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This lecture schedule describes the 16.621 semester. In 16.621, student teams meet with faculty twice a week as they design their projects. There are more lectures earlier in the semester; later in the semester, students are working independently to complete the design of their experiment. The 16.621 and 16.622 courses run in parallel, so 16.621 students have access to 16.622 oral presentations and to their final project display. In 16.622, students have class only twice during the semester although they attend team meetings with the faculty and weekly meetings with their advisor.

EMM = Prof. Earll Murman
EMG = Prof. Edward M. Greitzer
JD = Prof. John Deyst
JLC = Jennifer Lynn Craig
TA = Teaching Assistant
LS = Laboratory Staff

Week # Day 1 Day 2 Day 3 Day 4 Day 5
1 Registration Day Brief Introduction to 62X (EMM)
Picking a Partner and Collaborative Skills (JLC)
(1 hr)
  Course Overview (EMG)
Tips on How to Succeed in 16.62X (TAs)
(1 hr)
Last day to add 16.621
2   Ethics (EMM), Notebooks (TA)

Project Advisors can commit to student teams
Students declare partners to the course staff
(1 hr)

  Hypothesis, Objective, Success Criteria (EMG)
(1 hr)

Due: Memo re Collaboration and Expectations (JLC)

Due: Partner, Advisor, Project
3       Audience Analysis and 16.62X Style Guide (JLC)
(1 hr)
 
4   Review, Discussion of Draft HOS Statements (EMG)
(1 hr)
  Literature Review (JCP)
Experiment Design (EMM)
(1 hr)

Due in Class: Version I of Project Proposal (SOP)

 
5 Signups for Week 6 - Day 2 and 4 Team Meetings posted Graphic Illustration (JLC)
Test Matrices (EMM)

Invited to 16.622 Oral Reports
(1 hr)

Due: Notebook

  Measurement Techniques (EMG)

Invited to 16.622 Oral Reports
(1 hr)

Last Day to Sign Up for Week 6 - Day 2 and 4 Team Meetings
6   Error Analysis (EMG)

Due: Oral Progress Report Assignment (JLC)
(1 hr)

Team Meetings
(2 hrs)

  Data Analysis I (EMM)
Graphic Presentation (JLC)
(1 hr)

Team Meetings
(3 hrs)

 
7   Data Reduction (JD)
(1 hr)
  Oral Presentations (JLC)
(1 hr)

Due in Class: Version I (revised) and Version II of Project Proposal

 
8   Intro to Shop and Sketching (TA & LS)
(1 hr)

Due: Notebooks

Rehearse Oral Proposals   Rehearse Oral Proposals
9   Oral Proposals (Version I Revised and Version II) and Feedback
(3 hrs)
  Oral Proposals (Version I Revised and Version II) and Feedback
(4 hrs)
 
10   Engineering Drawings I (LS)
(1 hr)
     
11     Shop Demos (LS) Shop Demos (LS) Shop Demos (LS)
12 Shop Demos (LS) Due: Notebooks

Invited to Attend 16.622 Final Oral Presentations
(4 hrs)

Shop Demos (LS) Invited to Attend 16.622 Final Oral Presentations
(4 hrs)
 
13   15 min Team Meetings
with Advisor and Staff
(4 hrs)
     
14   Class Feedback
(1 hr)

Due: Final Written Proposal (Versions III)

16.622 Project Display (2 hrs)

  Due: PDF Version of Final Written Proposal  

Course Info

Learning Resource Types

notes Lecture Notes
group_work Projects with Examples