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ASEE Engineering Design Graphics Division:
69th Midyear Conference

Program Information - Pending
Location – Illinois State University (
Program Chair – Judy Birchman (
Site Chair – Kevin Devine (

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


The geometric model is an integral part of the product lifecycle; in fact the EDGD places geometric models at the center of the “Web of Graphics”.  In response to emerging technology and changing customer requirements, the web of graphics continues to expand. For example, developments in additive manufacturing, augmented reality, and design/manufacturing simulation are extending the use of 3D models further than previously imagined.

  • How do we teach students about the importance of creating accurate, robust models? 
  • How do we help them come to know the impact their designs and models will have on their many internal and external customers?  
  • What, as educators, do we need to know about these factors when teaching the basics of geometric modeling and 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 robust modeling practices including design intent
  • The expanding role of 3D models throughout the product lifecycle
  • Impacts of additive manufacturing on 3D modeling practice
  • History-free modeling
  • Course content and tools
  • Innovative technology
  • Product lifecycle management
  • Trends in graphics
  • Visualization

Digests will be accepted through July 14. Authors will be notified of acceptance by August 11, and final digests are due by September 8. Submit your 1200 - 1500 word digest for the oral or media showcase session electronically by July 14, 2014 to:

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Visit to see the conference call for papers and conference website.


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).


This Bloomington-Normal Convention & Visitors Bureau website ( has information/links on many area attractions.


On-line: using Visa, MasterCard, Discover or American Express

By Phone:   (800) 877-1478 or (309) 438-2160 using VISA, MasterCard, Discover, American Express or PO number,
8:00 am – 4:30 pm, Monday-Friday

By Mail: Complete registration form and send with payment to:

69th Midyear Conference
Illinois State University Conference Services
Campus Box 8610
Normal, IL 61790-8610

By Fax: Fax completed registration form to 309-438-5364 with credit card payment or copy of PO number

PDF file that can be used with the three options that are not on-line.


The EDG Division would like to thank Dassault Systemes (SolidWorks) Open Source Classroom, LLC, and Schroff Publications, Siemens PLM, and CADENAS PARTsolutions for their generous support of the conference, and Caterpillar for hosting our plant tour. 


Bloomington Normal Marriott Hotel & Conference Center

Bloomington Normal Marriott Hotel & Conference Center

 201 Broadway St.
 Normal, IL 61761
 Phone: (309) 862-9000

URL will take you to the hotel registration page for our block of rooms:


  • Air travel is through the Central Illinois Regional Airport at Bloomington-Normal (BLM).  The conference hotel is 15 minutes from the airport, and there is a free shuttle service provided by the hotel Call the hotel at (309) 862-9000 a couple of days in advance to schedule a pickup or you may call when you arrive at the airport.

  • Frequent Amtrak service from the Amtrak station in Normal (BNL) is just a few minutes’ walk from the Marriott Hotel.
  • Our location in the heart of Illinois at the intersection of Interstates 39, 55 and 74 makes getting here easy by car.  There is an $8 daily parking fee for hotel guests.


  • Program Information (PDF)

  • Pre-conference social events, Saturday October 11:
    • Springfield, IL Abraham Lincoln sites 9:00am – 5:00pm $20 + lunch
    • Golf 10am – 4pm (subject to availability of tee times, cost TBD)
    • Golf is an option for Sunday in addition to the golf options already listed for Saturday and Wednesday

     Post-conference activities, Wednesday October 15:

    • Golf (Ryder Cup rematch) 10am – 4pm (subject to availability of tee times, cost TBD)

      Contact Kevin Devine for further information.


All workshops will be held on Sunday, October 12 on the Illinois State University campus.  Transportation will be provided from the Marriott Hotel & Conference Center.

Workshop 1: 10:00-noon

  • Package Design & Production
    • Adam Burke, Illinois State University
    • This hands-on session will educate participants on the package design process from concept to production. Participants will be guided through Artios CAD, Illustrator, and CAD table operation to produce a folded and glued package prototype.

Workshop 2: 9:30-noon

  • Design Considerations for 3D Printing
    • Rob Martin, Open Source Classroom
    • The rapid dissemination of 3D printers in education has increased opportunities for students to engage in same-day, “design-to-manufacturing” activities.  3D printers possesses many fabrication limitations and it is important for students and teachers to contemplate how 3D printers manufacture part features throughout the CAD modeling process.  Understanding the limitations of the 3D printing process is critical when designing CAD models in order to maximize the functionality of 3D printed parts.  Several 3D printers will be demonstrated during this workshop.

Lunch 12:00-1:00 – Lunch (on own) at the Bone Student Center

Workshop 3: 1:30-4:00

  • The future of CAD: Fusion 360
    • Spencer Croy, Autodesk
    • Combining complex surface modeling with robust engineering – Fusion 360 is the future of CAD. Come take a hands-on demo of Fusion 360, Autodesk’s new flexible 3D modeling tool that combines collaboration, CAM and visualization all in one package. In 2 ½ hours learn to set up your project and data files, then get in and create an organic form that can quickly be output to CNC or 3Dprinter.

Workshop 4: 1:30-4:00

  • NX Motion
    • Bob Chalou, Digital Design Consultants
    • This hands-on breakout session will explore NX Motion, the kinematic and dynamic simulation tool imbedded in Siemens NX. Topics will include creating links, looking at the different joint types and motion drivers. Simulations using this information will be run using different solution techniques.

Web of Graphics


Conference: October 11-15, 2014

Digest Submission Deadline: July 14, 2014

Notification of Acceptance: August 11, 2014

Final Digest Due: September 8, 2014

Future ASEE Engineering Design Graphics Division Midyear Conferences

70th Midyear Conference - January 24-26, 2016, Embry-Riddle Aeronautical University
Site Chair - Heidi Steinhauer and Lulu Sun


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

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Questions? Contact —
Kevin Devine | Program Co-Chair

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