AKA: How to become a Spartan! Giovanni Zecchini 11/04/2014 Why engineering? My community college path Advices for Chabot students Life at SJSU Community involvement Engineering projects Conclusion – Q & A Scientific knowledge + Creativity Started in St. Louis MO - Spring 2010 Transferred to Chabot College - Spring 2012 Transferred to SJSU - Fall 2013 Worked full time (30-40 hrs/week) during my whole community college career. Spring 2012 Course No. Units Fall 2012 Course No. Units Multivariable Calculus MTH 3 5.0 Intro. Engineering ENGR 10 2.0 Comp Methods Engr. ENGR 25 3.0 Elem. Linear Algebra MTH 6 3.0 Spring 2013 Course No. Units Intro/Struct Progr. C++ CSCI 14 4.0 Engineering Design and analysis Comp Methods Engr. ENGR 11 2.0 ENGR 25 3.0 Differential equations MTH 4 3.0 Learn Mr. Mayer 14 rules on the study skills guide (Don’t sell your books & Get every point)! Put effort in your ENGR 11 project to make it as successful as possible! When you don’t understand some concepts, ASK during class, or better, go to the professor’s office hours! Try to complete as many GE requirements as possible before transferring to a 4 years college! Plan your class schedules in order to fulfill multiple 4 years college transfer requirements! Learn to become proficient in Matlab! Join the Chabot Science & Engineering (CSE) Club! Fall 2013 Course No. Units Spring 2014 Course No. Units Entrepreneurship BUS3 181 3.0 Statics CE 95 3.0 Intro to MTLS MATE 25 3.0 Intro Ckt Analysis EE 98 3.0 Design & Graphics ME 20 2.0 Engr Reports ENGR 100W 3.0 General Physics PHYS 52 4.0 Thermodynamics ME 113 4.0 Theatre Appreciation TA 10 3 Intro Intl Rel POLS 4 3.0 15.0 Total Units Total Units 16.0 Summer 2014 Course No. Units Dynamics ME 101 3.0 Human Understanding BIOL 54 3.0 Total Units 6.0 Fall 2014 Course No. Units Spring 2015 Course No. Units Strategic Management BUS3 184 3.0 Heat Transfer ME 114 3.0 Intro Mechatronics ME 106 3.0 Applied Engr. Analysis ME 130 3.0 Mechanics of Material CE 112 3.0 Mech. Engr. Design ME 154 4.0 Machine Shop ME 41 1.0 Thermal Engr. Lab ME 115 1.0 Microfluidics (lab) ME 168 1.0 Business Organization ENGR 194 3.0 Asian American Studies AAS 33A 3.0 Dyn Sys Vib & Control ME 147 3.0 Fluid Mechanics ME 111 3.0 Total Units 17.0 Total Units Current GPA: 3.93 17.0 Fall 2015 Course No. Capstone Course Units Spring 2016 Course No. Units 3.0 Senior Design Project 2 ME 195B 3.0 ME 195B 1.0 Experimental Method ME 120 3.0 GE area S/V Senior Design Project 1 ME 195A 3.0 Technical Electives 6.0 GE area S/V ME 41 1.0 Total Units 10.0 Total Units 10.0 Less units the last two semesters because planning to have a full-time job! SJSU professors have less time to dedicate to each student (More students=less time per student) Pace: At SJSU the pace is 1 ½ faster than at Chabot If you do well in ENGR 25, you are going to do well in most courses at SJSU! More clubs, more groups, and more opportunities at SJSU SJSU ROBOTICS CLUB FORMULA SAE STEEL BRIDGE and more… Some companies from this year: -Ericsson -HP -Western Digital -LAM research -Visa -Vmware -National Instruments Corp. -eBay -DELL -Apple Engineering in Action Outreach program The Tech Challenge (Judge) Volunteer at Breakthrough Collaborative Main Events Volunteer! The Problem: A Lady whose Mom has been under oxygen treatment for the last few years asked us to come up with a device to retract extra oxygen tube from the floor. Our Answer: NOSIDE87!! Image: http://archive.wltx.com/news/story.aspx?storyid=214028 2 Microcontrollers (Arduino Uno) 2 Vishay Linear Strain Gages Resistors, OP-Amps, Solderless Breadboards An 8 inches diameter spool 2 Xbee Series 2 Radios with two Shields A stepper Motor Image retrieved from: http://www.engr.sjsu.edu/bjfurman/courses/ME106/ME106pdf /stepper.docx Quarter_Bridge Half-Bridge Full-Bridge Image retrieved from: http://www.engr.sjsu.edu/bjfurman/courses/ME106/ME106pdf/electronic_scale_arduino. doc Do well in Mr. Mayer’s classes and you’ll do fine when you transfer Engineering requires a lot of work but it’s going to give you a lot of satisfactions Outline a 4 years/5 years graduation plan and follow it School projects give you experience and look good on resumes Study, have fun, but don’t forget to dedicate some time for others!