EPICS Weekly Announcements

Spring 2015

Week 13 - 04/12 00:00:00 GMT+0/2015 to 04/19 00:00:00 GMT+0/2015

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EPICS Spring 2015 Week 13 Announcements (April 13 – 17, 2015)

  1. This Week’s Lecture: Monday, April 13th at 4:30 pm in PHYS 223: Craftmanship

  2. Please complete the Team Culture Survey (?SID=SV_3lw8JsOy2sQNCBf) if you haven’t already done so. It takes 20 minutes or less to complete. Names of those who haven’t completed it by Friday (4/17) at 5 pm will be sent to advisors/TAs.

  3. Prepare for Design Reviews: Second round of Design Reviews will be held Week 14 (April 20 - 24, 2015). The final Design Review is similar to the week 7 Design Review in style and scope, but should focus on progress made since the last Design Review presentation and how the team will transition and the semester plan for the beginning of next semester. All teams are expected to participate. A few reminders on how to prepare for your design review:

    a. Make progress on your project! Completing prototypes or portions of your project, getting stakeholder feedback, testing aspects of your design, etc., are excellent ways to prepare for the Design Review!

    b. Design Reviewers: Although we are inviting external reviewers, we highly recommend that your team invites additional reviewers (e.g., professors, local resources, project partners if appropriate) to the Design Review. If you need a parking pass for your reviewer, please send the name of reviewer, affiliation and date that the pass is needed to Mari-Ellyn BrockASAP. (We can no longer leave passes for visitors at the parking garage. They either have to be mailed or picked up at Purdue West.) We can also accommodate remote reviewers.

    c. Design Documentation: Post your updated Design Documentation on sharepoint, then email the specific sharepoint URL or path of your document toepicsite@ecn.purdue.edu at least 1 week prior your team’s design review to be posted to password protected site. This will provide the background information to Design Reviewers to prepare for your Design Review.

    d. Design Review Presentation Practice: It is recommended that you schedule time for your team and advisors/TAs to practice and get feedback on your presentation. ARMS 1098 B/C can be scheduled using the calendars on Sharepoint.

  4. Due Week 15 (April 27 – May 1, 2015):

Same as Week 8:
    a. Individual Evaluation Rubric
    b. Individual Documentation
    c. Peer Evaluations (in myEPICS)
    d. Design Leads: Project Evaluation Rubric

In addition for Week 15:
    e. Purdue Course Evaluation (available approximately 4/20 – 5/3): You can provide proof of completion of the course evaluations by printing/copying the “Completed evaluations” page under "Evaluations," showing that you completed them. (courseeval ).
    f. Final Reflection:Final_Reflection.docx
    g. Final updates to Design Documentation with feedback from Design Review, final work completed, and transition information

  5. Before you leave for the semester, please make sure all of your projects in the lab are put away or stored appropriately and very clearly labeled (sometimes it’s hard to differentiate between trash and treasure!). Please plan to clean out your lockers, return EPICS tools and supplies to the tool box/shelves, red tag and/or get rid of parts and materials you are no longer using, and throw away any food in your bin!

  6. Upcoming Skill Sessions: Register in myEPICS. Please unregister at least 24 hours in advance if you cannot attend.

    a. Project Manager - Meeting 4.
       i. Scheduled for Monday, April 13 at 5:30 pm in ARMS 1098C
       ii. Duration: 60 min. Credits: 1
       iii. Sponsor: Carla Zoltowski (cbz@purdue.edu)
       iv. Presenters: TJ, Kelsey, and Ally
       v. Description: 4th meeting in continuing series for Project Managers. Pizza will be provided.

    b. Falcon Skill Session
       i. Scheduled for Monday, April 13 at 5:30 pm in ARMS 1095
       ii. Duration: 60 min. Credits: 1
       iii. Sponsor: Manaz Taleyarkhan (manaz@purdue.edu)
       iv. Presenters: Uzma Shaikh
       v. Description: Students will interact with a Falcon haptic device, and learn how it can be used for building educational experiments. http://www.novint.com/index.php/novintfalcon

    c. Project Archivist Peer Review
       i. Scheduled for Thursday, April 16 at 5:30 pm in ARMS 1098C
       ii. Duration: 60 min. Credits: 1
       iii. Sponsor: Carla Zoltowski (cbz@purdue.edu)
       iv. Presenters: Dr Megan Sapp Nelson
       v. Description: Project Archivist peer review. Please bring your team's or project's design documentation.

    d. Student Design Reviewer
       i. Scheduled for April 20 - April 24 at various times in Armstrong 1098
       ii. Duration: 120 min. Credits: 1
       iii. Sponsor: Manaz Taleyarkhan (manaz@purdue.edu)
       iv. Presenters: EPICS teams v. Description: During Design Review Week, students have the opportunity to review other team's presentations for a skill session credit.
  1. Register in the calendar link below, and fill out the green Student Reviewer form located in the main EPICS office. We appreciate you signing up in both the MyEPICS skill session (so you can get credit) and the calendar link (so the teams know to expect you.) Please turn in the green student reviewer form to the TA after the presentation.
  2. Calendar link: index_event
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