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Welcome to General Engineering 1003


Hi Everyone,

Happy Week 2 of Zoom University! Hope everyone is staying safe!

Some notes for this week:

There is no lab or quiz for this week. Going forward, the quiz will be provided in the weekly announcement sent out on Mondays. The quizzes are due on Fridays at 5 PM

The lecture for this week can be found here. Feel free to watch the lecture at any time.

Regarding Milestone 3:

Your milestone 3 presentation is a technical report that focuses on how you would have completed them SLDP had the semester gone as planned. You do not need to develop your project any further, but you should collaborate with your group, as well as reflect on your current status and progress so far, to detail explicit plans for how the project could be completed. This should be in a similar style to your previous milestone presentations. Milestone 3 must include:

  • Where you were in your project when SLDP’s were suspended
  • The most updated CAD/pictures/models that you have as of SLDP suspension
  •  Project Schedule
  • Project Objective
  • Technical Design Description
  •  Updates on future plans, what you would have completed in the weeks since milestone 3
  • Update on how you would plan to complete the project

Your milestone 3 presentation will be different from your final presentation. Milestone 3 is a technical presentation meant for engineering audiences that are relatively familiar and interested in the technology and engineering details of your project. The final presentation at the end of the semester will be a pitch-style presentation, meant for an audience of potential investors, where you will be trying to sell your product.

If you have any questions, please do not hesitate to reach out to your recitation TA. They will be able to answer any questions or concerns that you may have.

Stay safe!


Hi Everyone,

We hope that everyone is doing well and is safe!

Some notes for this week:

  • Lab 8, Biomedical Forensics, can be accessed by clicking here. There are a series of short videos that you will need to watch in order to be able to write the report. The data sheet is also included in the folder. 
  • Quizzes will be sent out by your recitation TA. They must be completed before the start of your lab section.
  • The lecture for this week can be found here. Feel free to watch the lecture at any time during the week.
  • *If you are in a different timezone and cannot attend weekly recitation meetings, please fill out this form.*

Feel free to reach out to your recitation TA with any questions and concerns. They are here to support you!

Stay safe!

Sustainable Vehicle Energy Lab Data

Hi All,

You can find the data, pictures, and videos of lab 7 here.

Stay safe!

[URGENT] Follow-Up Announcement (Remote Instruction with EG-

Hello all,

This is just a follow-up on how the course will be executed remotely: Lab, Recitation, Lecture, and the Semester-Long Design Project.

Click here for the master list of all Zoom meeting IDs by section.

You will join the Zoom call during your section’s scheduled Lab and Recitation times and your Professor, WC, and TAs will be available during the times you normally see them.

=== Lab ===
Much of what is done in the lab requires you to be physically present. Thanks to the hard work of many TAs, we will have videos of the lab procedure with audio explanations available for Labs 7, 8, 10, and 11 that we will be posting each week. Your Lab TAs will be available during your scheduled lab times, should you have any questions regarding the lab procedure or the lab report.

Lab 7. Mock “Data and Observations” will be provided in order for students to write the lab reports.

Lab 8. Students will use the provided video to write the Procedure section of the lab report. All data required for the lab report will be provided to you.

Lab 9. Should the University remain on remote instruction, this lab may be canceled. This session was to be used for your Semester-Long Design Project. Your Lab 8 reports will still be due this week with the same deadline. We will be following up with more information regarding this session before the week of this Lab.

Lab 10. Should the University remain on remote instruction, students will need to download and install an evaluation version of LabVIEW ( You will need to install the 32-bit version, as some of the drivers used in this lab are not compatible with the 64-bit version of LabVIEW. You will also need to install the following driver packages:


You will join the Zoom call for your section at your scheduled lab time and complete the lab on your own computer. During this session, your Lab TAs will be available to assist you in completing the lab. The heat cube portion of Design 1 and NI-ELVIS portion of Design 2 will be provided to you via video. Warning: it may be necessary for you to share your screen with your TAs (and class) if you need assistance.

