Preparation. This grade will be based on weekly assigned pre-labs, which will
consist of readings and problems meant to prepare you for the
week's lab and to reinforce
topics covered in lecture. These assignments may be discussed in
lecture and are due at the beginning of lab each week; they may be
handwritten or typed.
- Laboratory Evaluations (LE).
The lab evaluations (LEs) are reports that will address
specific questions or problems investigated during the
laboratory. The LE format must be followed. Due dates will be specified weekly. Clear and concise writing,
drawings/schematics, and graphs are expected.
- Notebook. You are advised to keep a notebook to record your lab work. This should be a bound
notebook with hard cover (no loose-leaf, no spiral or ring binders; exception for digital recording spiral notebooks): example. This notebook is the only material you will be allowed to use in the final (individual) hands-on exam.
- Participation. The TA
will grade your laboratory participation.
The TA's grade will be based on observation of your individual
contributions to each week's in-lab work. Attendance at all labs is required.
- Hands-on quiz:
an exam will be given during lab in the last week of classes.
Every student must work individually. Time slots will be
assigned by the TAs.
course addresses the following program outcomes of the ABET Engineering
Curriculum 2000: 4, 5, 6, 7. In particular,
attention by the student should be given to Outcome 4, "Ability to set
up and conduct experiments, and to present the results in a
- Make sure that the TA has recorded your e-mail address by the end of the first lab meeting.
- It is expected that you will fully utilize libraries, computer facilities, and online resources as needed.
- Attendance at all labs is required, and lecture attendance is highly recommended. If
you need to miss a lab session, it is your responsibility to
contact the TA and your lab partner/team PRIOR to the lab session you expect to
miss. Make-up work will be at the discretion of your lab TA.
- Problems with team members should be referred to the course instructor as early as possible.
- Lab switching will not be permitted without the written approval of the instructor.
- All incidents of academic dishonesty will be treated in strict accordance with University policy.
with disabilities may request appropriate academic accommodations from
the Division of Diversity and Community Engagement, Services for
Students with Disabilities, 471-6259, http://www.utexas.edu/diversity/ddce/ssd/