Posts Tagged 'Engineering'

7 Survival Skills for Engineering Majors

Check out this useful advice from the Knovel blog:

And ask a librarian about the Knovel Library of online reference books, data and information!

Faculty Development Seminar Series

A new SEAS faculty development seminar series has been organized.  Its focus will be discussion of emerging distributed communication and collaboration solutions in engineering instruction.  All seminars will be held on Fridays, from 10 – 11 a.m. in Rice Hall 032 (directly beneath the auditorium) at the University of Virginia.

The sessions will be available live on the web for those who might like to join the sessions from afar and recorded for those who cannot attend live.  All are welcome.  Details regarding access to the broadcasts will be provided closer to the time of the seminars.

These sessions are intended to be semi-formal presentations with plenty of Q&A throughout.  We hope you will join us.  Finally, note that two of the sessions will be led by our colleagues Malathi, Reid, and Michael who were recently funded by President Sullivan’s Hybrid Course Challenge.

September 14

A preliminary investigation of the MOOC* model of instruction

Led by Ed Berger

October 5

The use of real-time learning environments for international, cross-cultural discussion and learning in STS

Led by Stephanie Moore

October 26

Hybrid Course Development: Computer Networks

Led by Malathi Veeraraghavan

November 16

Hybrid Course Development: Introductory Systems Engineering

Led by Reid Bailey and Michael Smith

December 7

“Flipping” the Classroom: Tools and techniques

Led by James Groves, Ed Berger, Stephanie Moore, and Michael Redwine

* MOOC – massive open on-line course

For more information contact:

James F. Groves, Ph.D.
Associate Professor, Department of Engineering & Society
Assistant Dean, Research and Outreach
School of Engineering and Applied Science
University of Virginia
85 Engineer’s Way, 017 Rice Hall
P.O. Box 400235
Charlottesville, VA 22904-4235
Ph: 434-924-6261 Cl: 434-227-1237

Knovel for Students Webinar

From Principles to Application, Knovel Has the Answers Students Need

Knovel provides answers for students across all disciplines and is used to find technical information, solve design problems, improve processes, validate assumptions and much more.

You are invited to this free training session.  You’ll learn:

  • Learn to browse and search 28 subject areas
  • Familiarize yourself with Knovel’s interactive tools
  • Participate in a Q&A session with our training team

Join us for a 45 minute webinar on March 19 at 11AM EDT.

Register here.

Graduate Student Research Skills Seminar Archive

For those who are unable to attend the UVa SEAS graduate student research skills seminars, recordings have been made, and they are now available.  They may be retrieved from the UVA Collab site SEAS_Seminars.

To join the SEAS_Seminars site, follow these steps:

  1. On your My Workspace tab within UVA Collab, click on Membership in the left menu.
  2. Then, near the top of this membership page, click Joinable Sites.
  3. Use the Search field on the right side of the page to enter SEAS_Seminars. Be sure to click the Search button (the Search function will not work in Internet Explorer if you press the Enter key to submit the search command-you must click the Search button).
  4. Click the Join button directly under the workgroup names. The new site tab will appear in the site tab bar or under your My Active Sites tab. You may need to refresh your browser to force the display of the new site tab.

The seminar materials are in the site’s Resources folder.  Note, to view the seminar recording, you may need to first install the Microsoft Silverlight plug-in for your browser.  After plug-in installation, you may need to restart your browser.

STAY WITH IT Webcast — Apple IPAD Raffle

To:      U.S. Engineering Students

From:  Carolyn Vallas, Assistant Dean & Director of the Center for Diversity in Engineering

Re:      STAY WITH IT and the Day of Engineering Facebook Live Webcast March 14th, 3-4 pm, Thornton Hall A-119 & A-120, University of Virginia, Raffle to Immediately follow!

STAY WITH IT is a national student outreach program focused on helping current engineering students like yourself, to stay with the field of study, graduate and start a successful career in engineering. This campaign centers around building a virtual community that will connect you to your peers, experienced engineers, role models and other influencers who will encourage and motivate you to STAY WITH IT.

The STAY WITH IT campaign officially launches on March 14, 2012 with a “Day of Engineering”. The Day of Engineering is a national pep rally designed to promote and build enthusiasm for this new national community for students.  A portion of the day will be broadcast via a Facebook Live webcast and will feature a panel discussion with corporate leaders and successful engineers, who will talk about the variety of opportunities available to those with an engineering degree, and their own personal stories how they were able to STAY WITH IT.

Join STAY WITH IT – “Like” our Facebook page, and begin building a national network of fellow student engineers, learn from the success of others, and share your own experiences.  Starting March 7th, you can sign up to view the Facebook Live webcast on March 14th. The webcast may be viewed real-time or afterwards via the posted recording.

