Maximizing Engineering Potential


Maximizing Engineering Potential (MEP) offers Supplemental Instruction (SI) for select courses.


What is SI?   SI is a non-traditional form of academic support that focuses on collaboration and group study, using peer-to-peer interaction. Through 50-minute sessions, SI Student Facilitators offer course-specific learning and study strategies to help students successfully negotiate the course.

  • Classes Supported:  Various, please see below chart
  • SI Session Time: SI Session Time: U-Hour (Tuesday/Thursday 12pm-1pm) plus a third non-U-Hour session.
  • Location:   SI is offered via Zoom. Please click this link for Zoom links for each supported course:  SI Course List.

Spring 2021 Supplemental Instruction Sessions 

SI Course SI Facilitator Zoom Link Every Tues/Thurs (U-Hour) plus time listed below Course Title
ARO 3180 Tony Le F 12:00pm - 12:50pm Advanced Engineering Mathematics
ARO 3261 Jonathan Nguyen Su 2:00pm - 2:50pm Aerospace Structural Mechanics I
ARO 3271 Yahia Haggag M 1:00pm - 1:50pm Aerospace Structural Mechanics II
CE 2041 Jacob Davila F 1:00pm - 1:50pm Engineering Statics
CHE 2851 Ritu Raj F 12:00pm - 12:50pm Applied Mathematics in CME
ECE 1101 Bell David Du Hong F 2:00pm - 2:50pm Electrical Circuit Analysis I
ECE 1310 Elizabeth Kimura Th 4:00pm - 4:50pm Signals and Systems
ECE 1310 Intiser Kabir M 6:00pm - 6:50pm Probability, Statistics, Random Processes
ECE 2101 Steven Hua F 2:00pm - 2:50pm Electrical Circuit Analysis II
ETM 2101 Vinh Cam Tu 4:00pm - 4:50pm Applied Statics
ME 2141 Matthew Harris W 1:00pm - 1:50pm Vector Statics
ME 2141 Jarrett Chang W 1:15pm - 2:05pm Vector Statics
ME 2150 Martin Pirjanloo Sa 10:00am -10:50am Vector Dynamics
ME 2191 Kevin Lee M 12:00pm - 12:50pm Mechanics of Materials
ME 2191 Antonino Nguyen Sa 10:30am - 11:20am Mechanics of Materials
ME 3011 Tehreem Raza W 12:00pm - 12:50pm Thermodynamics
ME 3111 Anh Tran F 12:00pm - 12:50pm Fluid Mechanics
ME 3111 Jonathan Weber Sat 11:00am - 12:00pm Fluid Mechanics


Background:   Supplemental Instruction (SI) is an MEP-led program that serves all students in the College of Engineering. SI targets those classes (primarily upper division level) that have been identified through historical data as having a low-completion rate. Due to low-completion rates, it creates a bottleneck for students who need those classes in order to move through the course sequence or to graduate. These bottleneck courses tend to create a constant source of frustration among students who are unable to persist in order to graduate on a timely basis. Time-to-degree is important; and few interventions are able to be implemented on a large scale. As an innovative approach to address the issue the “scaling up” challenge, the MEP Director - in collaboration with the Chair of the Mechanical Engineering Department - developed the   “Technology-Assisted Supplemental Instruction” (TASI)  program; this approach uses technology to be able to offer SI to all sections of selected high-DUF courses.