Lab 11. Should the University remain on remote instruction, students will complete the lab during their scheduled lab time while on the Zoom call for their section. You will need the same software from Lab 10. During this session, your Lab TAs will be available to assist you in completing the lab. The NI-ELVIS portion of the lab will be provided to you via video. Warning: it may be necessary for you to share your screen with your TAs (and class) if you need assistance.

Quizzes. One of your TAs will email you a quiz to be completed via Google Forms each week. Each quiz is due before the start of its respective lab.

=== Recitation ===
Each week, call into your Zoom meeting during your scheduled meeting time. Your Recitation TA will download your presentations on their computer and share their screen with the class. Since the Recitation TA will be controlling the slides, you will need to give them an audio clue to advance the slide.

While the class is presenting, your WC will use a feature of Zoom called “Breakout Rooms” where they will pull students in to review their lab reports 1-on-1.

For information regarding Milestones and the Final Presentation, see the Semester-Long Design Project section below.

=== Lecture ===
The lecture session for Wed, Mar 11, 2020 has been canceled.

Lectures will resume after Spring Break and will be available weekly through pre-recorded video as long as the University remains on remote instruction.

=== Semester-Long Design Project ===
As the Semester-Long Design Project requires you to be physically present around your teammates and/or in the Model Shop for testing, the project will be suspended effective immediately.

Milestone 2. All sections that still have recitation remaining this week will present their progress up to Wed, Mar 11, 2020, as if their project will continue.

Milestone 3. Should the University remain on remote instruction, you will present what you would have done with your project. More information will follow regarding the format of this presentation.

Final Presentation. More information will follow regarding what deliverables will be due and how they will be submitted.


=== Open Lab ===

Open Lab will be closed until the University resumes in-person classes.

=== Parting Words ===
We are in uncharted territory. There will inevitably be hiccups as we implement this instructional method. As we’re ironing out all the kinks, we ask for your patience. We’re doing the best we can and you can help us by asking questions and keeping in contact with your recitation team. We may not have all the answers right away, but we’ll strive to get you that answer.


As always, you can reach out to your recitation team if you have any questions or reply-all to this email. Thank you for your patience and understanding as we're adapting to this rapidly changing situation.



EG Faculty and Head TAs

[MANDATORY] Peer Evaluation Survey

Hello All,

Please fill out this mandatory peer evaluation form, due on THURSDAY, MARCH 12th at 5 pm. Your responses will remain confidential.

Thank you and have a nice week!

Change in Lab Scheduling

Hi all,

The lab schedule has changed. Next week, you will be working on Sustainable Energy Vehicle Compeittion, so please read the manual in preperation of the lab and quiz. The syllabi have been changed on the website. Please do not hesitate to reach out to your recitation TA with questions.

Have a great weekend!

Raspberry Pi Workshop

Hello all,

Hope you have all had a wonderful beginning of the semester. We have a Raspberry Pi workshop coming up on 3/3 from 12:30 to 2 pm. A Raspberry Pi is a single board computer that can be used to achieve more complex projects than Arduino or other microcontrollers. RAD groups who think they might need to use this powerful prototyping tool are highly encouraged to come and discuss your projects with the TAs. Please sign up with the link below if you would like to learn more about this small computer and how to use it.

Have a wonderful start to March!


Hi Everyone,

Do not resubmit your lab 4 report unless you are in section F2. If you are in F2, please resubmit your report. It will not be marked as late.

Sorry for any confusion caused!

Arduino Workshop

Hello all,

Hope you have all had a wonderful week. The Arduino workshop that was originally scheduled on Tuesday is rescheduled to tomorrow, Friday February 20th from 12-1:30 PM. Arduino is one of the microcontrollers available for use in the RAD challenge, and is also an excellent microcontroller for personal projects as well. If you are interested in learning how to use it, please sign up with the link below.

Have a wonderful rest of the week!

