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EGN1006 - Lecture 2 - UG Experience

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Alfred Ducharme

on 31 August 2012

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Surviving Engineering Success Science can amuse and fascinate us all, but it is engineering that changes the world.
-Isaac Asimov "You know engineering is pretty hard....Are you sure you know what you are doing?" Engineers are admired. Engineers are cool. There is a reason: Engineering is hard Hard work is never wasted What does all the hard work do for you:
Gives you a solid understanding
Confidence at graduation
Great friends
Growing experiences
Opportunity to develop random interests Friends and Family Probably Asked... Covering Your Bases Engineers Need Tools* * Tools sounds better than toys First you're gonna need a Calculator (but we will come back to this)
and a Notebook Computer. Other tools you will probably need:
Dictionary and Thesaurus
Desk Reference Set
Writing Guide
Compasses, rulers, graphical tools
Voice mail
Text capable phone
Backup Service
Extension cord
Amazon KindleDX? Ten Tricks of the Old-Timers (Uperclassmen) 1. Find out where the offices of the
CECS Academic Affairs
Department 2. Scout out the library, student union, bookstore, and computer store and write down the hours. 3a. Figure out where your classrooms and labs are.

3b. Figure out where your professor's office is. 4. Buy books early - if you can! New Vs. Used?
New is better. Used is cheaper Sell or Keep?
Keep if you can (you will use them again) 5. Find out who the deans and chairs are. 6. Talk to upperclassmen. 7. Be prepared for change. 8. Go to departmental, library, and computer center overviews and events. 9. Get yourself an alias. Not much choice for Knights email...but get a gmail account. Pick an alias you can keep....
kittycatz or beerloverz BAD
John.Smith GOOD 10. Surf the TURF. Get on the web...but also check it out on foot. The Undergrad Engineering Experience "The undergraduate engineering experience is unique to engineers and incomprehensible to almost everyone else."
First line of Chapter 3 Are we almost there yet? How long does it take to get your BS in engineering? Too long when you start and Too short once you graduate. 4-5 Years Your Professors "While engineering professors seem like a distance race of enlightened individuals, they tend to be very human."
From the book "The better you get to know them the more you will learn."
Dr.D ;) At sometime during your education you will hear the following:
Plug and Chug
Know what a slide rule is?
I took the exam and it only took me 30 minutes
When I was your age...
Stop your texting! DO Schedule appointments
Go to office hours prepared
Always address any difficulties optimistically
Use Dr. even if you are not sure. DON'T Be intimidated...they are there to help
Call your professor at home or on cell
Have an attitude
Call them by their first name Calculators Make sure it is capable of Graphing
Standard Arithmetic Vs RPN
Yes there is an app for that...don't use it Characteristics of an Engineering Student
Stressed Out: Organized Chaos
Humor: Quirky
Comaraderie: We will get through this
Fashion Sense: Generally Poor BOOK IS WRONG
shirt.woot! and Jinkx are cool Read the rest of Chapter 3 for lots of good links and info.

Read through Chapter 6 for next time Let's call our Fashion Sense: Unique Best Phone ever! iCloud Carbonite.com “Success means doing the best we can with what we have. Success is the doing, not the getting; in the trying, not the triumph. Success is a personal standard, reaching for the highest that is in us, becoming all that we can be.”
Zig Ziglar (famous business guy) Really good trilogy! Alienware m18x
Probably Overkill e-Textiles
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