Daily Topics and Announcements

Reality is that which, when you stop believing in it, doesn’t go away.

—Phillip K. Dick


Note

This document is not intended to be comprehensive nor relieve students of the responsibility of keeping track of topics and assignments.


January 19

Announcements and Notes

  • Carefully read over the important course documents in Canvas

  • Confirm that your email address is correct in RamWeb

  • iClicker: Follow the instructions here to set up an account and link it to your Canvas account

  • Make sure that you have the textbook

  • Read over the course schedule

  • Fill out the office hours survey

Topics for today

  • Introductions

  • Review important course documents on Canvas


January 21

Announcements and Notes

  • iClicker: Follow the instructions here to set up an account and link it to your Canvas account

  • Look over the course schedule in Canvas and make sure that you understand what modules you should be working through over time.

  • Please fill out the office hours survey

Topics for today


January 26

Announcements and Notes

  • Make sure that you have done the items specified in the ‘Things to do right at the start of the spring semester’ announcement on Canvas.

  • Labs start this week via an online activity. Download and review the relevant materials.

  • Office hours have been set. Check the ‘Office hours (zoom link and schedule)’ announcement on Canvas. Note that the link to join office hours is different than the one used for lecture.

Topics for today

  • Brief presentation about a cool club for CBEs: BioMod (Lauren Beatty)

  • Make sure that you have a good workflow for the modules and are keeping up:
    • attend class

    • read the materials

    • do the practice problems

    • participate in office hours and/or discussion boards

    • take the quizzes

  • Dimensions

  • Units


January 28

Announcements and Notes

  • Labs start this week via an online activity. Download and review the relevant materials.

  • You are strongly encourages to participate in office hours. Take pity on the LAs and stop in to chat. :-)

  • For CBE 101B (lab) make sure that you careful read over the lab materials before your session

Topics for today


February 2

Announcements and Notes

  • Many of you are keeping a good pace on the quizzes. Good job!

  • Remember to participate in office hours if you get stuck on practice problems, the quiz, or have questions about any of the material.

  • CBE 101B (lab) will be online this week for the Designing Experiments Lab. Read over the instructions contained in that Canvas module ahead of time.

Topics for today


February 4

Announcements and Notes

  • CBE 101B (lab) will be online this week for the Designing Experiments Lab Read over the instructions ahead of time in the Canvas module

  • Read over Engineering problem solving and write down some differences between real world engineering problems and those from a textbook

  • Read over the Teamwork page on your own and think about the steps Essential ingredients of a successful team. Do they make sense? Are the Stages of team development consistent with your experiences in teams or groups?

Topics for today


February 9

Announcements and Notes

  • Labs this week: Reaction engineering. Read over the lab instructions ahead of time

  • Maps to the CBE 101 laboratory in B308 Chemistry Building are available here.

  • As a reminder, participation and teamwork in lab is essential. Your group will be assessing your performance and your lab grade will be directly influenced by this assessment. For instance, if the weighted average of their (and your) assessments of you at the end of the semester is 6.5/10, you will receive 65% of the points your lab group earned.

  • Bring your textbook, paper, and a calculator to lab.

Topics for today


February 11

Announcements and Notes

  • Labs this week: Reaction engineering. Read over the lab instructions ahead of time

  • Maps to the CBE 101 laboratory in B308 Chemistry Building are available here.

  • As a reminder, participation and teamwork in lab is essential. Your group will be assessing your performance and your lab grade will be directly influenced by this assessment. For instance, if the weighted average of their (and your) assessments of you at the end of the semester is 6.5/10, you will receive 65% of the points your lab group earned.

  • Bring your textbook, paper, and a calculator to lab.

Topics for today


February 16

Announcements and Notes

  • Analytical Instrument Lab - Part I this week. Take the pre-lab quiz before your session.

Topics for today


February 18

Announcements and Notes

  • Analytical Instrument Lab - Part I this week. Take the pre-lab quiz before your session.

Topics for today


February 23

Announcements and Notes

  • Analytical Instrument Lab - Part II this week. Take the pre-lab quiz before your session.

Topics for today


February 25

Announcements and Notes

  • Analytical Instrument Lab - Part II this week. Take the pre-lab quiz before your session.

Topics for today


March 2

Announcements and Notes

  • Labs this week: Problem solving - Session I

    • This activity will be online (https://zoom.us/j/99506581434) with breakout rooms for each group

    • Read over the xylene manufacturing case study in your textbook (section 14.3, pp. 221-223) ahead of time

    • This will be a good opportunity to practice your material balance and reactor analysis skills

    • Your participation is mandatory

Topics for today


March 4

Announcements and Notes

  • Labs this week: Problem solving - Session I

    • This activity will be online (https://zoom.us/j/99506581434) with breakout rooms for each group

    • Read over the xylene manufacturing case study in your textbook (section 14.3, pp. 221-223) ahead of time

    • This will be a good opportunity to practice your material balance and reactor analysis skills

    • Your participation is mandatory

Topics for today


March 9

Announcements and Notes

  • Heat Transfer Lab this week. Take the pre-lab quiz before your session.

Topics for today


March 11

Announcements and Notes

  • Heat Transfer Lab this week. Take the pre-lab quiz before your session.

Topics for today


March 16

Announcements and Notes

  • Labs this week: Problem solving - Session II

    • This activity will be online (https://zoom.us/j/99506581434) with breakout rooms for each group

    • Read over the introductory materials in the module ahead of time

    • This will be a good opportunity to practice your energy balance skills

    • Your participation is mandatory

Topics for today


March 18

Announcements and Notes

  • Labs this week: Problem solving - Session II

    • This activity will be online (https://zoom.us/j/99506581434) with breakout rooms for each group

    • Read over the introductory materials in the module ahead of time

    • This will be a good opportunity to practice your energy balance skills

    • Your participation is mandatory

Topics for today


March 23

Announcements and Notes

  • Mechanical Engineering Balances Lab this week. Take the pre-lab quiz before your session.

Topics for today


March 25

Announcements and Notes

  • Mechanical Engineering Balances Lab this week. Take the pre-lab quiz before your session.

Topics for today


March 30

Announcements and Notes

  • Labs this week: Problem solving - Session III

    • This activity will be online (https://zoom.us/j/99506581434) with breakout rooms for each group

    • Read over the introductory materials in the module ahead of time

    • This will be a good opportunity to practice your reactor design and energy balance skills

    • Your participation is mandatory

Topics for today


April 1

Announcements and Notes

  • Labs this week: Problem solving - Session III

    • This activity will be online (https://zoom.us/j/99506581434) with breakout rooms for each group

    • Read over the introductory materials in the module ahead of time

    • This will be a good opportunity to practice your reactor and energy balance skills

    • Your participation is mandatory

Topics for today


April 6

Announcements and Notes

  • Heat Exchanger Lab this week. Take the pre-lab quiz before your session. The session will be held on the east side of Glover Building. See the CBE 101B Canvas announcement for the details and a map.

  • Classes after this week will be held online. Details about the format will given in a Canvas announcement (probably next week).

Topics for today


April 8

Announcements and Notes

  • Heat Exchanger Lab this week. Take the pre-lab quiz before your session. The session will be held on the east side of Glover Building. See the CBE 101B Canvas announcement for the details and a map.

  • Classes after this week will be held online. Details about the format will given in a Canvas announcement (probably next week).

Topics for today


April 13, 15

  • Spring Recess


April 20

Announcements and Notes

  • Labs this week: Problem solving - Session IV

    • This activity will be online (https://zoom.us/j/99506581434) with breakout rooms for each group

    • Read over the introductory materials in the module ahead of time

    • This will be a good opportunity to practice your mechanical energy balance skills

    • Your participation is mandatory

Topics for today


April 22

Announcements and Notes

  • Labs this week: Problem solving - Session IV

    • This activity will be online (https://zoom.us/j/99506581434) with breakout rooms for each group

    • Read over the introductory materials in the module ahead of time

    • This will be a good opportunity to practice your mechanical energy balance skills

    • Your participation is mandatory

Topics for today

  • Class was cancelled


April 27

Announcements and Notes

  • No labs this week

Topics for today


April 29

Announcements and Notes

  • No labs this week

Topics for today

  • Course surveys

  • Application of CBE concepts


May 4

Announcements and Notes

  • No labs this week

  • Please fill out the course surveys

  • Turn in your CBE 101B Individual/Team Assessment Form

Topics for today


May 6

Announcements and Notes

  • No labs this week

  • Please fill out the course surveys

  • Turn in your CBE 101B Individual/Team Assessment Form

Topics for today

  • Wrap-up and your questions