63rd Midyear Conference Proceedings

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Marina Doubletree Hotel, Berkeley, California

Conference General Chair

Dennis Lieu
University of California, Berkeley
Department of Mechanical Engineering
5128 Etcheverry Hall
Berkeley, California 94720

Conference Program Chairs

Robert Chin
East Carolina University
College of Technology & Computer Science
207 Science and Technology Building
Greenville, NC 27858-4353 USA

Ted Branoff
North Carolina State University
College of Education
P.O. Box 7801, 510-C Poe Hall
Raleigh, North Carolina 27695-7801

Welcome from the Editors


The 63rd Annual Mid-Year Conference of the American Society of Engineering Education’s (ASEE) Engineering Design Graphics Division (EDGD) offers an opportunity to learn from colleagues associated with engineering design graphics, interact with professionals from academia and industry, and enjoy a community that prides itself on being a city with a small population and a big reputation—Berkeley, California. We hope you’ll take advantage of Berkeley, the bay area, and its surroundings before, during, and after the conference. Ease back, relax, and become a part of history—you’ll be glad you did!

Graphics Education in an Electronic Age is the official publication of the EDGD’s 63rd Annual Mid-Year Conference. These proceedings are a result of much behind-the-scenes hard work on the part of the authors; an ad hoc review board; and Dennis Lieu, this year’s Mid-Year Conference General Chair. When you get a moment, extend a note of appreciation to each.

To the authors of the papers, thank you for your patience with us during the review process, during the preparation of your papers, and for meeting the various deadlines. As if you don’t already have enough to do after having achieved this milestone, we’d like to assign one more task. When you get back, submit your paper for review and publication in the Engineering Design Graphic Journal, the official publication of the Engineering Design Graphic Division of ASEE. Paper and submission guidelines appear at http://edgd.asee.org/journal/paperguidelines.htm

Thanks must also be extended to our Division colleagues, who made up the ad hoc review board. The ad hoc review board members included Frank Croft, Jon Duff, Tim Sexton, and Mike Stewart. They reviewed the abstracts and made recommendations to us on the composition of this year’s program. Final responsibility for the program however rests with the technical program co-chairs.

These proceedings came to fruition because of Dennis’ suggestions, persistence, and patience. We could not have asked for a more engaged individual with which to work—thank you Dennis.

Finally we’d like to extend a note of thanks to Cody Skidmore, a Master’s of Science in Technology Systems (Computer Security) graduate student at East Carolina University, who was responsible for much of the proceeding’s grunt work.

Any irregularities, editorial or procedural, rests with us, for the outcomes are a result of decisions for which we must bear total responsibility. Feel free to direct any suggestions for improvement to Dennis; the EDGD Director of Programs, Mike Stewart; or either of us.

Theodore “Ted” Branoff
Robert A. “Bob” Chin
Technical Program Co-Chairs

2008-2009 EDGD Officers


Executive Committee

  • Chair – Alice Scales
  • Vice Chair – Patrick Connolly
  • Secretary/Treasure – Timothy Sexton
  • Director of Liaison Committees – Aaron Clark
  • Director of Membership – Judy Birchman
  • Director of Programs – Mike Stewart
  • Director of Professional & Technical Committees – Nate Hartman
  • Director of Publications – La Verne Abe Harris
  • Director of Zone Activities – Nicholas Bertozzi
  • Past Chair – Kathy Holliday-Darr


  • Nominating Committee – Kathy Holliday-Darr
  • Elections Committee – Kathy Holliday-Darr
  • Policy Committee – Frank Croft, Jr.
  • Distinguished Service Award Committee – Kathy Holliday-Darr
  • Bylaws Committee – Kathy Holliday-Darr


  • Nominating Committee – Kathy Holliday-Darr
  • Director of Publications/Editor – La Verne Abe Harris
  • Associate Editor – Nancy E. Study
  • Circulation Manager – Kathy Holliday-Darr
  • Advertising Editor – Marty Fitzgerald

Conference Workshops

There will be a series of special 2-hour workshops on Sunday, 4 January 2009 and another series (of different workshops) on Wednesday, 7 January 2009, which will be hands-on introductions to the capability and use of the latest CAD, analysis, and rapid prototyping software. All workshops will be located on the UC Berkeley campus. Transportation will be made available.

