ECEN 1100 Freshman Seminar
Fall Semester 2012
Instructor: Prof. Michael Lightner, ECEE 1B55, 492-5180, 492-2758 (Fax)
|Schedule: ||ECCR 200|
| ||Tues 5:00-5:50, ECCR 245 beginning 8/27 and continuing weekly|
||Reports must be submitted to our D2L page using the online form by 5:00 p.m. on the Friday
following the seminar to receive full credit (full credit = 1 point).|
|Reports submitted after 5:00 p.m. on Friday
but before 5:00 p.m. on Monday of the next week will receive 1/2 credit
(half credit = 0.5 point).The lab visit reports due later in the semester are worth 2 points each.|
| ||Accumulate 12 or more points to earn an A|
| ||9 to 11.5 points to earn a B|
| ||7 to 8.5 points to earn a C|
| ||5 to 6.5 points to earn a D|
| ||0 to 4.5 points to earn an F|
Introduce freshmen engineering students to electrical and computer
engineering and to the people who practice it. Help students
design a curriculum that will prepare them to follow a career in
electrical and computer engineering.
Our classes will be of four types: A seminar from a faculty member: A student panel presentation: A presentation/discussion on ECEE curriculum, electives, etc,; Visits to undergraduate and research labs.
Seminar speakers will introduce themselves. They will discuss an
interesting product or project they are working on, at a level of
complexity that makes the talk accessible to an intelligent layman.
To the extent possible they will talk about the industry they work
in and explain to students the kind of curriculum they should follow if
they seek a career in that industry. Students will be encouraged to
engage speakers in a dialog, so that they will have their questions
about electrical and computer engineering answered by people who work
and teach in the the industry. The emphasis will be on informality.