Purpose

To help students develop the learning skills needed to succeed in the fundamental engineering mechanics courses. We will focus on in-person tutorimg this semester while still providing limited online tutoring. The EMLC is in ROB 317 and the online portion is hosted on the Microsoft Teams platform. Instructions to join the EMLC on Teams are given below.

Fall 2022 Hours  

Roberts 317 will be open at a minimum of Monday 1:00-4:00, Tuesday 10:00-5:00, Wednesday 10:00-5:00, Thursday 10:00-5:00, and Friday 10:00-5:00.

Each TA specializes in one or two courses. The schedule for each course is shown in the class drop-down section below. You can study in the EMLC whenever it is open; however, if your class TA is not the TA on staff your needs may not be adequately met.

Please use the EMLC.  TAs are available to tutor and students are encouraged to use the space to work together.

Schedule

Monday: 10:00-1:00 &2:00-5:00

* Recitation Section: Monday 5:10 - 7:00pm ROB 113

Tuesday: 10:00-5:00

Wednesday: 10:00-1:00 & 2:00-5:00

Thursday: 1:00-2:30

Friday: 10:00-12:00

Table of 201 schedule

Tutors

EGEN 201 tutor Arash

Arash

EGEN 201 Recitation Instructor

I am a Ph.D. student in Civil Engineering major. The gist of my research studies is on Natural Wastewater Treatment systems (Constructed Wetlands). In Iran, we were researching a Novel Aerated Constructed Wetland, which we called Racetrack Wetland. Now, we are working on a fascinating project about nitrogen removal from urban sewage by constructed wetlands in cold climates. Hanging out with my friends (Hoson, Mammad, Ehsan...) and watching Al Pacino’s movies are my main hobbies.

Thomas

Thomas

EGEN 201 & 202 Tutor

Hi, all! I'm Thomas from Spokane, WA and I'm a senior majoring in Mechanical Engineering and minoring in Mechatronics. Outside of class, I have amassed quite the board/card game collection since quarantine to the point where my roommates claim I have an addiction (it's fine, I can stop at any time). If you're an ME and have questions about your current or upcoming classes or if you just want any board game recommendations, feel free to ask, I'd love to talk about either. I look forward to meeting all of you at the EMLC!

Sajid

Sajid

EGEN 201 Tutor
I am a graduate student in Civil Engineering and my research emphasis is on transportation engineering. I am working on a very fascinating project sponsored by the NCHRP. I am a big fan of coding, especially in MATLAB and exploring data. Outside of school, I enjoy hiking and long walks, traveling around the globe, working in my garden, and cooking some good food. I am excited to explore “EGEN 201 Statics” together with you all and take the learning curve to a higher level this semester. You all are welcome to stop by the EM Learning Center.

 

Caleb

Caleb

EGEN 201 Tutor
Hi, all! I am Caleb. I am originally from Anaconda, MT. I am currently a junior in Mechanical Engineering debating between a Mechatronics and Aerospace minor. Outside of class, I enjoy getting up to all kinds of mayhem among friends after class and on the weekends such as hiking Hyalite (pictured) or skiing Bridger. This past summer, I had the incredible opportunity to work with an autonomous robotic welder! If you have any questions about robots eventually taking over, mechanical engineering, or student-life in general, feel free to stop by and ask about it! I'm looking forward to the semester!

Schedule

Monday: 1:00-4:00 

Wednesday: 11:00-3:00 

* Recitation Section: Wednesday 5:10 - 7:00pm ROB  312

Thursday: 10:00-5:00 

Friday: 11:00-4:00

Table of 202 schedule

Tutors

Jamie

Jamie

EGEN 202 Recitation Instructor & Tutor

I'm a 4th year PhD in Civil Engineering working in the Subzero Research Lab.  I'm originally from Philadelphia, but I've been in Montana for almost a decade now.  My research focuses on remote sensing of snow and water resources, to predict runoff or avalanche hazards, for example.  In my free time I like to do all of the stereotypical Bozeman things: backpacking, mountain biking, climbing, skiing, etc., with my awesome little trail pup.

Thomas

Thomas

EGEN 201 & 202 Tutor

Hi, all! I'm Thomas from Spokane, WA and I'm a senior majoring in Mechanical Engineering and minoring in Mechatronics. Outside of class, I have amassed quite the board/card game collection since quarantine to the point where my roommates claim I have an addiction (it's fine, I can stop at any time). If you're an ME and have questions about your current or upcoming classes or if you just want any board game recommendations, feel free to ask, I'd love to talk about either. I look forward to meeting all of you at the EMLC!