Workshops at UC Berkeley

Sunday, January 4, 2009: 10 AM –12 PM (select one)

  • 2105 Etcheverry Hall – Design Simulation and Analysis with Inventor
  • 2107 Etcheverry Hall – Rapid Prototyping with Dimension

Sunday, January 4, 2009: 1 – 3 PM (select one)

  • 2105 Etcheverry Hall – Stress and Strain Analysis with Solidworks and COSMOS
  • 2107 Etcheverry Hall – Structural Modeling with Revit

Sunday, January 4, 2009: 3-5 PM (select one)

  • 2105 Etcheverry Hall – Conceptual Modeling with Alias
  • 2107 Etcheverry Hall – Motion Analysis with COSMOS

Wednesday, January 7, 2009: 8-10 (select one)

  • 2105 Etcheverry Hall – Animation with 3D Studio MAX
  • 2107 Etcheverry Hall – Thermal analysis with COSMOS

Wednesday, January 7, 2009: 10 AM –12 PM (select one)

  • 2105 Etcheverry Hall –  Computational Fluid Mechanics with COSMOS
  • 2107 Etcheverry Hall – Civil Engineering Applications, with Civil 3D

Wednesday, January 7, 2009: 1 – 3 PM

  • 2105 Etcheverry Hall – Engineering Design Analysis with MSC Software
  • 3117 Etcheverry Hall – Special Workshop – Adopting a Spatial Visualization Curriculum, Sorby and Veurink

    Spatial visualization skills are vital to many careers and in particular to STEM fields, and research has shown the spatial skills of women often lag behind those of men. This workshop will provide participants with the Spatial Visualization Curriculum used at Michigan Technological University to improve the spatial skills of engineering freshmen, particularly women. Participants will be shown how to teach the curriculum and given lecture presentation materials and a spatial visualization workbook with software that can be used in the classroom. The workshop will show participants why they should incorporate the curriculum and offer suggestions about ways to adapt it to meet their own needs. Please reserve your place at this workshop on the Workshop Registration Form.

All workshops will be offered at no cost to registered attendees of the Meeting.

63rd EDGD Midyear Conference Proceedings Information

The 63rd EDGD Midyear Conference Proceedings are provided in CD format to all full paying registrants of the conference. To obtain additional copies of the CD version of the Proceedings, please contact:

Ted Branoff
North Carolina State University
P.O. Box 7801
Raleigh, North Carolina 27695-7801

Phone: 919.515.1747

Email: ted_branoff@ncsu.edu

Downloadable Conference Proceedings (PDF, 27 MB)


Saturday, January 3, 2009

Wine Tour, Napa County Wineries, (Ticketed Event)
Meet in front of hotel at 8:30 AM, return to hotel by 5:00 PM

Sunday, January 4, 2009



5:30-7:00 Poster Session (Doubletree Hotel)

Welcome Reception, live music by The Sun Kings (Doubletree Hotel)

9:00-11:00 Executive Committee Meeting (Doubletree Hotel)

Monday, January 5, 2009

Events held at the Doubletree Hotel
7:00-8:00 Breakfast
8:00-9:30 Technical Session 1
9:30-10:00 Break
10:00-11:30 Technical Session 2
11:30-1:00 Business Luncheon
1:00-2:30 Technical Session 3
2:30-3:00 Break
3:00-4:30 Technical Session 4
6:00-10:00 Bus to San Francisco

Events held at the Doubletree Hotel

7:00-8:00Breakfast8:00-9:30Technical Session 19:30-10:00Break10:00-11:30Technical Session 211:30-1:00Business Luncheon1:00-2:30Technical Session 3Tuesday, January 6, 2009


