Resources and Updates for School of Engineering

While we appreciate that many students are concerned about how their classes will progress in the current conditions, we ask that everyone be patient and realize we are working hard to accommodate the needs of all the students who are part of the School of Engineering. At this time, it is important that we direct our efforts into properly planning, re-configuring and documenting the processes which will need to be followed to ensure that the remainder of the Spring 2020 semester is a productive and successful one.

Rather than make you search through the entire website for resource information and directions, we will be setting up informational pages with links to additional details. Please bear with us during this time. Thank you in advance for your understanding.

As we are still operating outside of our traditional paradigm, we will continue to update this content change log. Please remember, we are still adjusting procedures as we learn from our experiences and adapt to new policies defined by the University and the government.

Latest Update (9/22/2020): Update Includes the following:

Update (9/15/2020): Update Includes the following:

  • Modified requesting lab access module:
    • to support the requesting of access to the specialty equipment in the fabrication lab
    • send a confirmation message to the student upon completion of the request questionnaire
  • Modified FAQ Page, removing the references to the outdated method for distributing student account credentials. As of now, all new accounts require the student to use the provided reset tools to set their account passwords.

Update (9/7/2020): Update Includes the following:

  • Added clarifications to the Frequently Asked Questions page. Specifically:
    • FAQ #8: added information about IP bans when attempting to use Sloop/Clipper
    • FAQ #12: edited to reflect the current procedure for weekend or non-class related lab access

Update (9/3/2020): Update Includes the following:

Update (8/27/2020): Update Includes the following:

Update (8/25/2020): Update Includes the following:

Update (Summer – 8/24 2020): Update Includes the following:

  • Deployed the new password reset system, allowing a secure method for changing SoE domain passwords from off-campus
  • Deployed interactive Resource Request Questionnaire (phase one of the new interactive support process)
  • Created the Facility Modification page providing an overview of the classroom / lab configurations for the Fall Semester and referenced the page on the Facilities Page
  • Created Procedures for Lab Use page which provides students with the procedures they need to follow when using School of Engineering computer & research labs
  • Reconfigured Youtrack and Gitlab to use SSL so they can be left outside the firewall, please remember the server is now public when setting project permissions.
  • To assist students with Matlab installs, we added links to the Essential Software Page to the University’s Mathworks portal and to the University’s installation guide
  • Updated the Essential Software Page, removing references to the slower method for downloading and installing Solidworks on a personal device.
  • Created the download page for AutoCAD Civil 3D 2020. Started documenting the installation steps.
  • Updated Program Checksheets

Update (5/18/2020): Update Includes the following:

  • Started work on the new password reset process
  • Started the redesign of the workflow for resolving student technical issues

Update (5/18/2020): Update Includes the following:

  • Started work on the new password reset process
  • Started the redesign of the workflow for resolving student technical issues
  • With these being reworked, all requests for assistance should be sent to your professor

Update (4/13/2020): Update Includes the following:

Update (4/8/2020): Update Includes the following:

  • Updated information for TechTalk! to the Communications page. An interactive technology discussion being hosted in Zoom by Dr. Briggs, Thursday @ 2PM! This weeks topic is networking!

Update (4/7/2020): Update Includes the following:

  • Modified FAQ #2 and added instructions to the Communication page with the temporary process for resetting AD credentials.

Update (4/3/2020): Update Includes the following:

  • Due to the number of students reporting network issues while downloading the large Solidworks file, an alternate approach was identified and new directions were posted on the Alternate Solidworks Installation page. PLEASE NOTE: This requires you to be logged into your School of Engineering GMail account.
  • Added a link to the Essential Software page for the alternate download and installation method for Solidworks.
  • Updated tutoring hours for some tutors.

Update (4/1/2020): Update Includes the following:

  • Added a link to the new detailed clarification page on the VPN & RDP Support page further clarifying the information in the IMPORTANT NOTE section at the top of the page.
  • Added link to the detailed clarification page to both the OrCAD and Solidworks installation guides as the both the first alternative step if they are unable to install the software and an optional final step in the event that the software runs poorly on their machine.
  • Added Links to the Updates section of the page you are currently reading.

Update (3/31/2020): Update Includes the following:

Update (3/27/2020): Update Includes the following:

Update (3/26/2020): Update Includes the following:

Update (3/25/2020): Update Includes the following: