This class consists of a series of individual lectures given by different faculty members or distinguished alumni. The lectures are designed to serve the following purposes:
- Introduce to students to the faculty member's research field and the most current world advancements in engineering and technology in that area;
- Provide students a good understanding of our curriculum structure and the courses in various areas;
- Present correlations between the present technological developments and our courses for each course area;
- Introduce new undergraduate courses;
- Advertise on-campus/off-campus research opportunities for undergraduate students and explain the corresponding research projects;
- Motivate students with positive presentations on the importance of obtaining education and gaining self-learning ability;
- Provide basic education on learning and working ethics.
The class will contain 12 lectures from our own faculty, 2 lectures on learning and working ethics, and 2 lectures from our alumni. Students are required to attend each lecture. An award for the best lecturer, selected by students, will be given at the end of the semester.
1 credit, 1 hr per week, pass/fail, required to graduate.
Prerequisites: 18-100 and sophomore standing required.