Welcome to RIT RIT Mechanical Engineering Freshman Orientation
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Welcome to RIT!!!
RIT Mechanical Engineering Freshman Orientation Mechanical Engineering … We Design The Future
ME Department Administration Dr. Hensel Department Head Program Leadership Academic Conduct, etc. Dr. Nye Associate Department Head Course Withdrawals for upper divisions students Change of Program, Co-op, etc.
Fast Facts about the RIT ME Department • First Accredited by ABET in 1968 • Kate Gleason College of Engineering – The Only Engineering College in the USA Named after a woman. • 30+ Faculty in the Department • Over 700 Undergraduate Students • ~80 Graduate and Dual Degree Students • 114 Entering first year students (direct to ME) • 36 th Largest BSME Graduates in USA (ASEE) • One of the most competitive entry programs at RIT
About the learning communities… l l We have 114 incoming freshman students!! Each of you has been placed into one of four Mechanical Engineering Learning Communities What’s a Learning Community? ? – A group of students sharing an advisor and many of the same classes Why? ? – To promote community between classmates and make connections among courses
Educational Objectives The objectives of the Bachelor of Science degree program in Mechanical Engineering at Rochester Institute of Technology are to prepare all of our graduates to: l l l Apply fundamental knowledge, skills, and tools of mechanical engineering. Practice mechanical engineering in support of the design of engineered systems. Accept the professional and ethical responsibilities to function as an engineer. Contribute and communicate effectively within and across teams. Continue their development as lifelong learners. Possess a broad education and knowledge of contemporary issues. And, to prepare some of our graduates to l l Work as engineers in aerospace and automotive industries. Enter graduate programs and succeed in obtaining graduate degrees at the Master’s and/or Ph. D. level.
Academic Advisors Dr. Margaret Bailey Associate Professor Mechanical Engineering Learning Community A Dr. Josef Torok Professor Mechanical Engineering Learning Community B
Academic Advisors Dr. Jeffrey Kozak Assistant Professor Mechanical Engineering Learning Community C Dr. Frank Sciremammano Professor Mechanical Engineering Learning Community D
First Year Student Help Ms. Julie Olney Student Information Specialist Ms. Amy Hortop Assistant Department Head Course Withdrawal Advising for 1 st year students
Did you know…. l l 80% of you have taken AP Exams The average GPA for all our freshman is 93% 23% participated in High School Music and a whopping 2/3 of your class participated in sports! Your classmates are coming from 16 states and Canada, India, and Peru!
One of your classmates may have… l l l Started a Rugby team at her high school, or has already established his own company, or worked with students from Russia on a H. S. project with NASA!! Been figure skating competitively since age 6, or has a black belt in martial arts, or lived in Mexico for over 6 years. Become an EMT or training to become a firefighter, or has backpacked in the Himalayas!!
Degrees and Options Offered l Bachelor of Science (BS) – – Aerospace Engineering Option Automotive Engineering Option Bioengineering Option Energy and the Environment Option l Advanced (Graduate) Certificate in Vibrations Engineering l Master of Science (MS) l Master of Engineering (MEng)
Academic Assistance Resources • • Academic Advisor Faculty – Course Instructor Engineering Learning Center Academic Support Center KGCOE Office of Student Services Counseling Center Math Lab/ Physics Lab/ Writing Lab
Engineering Extracurricular Activities l l l l l SAE Formula Racing Club SAE Aero Club Human Powered Vehicle Competition Team American Society of Mechanical Engineers Society of Automotive Engineers Society of Women Engineers Society of Hispanic Professional Engineers National Society of Black Engineers Pi Tau Sigma Mechanical Engineering Honorary Tau Beta Pi Engineering Honorary
Other Extracurricular Activities l Check out the Undergraduate Student handbook for a website listing a gazillion other activities, including Music and Dance groups!!
4 th Annual Golf Tourney l Friday, l l l September 16 at 3: 00!!! We will be playing Putt-putt in the halls Lots of food, cartoons (? ? ), and other activities Great way to meet other students and alumni, and find out more about how to get involved with some of these Engineering Organizations!!!
