CREATIVITY & INNOVATION
BSE 309/CHEME 309 Spring 2011
Professor Graham G ALLAN
Fiber composites; Polymer science;Creativity and innovation; Controlled release systems
Office: Bloedel 304
Graduate Interest Group(s): BIORESOURCE SCIENCE AND ENGINEERING
B.Sc., University of Glasgow, 1952
Ph.D., University of Glasgow, 1955
D.Sc., University of Strathclyde, 1970
Syllabus o> BSE309ChemE309Spring2011Intro-1 (1)
Reading Materials o> Marketing Myopia
ASSIGNMENTS [ DUE ONE WEEK AFTER GIVEN IN LECTURE...from now on]
- 5 letter combinations something like n!/(n-5)!, synonyms for the word think
- names of Bill Gates’ evil brother and sister
- how many matches are played in a 60 person tennis match
- what you would recommend for the 40-year old french neighbor of Prof. Allan to do to succeed
- 5/6/11: Take the handout and modify it. Due wednesday 5/11/11
Feedback → Professor G. Graham Allan
May 7, 2011
Here we are on Saturday evening after a day of grading your responses. Let us start with some written comments on the Midterm. Quite a few of you did not follow the instructions with regard to the definition of the FIRST step and gave several steps. I going to return these for modification but then I realized that a return would take up too much time before the final exam presentations begin. So if your grade was not perfect it would be thoughtful for you to modify the Midterm now. Remember you are going to put this up on the screen for the class to see what you promised to try to do for the Final.
Format your Midterm so that it can be easily seen from the back of the classroom and you do not need to read it to your audience. It is suggested that you separate the first My Idea statement from the FIRST step definition. Use your presentation time (1 min) to tell what happened when you tried to fulfill your contract. Do a thoroughly professional job of your presentation stuff. Spend some time analyzing what will be on your final visuals.
These presentations will start the week after next, on May 18t, hand the goal will be to have 35-40 each class. So sit close to the front. In that way the wastage of time waiting for the next speaker to get to the mike can be minimized. The presentations should be less than 1 minute. A schedule of who will speak when will be emailed to you. Print it out and bring to class so that you can grade the final. Give some consideration now to how you will do this on a 1 to 9 basis. Whole numbers only please. These will be turned in and the reader-graders will average all of these. If you are not there to participate your participation grade will suffer. If the printed grade sheet is forgotten then you will write out everyone’s name which can be quite tedious.
Speaking of writing things out there are a few of you that turn in stuff scrawled on pieces of paper torn from poor quality notebooks. This is nonprofessional and will accordingly receive a poor grade. This was carefully explained in the Intro to the course on the website. Copying someone’s work is also unprofessional and will earn a poor grade. Why on earth would you need to do this in any class ?
If you feel you need to boost your grade do the extra credit assignment. Write a letter to the Editor of the Daily (or the Seattle Times, or some other newspaper) and get it published. What two facets are involved ? The Zewail Priestly Address “Dreaming the Future” on paragonest.com would be a good place to start. C&ENews of March 2th, 2011 page 17 in Chemistry Library Suzzallo is a place where a hard copy is available.
It would also be intelligent to read the exemplar US Patent on the class website before next week’s classes. By doing this you will see format and organization required. You should also visit USPTO.gov to determine what patents you can find that may relate to your Midterm exam idea.
See you Wedmesday !
Please read this carefully!
This WEDNESDAY (May 11th) the students in CHEME 309 will be turning in their idea notebooks at the BEGINNING of class.
Similarly, those of you in BSE 309 will turn your notebooks in at theBEGINNING of class on FRIDAY (May 13th).
We will have boxes at the FRONT of the lecture hall for you to stack them in when you enter the room. We will be collecting them and grading them during class and you will be able to pick up your notebook at the END of class outside of KANE 120.
PLEASE NOTE: you WILL NOT receive credit for your notebooks unless you pick them up from us.
Once again, CHEME 309 will turn their notebooks in this Wednesday and BSE will turn their notebooks in this Friday. Both at the beginning of class.
Thank you for your cooperation in this matter.