Motorola Solutions Foundation Scholars Schedule 2024

Orientation week January 8-12, 2024
DePaul Jarvis College of Computing CDM 723

Monday, January 8: 9:30 am – 12 pm
• 9:30 – 9:40 am Welcome remarks and overview of the program (Dr. Ilyas Ustun)
• 9:40 – 10:00 am Expectations and outcomes for the program (Dr. Daniela Raicu)
• 10:00 – 10:30 am Faculty Mentors and student introductions
• 10:30 – 11:15 am Introduction to Data Science, Artificial Intelligence, and Machine
Learning (Dr. Daniela Raicu)
• 11:15 – 12:00 pm Research Presentation I: Dr. Thiru Ramaraj

Tuesday, January 9: 10 am – 12 pm
• 10:00 – 10:45 am Research Presentation II (Drs. Daniela Raicu/Orheanu)
• 10:45 – 11:30 am Research Presentation III: (Dr. Roselyne Tchoua)
• 11:30-12:00pm Study time: DS, AI, ML, papers related to the presented projects (led by
Dr. Tchoua)

Wednesday, January 10: 10 am – 12 pm
• 10:00 – 10:45 am Research Presentation IV (Dr. Ilyas Ustun)
• 10:45 – 11:30 am Research Presentation V (Dr. Jacob Furst)
• 11:30-12:00pm Study time: DS, AI, ML, papers related to the presented projects (led by
Dr. Furst)

Thursday, January 11: 10 am – 12 pm
• 10:00-11:00am Basic Statistics Review (Dr. Thiru Ramaraj)
• 11:00 – 11:30 am Project and mentor assignment (all students and mentors, session
led by Dr. Furst)
• 11:30 – 12:00pm How to review a research paper and search for research papers using
DePaul library (Dr. Jacob Furst)


Friday, January 12 – study time: papers related to assigned projects, data access, meeting with
the mentor


Research meetings: Larger weekly group research meetings with other students (including Master’s and PhD
students) starting week 2 (January 15 – January 18) of the program:
Mondays, 12 – 2 pm (room CDM 723)
Thursday, 12 – 2 pm (room CDM 723)
Note: Students will attend only one of these meetings depending on the assigned projects
Weekly Friday meetings: Starting week 2, the students will give updates on their
projects. Fridays, 2 pm – 3 pm (room CDM 723

Date

Activity

Mentor

January 19

Paper presentation, review, and discussion

Dr. Jacob Furst

January 26

Progress reports: No meeting in person, but students submit a 1-page summary report to all mentors

 

February 2

Progress reports/Panel on previous Motorola Scholars’ Experiences

Dr. Tchoua

February 9

How to formulate a research hypothesis/question

Dr. Jacob Furst

February 16

Progress Reports

Dr. Daniela Stan Raicu

February 23

Progress reports

Dr. Ilyas Ustun

March 1

Progress reports

Dr. Ilyas Ustun

March 8

How to give a good research presentation

Dr. Roselyne Tchoua

March 15

No meeting (Finals week)

March 22

No meeting (Spring break)

March 29

No meeting (Good Friday)

Date

Activity

Mentor

April 5

Graduate School

Dr. Thiru Ramaraj

April 12

Best practices for writing a research paper

Dr. Jacob Furst

April 19

Progress reports

Dr. Ilyas Ustun

April 26

Progress reports

Dr. Ilyas Ustun

May 3

Chicago Area Undergraduate Research Symposium 2024 (tentative)

May 10

The benefits of a research career path

Dr. Daniela Stan Raicu

May 17

Progress reports

May 24

Progress reports

May 31

Progress reports

June 7

Spring quarter final presentations

All mentors

June 14

No meeting (Finals week)

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