Communication is CRITICAL! l l l Your Advisor! Departmental Mail Folders by M. E. Office – Please check them regularly RIT email is [email protected] edu If you use another email account, make sure you forward your RIT email address! WE DO NOT RECOMMEND ACCOUNT FORWARDING! PLEASE CHECK AND USE YOUR RIT EMAIL REGULARLY - THIS IS USED FOR MANY PURPOSES THROUGHOUT YOUR ACADEMIC CAREER. We cannot help you if we don’t know what issues you are facing!
Summary l l l Academic Schedules should be all set for Fall Quarter, pick up most current version in the breakout sessions, coming next… We’re pleased to have you here at RIT with us. Please meet in individual sessions with your advisors… rooms are on the next slide Exchange information with your advisors, and resolve outstanding scheduling issues We will visit your freshman seminar classes in week 5, to prepare your winter quarter schedules
AP / Transfer Credit Questions Math Placement Questions Liberal Arts Questions Learning Community Room A 09 -1139 Dr. Bailey, Ms. Olney Learning Community Room B 09 -1149 Dr. Torok, Dr. Hensel Learning Community Room C 09 -1159 Dr. Kozak, Ms. Hortop Learning Community Room D 09 -2129 Dr. Sciremammano, Dr. Nye
Learning Community A Room 09 -1139 Dr. Bailey, Ms. Olney Eva Ames Sarah Bates Matthew Bradley Jonathan Brooks Wesley Coleman Leanne Cushing Whitney Domigan Ian Donahue Frank Forkl Andrew Freedman Kristin Gagliardi Heather Gleason Daniel Graves Marie Hammer Michael Hardbarger Patricia Heneka Shawn Hoskins John Kreuder Patrick Luzinas Corey Mack Aaron Mallott Troy Martin Scott Meredith Christian Moreno Caleb Peterson John Pfalzer Thomas Renger Sameer Saxena Louis Shogry Kenneth Smith Owen Smith
Learning Community B Room 09 -1149 Dr. Torok, Dr. Hensel Joshua Arnold Mark Brelsford Jonathan Burville James Byers Joseph Bykowicz Ryland De. Marco Nathan Dewey Eric Hettler Jonathon Hicks Lukas Holsen Emil Kostraba Matthew Kremers Eric Lannan Matthew Liff Gordon Mascarenhas Derek Meinke Ryan Miller Patrick Muldoon Michael Navarre Robert Piccirillo James Reepmeyer Brian Russell Evan Sax Nicholas Schneider Caleb Snyder Matthew Tranter Andrew Tschorke Dale Turley Christopher Wakeley Garrick Wright
Learning Community C Room 09 -1159 Dr. Kozak, Ms. Hortop Gabrielle Bartlett Salinla Chaijaroonrat Christopher Crowley Heather Godlewski John Isely Adam Janicki Merl Lewis Christine Lowry Kaitlin Mac Neil Stephanie Malinowski Leif Melhus Matthew Melinis Vanessa Messina Matthew Nayer Richard Odlum Caitlyn Ostrowski Anthony Pedicone Carter Powell Dennis Prentice Devin Prescott Dan Schabb Hadley Singler Michael Singleton Brian Smaszcz Matthew Smith Lowell Smoger Eden Waithe Colin Walsh Monica Wassner
Learning Community D Room 09 -2129 Dr. Sciremammano, Dr. Nye Thomas Anderson Patrick Arrigo Ian Baker Tyler Banta Caleb Bullock Andrew Coulter Alejandro Cubria Richard Davis Mark Fairchilds Alex Funiciello Joshua Hawley James Ko Matthew Koskinen Andrew Krall Matthew Labrie Paul Le Borgne Jonathan Lee Thomas Mc Dowell Alex Moulton Fernando Munoz Najar Austin Rawlings Gregory Ryan Matthew Sarte Andrew Specksgoor Gregory Wall Zach Wessner
RIT Mechanical Engineering Breakout Session Mechanical Engineering … We Design The Future
Dr. Kozak 475 -2148 [email protected] edu Been at RIT since Sept. 2000 Virginia Tech: Ph. D. (2000); M. S. (1996), Gannon University: B. S. M. E. (1993) Hobbies: Biking, Weight Lifting, Surfing, Snorkeling, Hiking/Backpacking Fav Band—Tool; Horror Movies, Eats mostly veg. food
More on Dr. Kozak… Classes: Thermo. Fluids, Aerodynamics, Turbomachinery Other stuff: Micro. Air Vehicle Club Advisor, Rockets, Miniature Turbines Office Hours: Posted by first week, held in Engineering Learning Center
Your Academic Advisor l l l I will be your academic advisor during your time here at RIT, for the next 5 years. Take time to get to know me now! … can assist you with course selection, career advise, and getting connected with assistance resources available in the department, college, and institute … should remain informed of your progress – I can’t help if I don’t know what issues you are facing! Talk to your Advisor!!!
