Joey Ponthieux: NASA Animation, Art, and Science with the ACM-DC Meetup


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Joey Ponthieux: NASA Animation, Art, and Science

Thursday, May 18, 2017

7:00 PM to 9:00 PM

Torpedo Factory Art Center

105 N Union St, Alexandria, VA

The Washington DC Chapter of ACM SIGGRAPH is proud to present Joey Ponthieux, EMMY award winning professional 3D animator and concept visualization artist at NASA. Mr. Ponthieux will delve into where, and how, art and science intersect as well as what it means to be an artist or a scientist. He will explore the fine line that separates art and science, how we perceive this separation, issues of convergence between art and science, and convergence as a matter of creativity.

Please join us on Thursday, May 18, 2017 from 7pm to 9pm at the Torpedo Factory Art Center as we explore the worlds of art and science with Joey Ponthieux.


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Joey Ponthieux is a professional 3D animator and concept visualization artist. With a career that began in analog graphics production for offset lithography, he is an EMMY® award winning artist with 30 years of CGI production experience in the areas of Higher Education, Broadcast News, and Aerospace Research. He is currently employed by Science Systems and Applications Inc., and assigned to provide advanced computer graphics support for the Aeronautics Research Directorate at NASA Langley Research Center.



Torpedo Factory Art Center

105 N. Union St.
Alexandria, VA 22314


The Torpedo Factory Art Center is located at the intersection of King Street and N. Union Street in Old Town Alexandria

Paid parking is available across the street from the Torpedo Factory or you can take the free trolley from the King Street metro center. Paid street parking is available in most areas of Old Town Alexandria. There is limited free parking in nearby residential areas, but it is restricted to two hours. There are several garages within walking distance of the Torpedo Factory Art Center, too. For real-time maps to locate parking in garages, visit the ParkMe website or download their free iPhone app. Parking regulations are strictly enforced by the City of Alexandria. Parking is free after 9 pm, on Sundays, and on state holidays. Persons with proper handicapped identification on their cars may park free at any meter and are exempt from residential parking sticker requirements.

Street Parking
$1.75 per hour, 2 hour max
Free after 9pm

Photo of the King Stree Trolley with three conductors happily showing it off.
King Street Trolley in Old Town Alexandria

Hoffman Town Center Garage
206 Swamp Fox Rd
Alexandria, VA 22314
Additional paid parking garages are also available in the area.

Trolley Information: King Street Trolley.


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How Professional Organizations Can Help Your Career

Hosted by the GMU Society for Technical Communication

Come meet representatives of an international professional organization to learn how these organizations can help jumpstart or advance your career. Topics of discussion include:

  • Professional Organizations in Technical Communication (Tech Comm)
  • Beginning or Advancing Your Tech Comm Career through continuous learning, webinars, conferences, etc.
  • Enhancing Your Resume with Professional Certifications
  • Networking with fellow professionals in your field, or similar fields that you may want to explore

Thursday, March 24, 12:00pm to 1:00pm on the GMU Fairfax campus in Johnson Center Meeting Room B.

Coffee and Light Refreshments Provided.

Academic Publishing and Research Grants

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This Fall for the Book, save the date for a panel on Academic Publishing and Research Grants
Thursday, October 1 6:30pm – 7:45pm
Johnson Center Meeting Room C
Mason Fairfax Campus

The George Mason University chapter of the Society for Technical Communication (GMU STC) invites you to learn how to navigate the competitive world of academic publishing and grant writing from three successful scholars in the field of professional writing and communication:

Dr. Cheryl Ball is an associate professor of digital publishing studies at West Virginia University and editor of the online peer-reviewed journal Kairos: Rhetoric, Technology, and Pedagogy. She recently won a $1 million grant from the Andrew W. Mellon Foundation to develop an open source editorial management system, EditMe.

Dr. Huiling Ding is an associate professor of technical communication at North Carolina State University and researcher in intercultural communication, risk communication, and medical rhetoric. She has published more than 20 articles in peer-reviewed journals and won 7 grants, worth over $125,000, to fund her research.

Dr. Jeff Grabill is a professor of rhetoric and professional writing at Michigan State University. He is a senior researcher with WIDE Research (Writing in Digital Environments) and co-founder of Drawbridge Incorporated, an educational technology company. His publications include two books on community literacy.

Download the FFTB Save-the-Date flyer as a pdf.

Read about the event and see the complete schedule on the Fall For The Book website.


GMU STC is the newest chapter of the STC, the world’s oldest and largest professional association for technical communicators. As a student organization, GMU STC is dedicated to helping current and future professional technical communicators—writers, editors, designers, and more—achieve their career, education, and service goals. Visit GMU STC on Facebook to learn more.

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