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2012 ETC Annual Report
The ETC 2012 annual report summarizes major projects, new services, updates, and more in each of the three ETC groups: Engineering Electronics Shop, 2018 SC; the Engineering Machine Shop, G471 SC; and Engineering Computer Services, 1256 SC. This annual report was published in August 2013. Look for the 2013 annual report in early 2014.
What is ETC?
The three service departments that compose the Engineering Technology Centers -- Engineering Electronics Shop, 2018 SC; the Engineering Machine Shop, G471 SC; and Engineering Computer Services, 1256 SC -- provide University of Iowa engineering students with services, instruction, hardware, and software that support and enhance their engineering education. ETC supports the mission of the college by providing the technological infrastructure and resources necessary for a broad and varied education and high-quality research. That infrastructure includes high-end computers with commercial engineering and productivity software, computer-based classrooms, student-accessible manufacturing equipment, and access to professional mechanical and electrical design and manufacturing services. Doug Eltoft manages all three groups.
Look at each group's web site for details about services, software, and instruction that is available.
10 December 2012 - Read Vol. 1, No. 1 of Et Cetera [295K PDF], the newsletter from the Engineering Technology Centers. It is the premier issue and opens with an article by Doug Eltoft, the college's Chief Technical Officer (CTO) explaining what ETC is and why is has come to exist as a group. This issue includes articles about the Engineering Help Desk (page 5); the DreamSpark (Microsoft) and VMware downloads; new software for back up (AppAssure), lecture capture (UICapture), drawing (CorelDraw), and screen recording (Camtasia); and a note about the ETC web sites, all of which have had created or modified since summer 2012. Several on-line tutorials have been made using Camtasia, as noted in the final article.