ENGR 102 Engineering Freshman Academy: Week-by-week Details
ENGR 102 Engineering Freshman Academy

USC Viterbi School of Engineering ENGR 102 (Fall 2010)

  Week-by-week Details  

Week-by-week Details

08.23/24

Introduction to ENGR 102: Class goals, expectations
Brief Announcement: Sigma Phi Delta
Ice-Breaking Build-A-Taco Game (led by academy coaches)
Sign up for 10-minute one-on-one meeting with academy coach

Building Your Own Website
•   On a PC: Use Putty to log in to aludra.usc.edu
•   On a Mac: Type "ssh aludra.usc.edu -l username" at the Terminal prompt
•   ITS Guide on Publishing Personal Web Pages [ USC Web Policies ]
•   HTML [ Quick Start | Advanced ] Guide; ITS HTML Links
•   ITS Emacs Quick Reference
•   ITS Secure File Transfer Overview
•   On a PC: Use FileZilla to log in to aludra.usc.edu
•   On a Mac: Type "sftp username@aludra.usc.edu" at the Terminal prompt
 

Websites by section: [ 28512 | 28517 ]
 

08.30/31

Announcements: ASBME
Presentation Workshop by Paul Ledesma
Presentations of Cool Engineering Inventions: [ Section 28512 | Section 28517 ]

Section 28512 Winner
Beijing Straddle Bus
presented by Sonia, Keith, Ana, Cameron, Carina, Erik

Section 28517 Winner
Stair Drawers
presented by Vince, Justin, Robert,
Mia, Ailsa, Clifford


 

09.20/07

Music Computation and Cognition Laboratory Tour
Demonstration of Mimi (Multi-modal Interaction for Musical Improvisation)
An article on Music and Operations Research by Prof. Chew.
 

09.13/14

Prof. Andrea Armani on Biophotonics

Click on the slide on the left to download a pdf file of Prof. Armani's presentation.

To read more about Prof. Armani's work, see the review article on Label-free biological and chemical sensors by Dr. Hunt and Prof. Armani.

Coach announcements:
Engineering Career Conf (09.25, 8:30AM - 2:00PM) Register by 09.17. Forms @ RTH 218.
All Academy Lectures (09.30, 10.05) SGM 123. Pizza at 5:30 PM. Lecture at 6:00PM.
Bonfire event at Dockweiler Beach (10.20, 6:45PM - 11:00PM) RSVP by 10.05.
Engineering Spotlight Series (Times vary) Dinner is provided! RTH 211. See details.
 

09.21

Engineering Majors Presentations (Section 28517)
Ryan Seams (EE), Lorenzo Mangubat (ChE), Michael Jacobs (ME)


 

09.27/28

Prof. Jesse Yen on Ultrasonic Imaging and Biomedical Engineering

Above: Slides of Prof. Yen's presentation.


Above: Prof. Yen demonstrates ultrasound system.

Announcement:
The All-Academy Lecture this Thursday 09.30 with Dr. Paul Debevec will be rescheduled.
Attend a 2010 NAE Grand Challenge National Summit session [ schedule ]
(Attending a Grand Challenge session will count as an outside class activity.)
11.16 coach-organized activity for section 28517 is canceled.

Add a picture to your website
Mac instructions using Terminal:

> cd Desktop

sftp YOUR_USERNAME@aludra.usc.edu
type YOUR_PASSWORD
> cd public_html
> put YOUR_PHOTO.jpeg
> chmod 755 YOUR_PHOTO.jpeg
> quit

ssh aludra.usc.edu -l YOUR_USERNAME
type YOUR_PASSWORD
> cd public_html
> emacs index.html

ADD <img src="YOUR_PHOTO.jpeg"> in index.html

CTRL-X CTRL-S (to save your changes)
CTRL-X CTRL-C (to quit out of emacs)

> logout

Websites by section: [ 28512 | 28517 ]
 

09.28

  Coach-organized activity (Section 28512 only): Movie Night (7:00PM - 10:00PM)
 

10.4/5

Tips for Freshmen and Resumes by Lilian Barajas from Viterbi Career Services
Click on the slide on the left to download a pdf file of Ms. Baraja's presentation, and on the image to the right for a resume template.

