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ECE Mentoring Requirement

ECE Students are required to complete a mentoring requirement every semester prior to registration.  Students under 60 credits can satisfy this requirement by attending a mentoring activity.  ECE students at 60 or more credits are assigned a faculty mentor and 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 this requirement.

Mentoring Activity (Students under 60 Credits)

All students under 60 total credits will be required to complete a mentoring activity prior to their registration date.  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 Spring 2014 semester.

BAH Colloquium – March 14, 2014
The 'Magical' World of Autism: Autism as a Disorder of Prediction
Professor Pawan Sinha, Massachusetts Institute of Technology
Jeong H. Kim Engineering Building, Rm. 1110
3:00 p.m.

Study Abroad Workshop – March 26, 2014
ENGR Study Abroad Office
Mr. Ramsey Jabaji
Come learn about the exciting study abroad opportunities for ECE students.
A.V. Willilams Bldg, Rm. 2460
4:00 p.m.

Colors of ECE (Sponsored by IEEE)
Monday, March 31, 2014
5:30 PM
Room 2460 AV Williams
Come learn about the different topics and sub-disciplines within the ECE majors, the different research interest of our faculty members, and information about future Capstone courses.  This program will be a great way for students to connect with ECE faculty and learn about the topics covered in junior and senior level courses.
BAH Colloquium –April 4, 2014
Fast, Small -- yet Still in Control: How Flying Insects Balance Speed and Accuracy
Dr. Sanjay Sane, National Center for Biological Sciences, India
Jeong H. Kim Engineering Building, Rm. 1110
3:00 p.m.
Navy Foundational Skills & Opportunities Seminar (Sponsored by SHPE)
Tuesday, April 8, 2014
6:00 PM
Jeong H. Kim Engineering Building, Rm. 1110
Special Guest Speaker: SES Jimmy D. Smith
Director, Integrated Nuclear Weapons Safety and Security, Strategic Systems Programs.
From Concept to Funding: A Perspective from a Silicon Valley Entrepreneur
An ECE Alumnus Talk by David Medlin, CEO
Wednesday, April 10, 2014
5:30 PM
A.V. Williams Room 2460
David Medin is the CEO and co-founder of Bio-NEMS, a Silicon Valley startup developing rapid, handheld DNA fingerprinting. He has 30 years experience in semiconductors, software and systems in consumer and commercial sectors. His experience spans numerous industries including computer, consumer, wireless, industrial and automotive. Having held CEO and CTO positions at public and private companies, Mr. Medin is known for his execution skills.
BAH Colloquium – April 11, 2014
A Real-Time Digital Simulation Environment for the Analysis of Large High-Voltage AC-DC Power Systems
Professor Reza Iravani, University of Toronto
Jeong H. Kim Engineering Building, Rm. 1110
3:00 p.m.

BAH Colloquium – April 18, 2014
GPS Deinied Location and Mapping
Dr. Carole Teolis, TRX Systems
Jeong H. Kim Engineering Building, Rm. 1110
3:00 p.m.

BAH Colloquium – April 25, 2014
Computational Electromagnetics Applications in the Industry
Mr. Jason Miller, Booz Allen Hamilton
Jeong H. Kim Engineering Building, Rm. 1110
3:00 p.m.

BAH Colloquium – May 2, 2014
Professor Anders Rantzer, Lunds University
Jeong H. Kim Engineering Building, Rm. 1110
3:00 p.m.

Undergraduate Research Fellows Poster Session – May 9, 2014
Presented by the 2014 URF Students
AV Williams, Rm. 2460
1:30 p.m.

The Undergraduate Research Fellows program is a new initiative by the Department of Electrical & Computer Engineering (ECE) that allows undergraduate students the opportunity to participate in cutting edge research currently being conducted by the ECE faculty. The 2014 URF students will be presenting their research during this poster session.  Please fill out the RSVP form if you plan to attend.



Faculty Mentoring (Students at 60 or more Credits)

ECE Juniors and Seniors 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

We encourage you to set up an appointment with your faculty mentor as soon as possible.  Once you meet with your mentor, you will need to have them sign the Faculty Mentoring form and turn that in to our office to complete the requirement.