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Mechanical Engineering::Student Information Newsletters 9/2005

September 7, 2005

Course Instructor Changes

We are happy to announce that Dr. Randall Barron will be serving as an adjunct professor for the fall quarter. Dr. Barron is an outstanding educator and world renowned for his expertise in cryogenics, heat exchanger design, and thermal sciences. Dr. Barron will be teaching both sections of MEEN 334 - Thermodynamics II. Dr. O’Neal will now be teaching section 001 of MEMT 201 - Engineering Materials. Dr. Callens will be teaching MEEN 542 - Advanced Heat Transfer I


Directed Electives for Fall Quarter

The following directed electives are available to mechanical engineering students for the fall quarter:

MEEN 497 - Finite Element Methods for Engineers - Dr. Hall

MSE 401 - Microsystems Principles - Dr. Wilson

ENTR 460 - Innovative Venture Research - Dr. Pratt (signature required)

Be sure to discuss your choice of directed electives with your advisor. One of your directed electives must be in Mechanical Engineering.


New Course Prerequisites

The 2006 Louisiana Tech Catalog contains several revisions in prerequisites for junior level courses. Freshmen and sophomores need to pay special attention to the mathematics GPA requirement for several junior level courses.


Mock Fundamentals of Engineering Exam Assessment Activity

Students enrolled in MEEN 351 for the fall quarter are reminded that they will participate in a mandatory two-hour on-line exam that is modeled after the Fundamentals of Engineering (F.E.) Exam that is required as the first step toward professional licensure.


Fundamentals of Engineering Exam Registration Extended

Owing to Tech’s relatively late fall term starting date, we have obtained special permission to extend the deadline for registering for the Fundamentals of Engineering (F.E.) Exam by about one week. However, in order to receive this extension, you must contact Ms. Joyce Bryan in Bogard Hall 217. We recommend that you take the F.E. exam this fall only if you are graduating before May, 2006.



Melvin Corley, Ph.D., P.E.
Mechanical Engineering Program Chair