News Article Summaries and In-Class Presentations for M E 433
Part of your final course grade involves a submission about a relevant news article or other items of interest to the class.
Your news submission is worth 5% of your final course grade, so it is not to be taken lightly.
- One written News Article Summary.
Details about the News Article Sumary:
Here is a MS Word file to use as a template for your news article summaries.
Note: Please change the file name using your name.
Then send the file as an attachment to both Professor Cimbala and the TA.
- Here is an example of an excellent submission from a previous year: Good Example News Submission .
All the directions were followed, there is a good summary with additional sources of information, some good discussion questions, and even some calculations and estimations that go beyond what was presented in the article.
- One In-Class Presentation, to be scheduled with Professor Cimbala ahead of time.
Details about the In-Class Presentation:
- Prepare a 5 to 7-minute Powerpoint presentation about something of relevance to the course, present it in class,
and then lead a class discussion / question and answer session about your topic.
- The total amount of class time this takes should be no more than 15 minutes.
- Send Professor Cimbala your Powerpoint file beforehand for approval, and schedule a time slot with him.
Schedule and Deadlines for News Article Submissions or In-Class Presentations
Students must follow this deadline schedule; otherwise nearly everybody waits until the last week of the semester, and the instructor and TA are overloaded with grading.
Note: You are certainly allowed (encouraged) to submit your news article or give your presentation earlier than the deadlines below.
- Last name starting with A-C: due by the end of January.
- Last name starting with D-L: due by the end of February.
- Last name starting with M-R: due by the end of March.
- Last name starting with S-Z: due by the last day of class.
Penalties for late submissions:
- Late but within one month: lose 5%.
- Late but within two months: lose 10%.
- Late but within three months: lose 15%.
- Submissions after the last day of class: lose 10% in addition to the above if applicable.