Week 1 – Sep 27


  • Welcome and Faculty Introductions (MH, CL, JBC)
  • Introduction to MES, core programs, and gCORE (MH)
  • Program Web Site and Documents (Syllabus, Readings, Schedule-at-a-Glance, Student Information Sheet) – see Docs (pulldown menu)
  • Expectations (Incl:  Seminar and Weekly writing, longer papers, Portfolio and Student Research Assignment)
  •  Seminar faculty assignments
  • Field Trips – Weeks 2 (CL) and 3 (JBC))
  • Thursday Reading & Writing Assignment (CL)
  • Preparation for Thursday Professional Web Site Workshop
  • Evergreen accounts
  • 7:30:  Break!
  • 8-9:30:  Student Introductions.


Reading (due Tuesday): read the MES Student Handbook.

Reading (due Thursday):

Assignments (due Thursday in class):

  • Week 1 Writing Assignment gCORE
  • Bring your completed Student Information Sheet!
  • Bring Completed Field Trip Waiver
  • Bring a preliminary design for your professional web site, personal and professional information to put on the site, and a few photos.

Other Events:

slides from the MES Orientation

Tues, Sept. 27, 5-5:45pm, MES Reception/Snack Time, Grad Lounge, Lab I, 3rd Floor; Bring a Snack to Share! MES provides beverages

Thurs, Sept. 29, 4:30-5:30pm; Sem II A1105, MES Thesis Presentation, Solar Photovoltaics Usage Among California Homeowner by Aaron Litwak

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