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ECE Mentoring Requirement

ECE Students are required to complete a mentoring requirement every semester prior to registration.  Students under 70 credits can satisfy this requirement by attending a mentoring activity. or meeting with a faculty mentor. ECE students at 70 or more credits are required to meet with their faculty mentor.  Please note that students will not be allowed to register for classes if they have not met the mentoring requirement.

Mentoring Activity (Students under 70 Credits)

All students under 70 total credits can satisfy their mentoring requirement by meeting with their faculty mentor or completing a mentoring activity.  The mentoring activities consists of events, talks, and/or information workshops that will help you gain a better understanding of your major and provide you with important resources for your academic career.  Below is a list of mentoring activities for the Fall 2014 semester.

Fall 2014 ECE Mentoring Activities

ViaSat Tech Talk – October 14, 2014
Eliot Wetiz, ViaSat
A.V. Willilams Bldg, Rm. 2460
5:00 p.m.
Eliot Weitz is the CTO of the Data Analytics Tools Group at ViaSat leading a team that builds infrastructure for the collection, storage and analysis of Petabyte-scale network performance data.   He has held leadership positions in a broad range of industries including wireless networking, vertical search engines, enterprise software for drug discovery, virtual reality, and enterprise document management systems.  Eliot received his B.S. in Computer Science from Worcester Polytechnic Institute and an M.S. in Computer Science from the University of Utah and is the holder of three US Patents.

BAH Colloquium – October 17, 2014
Resilient Network
Professor Ness Shroff, Ohio State University
Jeong H. Kim Engineering Building, Rm. 1110
3:00 p.m.

Master's in Systems Engineering Information Session – October 21, 2014
Dr. John E. MacCarthy, Institute for Systems Research (ISR)
A.V. Willilams Bldg, Rm. 2460
5:00 p.m.

Booz Allen Hamilton Tech Talk (Sponsored by IEEE & HKN) – October 21, 2014
Kelly Davis & Frank DeHart, Booz Allen Hamilton
A.V. Willilams Bldg, Rm. 2460
6:15 p.m.

BS/MS Program Information Session I - October 28, 2014
Melanie Prange & Bill Churma - ECE Graduate Studies
A.V. Willilams Bldg, Rm. 2460
5:00 p.m.
Students who plan to attend this workshop, please register here.

Research Skills at the Library Workshop - November 4, 2014
Robin Dasler - Librarian for the A. James Clark School of Engineering
A.V. Willilams Bldg, Rm. 2460
4:00 p.m.

Research Skills at the Library Workshop - November 5, 2014
Robin Dasler - Librarian for the A. James Clark School of Engineering
A.V. Willilams Bldg, Rm. 2460
5:00 p.m.

Sustainability Lesson November 11, 2014
UMD Office of Sustainability
A.V. Willilams Bldg, Rm. 2460
4:00 p.m.
NOTE: Students attending this session should watch The Story of Stuff, a 20-minute video about production and consumption patterns, prior to attending the session.

BS/MS Program Information Session II - November 12, 2014
Melanie Prange & Bill Churma - ECE Graduate Studies
A.V. Willilams Bldg, Rm. 1146
5:00 p.m.
Students who plan to attend this workshop, please register here.

BAH Colloquium – November 14, 2014
National Security Research in Plasma Physics and Pulsed Power
Dr. Thomas Mehlhorn, Navy Research Laboratory
Jeong H. Kim Engineering Building, Rm. 1110
3:00 p.m.
 

BAH Colloquium – November 21, 2014
The Continuing Arms Race: Malware Attacks on Embedded Systems and Countermeasures
Professor Ahmad-Reza Sadeghi, Technische Universitat
Jeong H. Kim Engineering Building, Rm. 1110
3:00 p.m.
 

BAH Colloquium – December 5, 2014
Transforming the Electric Grid from the Distribution System Out
Professor Thomas Jahns
Jeong H. Kim Engineering Building, Rm. 1110
3:00 p.m.
 

 

Faculty Mentoring (Students at 70 or more Credits)

ECE students who are at 70+ credits are required to meet with a faculty mentor each semester prior to registration.  A faculty mentor can provide you with valuable information about research experiences/opportunities, elective courses, graduate school, and topics within your academic major.  Each semester, the ECE Undergraduate Studies Office sends out an e-mail to students with information about their assigned faculty mentor.  If you do not know who is your faculty mentor, please contact our office at 301-405-3685 or eceadvise@umd.edu.

We encourage you to set up an appointment with your faculty mentor as soon as possible.