
  • Fruitlands Museum

This Central Massachisetts Convention & Visitors Bureau website has information/links for all of the attractions listed above and many more. And of course, there is train service to downtown Boston as well.


  • Program Information (PDF) updated10/15/13
  • Pre-conference social events, Saturday October 19:
    Old Sturbridge Village 9:00am – 5:00pm $25 + lunch and transportation
  • Golf 10am – 4pm (subject to availability of tee times, cost TBD)
    Post-conference activities, Wednesday October 23:
  • Golf (Ryder Cup rematch) 10am – 4pm (subject to availability of tee times, cost TBD)
  • Contact Holly Ault for further information.


Sunday, October 20, 2013

Workshop 1: PartSolutions, 9:30 am - noon, Room HL234
Workshop 2: AutoDesk, 9:30 am - noon, Room HL230
Workshop 3: PTC, 1:30 pm – 4:00 pm, Room HL234
Workshop 4: SolidWorks, 1:30 pm – 4:00 pm, Room HL230

Web of Graphics


Conference: October 20-22, 2013

Digest Submission Deadline: July 19, 2013

Notification of Acceptance: August 5, 2013

Final Digest Due: September 9, 2013

Future ASEE Engineering Design Graphics Division Midyear Conferences

69th Midyear Conference - October 2014, Illinois State University
Site Chair - Kevin Devine


2014 ASEE Annual Conference - June 15-18, 2014, Indianapolis, Indiana
Program Chair Open

2015 ASEE Annual Conference - June 14-17, 2015, Seattle, Washington
Program Chair Open

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