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ME Graduate Seminars

Seminar Requirement - MSME

MSME (Thesis and Non-Thesis Research Tracks) students must have one hour of seminar credit on their program. The student shall register for ME 591/592 for two semesters while attending the seminars. The first semester the student may register for zero credit hours. The second semester the student must register for one credit hour.

Seminar Requirement - PhD

Each Ph.D. student must have one hour of seminar credit on his/her program. The student shall register for ME 591/592 for three semesters while attending the seminars. In the first two semesters, registration may be for zero credit hours. In the third semester the student must register for one credit hour. The doctoral seminar requirement may be transferred from a UNM-granted master's degree program.

Seminar Attendance – PhD and MSME

The Seminar grade will be CR/NC, based upon attendance. Presenting a seminar on campus in the ME Seminar series in the same semester will count for attendance at two seminar sessions.

On-campus students: Credit will be earned in each semester by attending at least ten (10) of the scheduled ME seminars, or all of the ME seminars if less than ten presentations are given.

Los Alamos Graduate Center Students: Credit will be earned in each semester by attending at least ten (10) Los Alamos National Laboratory seminars on mechanical engineering or mechanics topics and submitting a report on each seminar. The report shall consist of

1) the Laboratory announcement of the seminar and
2) a critique of it, written by the student. The critique shall be at most one single-spaced, typewritten page in length.

Each report is due one week after the seminar and may be submitted via email to the instructor of the ME Seminar.

Additional Information: A student may make up one missed seminar by attending a 1-hour research seminar in other School of Engineering departments or at one of the national labs. Following the Los Alamos plan, you are required to provide the published announcement and a brief summary (maximum, one page) for each. A strict deadline for receipt of these reports is the last day of classes. Students attending national or international conferences may write up equivalent talks (e.g., two 30-minute talks for each missed seminar).

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