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Welcome to EE 185 Fall  2014


Welcome to EE 185

This is also Electrical Engineering Learning Community

You are welcome to participate in the learning community activities


You all are in one of the two sections, please attend the lecture that is in your schedule.


Lectures  Please attend the lectures that you are signed up for

EE185 9-9:50 will meet in Hoover 1213                     Fall 2014

EE 185 10:00-10:50 will meet in Hoover 1322

Labs  will start the first week.  All labs will be held in Coover 2018.








Important safety note:

 Lab Safety

        This class has a substantial hands-on laboratory section. Students will be using expensive, sensitive, and potentially hazardous test equipment. Safety in the lab is a number one priority for students and instructors and to ensure a safe laboratory experience, a brief safety presentation will be given the first day of lab. It is mandatory that all students attend this presentation. Moreover, it is expected that students follow any and all posted safety guidelines. For reference, a copy of the University Laboratory Safety Manual can be found at:




 Most of the announcements are going to be on blackboard but we may keep some important deadlines here as well please check



About this class:


We will keep grades on Blackboard please follow and keep up with the grades


Class starts on the week of 8/20/12 and we will have labs the first week


The objectives of the class are  also found on the Notes page




Please let the instructor know if there is a problem with your grades.
90-100 A
80-89  B
70-79 C
60-69 D
Laboratory 30 Handed in Weekly/daily
Homework 30 Handed in weekly
Quizzes/games/in-class work 25 Will be announced and  some not announced
Final 15 During the Final's week
Total 100 Will be graded with +/-



The following activities are  we do for assessing your work and progress and will be use for grading as well?

1.  Daily activities are collected almost daily and also at time more than once during each lecture, please be there

2.  Quizzes both announced and not announced

3.  HW almost weekly basis

4.  Labs  both attendance with activities and lab reports

5.  Final test


We will be assessing your work in this class all the time, we will have test/quizzes, class participations, HW, unannounced quizzes, also we will see your work in the labs and via your material that you hand in and reports you write.  Please always do your best and put your best efforts on all of the class related work,



Other important items: 

Working in conjunction with the Government of the Student Body (GSB), on April 3, 2012, the ISU Faculty Senate passed the following recommendation for inclusion in all ISU syllabi. By passing this recommendation, we are requesting that all ISU instructors include information regarding these issues in their syllabi and that the following is example language to meet this request.



Academic Dishonesty

The class will follow Iowa State University’s policy on academic dishonesty.  Anyone suspected of academic dishonesty will be reported to the Dean of Students Office.


Disability Accommodation

Iowa State University complies with the Americans with Disabilities Act and Sect 504 of the Rehabilitation Act.  If you have a disability and anticipate needing accommodations in this course, please contact (instructor name) to set up a meeting within the first two weeks of the semester or as soon as you become aware of your need.  Before meeting with (instructor name), you will need to obtain a SAAR form with recommendations for accommodations from the Disability Resources Office, located in Room 1076 on the main floor of the Student Services Building. Their telephone number is 515-294-7220 or email .  Retroactive requests for accommodations will not be honored.


Dead Week

This class follows the Iowa State University Dead Week policy as noted in section 10.6.4 of the Faculty Handbook .


Harassment and Discrimination

Iowa State University strives to maintain our campus as a place of work and study for faculty, staff, and students that is free of all forms of prohibited discrimination and harassment based upon race, ethnicity, sex (including sexual assault), pregnancy, color, religion, national origin, physical or mental disability, age, marital status, sexual orientation, gender identity, genetic information, or status as a U.S. veteran. Any student who has concerns about such behavior should contact his/her instructor, Student Assistance at 515-294-1020 or email, or the Office of Equal Opportunity and Compliance at 515-294-7612.


Religious Accommodation

If an academic or work requirement conflicts with your religious practices and/or observances, you may request reasonable accommodations. Your request must be in writing, and your instructor or supervisor will review the request.  You or your instructor may also seek assistance from the Dean of Students Office or the Office of Equal Opportunity and Compliance.


Contact Information

If you are experiencing, or have experienced, a problem with any of the above issues, email



















Disability Statement

“If you have a disability and require accommodations, please contact the instructor early in the semester so that your learning needs may be appropriately met. You will need to provide documentation of your disability to the Disability Resources (DR) office, located on the main floor of the Academic Success Center Room 1076, 515-294-7220.”