Announcements: 2010 NAE Grand Challenges National Summit this week! [ schedule ]
 

Add a resume to your website
Mac instructions using Terminal:

> cd Desktop

sftp YOUR_USERNAME@aludra.usc.edu
type YOUR_PASSWORD
> cd public_html
> put YOUR_RESUME.pdf
> chmod 755 YOUR_RESUME.pdf
> quit

ssh aludra.usc.edu -l YOUR_USERNAME
type YOUR_PASSWORD
> cd public_html
> emacs index.html

ADD "You can download my resume <a href="YOUR_RESUME.pdf">here</a>" in index.html

CTRL-X CTRL-S (to save your changes)
CTRL-X CTRL-C (to quit out of emacs)

> logout

Websites by section: [ 28512 | 28517 ]
 

10.4

Coach-organized class activity (Section 28512): Paper Helicopter Competition


Photos by Alex Brawley.


Photos by Kevin Liu.

Helicopter winners and their tubular design.


Photo by Jeremy Middleton (coach).

 

10.05

  All-Academy Lecture 1: John Dionisio, CEO of AECOM. (5:30PM - 7:30PM)
  Dinner (unlimited pizza!) begins at 5:30PM; Lecture begins at 6PM in SGM 123.

 

10.11/12

You should now have a website, and posted your resume and a picture on the website.
Read the NYT article, "Is Your Online Identity Spoiling Your Chances?"

Engineering Majors Presentations (Section 28512): Allen Pan (EE), Matt Gutschow (ME).

Engineering Majors Presentations (Section 28517): Ann Klunder (Civ Eng, 3:30PM-4PM).

Coach-organized class activity: Scavenger Hunt

Left: Photos of "human pi's" outside the Viterbi Museum by Section 28512 coach Kristi Lu.


 

10.18/19

Science and Engineering Library Session by Norah Xiao
•   Engineering Library Guide
 

10.20

  Coach-organized activity (Sections 28512 & 28517):
  Beach Bonfire at Dockweiler Beach
(6:45PM - 11:00PM) RSVP by 10.05
 

10.21

  All-Academy Lecture 2: Dr. Paul Debevec, USC ICT (5:30PM - 7:30PM).
  Dinner (unlimited pizza!) begins at 5:30PM; Lecture begins at 6PM in SGM 123.

 

10.25/11.2

Prof. Elaine Chew on Music and Engineering

Click on the slide on the left to download a pdf file of Prof. Chew's presentation.

Check out the Music Computation and Cognition Lab Website and Blog


 

11.1/10.26

Prof. Milind Tambe on Large-scale Multiagent Systems
 

11.8

Prof. Leana Golubchik on Computing and Women in Science and Engineering

Announcement: the WiSE Undergraduate Research Grants for Spring 2011 are due November 15: [ apply online ]
 

11.8

Yasuhisa Toyota
on the Disney Concert Hall design

Chief Acoustician/President, Nagata Acoustics

Doheny 240, 6pm (be seated by 5:45pm)


Optional for Section 28512
Compulsory for Section 28517
(only excuse is other scheduled class)


Poster: [ pdf ]


 

11.15

Prof. Najmedin Meshkati on Human Factors, IE, and Energy Policy
Ted video 1: Sir Ken Robinson says school kills creativity
Ted video 2: Sir Ken Robinson: Bring on the learning revolution!

Activities:
(1) Class evaluations;
(2) Hall & Sereno's Annenberg Persuasion class project survey;
(3) Please fill out this Learning Environment survey.
 

11.16

Prof. Michelle Povinelli on Nano Photonics

Activities:
(1) Hall & Sereno's Annenberg Persuasion class project survey;
(2) Please fill out this Learning Environment survey.
 

11.22/23

Above: Nadine Afari's slides.

Engineering Ethics by Nadine Afari from the Engineering Writing Program

Reading material:
National Society of Professional Engineers' Code of Ethics for Engineers.
Payne, D. 2009. Engineering Ethics and Business Ethics: Commonalities for A Comprehensive Code of Ethics.
Yang, Q. Z. and Song, B. 2006. Eco-Design for Product Lifecycle Sustainability. IEEE International Conference on Industrial Informatics.


 

11.29/30

Final Project Presentations
 

  You must attend AT LEAST TWO of the all-academy lectures.
  5:30PM-5:55PM is dinner (unlimited pizza!), but 6PM-7:30PM is the part you MUST attend.

 

  You must attend AT LEAST ONE of the coach-organized activities for your section.
  Capture the flag and one session at the NAE Grand Challenges Summit each count as one.