Attendance and Participation

An important part of the class is your active participation in lecture and lab sections. If people do not show up, or do other work (or sleep), it degrades the quality of the class for everyone. Therefore, all students are expected to attend and actively participate in all lectures and lab sessions. If you have to miss a class please contact the instructor at least 24 hours prior to the start of that class. You will be responsible for learning missed content on your own. No extensions to projects or assignments will be given due absences. In-class graded activities and quizzes cannot be made up if the class session is missed.


Your instructor will make every effort to promptly return all graded work to you (usually by the next schedule class). Overall grades will be sent to you via your Bucknell email address twice. Midterm grades will be sent at the middle of the semester. Pre-final grades will be sent in the last week of classes. If you would like to discuss your grade at any time, please make an appointment.
Component Grade
Paper Presentation [rubric] 15%
Paper Summaries and Reflections [rubric] 30%
Xbee Hello world assignment 10%
Fio sensor assignment 10%
Project Pitch 1 5%
Project Pitch 2 5%
Final Project Design (including presentation) 5%
Final Project Proof of Concept (including presentation) 5%
Final Project (including presentation) 15%
* to pass the course you must pass each component separately.
Letter grades will then be assigned using the typical scale:
Score Grade
93 A
90-92 A-
87-89 B+
83-86 B
80-82 B-
77-79 C+
73-76 C
70-72 C-
60-69 D
<60 F
Bonus points may occasionally be available.
If you think you find a grading error, you may request a regrade. Regrade requests must be received no later than 72 hours after the assignment/exam is returned. It is possible for the new grade to be lower than the original grade. In all cases the most recent grade is used (not the highest grade).

Late Work

Late work will not be accepted unless you receive permission from the instructor >24 hours before it is due.

Access Statement

Any student who may need an accommodation based on the impact of a disability should contact me privately to discuss the specific needs. Please contact Heather Fowler, Director of the Office of Accessibility Resources at 570-577-1188 or hf007@bucknell.edu who will help coordinate reasonable accommodations for those students with documented disabilities.

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