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August 24 – 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., Wednesday, August 30th.  In this meeting, you are in charge and will explain all class and degree requirements so come prepared!

 

August 31 –  "A Blueprint for Effective Engineering Resumes & Job Fair Preparation;" presented by Kaletra Dispennett, Center for Career Opportunities

  • 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 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 Industrial Roundtable, you need to turn it in to my office no later than 5 pm Monday, September 4th.  Otherwise, it is due by 5 p.m. Wednesday, September 6th.
  • 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, September 6th.
  • Make-up Assignment: None

 

September 7 – Introduction to ECE; presented by Dr. V. Ragu Balakrishnan, ECE Department Head

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

 

September 14  Writing Sample

  • Class Assignment: Scavenger Hunt is due at the beginning of class.
  • Make-up Assignment:  Schedule a 45 minute appointment with instructor no later than 5 p.m., Wednesday, September 20th.

 

September 21 – Area presentation I:  Computer Engineering and VLSI; presented by Professor Anand Raghunathan and 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, September 27th.

 

September 28 – BSEE students only: Degree Requirements, Student Educational Planner and Degree Audit Review

  • 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, October 4th to explain what you know about your degree requirements.  You will guide this meeting not me, so come prepared!

 

October 5 – CmpE students only: Degree Requirements, Student Educational Planner and Degree Audit Review

  • 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, October 11th to explain what you know about your degree requirements.  You will guide this meeting not me, so come prepared!

 

October 12 – Experiential Learning Outside the Classroom presented by Professors Yung-Hsiang Lu and Carla Zoltowski

  • Class Assignment:
  • 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., Monday, November 22nd.

 

October 19 – Study Abroad presented by Dr. Jeff Gray and ECE students with Study Abroad experience

  • Class Assignment: Attendance Look over description of what engineers in the Fields and Optics area do and come prepared with questions.
  • 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, November 1st. Interview a faculty member from the FO 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, October 25th.

 

October 26 – Area Presentation:  Fields & Optics and Microelectronics and Nanotechnology presented by Professors Alexandra Boltasseva and Zhihong Chen

  • Class Assignment: Look over description of what engineers in the Fields & Optics and Microelectronics & Nanotechnology areas do and come prepared with questions.
  • Make-Up Assignment: Interview one faculty member from each of the two areas that presented (FO & MN), review the area descriptions on our website and write a 1000-word paper on your findings. Due no later than 5 p.m., Wednesday, November 1st.

 

November 2 – Lab Safety

 

November 9 - Area Presentation III: 

  • Class Assignment: Look over description of what engineers in the ___ area do and come prepared with questions.
  • Make-Up Assignment: Interview a faculty member from the ___ 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,               November 15th.

 

November 16 –  Ethics in the Classroom and Workplace

  • 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. Both parts are due no later than 5 p.m. Wednesday, November 15th.

 

November 23 –

 

November 30 – Area Presentation III:  Automatic Controls & Power and Energy Systems presented by Professor Jianghai Hu and Professor Steve Pekarek

  • Class Assignment: Look over description of what engineers in the Automatic Controls & Power and Energy Systems areas do and come prepared with questions.
  • Make-Up Assignment: Interview a faculty member from each of the two presenting areas (AC & PES), review the area descriptions on our website and write a 1000-word paper on your findings. Due no later than 5 p.m., Wednesday, November 3rd.

 

December 4 – ECE Student Panel

  • Class Assignment: Attendance Only
  • Make-Up Assignment: Interview three ECE students who have completed at least ECE 30100 asking them about their favorite/most difficult aspects of their program as well as what advice they give new students.  Write a 1000-word essay on your findings. Due no later than 5 p.m., Wednesday, December 6th