Talk to your Advisor about… l Anything!! l Co-op and career advising l Class Scheduling Meet with your advisor at least once per quarter!!
Distribute Individual Packets l l Individual Schedule Undergraduate Handbook Individual Co-op Blocks Individual Checklist
Fall Schedule Please verify that you have the courses listed below for Fall: Fall Quarter PLEASE CONFIRM Freshman Seminar 0304 -203 Materials Processing 0304 -343 + Lab Chemistry I 1011 -208 Math Class 1016 -xxx Liberal Arts 05 nn-xxx **Note: Your schedule will be different if you have received AP or Transfer credits!!
Student Handbook Review l ME Department Undergraduate Handbook is your guide – – – l Please read this handbook carefully Use this handbook when you meet with your advisor to plan your academic program Use the BS Degree checklist and Liberal Arts checklist, and update it each quarter Keep copies of AP/Transfer Credit/Co-op Evaluations in this folder Read and understand the academic conduct policy, and the computer use policy – we take these very seriously! Refer to the course withdrawal procedure in the appendix AP Credit sheets will be in your mail folder, please save your copies in the pocket of your handbook
Liberal Arts Worksheet • • • l l Start working on your liberal arts worksheet now! You must satisfy both the CORE and CONCENTRATION Requirements! Your Liberal Arts Worksheet needs to be approved by Liberal Arts Office of Academic Advising, not by Mechanical Engineering! Must have SAT 560 V or higher for Writing & Literature I Lib Arts Classes chosen to fit your schedule, and have other 1 st year MEs from your freshman seminar section grouped together
BS Degree Checklist
Co-op Blocks Co-op Block, based on Program
Course Withdraw Procedures l l l Discuss your situation with your Academic Advisor. If they agree, ask them to fill a Recommendation for Withdrawal form. Discuss your situation with the Course Instructor. If they agree, fill out a Course Withdrawal form and have them sign it. Schedule a 15 minute appointment with Mrs. Hortop or Dr. Nye, to explain your reasoning, and your plan for catching up on your course work. Bring both Withdrawal forms! If all advisors agree, then Julie will withdraw you from the class. DO NOT USE “W” AS A CRUTCH. USE THIS TOOL SPARINGLY DURING YOUR CAREER! “W” will appear on your permanent transcript. DEADLINE IS October 14, 2005! MUST BE DONE BY THE END OF WEEK SIX!!!
Pre-Registration for Winter l l l There will be a hold on your account, that keeps you from registering for classes. This hold will be removed after you have talked with your advisor, and have shown them your proposed winter schedule. Julie Olney and your advisor will come to Freshman Seminar in week 5 to show you how to register on SIS!!
Course Equivalencies l l Advanced Placement Credit Transfer Credit Project Lead The Way Credit IB Credit
Need to Change your schedule? l l l Any changes to your schedule should be driven by need, such as AP or Transfer credit that we were not aware of. Sign up with me for an individual appointment to discuss your changes. I am available from 1: 00 – 3: 00 today, please sign up for a time with me now. After meeting with me, visit Julie in the ME Office for possible changes to your schedule. I will be in my office this Thursday… My fall quarter office hours will be posted soon.