MTSU has a major presence at SIGGRAPH 2015, the world’s largest computer graphics conference

Left to right: Jared Moore, Caleb Hoskins, Jackie Vazquez, Kelsey Hoggard, Professor Marc Barr, Anthony Filipas, Cole Smeltzer, Angel Agee

Over twenty MTSU students, two MTSU professors and many alumni are organizing, attending, and participating at the 2015 SIGGRAPH Conference going on this week in Los Angeles, CA. It’s the perfect venue for students enrolled in MTSU’s Animation program to learn directly from movers and shakers in the industry.

MTSU’s own Professor Marc Barr is the SIGGRAPH 2015 Conference Chair. It is a great honor for our university that Professor Barr has been put in charge of this huge and important conference. Here is an official overview video of the conference from Professor Barr:

Seven MTSU students have been selected as official student volunteers working at the conference, and recent MTSU Animation graduate, Natalie Rountree is working as an official Leader for student volunteers.

MTSU Assistant Professor Kevin McNulty is serving as Education Committee member, Education Committee Booth Manager, and Curator for the 4th Annual Faculty Submitted Student Work Exhibit.

MTSU Animation Alumnus and Oscar winner, Mikki Rose, currently working at Blue Sky Studios is serving as Computer Animation Festival Program Chair for the Conference. Mikki is also an inductee of the Wall of Fame for our College.

MTSU Animation Alumnus, Mike Hardison, currently working at Blizzard Entertainment is serving as the Games Program Chair for the Conference.

MTSU has one of only twenty university SIGGRAPH chapters world wide. Student members gather to hear special presentations from industry leaders and participate in events such as this conference. For more information, contact faculty advisor Assistant Professor Kevin McNulty.

MTSU students Victor Chavez, Anthony Filipas, Caleb Hoskins and Cole Smeltzer pause for a snapshot outside the exhibit hall.

MTSU students Victor Chavez, Anthony Filipas, Caleb Hoskins and Cole Smeltzer pause for a snapshot outside the exhibit hall.