This course consists of individual student presentations in a chosen field of interest. Every student registered in the Digital Systems area is required to register for this course and prepare a presentation each semester, schedule permitting. The subject of the presentation need not be in the student's chosen research field, but should be of general interest to the technical community.
The schedule for the current semester will be determined at the first class meeting. The particular schedule order gives preference first to continuing students that for one reason or another did not give a presentation last semester, then the remaining continuing students, then the new students. It may happen that more than one presentation is scheduled for a meeting. It may happen that an outside invited speaker displaces a student presentation, which will then be rescheduled. It is possible to change the schedule order; however, it is the student's responsibility to negotiate changes and advise the class coordinator.
Instructions for Students
Each student is assigned a week for the presentation. The week before the presentation the student provides refreshments for that week (reimbursed from petty cash). There are no presentations or refreshments for the first class meeting. By Sunday night of the week of presentation, the student must submit a title and abstract to the course coordinator, who will then forward it to the class list.
Students are highly encouraged to provide a copy of their slides in electric media. This can be done in PowerPoint, PDF or some other popular format. The easiest way to do this is to install the slides on the student's web page (every student has one, right?) and include the complete URL in the abstract submitted to the course coordinator.