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 Smart Grid Test Bed,Lehman Center for Transportation, CATE for Brain Research.

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 Week 3   : Dr. Arif Selcuk Uluguac on Quality Elements of 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. Ismail Guvenc on Academia vs Industry

Dr. Ismail Guvnenc presented the workshop on Career Planning; 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. Kemal Akkaya on Overview of Technical Paper Writing  & Poster Presentation

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

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Week 6 Dr. Nezih Pala on Literature Review for research

Dr.Nezih Pala Provided information on how o search for literature for research in which he focused mainly on research methods , to see various useful literature sources online and How to make your research unique

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Week 7 : Nannett Rojas ,Manager of Admissions Operations at FIU Graduate School on how to apply for graduate school,assistantships etc.

Nannett talk was mainly concentrated on the procedure for applying to Graduate school at  FIU , deadlines of various programs and assistant ships that are offered.

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Week 8 : Christopher Faiella, Director of Cyber Forensics , Discovery Cyber Forensics and Security spoke about the Cyber Security and Forensics his presentation was mostly on current Cyber World threats, Statistics and Developments.

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