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welcome. Aerospace Engineering and Mechanics. Agenda. General Information Facilities. General Information Facilities cont. General Information Facilities Access. UCard Access Some labs Building access,120, 123 Keys Some offices and/or labs

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Aerospace Engineering and Mechanics

general information facilities access
General InformationFacilities Access
  • UCard Access
    • Some labs
    • Building access,120, 123
  • Keys
    • Some offices and/or labs
    • $10 deposit (exact amount, the dept. does not have change)
    • Don’t give your keys to anyone else or let anyone use them
    • If lost notify Lisa Walt immediately.
general information misc information
General InformationMisc. Information
  • Faxing, Photocopying, Long Distance Calling
    • Fax, Copier and Long Distance Telephone calls are reserved for official university business only.
    • No personal photo copies are allowed. Copy codes are assigned and students are not given codes unless they are a TA for a course or the PI grants them permission to use the PI’s copy code
  • Office Space
    • All Office Spaces are assigned and you are not allowed to switch without dept. consent
    • If you have an issue please contact Donna Rosenthal
  • Room Scheduling for Exams & Other Needs
    • 130A for meetings, conference calls, etc
    • Library for final oral exams, defenses, meetings
    • To Schedule a room please contact
  • Mailboxes located in 107 Akerman Hall
    • Mail sorted by last name
    • Your responsibility to check once a week for important communication.
    • Please do not have your personal mail or packages sent to 107 Akerman
general information computers and email
General InformationComputers and Email
  • Courses Database
  • Email Accounts
  • Webpages
  • Computer Networks
    • Ray Muno,
  • Support
program information
Program Information
  • Student Handbook
    • Policies, Program Info
  • Registration Process
  • Finding an Advisor
  • Seminar Requirement
  • Degree Program Form
    • Filed by the end of two terms
  • Written Preliminary Exam (WPE)
    • First attempt in your first year
  • Oral Preliminary Exam (OPE)
    • Completed within a year of passing WPE
  • Grad Student Evaluation Process
appointment information
Appointment Information
  • Appointment Types
    • Teaching Assistant or Research Assistant
    • 25% (10 hours per week) or 50% (20 hours per week)
    • Hourly Base Rate $20.17 for TA, RA’s tend to be the same unless otherwise noted by the advisor
    • &
  • TA Responsibilities
    • Grading
    • Labs / Discussions
    • Study Hall/Office Hours (50% TA=4 hrs / 25% TA=2 hrs)
      • Study Hall Times (Monday: 2:30-3:30pm / Tuesday: 10:10-11am / Thursday: 1:25-2:25pm)
      • 130A, Akerman Hall
    • Textbooks, Copy Codes
  • RA Responsibilities
    • Work with Advisor towards common research goals
    • Additional Duties maybe added by the Advisor
other important information
Other Important Information
  • Verification Letter for Traveling Purpose
    • Minimum of 3-days processing
    • Always check with ISSS before leaving the country
  • Travel Reimbursement / General Reimbursement
    • Prior to any travel get permission from your PI and ask if there is a dollar cap for which you will be reimbursed.
    • Save ALL receipts except meal receipts those are unnecessary
    • The departmental travel reimbursement form needs to be filled out within 15 days after the return date of your trip. Be sure to include a detailed justification as to the business purpose: how you and/or the project benefitted from your travel.
  • Purchase Request
    • Check with PI to see if there is a dollar limit
    • Complete the form Thoroughly (vendor contact info, correct part #’s, justification, signature from PI and budget # from PI)
    • Requests are typically processed within 48 hours unless specified
    • The dept. does not email the individual when the package arrives to please be sure to check 107 Akerman, periodically to see if your package has arrived.
  • Monday, August 29th
    • New Student Orientation 3:30pm, to 4:30pm, 107 Akerman Hall Library (required for all new students)
  • Tuesday, August 30th
    • DGS Advising Appointments, 107 Akerman Hall
    • Register immediately following advising appointments
  • Wednesday, August 31st
    • DGS Advising Appointments, 107 Akerman Hall
    • Register immediately following advising appointments
  • Thursday, September 1st
    • Courses Database Training 1:00-2:00pm (highly recommended for all students), 227 Akerman Hall
    • Safety Training 2:00-3:00pm (required for all students), 227 Akerman Hall
  • Tuesday, September 6th
    • 1st Day of Fall Classes
    • TA’s must attend discussion they’re assigned if applicable.

Friday, September 9th

Department Seminar (AEM 8000): 2:30 to 3:30pm, 209 Akerman Hall

New Student Welcome-All Department Gathering 3:30 to 4:30pm, Hangar in Akerman Hall