2:30-3:00 Break
3:00-4:30 Technical Session 4

Wednesday, January 7, 2009

8:00-3:00 Workshops

Detailed Conference Schedule


Sunday, January 4, 2009 – Poster Session Papers

Paper Title Author(s)
3D Scanning Fossils for Archiving and Animation; A new frontier for digital media Todd B. Emma, William K. Hemphill, and Stephen C. Wallace
A Capstone Design Project: From Design Through Manufacture and Use Kevin L. Devine and Louis G. Reifschneider
A Further Look at Haptics and Learning Styles Patrick E. Connolly, Nathaniel Frazee, and Kimberly Hooser
Analyzing Two Object Oriented Modeling Programs Used to Develop Instructional Simulations of Stress Analysis Theories Julie Moustafa and Moustafa Moustafa
An Educator’s Experiment to Promote Technical Graphics Education George Yang
Graphicacy and its Role in Elementary Science and Technological Problem Solving Investigations: Implications for Teacher Professional Development John C. Bedward, Eric N. Wiebe, Lauren P. Madden, James Minogue, Michael Carter
Do 3D Stereoscopic Virtual Environments Improve the Effectiveness of Mental Rotation Training? James Quintana, Kevin Stein, Youngung Shon, and Sara McMains
Does Gender Impact the Teaming Process? Sophia Scott and D.S. Koch
Implementing 3D gaming technology in existing interactive courses; how to and where to begin Todd Emma and Primus Tillman
Ramping Up an Alternative Approach to Traditional Architectural Model Building Ranjeet Agarwala, Robert A. Chin, Jeremy McKee
Synchronous Technology R.L. Plummer and Tom Lazear
Visualization of the Gap in Scapholunate Joint Haoyu Wang, Frederick W. Werner, Jason K. Green, and Walter H. Short
Session Paper Title Author(s)

Technical Session 1

Moderator: Norma Veurink

Enhancing Visualization Skills-Improving Options aNd Success (EnViSIONS): An Overview Amy Hamlin, Norma Veurink, Sheryl Sorby, and Jean Kampe
EnVISIONs at Penn State Erie, The Behrend College

Dawn Blasko, Kathryn Holliday-Darr, and Trich Kremer

EnViSIONS at Red Mountain High School Jon Duff and H. B. Kellis
EnViSIONS at Purdue University: Measuring Spatial Visualization in Pre-Service Technology and Engineering Education Teachers Kara Harris, La Verne Abe Harris, and Mary Sadowski
EnViSIONS at The University of Iowa Chris Peterson Brus and L. N. Boyle
EnViSIONS at Virginia Tech Tamara Knott and Jean Kampe
EnViSIONS at Virginia State University Nancy Study

Technical Session 2


Civil Engineering Graphics

Moderator: Frank Croft

Tinkering Interactions On Freshman Engineering Design Teams Arlisa Labrie Richardson

Imaging Future Structures: A Case Study from Conceptual to Digital Model with Second Year Students

Lisa VanZee
Introduction of Object-Oriented Software into Civil Engineering Curriculum through Undergraduate Projects at WPI G.F. Salazar and C.E. Conron
Using Public Information and Graphics Software in Graduate Highway Safety Research at Worcester Polytechnic Institute C.E. Conron, C. Silvestri, and M.H. Ray
A Modular Approach To A First-Semester Engineering Course: Teaching The Fundamentals Of Fluid Mechanics Eric Johnson, Doug Tougaw, Kenneth Leitch, and Barbara Engerer

Technical Session 3


Current Trends

Moderator: Judy Birchman

A First-Year Engineering Experience In Sustainable Design Amber Kemppainen, Gretchen Hein, and David Shonnard
Integration in Complex Visualizations Marty Fitzgerald
The Relationship of Social Media to Computer Graphics Carley Augustine and April Buck
The Scholarship of Engineering Education: Report from the ASEE Zones Ron Barr
uCollaborator: 3-D Simulated Platform for Collaborating Visually with Geographically-Dispersed Design Teams Walter Rodriguez, Steve Fiore, and Deborah Carstens

