CRN 29062

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UTEP Bridge to the Doctorate Seminar

Syllabus for Spring 2019 (CRN 29062 MATH 5195 and CRN 29070 EE 6195)

  • Time and Place. Friday 14:00-14:50 in CRBL 302
  • Instructors.
    • Helmut Knaust, Bell Hall 219,, (915) 747-7002
    • Ariana Arciero Pino, ENGR 301,, (915) 747-8725
    • Benjamin Flores, ENG 301,, (915) 747-6961
  • Office Hours. By Appointment
  • Required Reading. No textbook is required. Articles of relevance will be provided.
  • Course Content. This is a mentoring and professional development workshop for student fellows receiving the Louis Stokes Alliance for Minority Participation – Bridge to the Doctorate fellowship. While the course content may vary depending on the participants’ interests and needs, throughout the semester students will engage in a number of conversations and esprit de corps activities.
  • Deliverables. By the end of the semester each student will have delivered the following:
    • Short essay on expectations of the LSAMP Bridge Program;
    • Short research presentation in their laboratory;
    • Curriculum Vitae;
    • End of semester reflection essay.
  • Laboratory visits. A visit to each participant's research laboratory will be scheduled outside of normal class hours and must be completed before the last day of class.
  • Grading. The final grade will be based on in-class participation, attendance, and the quality of the deliverables. A passing grade is required to maintain fellowship eligibility status.
  • Tentative Calendar.
January 25 First Day Class Meets
February 1 Short Essay Due Date (Questions for the essay)
February 8
February 15 Discussion about research mentors
February 22 LSAMP/BD PI Meeting - No Class
March 1 CVs and Bio-Sketches
March 8
March 15 CV Due
March 22 Spring Break
March 29 Cesar Chavez Day
April 19 Spring Study Day
May 3 Last Day Class Meets, Reflection Essay Due Date
May 10 Dead Day
  • Enrollment and Attendance Policy. Enrollment in this course is a requirement for the fellowship. You are strongly encouraged to attend class each week.
  • Academic Integrity. Academic Integrity is a commitment to fundamental values: honesty, trust, fairness, respect, and responsibility. From these values flow principles of behavior that enable academic communities to translate ideals into action.” Specifically these values are defined as follows:
    • Honesty: advances the quest for truth and knowledge by requiring intellectual and personal honesty in learning, teaching, research, and service.
    • Trust: fosters a climate of mutual trust, encourages the free exchange of ideas, and enables all to reach their highest potential.
    • Fairness: establishes clear standards, practices, and procedures and expects fairness in the interaction of students, faculty, and administrators.
    • Respect: recognizes the participatory nature of the learning process and honors and respects a wide range of opinions and ideas.
    • Responsibility: upholds personal responsibility and depends upon action in the face of wrongdoing.
All students must abide by UTEP's academic integrity policies. For detailed information visit the Office of Student Conduct and Conflict Resolution (OSCCR) website.
  • Military Service. If you are a military student with the potential of being called to military service and/or training during the course of the semester, you are encouraged to contact the instructors as soon as possible.
  • Counseling Center. You are encouraged to go by to Counseling and Psychological Services (202 Union West) for personal assistance as you work through personal concerns. Confidential counseling services are offered in English or in Spanish.
  • Disabilities. If you have a disability and need special accommodation, please contact the Center for Accommodations and Support Services (CASS). The Center aspires to provide students accommodations and support services to help them pursue their academic, graduation, and career goals. Phone 747-948. E-mail:


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