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1 Final group project 1.20-minutes presentation in the class (all members of the team must take part in the presentation) (April 12, 17 and 19) 2.Printed project report (to be submitted on the day of presentation)
2 Final project presentations Time:April 12, 17 and 19 at 10:10 Location:EAS 1115 Presentation format: Each team will have a maximum of 20 minutes to present. This should be organized to allow at least 5 minutes for questions after the presentation itself is finished. The projecting computer system will be operational with PowerPoint, CD ROM and DVD players in addition to the VHS video player. There is a promise that the network connection will be fully operational for the computer but I can't guarantee that it will happen so you may be disappointed if you rely on displaying material from the web. The schedule of presentations will be announced prior to April 12.
3 Topics – 1 1.History and future of microelectronics 2.Advances in bioengineering and biosensors 3.Scientific and industrial methods of semiconductor device fabrication 4.VLSI (very large scale integration) 5.Solar power (efficiency of usage of solar cell) 6.Microwave electronics 7.Photonics, optoelectronics and fiberoptics 8.Telecommunication, wireless networking and information technology 9.Advances in development of magnetic data storage devises
4 Topics – 2 10.Future of renewable energy sources (hydro, nuclear, solar, wind etc.) 11.Power engineering and the national power grid 12.Computer vision and optical recognition 13.Modern computer tools used by engineers 14.Integrated circuits 15.Nanotechnology 16.Prospective of robotics 17.Environmental issues in engineering 18.Safety issues in different areas of engineering Different project topic may be proposed. This requires discussion with the instructor and his approval.
5 Making effective oral presentations Structure your talk Formal opening –Introduce the speaker (or team) –Title and purpose of the talk –An outline of what will be covered –Transition into the first topic Main section of your talk –Have the talk well organized! –Speak clearly and avoid reading –Maintain eye contact –Include personal stories or anecdotes, if possible –Use graphics that include pictures –Limit the material to be covered Formal closing –Repeat the key points that were covered in the talk –Thank the audience again for listening –Close on a "high point" –Invite questions from the audience Question & answer –Repeat the question asked if the room is large (or the talk is being taped) –Be prepared by knowing more than was revealed in the talk –Give an answer that is appropriate in length –If necessary, invite questioners to see you after the session is over
6 Project presentation recommendations Text size 24 pt. (text size < 16 pt is not acceptable) Image resolution 72 dpi. Number of slides should be determined based on the rule: 1 slide per 1 min. No dress code, but respect the audience. Attendance of all project presentations is mandatory. Questions and discussions are encouraged at presentations
10 Report – 1 The purpose of the report is to convey history of the problem, background information, current state-of- the-art, technical and scientific issues and problems, justification of approaches used, prospective. Report should address technical, scientific, environmental, safety, social, economic, ethics issues of the topic. The report should not contain superfluous information or "filler". Although students have some freedom in the overall design and presentation of the final report, it must follow the general format of a formal report.
11 Report – 2 Title page Table of contents Abstract Introduction Report main portion Conclusions Acknowledgments References Report should contain:
12 Report – 3 Project title Student team name Student team member names and their Panther ID Course No. and title Semester, year Date submitted Title page should include:
13 Report – 4 The abstract of not more than 1 pages long provides a snapshot of the report – from the context (why and for what purpose it was written) to discussion of the findings, and conclusion. The abstract should be written after the report is completed. The abstract can be understood by itself. The abstract should be placed on a separate page immediately following the table of contents. Abstract
14 Report – 5 Clear references using IEEE format have to be provided wherever information from other sources is used See http://www.ece.uiuc.edu/pubs/ref_guides/ieee.html for the reference format style Text and Format References A 12-point Times New Roman font and single line spacing should be used for the text. Headings can be done in bold or using a larger font. The report pages have to be numbered throughout. 1” page margins have to be used.
15 Report – 6 Issues to be checked in the final report Organization The document is organized to support the needs of the reader, providing straightforward access to needed information The reader can find the main ideas and the structure of the document quickly and easily. Appropriate organizing principles (e.g. chronological, spatial, etc.) are used and guide the reader through the material The level of detail is balanced and appropriate to the needs of the audience; material is not repeated unnecessarily. Format A consistent format is used throughout the document for fonts, margins, paragraph styles, and other visual elements. The system of headings for sections and subsections clearly shows the document structure and is used consistently. Figures and tables are visually separated from the body of the text; they are numbered consecutively, have informative captions, and are correctly referenced in the text.
16 Report – 7 Issues to be checked in the final report Abstract The abstract is 1 pages long. It summarizes the report contents. It provides the information that a reader would need to determine whether or not to read the complete report. Editing Sentences are clear and readable with no awkward usage, wordiness, spelling errors, or grammatical errors. Word choice accurately and precisely conveys the intended meaning. Each paragraph has a clear purpose and structure and is organized around a single topic with relevant supporting information. Transitions between sentences, paragraphs, and sections effectively guide the reader through the document. Bulleted and enumerated lists are used sparingly and appropriately; they emphasize important information and its structure.
17 Report – 8 Issues to be checked in the final report Visuals Visuals, charts, and illustrations complement and support the text; they convey information clearly without being cluttered or overloaded. Charts and illustrations have good contrast and production quality; photographs are focused and well lit. Plots and graphs are clearly labeled (with units). All text is readable. Graphics (drawings, charts, schematics, etc.) have a consistent style and format; a consistent font is used throughout. References for sources Key concepts or ideas are attributed to their sources. All non-original material (both text and visuals) is referenced. Short quotes are indicated with quotation marks. Long quotes are formatted as indented paragraphs. References are formatted using the IEEE style.