Schedule (Quillen)

This course revolves around many speakers' schedules, so please check this the night before each class period to make sure you come prepared.  You are allowed one missed class session; however, a make-up assignment is required for that absence.  The make-up assignment and due date is listed with each session, and is to be turned in to the front desk of MSEE 140.

 

January 10 – Overview of ECE 20000, ECE Undergraduate Academic Advising Office and Degree Requirements

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

 

January 17 – A Blueprint for Effective Engineering Resumes & Job Fair Preparation; presented by Kaletra Dispennett, Center for Career Opportunities

  • Class Assignment: All of you should have a basic resume on hand; if not, now is the time to start!  Bring two hard copies of your resume to this presentation, turn in one copy at the beginning of class and make notes on the other. A revised final resume is due in class on January 24th.
  • Make-up Assignment: Attend walk-in hours at CCO (Center for Career Opportunities) to review your resume and get official proof of your attendance. A revised final resume and verification of CCO attendance is due in class on January 24th. 

 

January 24 – How to Enhance Your Learning Part 1, presented by Professor Mike Melloch

 

January 31 – How to Enhance Your Learning Part 2, presented by Professor Mike Melloch

 

February 7 – Writing Sample

  • Class Assignment: Attendance
  • Make-Up Assignment: Schedule a make-up time to complete the writing sample with your instructor. Due no later than 5 p.m., Wednesday, February 13th.

 

February 14 – Lab Safety presented by Ryan Beasley

 

February 21 – 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 27th.

 

February 28 –Degree Requirements, Student Educational Planner and Degree Audit Review.  BSEE students report to ME 1012/BSCMPE students report to MSEE B012 

  • Class Assignment: Review degree requirements and bring printout of your degree audit and your laptop with you to this class.
  • Make-up Assignment: Meet with instructor no later than 5 p.m., Wednesday, March 6th to explain what you know about your degree requirements. You will guide this meeting not me, so come prepared!

 

March 7 – 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 20th.

 

March 21 – Professional Ethics presented by Cindy Quillen

  • 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, March 27th.

 

March 28 – Experiential Learning Outside the Classroom presented by Professors Yung-Hsiang Lu, Carla Zoltowski, and Nusaybah Abu-Mulaweh

  • Class Assignment: Attendance Only
  • 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, April 3rd.

 

April 4 – Area presentation II: Communications, Networking and Signal & Image Processing by Professor Nicolo Michelusi and Microelectronics and Nanotechnology by Professor Pramey Upadhyaya

  • Class Assignment: Look over description of what engineers in the CNSIP and MN areas do and come prepared with questions.
  • Make-Up Assignment: Interview one faculty member from each of the presenting areas, review their area description on our website and write a 1000-word paper on your findings.  Due no later than 5 p.m., Wednesday, April 10th.

 

April 11  Area presentation III: Automatic Controls by Professor Jianghai Hu and Power and Energy Systems by Professor Steve Pekarek

  • Class Assignment: Look over description of what engineers in the AC and PES areas do and come prepared with questions.
  • Make-Up Assignment: Interview one faculty member from the presenting 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, April 17th.

 

April 18 – 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 24th.

 

April 25 - TBD