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Lecture and Activity Materials¶
- Copyright sensitive lecture slides and documents will be shared on the "Files" tab of Canvas.
- Microcontroller Materials and Information
Check out this webpage for a list of technical resources from the web that may help you with your project.
Purchasing Parts and Materials¶
You may need to purchase parts and materials for your project with funds that are provided by (or by proxy through) the MAE department. Please review the Purchasing Guidelines to learn how to do this. Take special note that you will need an online purchasing system (OPS) account (more information on the page). Do this well in advance of needing to submit an order request.
For some general advice on finding parts and materials, there is a Purchasing Tips page.
We have a space that is available for temporary storage of your project while you are working on it during the spring quarter. You can get access to this room, Bainer 1120, by asking one of the instructors for the keypad entry code. The following list shows the rules for the use of the space. Any abuse of these will cause all teams to lose access to the space. The ESDC staff are monitoring and managing the space, so check in with them with any questions on the use of the space.
- You should only request the key code if you actually need space.
- Do not share the keypad entry key code. If you do, then you jeopardize the security people's projects.
- Group your items into as few labeled boxes/shelves/tables as possible.
- Label all boxes and any freestanding items with a contact name and phone number.
- Keep the space tidy. In particular, there should be no tripping hazards.
- No hazardous chemicals, paint, glue, or any things that require SDS.
- All work with power tools should happen in the ESDC.
- The MAE groups can use the floor space marked with an "M". The floor space marked with a "B" is for the biomedical capstone course.
- Share the tables and space with your fellow classmates.
- Make sure the doors to the hallway and courtyard are always left locked and closed.
- Do not touch any equipment in the room that doesn't belong to you.
- All items must be removed from the room by Friday, Jun 14, 2019 or you risk an incomplete grade.
- Respect the ESDC staff's wishes and help, as they have the final say on the use of the space.
- The keypad entry code will be changed at the end of quarter.
- Long pants, closed to shoes, and safety glass are required while in the space.
College of Engineering Design Showcase¶
At the end of the course you will be expected to present your results to faculty, students, and visitors at the College of Engineering Design Showcase. This year's showcase will be at the ARC Pavilion on Thursday, Jun 6, 2019 from 1:30 to 4:30 pm and registration will open in April. At the showcase you will meet with industry sponsors and will have the opportunity to win various awards and to show off your work to potential employers.
See the following website for more information:
If you would like to turn your ideas and work into an entrepreneurial endeavor the campus offers support for this. Some resources are:
- Engineering Student Startup Center
- UCD CoE provides a center and support for getting your idea off the ground.
- The UC has a competition to help seed the most promising startups.
Ask the instructors for help if you are unsure how to pursue this.
Getting a Job¶
- Internship and Career Center
- Submit your resume and look for job postings.
- Engineering Career Fairs
- UCD hosts several of these every year.
- UC Davis Corporate Relations
- Get into the specialized engineering student recruitment database, Eureka!, visit a company on a tour, etc.
- UCD Internship and Career Center's tips: https://icc.ucdavis.edu/materials/resume/
- Tips from Cornell University: https://research.engineering.cornell.edu/resources/career_services/students/resumes.cfm
- Electronic resume and networking: LinkedIn https://www.linkedin.com
Out-of-the-box Resume Websites¶
Some people try to standout and skip the single white sheet of paper. Here are some examples of doing something unique and different. This is easier for software engineers, but there are likely clever ways to showcase your mechanical engineering prowess that isn't tied to a sheet of paper.