Learn & Create Xpress Classes

2018 Spring Learn & Create Xpress Classes

All classes are at 2pm in the Lichtenberger Engineering Library Creative Space.  Classes are limited to 20 participants so sign up today!


1/25/2018      Printing Circuit Boards: Basics (Part 1)  

2/1/2018         Printing Circuit Boards: Testing (Part 2)

Presenter: Cliff Curry (Engineering Electronic Shop)

Create circuit boards with Multisim and Ultiboard.

Part 1 is creating a circuit board from beginning to end. (PowerPoint)

Part 2 goes into detail about special problems and challenges for circuit boards including testing.



2/8/2018        Creating Citations with EndNote

Presenter: Marina Zhang (Lichtenberger Engineering Library)

EndNote is a bibliographic management tool for collecting, organizing, sharing and formatting citations. Learn how it can be used to in your next paper or project.



2/15/2018      Oscilloscope Basics

Presenter: Diem Nguyen/John Kostman  (Engineering Electronic Shop)

An oscilloscope allows for the observation of varying signal voltages. The Tool Library has one that can be checked out. Explore this tool and how it can be used.

Check out the presentation & Video from the class.



2/22/2018      Patents & Standards

Presenter: Kari Kozak (Lichtenberger Engineering Library)

University of Iowa Libraries provide electronic access to several sources of patents and standards from around the world. Learn about the various resources that can be accessed both on and off campus.




3/1/2018         Multimeter Basics

Presenter: Diem Nguyen  (Engineering Electronic Shop)

A multimeter is a tool for measuring voltage, current, and resistance. It is a tool that is included in the Tool Library. Learn how to use this tool to troubleshoot electrical problems!



3/8/2018         Collect & Analyze Data Using LabQuest Devices

Presenter: John Kostman  (Engineering Electronic Shop)

The Tool Library includes LabQuest Devices and a wide range of sensors for the LabQuest. These devices and attachments allow for the collection and analyzation of data for a nearly endless number of possibilities. This course will provide overview of what the library has and instruction on how to use it!



3/22/2018      MATLAB

Presenter: Mitchell Moeller

MATLAB combines a desktop environment tuned for iterative analysis and design processes with a programming language that expresses matrix and array mathematics directly. Learn what is possible with this software!



3/29/2018      Creating A Poster For Presentation

Presenter: Sarah Livesay (Hanson Center for Technical Communication)

Poster Presentation 2018 PowerPoint




Poster Size & Layout Requirements for College of Engineering Research Open House: Printable Version: PDF iconroh_posterrequirements.pdf




4/5/2018        Camtasia & Video Creation

Presenter: John Kostman  (Engineering Electronic Shop)

Use Camtasia to create and edit video tutorials and presentations.  Camtasia gives you the tools to record your computer screen and then turn those recordings into professional-grade videos.

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4/12/2018      Using OpenRefine for cleaning up spreadsheet data

Presenter: Brian Westra (Hardin Library for the Health Sciences)

OpenRefine is a free tool for reviewing and cleaning up spreadsheet or tabular data. Save yourself a lot of time by using OpenRefine to identify and fix problems in your tabular data. Automated functions easily and quickly handle common problems, such as splitting cells that contain multiple data values, detecting duplicates and typos, standardizing date formats, and trimming extra spaces from cells. OpenRefine also keeps track of all your steps, so you can easily reuse them or undo them if necessary.

Feel Free to bring your own laptops and download the software before the class: https://github.com/OpenRefine/OpenRefine/wiki/Installation-Instructions

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4/19/2018      CANCELLED: 2D & Vector Design with CorelDRAW

Presenter: John Kostman/Diem Nguyen  (Engineering Electronic Shop)

CorelDRAW is a vector graphics editor and image-editing software package. Learn about power that CorelDRAW gives you to create digital art!

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