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January 11 – Overview of ECE 20000, ECE Undergraduate Academic Advising Office and Degree Requirements

  • Class Assignment: Attendance
  • Make-up Assignment: Meet with instructor no later than 4:30 p.m., Friday, January 19th.  In this meeting, you are in charge and will explain all class and degree requirements so come prepared!

 

January 18 –  Introduction to ECE; presented by Dr. V. Ragu Balakrishnan, ECE Department Head

  • Class Assignment: Attendance
  • Make-up Assignment: None

 

January 25 – A Blueprint for Effective Engineering Resumes & Job Fair Preparation; presented by Kaletra Dispennett, Center for Career Opportunities

  • Scavenger Hunt is due today. 
  • Class Assignment:  Everyone of you should have a basic resume on hand; if not, now is the time to start!  Your assignment is to bring a hard copy of your resume to the presentation, make notes and then turn in a revised hard copy to me in my office.  If you want your resume reviewed in time for the Spring Job Fair, you must turn in a hard copy to my office no later than 5 pm Monday, January 29th.  Otherwise, it is due by 5 p.m. Wednesday, January 31st.
  • Make-up Assignment:  Attend walk-in hours at CCO (Center for Career Opportunities) to review your resume and get official proof of your attendance.  Make any necessary revisions and drop off a hard copy of your resume along with the validation of your attendance to me no later than 5 p.m. on Wednesday, January 31st.

 

February 1 – Area presentation I: Computer Engineering (CE) and Very Large Scale Integration (VLSI) presented by Professor Vijay Raghunathan

  • Class Assignment: Look over description of what engineers in the Computer Engineering and VLSI areas do and come prepared with questions.
  • Make-Up Assignment: Interview a faculty member from each of these two areas, review the area descriptions on our website and write a 1000-word paper on your findings. Due no later than 5 p.m., Wednesday, February 7th.

 

February 8  Writing Sample

  • Class Assignment: Attendance
  • Make-up Assignment:  Schedule a 45 minute appointment with instructor no later than 5 p.m., Wednesday, February 14th.

 

February 15 – BSEE students: Degree Requirements, Student Educational Planner and Degree Audit Review.  BSCmpE students who missed last week's writing sample report to EE 224 to complete make-up assignment, all other BSCmpE students do not report today. 

  • Class Assignment: Review degree requirements and bring printout of your degree audit.  You may bring your laptop with you to this class for SEP use only.
  • Make-up Assignment:  Meet with instructor no later than 5 p.m., Wednesday, February 21st to explain what you know about your degree requirements.  You will guide this meeting not me, so come prepared!

 

February 22  – BSCmpE students: Degree Requirements, Student Educational Planner and Degree Audit Review.  BSEE students who missed February 8th writing sample report to EE 224 to complete make-up assignment, all other BSEE students do not report today.

  • Class Assignment: Review degree requirements and bring printout of your degree audit.  You may bring your laptop with you to this class for SEP use only.
  • Make-up Assignment:  Meet with instructor no later than 5 p.m., Wednesday, February 28th to explain what you know about your degree requirements.  You will guide this meeting not me, so come prepared!

 

March 1 – Experiential Learning Outside the Classroom presented by Professors Yung-Hsiang Lu, Carla Zoltowski, and Nusaybah Abu-Mulaweh

  • Class Assignment:  Attendance
  • Make-Up Assignment:  Interview three ECE students who have completed either EPCS/VIP/research asking them about their favorite/most difficult aspects of their experience and what they got out of it that can't be obtained from normal course material.  Write a 1000-word essay and your findings including who you interviewed, BSEE or BSCmpE and when they completed EPCS/VIP/research. Due no later than 5 p.m., Wednesday, March 7th.

 

March 8 – Area presentation II: Communication, Networking and Signal & Image Processing (CNSIP) by Professor Xiaojun Lin.

  • Class Assignment: Look over description of what engineers in the CNSIP areas do and come prepared with questions.
  • Make-Up Assignment: Interview a faculty member from the CNSIP area, review the area description on our website and write a 1000-word paper on your findings. Due no later than 5 p.m., Wednesday, March 21st.

 

March 15 - HAPPY SPRING BREAK!!

 

March 22  – Study Abroad presented by Dr. Jeff Gray and Cindy Quillen along with ECE students with Study Abroad experience

  • Class Assignment: Attendance
  • Make-Up Assignment: Part 1:  Visit the Purdue Study Abroad website (http://www.studyabroad.purdue.edu/) and research a potential destination.  Part 2: Interview a student who has spent a semester studying abroad.  Write a 1000-word minimum essay on your findings covering the following:  1) The potential benefits of a study abroad experience at this location; 2) the reasons you selected this location; 3) reasons/barriers to participating in such an experience; 5) what advice did the interviewee give you on planning a study abroad experience; and 4) Answer this question – How likely are you to pursue a study abroad experience before graduation and explain your reasons. Due no later than 5 p.m., Wednesday, March 28th.

 

March 29 – Lab Safety presented by Ryan Beasley

 

April 5 –  Area Presentation III: Power and Energy Systems (PES) by Professor Steve Pekarek and Automatic Controls (AC) by Professor Jianghai Hu 

  • Class Assignment: Look over our description of what engineers in the PES and AC areas do and come prepared with questions.
  • Make-Up Assignment: Interview one faculty member from each of the areas presented today, review the area descriptions on our website and write a 1000-word paper on your findings. Due no later than 5 p.m., Wednesday, April 11th.

 

April 12 - Student Panel

  • Class Assignment:  Attendance and bring questions you would like to ask of current ECE students about any aspect of the program.
  • Make-Up Assignment: Interview two ECE students and write a 1000-word paper on your findings.  Questions should include what they like the most/least about the program, what they plan to do upon graduation, what experiences outside the classroom have they participated in and any advice they have for you as you begin your ECE academic program.  Due no later than 5 p.m., Wednesday, April 18th.

 

April 19 –  Professional Ethics

  • Class Assignment: Review the IEEE Code of Ethics
  • Make-Up Assignment: Review the IEEE Code of Ethics and then pick one case scenario and write a 1000-word essay on your answer.  Due no later than 5 p.m. Wednesday, April 25th.

 

April 26 - Area Presentation IV: Field and Optics (FO) presented by Professor Alexandra Boltesseva and Microelectronics and Nanotechnology (MN) presented by Professor Joerg Appenzeller

  • Class Assignment: Look over our description of what engineers in the FO and MN areas do and come prepared with questions.
  • Make-Up Assignment: Interview one faculty member from each of the areas presented today, review the area description on our website and write a 1000-word paper on your findings. Due no later than 5 p.m., Wednesday, May 2nd.