Dawson

Dawson

EGEN 202 TA

I am from Fairfield, MT and have lived in the state my entire life. I graduated with a Bachelor's in Civil Engineering in May of 2021 from Montana State University. I am a graduate student studying Structural Engineering at MSU. When I am not on campus, I can be found fishing, hunting, playing guitar, and tying flies. Let me know if you have any questions about upcoming classes/college and I look forward to working with you in the EMLC. 

Schedule

Monday: 2:00-4:00

Tuesday: 11:00-1:00 & 2:00-4:00

Wednesday: 2:00-5:00 

Table of 203 schedule

Tutor

Wyatt

Wyatt

EGEN 203 Tutor
Hello, my name as Wyatt and I was born and raised in Eagle Colorado before I moved to Montana. I am a graduate student working to earn a Masters of Science in Civil Engineering. I earned my bachelors degree at Montana State University in Environmental Engineering. Outside of school I love to spend my time outdoors. You can find me on the weekend whitewater kayaking, biking, or skiing depending on the weather. I look forward to meeting you all!

Schedule

Monday: 1:00-3:00 

* Recitation Section: Monday 5:10 - 7:00pm ROB 312

Tuesday: 11:00-3:00 

Wednesday: 1:00-5:00 

Thursday: 12:00-3:00 

Table of 205 schedule

Tutors

Hunter

Hunter

EGEN 205 Tutor

I am a first year Civil Engineering graduate student studying structures. Originally from Seattle, I came to Montana to enjoy the snow, scenery, and exciting opportunities. I spent a lot of time in the EMLC during my undergrad and look forward to working with you all!

Emtiaz

Emtiaz

EGEN 205 Recitation Instructor

I’m a graduate student in the Civil Engineering department. I received an M.S. in Civil Engineering in May 2021 from Montana State University. I am currently in a PhD program and working on strengthening/repairing ageing infrastructure with FRP subjected to low temperature. Outside of school, I can be found playing badminton or soccer. I love to cook and try different outdoor activities, which are new to me. I look forward to working with you this semester.

Schedule

Tuesday: 11:00-1:00 & 2:00-5:00

Wednesday: 12:00-1:00 & 2:00-5:00

Thursday: 11:00-1:00 & 2:00-4:00

Friday: 11:00-1:00

Table of 208 schedule

Tutor

Bishal

Bishal

EGEN 208 Tutor
Hi, I am Bishal from Nepal. I am a graduate student studying civil engineering with transportation major at Montana State University. Out of campus, I am fond of hiking, travelling and playing cricket, football. Let me know if you have any questions about upcoming classes/college and I look forward to working with you in the EMLC

Schedule

Wednesday: 2:00-3:00 & 4:00-5:00

Thursday: 12:00-4:00 

Friday: 12:00-2:00 & 3:00-5:00

Table of Fluids schedule

Tutor

Fluids tutor Cindy

Cindy

Fluids Tutor

My name is Cindy Ufelle. I am currently pursuing a master’s degree in Civil Engineering with a focus on Ecohydraulics. For my research, I am applying the knowledge of Computational Fluid Dynamics (CFD) in simulating a Rock-ramp fishway to investigate the flow characteristics. I enjoy a variety of activities including hiking and traveling.

Schedule

Monday: 2:00-4:00

Tuesday: 11:00-1:00 & 2:00-4:00

Wednesday: 2:00-5:00 

Thursday: 11:00-4:00

Table of Fluids schedule

Tutor

Wyatt

Wyatt

Fluids Tutor

Hello, my name as Wyatt and I was born and raised in Eagle Colorado before I moved to Montana. I am a graduate student working to earn a Masters of Science in Civil Engineering. I earned my bachelors degree at Montana State University in Environmental Engineering. Outside of school I love to spend my time outdoors. You can find me on the weekend whitewater kayaking, biking, or skiing depending on the weather. I look forward to meeting you all!

*Your course TA and professor will keep you updated on any schedule changes. Please let [email protected] know if you have suggestions/comments on individual class schedules.

**The EMLC is closed when the University has no classes

Using Teams

We are reducing our use of Teams. It will be used for evening hours and we will use it to help accomodate students who cannot be on campus due to illness or those who need to quarentine. If you cannot be on campus you can reach out to your TA using Microsoft Teams. All students have a Microsoft Teams account. You just need to sign into the EMLC team by following the instructions below. The TAs will monitor Teams when they are scheduled in the EMLC; however, the in-person students will be the priority. 

