About Us

Bowling Green State University SIGGRAPH Student Chapter is a student chapter of the Association for Computing Machinery's Special Interest Group in Computer Graphics. 

The chapter mainly serves the students and alumni of Bowling Green State University's Digital Arts division, but anyone is welcome to join.

Officially, the chapter began as the Computer Art Club organization which was founded in 1996. In the early 2000's the club became a chartered SIGGRAPH Student Chapter.

The purpose of the Bowling Green State University SIGGRAPH Student Chapter is to provide students with educational opportunities that expand beyond the classroom. The chapter hosts visiting artists and animators as well as conducts workshops, field trips, screenings, roundtable discussions, and exhibitions. 

The chapter meets regularly and typically hosts one workshop or visiting artist per month. Past event topics have ranged from animation principles, Z-brush modeling, how to get into the industry, portfolio design, and game competitions. Visiting artists have included Hunter Grant from Blizzard, Tomas Jech from Riot, Mary Twohig and Josh Fry from Disney, Karly Yohe from Moving Picture Company, Jessica Woo and Jacob Gardner from Dreamworks, Eric Foos and Wallace Maass from aboutGolf, Andrew Gordon from Pixar, Maury Mountain from Epic Games, Aaron Halifax from Valve Software, Roman Verostko (SIGGRAPH Lifetime Achievement Award Winner in Digital Arts), and many more.

Field trips have included Ottawa International Animation Festival, Game Developers Conference, SIGGRAPH, and Kalamazoo International Animation Festival. The chapter hosts numerous competitions and participates in online competitions such as the Hunter Grant competitions, 11 second club, and others.

Officers

President Kerry Kirkpatrick
Vice-President Savannah Fulmer
Treasurer Megan Furmanek
Secretary Trish Williams
Secretary Jonathan Ampiaw
Webmaster Katie Jostes
Trip Coordinator Chelsea Herzog
Advisor Bonnie Mitchell

Please send all questions and comments regarding the CAC and its events to Kerry Kirkpatrick.

For all questions and comments regarding the CAC website, contact Katie Jostes.