Professional Development Activities

Professional Development Workshops help students to identify the skills they would require to attribute so as to make a smooth transition to the workforce or higher education. The workshops are held every week by experienced faculties of the Electrical and Computer Engineering Department.

Week 1 : Dr. Kemal  Akkaya on REU SITE Orientation.

Dr.Kemal Akkaya welcomed the REU students to FIU, REU SITE Orientation Presentation was delivered by Dr.Kemal Akkaya highlighting the main objective of the program and provided information about the mentors assigned to each students. The students  gained information about the program and its objective.

Week 2 : REU Students Visiting Different State of art labs at FIU like Wall of Wind, CATE for Brain Research, and Lehman Center for Transportation.


 Week 3   : Dr. Kemal Akkaya on “How to do Research”

Workshop on Research was organized at the REU Worksite. Students attended the workshop and found it to be enriching. Students were given insights on research opportunities and tips on graduate level researches.

WEEK 4  : Dr. Ahmed Ibrahim on a comparison of Academia and Industry

Dr. Ahmed Ibrahim presented the workshop on camparing academia and industry; he also shared his experience and knowledge in the field of both academics and industry. The Students found the workshop to be motivating which would help them to choose the best path in both academia and industry.


Week 5 : Dr. Selcuk Uluagac on Academic Paper Writting Tips

Dr. Selcuk Uluagac Provided information on Technical Paper Writing which highlight the main points that should be  kept in mind while publishing a Paper, Dr. Uluagac also provided information regarding the poster presentation which would be held at the end of the REU Program.


Week 6 Dr. Alexander Perez-Pons on “How to do a Good Presentation”

Dr. Pons Provided information, various useful tips, and guidelines on how to perform a good presentation about a topic you are researching, in which he focused mainly on presentations regarding research.