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  • Instructor: Gerald B. Moulds
    • Office hours: Wednesdays 1pm-3pm (or by appointment)
    • Office Location: Engineering-2 #237A
    • e-mail: gmoulds@soe.ucsc.edu
  • Teaching Assistant: Maria Hovanessian
    • Office Hours: Immediately after class on Tuesdays/Thursdays in the Baskin Lounge
    • Email: mhovanes@ucsc.edu
  • Teaching Assistant: Maryam Tebyani
    • Office Hours: Tuesday and Thursday 11am-12pm in Engineering-2 #584
    •  Email: mtebyani@ucsc.edu
  • Class meetings
    • Location: Engineering-2 #192
    • Time: Tuesday and Thursday, 5:20-6:55pm


  • Assignments:



Rough Draft Due

Final Due

1. Resume and Cover Letter

January 10

January 15

2. LaTeX Tutorial

January 24

January 29

3. Project Proposal


January 31

4. Grant Proposal

February 7

February 12

5. Document Specification


February 19

6. Literature Review

February 21 February 26

7. Poster Project


March 5 and 7

8. Final Project

 March 12

March 18

9.Oral Presentations


Throughout Quarter

 Submitting papers:

  • All assignments must be submitted on paper.
  • Electronic submission will not be allowed except through special arrangements.
  • All papers must be peer edited before they are submitted.
    • Papers should be signed "Peer edited by [insert name]"
    • Any paper not peer edited will be returned ungraded.
  • Late papers are subject to a reduction in grade.
    • Grade reduction applies to rewrites, affecting the maximum possible grade for the assignment.
  • Portfolios: At the end of the quarter, you will hand in a portfolio of all your work for the quarter, including rough drafts and any rewrites.


Grades will be mostly (~80%) based on the total portfolio of work you turn in at the end of the class.  This consists of five major writing projects (including your final project).  Failure to turn in a major writing project will most likely result in a failing grade.  To a lesser degree (~20%) your grade will be based on your oral presentation, poster project, various minor writing assignments, and your participation in class discussions.

  • Collaboration is good, and plagiarism is bad. Read more about it here.


POSTERS: On March 5 and 7, meet at the Jack Baskin Lounge in Baskin Engineering.

Poster Information:

  • You can get your poster printed for 33.00-83.00 (see below) at BELS if it meets the standard size of 48"x36"
    • The cost of your poster depends on how early you submit it.  Cost is 33.00 if submitted 5 business days before pickup and 83.00 for one-day turnaround, and a sliding scale in-between.   See the BELS page for details, and plan accordingly.
    • BELS has suggestions and requirements for making a good poster.  Go to their pages on poster printing and poster guidelines.
    • BELS also lists some excellent poster resources at Cornell and Swarthmore.


Poster Dates:

March 5:
Daniel Avery
Maxwell Bradley
Ali Elagamawi
Megan Harrison
Heaven Heard
Tianshu    Ji
Myunggeun Kang
Ameer Khan
Natalie King
Emily Kobayashi
Mattiana Lang
Natan Lao
Zhecheng Lin
Linda Luu
Viet Nguyen
Kodiak North
Minh Paul Tran
Anand Prabhakar
Sean Riley
Ricardo    Rodriguez
Jacquelyn Roger
Harpreet Singh
Shihanjian Wang
Vanessa    Webber
Andrew Zarzar

March 7:

Gabriel    Barbosa
Zane Bradley
David Calman
Gonzalo    Carrasco
Matthew Cattle
Olyad Kebede
Chang Kim
Won Ko
Harshaan Krishnakumar
Justin Krupp
Pinky Lee
Sloan Liu
Anil Maral
Jiaqi Miao
Zeno Nanon
Samuel Ritzo
Timothy    Rupasinghe
Philip Salire
Michael Shen
Katelyn    Stone
Brian Tran
Christian Tsoi-A-Sue
Tsz Yau    Wong
Yuankai    Wu
Kate Yeomans
Xiaotian Zhang
Minghan    Zhu


Oral Presentation Dates:

Jan 10- Full

Jan 15- Full

Jan 17- Full

Jan 22- Full

Jan 24- Full

Jan 29- Full

Jan 31- Full

Feb 5- Full

Feb 7- Full

Feb 12- No Presentations Feb 12 - Guest speaker from S&E Library

Feb 14- Full

Feb 19- Full

Feb 21- Full

Feb 26- Two spots open

Feb 28- One spot open

March 12- Open

Mar 14- Open