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Articulating Computer Graphics With High Schools

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2001 Annual Conference


Albuquerque, New Mexico

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June 24, 2001

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June 24, 2001

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June 27, 2001



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6.205.1 - 6.205.15



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Brian Copes

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Willard D. Bostwick

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Kenneth Rennels

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Douglas Acheson

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Session 2548

Articulating Computer Graphics with High Schools

Douglas Acheson, Willard D. Bostwick, Kenneth Rennels, Brian Copes

Indiana University Purdue University Indianapolis (IUPUI) / Mooresville High School


The Purdue School of Engineering and Technology, Department of Mechanical Engineering Technology (MET), at IUPUI and the Mooresville Consolidated School Corporation, Mooresville, Indiana have formed a unique program articulation. A potential for continuous interactive approach between participating partners is the key. Provisions of the agreement permit Mooresville High School graduates to obtain college credit upon matriculating at IUPUI without additional cost for the Computer Design and Production course offered at their school. This paper outlines the background, procedures, and outcomes resulting from this model and explores possibilities for future articulation agreements with other courses and institutions.

School BackgroundÃ

The Purdue School of Engineering and Technology is located on the Indiana University-Purdue University at Indianapolis (IUPUI) campus. The school offers undergraduate associate and/or baccalaureate degree programs in: Mechanical Engineering Technology (MET), Electrical Engineering Technology (EET), Biomedical Electronics Technology (BMET), Computer Integrated Manufacturing Technology (CIMT), Computer Graphics Technology (CGT), Civil Engineering Technology (CET), Architectural Technology (ART), Construction Technology (CNT), Interior Design (INTR), Computer Technology (CPT), and Organizational Leadership and Supervision (OLS). The school also offers undergraduate and graduate degree programs in Mechanical Engineering (ME) and Electrical Engineering (EE) and graduate degrees in Biomedical Engineering (BME). The school has an enrollment of 2207 full and part time students (fall 2000). IUPUI has an enrollment of 27,525 students (fall 2000) in 18 schools and is the third largest university in Indiana.


Engineering design graphics instruction at both the high school and collegiate levels has evolved by necessity to include the use of digital tools such as AutoCAD®. With this evolution, the emphasis on required skill sets often must include more “tool” oriented instruction in contrast to “rule” (theory) instruction. In the days of old, an instructor would spend less than a minute showing students the proper way to hold a pencil, use a compass, or align a template. Then it was off to the meat of the course, the theoretical when and where’s to logically apply these tools.

Proceedings of the 2001 American Society for Engineering Education Annual Conference & Exposition Copyright © 2001, American Society for Engineering Education

Copes, B., & Bostwick, W. D., & Rennels, K., & Acheson, D. (2001, June), Articulating Computer Graphics With High Schools Paper presented at 2001 Annual Conference, Albuquerque, New Mexico. 10.18260/1-2--8917

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