FYI Fall 2016
George Lisensky
Mykenzie Larsen

New Student Days Schedule

Monday, August 15, 2016. Science Center 402
4:00-4:50 Students meet with advisors
5:00-5:50 Families meet with advisors
Overnight: Have you filled out the Advisor Questionnaire via portal? Think about the top part of MAP page 14.
Homework: If you have time start the On Looking reading and watch its introductory short video.

Tuesday, August 16, 2016
8:30-11:30 Seminar – Science Center 402
Getting to know you and Nanotech. What is your preferred pronoun?
In class writing assignment
Moore’s Law graphing activity. For more information see 22 nm Technology.
Registration Basics: How to plan your schedule using the Portal. Sign up for an advising appointment.
11:45 Lunch (Group I)
1:00-5:30 Advising with George (SC 417, by appointment). Come before your appointment to talk with Mykenzie.

Beloit Urban Garden, BUG (1031 Church Street)
Pre-professional sessions: Science Majors (SC atrium), Pre-Law (SC 130), Teacher Certification (SC 150)
Pre-professional sessions: Health Professions (SC atrium), Pre-Engineering (SC 212), Teacher Certification (SC 150)
Information Sessions: Music (Eaton Chapel), Modern Languages and Classics (WAC)
CELEB (437 East Grand, downtown across the street from the Bookstore)

AP courses should already be on your transcript in portal. Let George know if you want to count an AP course as a prerequisite for a course this semester.
Homework: Do Nanotechnology in the News Assignment for 10:30 Wednesday. Continue the On Looking reading and video.

Wednesday, August 17, 2016
8:00-10:30 Advising with George (SC 417, by appointment). Come before your appointment to talk with Mykenzie.
10:30-11:30 Seminar (SC 402) Hand in newspaper assignment and discuss in class.
Powers of Ten. Where is the center of the universe for each of these?
Form groups for On Looking walk. You need a partner who can take pictures.
11:45 Lunch (Group I)
12:45-1:45 Survey (SC 402)
2:00-5:30 Advising with George (SC 417, by appointment). Come before your appointment to talk with Mykenzie.

Homework: Finish On Looking reading, watch the short video, go for walk with a partner, and email photos to George for Thursday.

Thursday, August 18, 2016

Social Identities (SC 402)
Statement of Culture or MAP page 1.

11:45 Register for one course
11:45 Lunch
1:00-3:15 Joint Class (SC 402). Present your photos and walking observations.
3:30 Register for second class

Overnight: Prepare for Lab (see links)

Friday, August 19, 2016
10:45 Bookstore orientation, 444 East Grand Avenue, downtown
11:45 Last course registration. Sign up for music courses. (Maximum load 4.75 units.)
11:45 Lunch
1:30-3:50 Lab (SC 412). Decanethiol Monolayer on Silver and background information.
Get readings for Tuesday

Saturday, August 20, 2016
10:30-3:00 Community Exploration. Meet at Bookstore for the farmers market. What should we add to our box lunches? Picnic and games in Horace White Park.

Weekend: Prepare for Tuesday morning (reading and reaction paper)

Monday, August 22, 2016
4:15 -5:30 Meet as a group at the Wall to go to the opening Convocation. (If raining meet in Science enter atrium.)

Tuesday, August 23, 2016


FYI Seminar – SC 402
Read Flynn, “Soul of the City,” and Peterson and Heller, "Nanotech's Promise"
Bring a 2-page written reaction paper to either/both.

Introduction to scanning probe microscopies.
G. Lisensky, Nanotechnology FYI, Beloit College, last modified August 19, 2016