University of Utah

Department of Electrical and Computer Engineering

ECE 2910                                               Sophomore Seminar                                         Fall 2016

 

Instructor:

Professor Marc Bodson

Office:

MEB 3230, Tel.: 581-8590

E-mail:

bodson@eng.utah.edu

Class:

T 10:45AM-11:35AM, WEB 1230

Class web page:

http://www.ece.utah.edu/~bodson/2910/ (includes the seminar schedule)

College guidelines:

http://www.coe.utah.edu/wp-content/uploads/pdf/faculty/semester_guidelines.pdf

Objectives:

1) Advise students about the EE program and graduation requirements

2) Present information about EE areas to help students decide which electives to take

3) Present information about professors' specialties and interests

Requirements:

1) Attend all but two seminars, and sign the attendance sheet in class.

2) Be on time, polite, and attentive for all presenters.

3) Complete other tasks that may be added at the discretion of the instructor.                         

Clarifications:

The record of attendance will be posted on Canvas. Students are encouraged to track it on a regular basis. Although two absences are allowed, it is strongly recommended that students attend all seminars.

Being on time means arriving by 10:40am, but no later than 10:45am. Arrival between 10:45am and 11:00am will be considered a late arrival. Late arrival for two seminars will be counted as one absence.

Attendance means staying until the end of the class. It is courteous to stay until the end of the talk even if the speaker runs over time. However, students that need to go to another appointment are excused at 11:35am.

Cell phone use should be limited to emergencies and critical communications. Laptop use should be limited to searches on topics related to the presentations.

Communications:

According to University policy http://registrar.utah.edu/handbook/emailpolicy.php:

 "A University assigned student email account shall be the University‚Äôs official means of communication with all University of Utah students. The University reserves the right to send official communications to students by email with the full expectation that students will receive email and read these emails in a timely fashion."

Required text:

None.

Grading:

CR/NC grading based on attendance and additional tasks (credit for attendance may be reduced in case of late arrival, early departure, inattentiveness, or lack of courtesy to the speakers).

Cheating:

Any form of cheating will result in an "E" grade.  Students must give a fair and accurate indication of their attendance.