64th Midyear Meeting Proceedings

Conference Proceedings

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64th Midyear Meeting Proceedings
October 14-16, 2009
Erie, PA
– Conference Proceedings (PDF, 7.4 MB)

The Web As a Resource

Using Lightweight Formats in Computer Graphics Education
Nathan Hartman and Patrick Connolly, Purdue University

Best Practices for Online Learning in Interactive Media and Animation
La Verne Abe Harris, Purdue University

Blended Instruction in an Introductory Engineering Graphics Course
Theodore Branoff and Walter Kelly, North Carolina State University

Publishing in the Online Engineering Design Graphics Journal
Robert Chin, East Carolina University

The Submission and Reviewing Process in the Online Engineering Design Graphics Journal 
Nancy Study, Virginia State University

Methods and Applications in Graphics

Freehand Sketching in the Curricula – A View From the Outside
Bob Edwards, Penn State Erie, the Behrend College

Augmented Reality in Spatial Ability Development: a Concept Study
Patrick Connolly, Nathan Hartman, Gary Bertoline, George Takahashi, Jordan Lynam, David Tittle, and Daniel Rose, Purdue University

Visualization of the Geometric Properties for the Design of a Gusset Plate Using a Spreadsheet with Scaled Graph Capability
Jorge Tito, University of Houston Downtown

Simulations of Carnival Rides and Rube Goldberg Machines for the Visualization of Concepts of Statics and Dynamics
William Howard, Richard Williams, and Jason Yao, East Carolina University

Issues and Changes, in Graphics Education

Part One of a Survey of Graphic Professionals Focused on the Emerging Themes of Technical/Engineering Graphics Education in the United States
Brian Downs, Aaron Clark, Jeremy Ernst and Alice Scales, North Carolina State University

Improving Diversity in Engineering Education: The Subtle Effects of Stereotypes
Dawn Blasko and James Hodge, Penn State Erie, The Behrend College

Creating Economies of Scale: The Development of a 3+2 Degree
Marvin Sarapin and James Mohler, Purdue University

Accreditation of an Engineering Design Technology Program
Mitch Keil and P. Engelmann, Western Michigan University

Graphics Accreditation through the Association of Technology, Management, and Applied Engineering (ATMAE)
Jon Duff, Arizona State University Polytechnic

Visualization Studies and Results

Longitudinal Results from Spatial Skills Training Interventions with Pre-College Students
Sheryl Sorby, Michigan Technological University

Measuring Spatial Visualization in a High School Bridge Program
Kara Harris, Indiana State University, La Verne Abe Harris, and Mary Sadowski, Purdue University

Assessing and Enhancing Visualization Skills of Engineering Students in Africa: A Comparative Study
Holly Ault, Worcester Polytechnic Institute, and Samuel John , Polytechnic of Namibia

Correlation of Haptic Abilities and Improvement of Visualization Skills in a Sample of Minority Engineering and Technology Students
Nancy Study, Virginia State University

What do Students and Instructors Really Think of the EnViSIONS Spatial Visualization Materials?
Norma Veurink and A.J. Hamlin, Michigan Technological University

Graphical Techniques

Information Scaffolding Methods for Technical Animation
Catherine Newman, Dennis Lieu and Alice Agogino, University of California, Berkeley

Transferring 2-D Drawings Files Between Different CAD Software
Timothy Sexton, Ohio University

Visualization in the Subsurface: Oil Field Modeling in 3D
Andrew Kellie, Murray State University

From Virtual to Physical: Rapid Prototyping as a Tool to Integrate Graphics in a Mainline Engineering Class
Matthew Whiteacre and Jorge Dorribo Camba, Texas A&M University

Media Showcase Session

Assessing and Training Spatial Visualization: Free Tools from the VIZ Project
Dawn G. Blasko, Kathy Holliday-Darr, Jennifer Trich-Kremer, James Hodge, Kristin Stranahan, Kara Sementilli, and Erin Bliley, Penn State Erie, The Behrend College

Effective Use of Animation for Technical Communication 
Kimberly Lau and Dennis K. Lieu, University of California, Berkeley