This is an unprecedented collaboration between the President’s Council on Jobs and Competitiveness, corporate leaders and academia to help engineering students in the U.S. to STAY WITH IT. We look forward to you benefiting from STAY WITH IT and taking part in our Facebook Live webcast on March 14th.



INTEL and the School of Engineering & Applied Science are  partnering to sponsor this

STAY WITH IT — Day of ENGINEERING Webcast. Please join us!


Calling all UVa SEAS entrepreneurs and innovators!   We are pleased to announce the third annual UVa SEAS Entrepreneurial Concept Competition (ECC) on Wednesday, November 9.   This is an opportunity for engineering students (both grad and undergrad) to pitch a new product, process, or business and win a share of the $5000 in prizes.   The winner of the SEAS ECC will also have the honor of representing the School in the university-competition for the UVa Cup where the top prize is $20,000.

The deadline for submissions to the SEAS ECC is Saturday, October 29 at 12 noon.

Participants:    You may enter as an individual or with a team (see details on web site)

Submissions:   The SEAS contest submission is to be a two-page proposal written as an executive summary (see website listed below for details)

Prizes:              Three awards consisting of $3000, $1500, $500 each

Winner:            Must present to U.Va. Entrepreneurial Cup on November 18, 2011

Website:          (
Dates to Remember:

29 October:    SEAS proposals due

2 November:   SEAS Finalists contacted by email

9 November:   SEAS Competition

18 November: U.Va. Cup Competition

For more information, please contact Letitia Green at or Bernie Carlson at

Engineering at Sea

Attention: All Adventurous UVA Engineering Students

The MV Explorer will embark from Nassau on May 20th, 2011. Its mission for the ensuing, 26-day voyage to seven countries throughout Central America will be to explore the greatest challenges we face during the 21st century: energy, the environment, hunger, access to clean water, education, human rights…. This will be a truly unique opportunity to learn about and to experience a world quite apart from the one most of us know.

UVA courses you can experience as part of the ‘Engineering A New Tomorrow’ voyage of Semester At Sea, taught by world-class experts (some of them UVA Engineering School faculty), range from sustainable shelter design, food production, renewable energy, and water to the political economics of Central America and global health.

For more information, or to apply, go to There is no deadline for application, but don’t wait too long! You will be notified of acceptance within about ten days following receipt of your application. Contact Prof. Dana Elzey if you need further information or have questions.


Dana Elzey


Dana M. Elzey, Dr.rer.nat.

Associate Professor of Materials Science & Engineering Director Rodman Scholars & SEAS International Programs University of Virginia

395 McCormick Rd. PO Box 400745

Charlottesville, VA 22904-4745



I Have a Dream: Visions of Engineering in the 21st Century

Location: MEC205, University of Virginia
Date: Thursday, January 20, 2011
Time: 5:00 pm-6:15 pm

Event Description: This panel will feature faculty as well as undergraduate and graduate students, discussing
their visions and ideas for broadening, diversifying, and enhancing the field of engineering in the coming
century, both at the University of Virginia School of Engineering & Applied Science and nationally.  Faculty,
graduate and undergraduate students, and members of the general public are invited to attend.  The panel will
be videotaped, and available for viewing on the UVA iTunes University web site.

Sustainable Engineering Lecture

Engineering a Sustainable World

From Rodman Scholars Program

Lecture Series sponsored by the Rodman Scholars Program at the University of Virginia, open to the University community and general public. Lockheed Martin has generously sponsored this years lecture series as a part of the larger Lockheed Martin Sustainability Grant to the Rodman Scholars Program.

Lectures will generally be held on Tuesday nights at 5. All lectures will take place in Jefferson Hall (Hotel C) on the West Range.

  • Orange, Blue, and Green: Challenges and Opportunities in Reducing UVA’s Environmental Footprint
    • Andrew Greene (Sustainability Planner, Office of the Architect)
    • 2/23
    • 5:00 PM, Jefferson Hall (Hotel C)
    • Curious how UVA is designing with sustainability in mind? Come hear Andrew Greene talk about UVA’s plans for reducing its environmental impact. From several hundred year old Lawn rooms to the brand new South Lawn Project the university faces many challenges in engineering and designing a more environmentally friendly university.

New Engineering and Science Research Journal

Do you want to create something brand new at U.Va.? 

Come be a part of The Spectra, U.Va.’s first Engineering and Science Research Journal.  This is an exciting opportunity, as the journal is currently in its seed stage.  Thus, there is a lot to do in order to accomplish its first publication in the Spring of 2010.  If you are interested and want to help be a part of making this happen, we will be having our first information meeting next week on Tuesday, October 27th at 7 PM in the Rodman Room (Thornton A wing, second floor).  Pizza will be provided!

If you are interested please send an e-mail my way,  (Christopher Belyea)

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