Step 1:

Go to www.montana.edu and click 'Students' at the top left corner

Step 2:

Click the envelope icon.

Step 3:

Login with a username formatted as follows and Net ID Password: [email protected]

Step 4:

Click the '9-dot grid' menu button at the top left corner of the page, left of 'Outlook'.

Step 5:

Click on 'Teams'.

Step 6:

Click 'Join or Create Team' at the top right corner of the page.

Step 7:

Enter the following access code: o9g52mb

Function

Once you’ve joined the team, navigate to the channel for your course on the left-hand side of the screen. You may have to “unhide channels” to see your course listed. Once you are in your course, in the conversation box, type a message and a tutor will reply.

“Hi, I’m Elizabeth. I’m working on an EGEN 201 HW assignment about shear and moment diagrams and I need some help.”

 Tutors are monitoring the course channels and someone who is available will reply and likely ask you some follow-up questions. First, they will inquire whether you want to have a text conversation or if you would prefer a video call. We recognize people learn in different ways and have different preferences so you can expect the tutors to try to find out what works best for you.

Other Tips:

Video Calls

If you choose to be in a video call with a tutor, they will write the topic you will be working on as the subject of the call. The reason for this is that other students, who might be working on the same thing, can pop into the video call just as they might sit at the same table as you in the physical EMLC. This enables us to help similar students with similar topics at one time. It also promotes students to engage with each other on the material. If you see an ongoing video call in the course, please don’t hesitate to join in! You can expect that tutors will need to engage with many students so they might say something like “You’re doing great! Keep working on the next one as I need to help someone else now and I’ll check back!”

If you are experiencing bandwidth issues, consider turning your video stream off if necessary. Sometimes, if you have connectivity issues, this might help.

Notifying a Person

You can use the @ symbol to notify someone. So, if you were being helped by someone specific and they left you for a minute to work on something while they engaged with someone else, you can @person to notify an individual to send a conversation directly to them. So for example @Murray,Flynn I finished that question, can you check back on me?

Notifications

A channel’s name turns bold with new activity. Customize notifications by clicking on your icon (upper right)   -> Settings -> Notifications on left hand menu

 

What are Recitation Sections?

Recitation sections occur once a week for EGEN 201, 202, and 205. The typical format will be approximately one hour of interactive example problems along with additional alternative instruction (demonstrations, videos, etc.). The remaining time will be for students to ask questions about homewoork or difficult concepts. The time and location of the recitation section for each class is in the drop-down menu for that class above. We hope you come and use this great opportunity.

One-on-one Tutoring

We currently do not offer one-on-one tutoring. If this is something you are interested, please email Flynn Murray  [email protected].

  1. Go to the Appointment Scheduler 
  2. Click "I am a Student" and login
  3. Type in the name of your TA
  4. Click "Make an Appointment" and the calendar of the TA's availability will be displayed

Expectations of the students using the EMLC

Please come prepared to invest your time and energy in fostering new and improved study skills relevant for your success. You can expect a tutor to ask you what you have already attempted. They might inquire where the material is in your notes. They might ask what your thoughts are on an initial direction for the problem. If you don’t have any initial thoughts about a problem, that is totally okay! Honestly, a lot of us don't know how to start these problems immediately. We must all read the problem a couple of times and think about what we've learned and how to address the problem in front of us. It's okay to not know exactly where to start. Your job is to think of some ideas about what could be a place to start. It's okay if ultimately, we need to go in a different direction. The tutor's job is to understand where you are so they can help guide you through the learning process by developing your critical thinking skills.

Learning can be a frustrating process. Our tutors are trained in helping you develop responsibility for your own learning so you can approach many engineering problems in the future--not just the one immediately in front of you. The purpose of the Engineering Mechanics Learning Center is to engage you in learning how to learn. There is a lot more to this process than providing single answers. For this reason, the tutors are will not “just check your answers”. If you want your assignment checked, it’d be best to talk to your instructor about that during office hours.

Please remember that whether you are in Roberts 317 or the virtual “EMLC Room,” all behavior and conduct should align with the MSU student code of conduct.

Please contact [email protected] for questions or to give feedback about the Engineering Mechanics Learning Center. We want this to be a valuable resource for you so please let us know if you can think of ways we could provide better help for you. You can also give anonymous feedback by filling out this Google Form.