Technical Session 4


Design Projects PDM/PLM

Moderator: Tom Krueger

Living With The Lab: A Curriculum To Prepare Freshman Students To Meet The Attributes Of “The Engineer Of 2020 David Hall, Stan Cronk, Patricia Brackin, Mark Barker, and Kelly Crittenden
Industry-Academic Collaboration in the 3D Standard Data Deliver Templates Design Project: Case Studies of Partnership between Boeing and Penn State Veekit O’Charoen, Brad J Kohut, Casey A White, Craig G Trudgeon and Anthony W. Wright, Christopher J Senesac, Brant Vogel, Perry J. Morrissette, and Rosalie Ocker
Multiple CAD Formats in a Single Product Data Management System: A Case Study Karen M. Waldenmeyer and Nathan W. Hartman
Product Design Conceptualization in a Computerized World David Kelley and J. Burnie
Using the End-User’s Perspective on Product Lifecycle Management Critical Factors to Enhance the Success Rate of the Implementation Joseph Miller and Nathan Hartman



Session Paper Title Author(s)

Technical Session 5
Engineering Design 1

Moderator: Holly Ault

Evaluating Learning Outcomes from Student Taught Supplemental 3D Modeling Seminars provided to Freshmen Undergraduate Students Using SolidWorks and Pro/Engineer in an Introduction to Engineering Design Course in collaboration with the competitive Formula SAE Team Silas Bernardoni, B. Klesius, T. Lark, A. Nimunkar, and E. Bernardoni
Problem Solving Approach and Success in a Design Project Sophia Scott, D.S. Koch and A. Stover
Reverse Engineering and Digital Prototyping for a Whole New Net Generation Engineering Design Graphics James M. Leake, Douglas M. King, and Jonathan W. Markowski
Reverse Engineering: An Excellent Opportunity for Student Team Projects in Engineering Graphics Ronald Barr, Thomas Krueger, Billy Wood, Ted Aanstoos, and Mostafa Pirnia
Advanced Instructions: Facilitation of Individual Learning Processes in Large Groups Claus Pütz and Geesche Intveen

Technical Session 6


Engineering Design 2

Moderator: Marie Planchard

Breaking The Cycle Of Calculus Failure: Models Of Early Math Intervention To Enhance Engineering Retention Robin Hensel, J. Ryan Sigler, and Andrew Lowery
Sketching Successful Innovation: Visual Representations in the Product Design Process Kimberly Lau, Lora Oehlberg, Alice M. Agogino
Standard Features and Their Impact on 3D Engineering Graphics Karen M. Waldenmeyer and Nathan W. Hartman
Rapid CADD Training Techniques Warner Richeson
Using E-Chapters to Revitalize the Design Graphics Curriculum Richard Devon, Vicki Williams, and Andras Gordon

Technical Session 7


Engineering Graphics

Moderator: Nate Hartman

Improving Engineering Education Through Creativity, Collaboration, And Context In A First Year Course Michael Haungs, John Clements, and David Janzen
A Simple Graphical Solution to Calculate Tolerance Stacks in the Position Control of Geometric Dimensioning and Tolerancing Cheng Y. Lin and Steven Hsiung
A Software Learning Tool for Spatial Interpretations of Engineering Drawings with Orthographic and Isometric Views Yong S. Suh
Online Working Drawing Review and Assessment J. McDonald, A. Sobin, N. Bertozzi
Motivation and Strategies for Learning in a Fundamental of Graphics Education Course Aaron C. Clark, Jeremy V. Ernst, and Alice Y. Scales

Technical Session 8


Freshmen Programs

Moderator: Kathy Holliday-Darr

An Innovative Freshmen Engineering Course To Improve Retention Jale Tezcan, John Nicklow, James Mathias, Lalit Gupta, and Rhonda Kowalchuk
Bringing Graphics and Design to First Year Engineering Students C.E. Conron and J.A. Bergendahl
Graphics Education & Curriculum Development or Graphics in First Year Programs David Wayne Melton
Solid Modeling as a Visualization Tool for High School Math and Science Topics William Howard, Richard Williams, and Ranjeet Agarwala
Spatial Ability Improvement and Curriculum Content Patrick E. Connolly

Author Biographics