Microsoft Project Download

With milestone presentations quickly approaching, Microsoft Project can be installed (Windows only) at the Tandon Laptop Help Desk is located in Rogers Hall, Room 337, Monday-Friday from 9:00 am - 4:45 pm. MS Project is available for Windows and Macs through the NYU Virtual Computer Lab, though we highly recommend utilizing the Tandon Help Desk as a local installation of MS Project will better support your assignments.

Arduino Workshop postponed

Hello all, 

Due to the time conflict between the Arduino workshop and the extra credit Writing consultant presentation, the Arduino workshop is being moved to a later date that will be announced soon. 

Have a wonderful day!

[IMPORTANT] Extra Credit Lecture

On Tuesday, February 18th, from 12:30pm to 2:00pm, there will be a special intensive workshop on writing lab reports by Professor Duncan Osborne in Pfizer Auditorium.  As the semester continues the grading of lab reports will grow tougher, so learning the correct way to write these reports is vital for both this class and the rest of your engineering career.  We encourage all students to attend as there will be no Open Lab during this time and those who do attend may receive extra credit on their Lab Reports.

Upcoming EG Workshops

Hello all,

Hope you had a good first week of classes! EG1003 will be running a set of workshops in the MakerSpace over the course of the semester. These workshops are designed to provide students with the opportunity to learn technical skills that they may need in future courses or careers.

The workshops being run (during Exam Hour on Tuesday) this semester are:

Intoduction to Circuitry (2/11)
Introduction to Arduino (2/18)
Introduction to Raspberry Pi (3/3)
Advanced Arduino (4/7)
Soldering (4/14)

While attending workshops does not affect your grade in the course, we highly encourage you to attend them as they are proven to be extremely beneficial! (especially for students working on Rapid Assembly and Design Challenge)The first workshop (Intro to Circuitry) will be held on Tuesday February 11th from 12/30 to 2:00.

Please sign up with the link below if you are interested in attending.

Enjoy the semester!

RAD and Vex-based MRR Applications

Hello all,

If you are interested in working on the Rapid Assembly and Design (RAD) Challenge as your SLDP, please fill out the following form.

If you are interested in working on the Vex-based Mars Rover Robot (MRR) Project, please fill out this form.

The deadline to submit the form is the midnight before your next week's recitation. PLEASE SUBMIT ONE PER GROUP. IF YOU ALREADY SUBMITTED AN INDIVIDUAL APPLICATION, PLEASE RESUBMIT IT WITH YOUR GROUP.

Best of luck for the semester!


Hello All,

For lab 4 this semester there is a pre-lab component. This lab's pre-lab is to visit the Makerspace and complete the Safety Orientation. IMPORTANT! You cannot attend regular Makerspace Safety Orientations, EG 1003 has organized special training for our students. The deadline to sign up for a training is MONDAY, February 3rd.

Instructions to sign up:

  • To register for MakerSpace Safety Orientation training as part of your lab 4 pre-lab, go to the Orgsync page

  • You must be signed in with your NYU email

  • Register for an open time slot

  • Time slots are between February 4th - 18th

  • If you have previously attended Safety Orientation, fill out the form  to get credit

  • If you are not able to make any of the time slots, let your recitation TA know, and we will schedule additional as needed

If you have any questions please reach out to your Recitation TA for assistance.

Welcome Spring 2020 Students!

Hello Everyone,

For staffing information for the course you may click on "Sections" found on the left menu portion of this webpage under "Course Information" heading. Room numbers for recitations and labs can also be found on the same page. Lectures will take place at the Dibner building, in the Pfizer Auditorium. Recitations and Labs are mainly run by TAs. You may familiarize yourselves with all of the EG TAs by clicking on "Teaching Assistants" and looking up your TAs by their names.

You can download the syllabus and the schedule for your section from the the left menu portion of the webpage.

If you have any further questions regarding the course, assignments, staffing, or anything else you may direct them to Have a successful semester!