Mentoring Students at SIGGRAPH 2017

Mentoring Students at SIGGRAPH 2017

ACM SIGGRAPH is seeking 20 industry professionals to mentor high school students who will be part of the15th “Spend a Week at SIGGRAPH” program. This program provides a full week of immersion in the best of computer graphics and interactive techniques to high school students aged 16 or over who live in or near the city that hosts the annual SIGGRAPH conference. SIGGRAPH mentors meet with the students and provide on-site guidance before, during, and after the conference. Each selected student receives Full Conference registration and one-on-one mentoring from an experienced member of the SIGGRAPH community.

If you are planning to attend most of SIGGRAPH 2017 (Sunday through Thursday), AND you care about getting young people interested in careers like yours, then you are the perfect mentor and should apply for the program!

Being a mentor doesn’t take much time (each mentor averages about 30 minutes a day), and the personal rewards are significant. You’ll find it treat to walk around with your student and find out what is exciting to them. The idea is simple: let each student experience computer graphics up-close-and-personal and have an expert (you!) as consultant and guide.

“Spend a Week at SIGGRAPH” is indebted to the SIGGRAPH Pioneers, the SIGGRAPH Education Committee and Dave Kasik, who began the program in 2003.

Find out more about the program, read feedback from students in past years and learn how you can get involved.

Students and teachers can also find out how to get involved by visiting the ACM website.

Don’t forget to register for SIGGRAPH 2017, 30 July – 3 August, 2017 in Los Angeles. Register by 9 June for the best savings!


The “Spend a Week at SIGGRAPH” program is supported by the ACM/SIGGRAPH Education Committee and funded by a grant from the National Science Foundation.

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