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EECS Webmail

Access the EECS webmail portal here: https://webmail.eecs.northwestern.edu/webmail/src/login.php

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EECS website, social media, & weekly newsletter

Sean O'Connor (Sean EECS) (phone 7-1332, Tech L467) will respond to emails sent to webmaster@eecs.northwestern.edu, and to eecsnews@eecs.northwestern.edu

We welcome and encourage you to send in news items regarding your research activity, published articles, any news whatsoever! It's beneficial for the EECS department -- keeps the web content fresh -- and for you!

Send the details of your news and/or activity item (include a link and an electronic graphic or image if you have one) to webmaster@eecs.northwestern.edu or eecsnews@eecs.northestern.edu.  

NU EECS on Facebook: Admin: Sean O'Connor

NU EECS on Twitter: Admin: Sean O'Connor

NU EECS on LinkedIn: Admin: Sean O'Connor

NU EECS on YouTube: Admin: Sean O'Connor

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Jobs Board

The EECS Jobs Board serves to point our students and alumni to new tech-related opportunities on the secure online McCormick jobs and internships database, McCormickConnect.

If you are an employer and have a job or internship opening that is appropriate for undergraduate or graduate students or alumni in electrical engineering, computer engineering, or computer science, we are happy to list it on our EECS jobs board as a service to our students and alumni. Before we can do so, you must first post the opportunity on the McCormickConnect database.

Follow this link to the Employer's Guide (PDF), which contains instructions on accessing McCormickConnect. Once they activate your profile/account, you can post positions, review resumes, register for events, etc.

After you've posted at one or both of these databases, send an email to eecsnews@eecs.northwestern.edu with the JOB ID# and a brief TITLE and JOB DESCRIPTION (because we cannot access your posting on either database) and we will notify EECS students and alumni through our resources and social networks:

The listing will be live for eight weeks by default, though you may specify a specific end-date, or renew at any time. Historically the links each receive 300-800+ hits in the first two weeks after posting. There is no charge for posting here.

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Email aliases

There are literally hundreds of aliases, including user-based ones, and they change often. Ask the gentlemen of root about the existence of specific aliases: ROOT.

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To get keys to an EECS office, lab, or conference room, visit Carol Surma (1-3692, Tech L357).

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Payroll or check questions

Contact Carolyn Mortezai (Tech L351, ph 847-491-8174) or Jeff Jeske (Tech L351, ph 847-491-8174).

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Per Diem

If you have questions about per diem, please contact Carol Surma (phone: 847-461-3692, Office Tech L359), or talk to your division's program assistant.

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Reserving a conference room 

Please email conf-res@eecs.northwestern.edu to check availability and to book rooms. Be specific with your request, particularly with the estimated number of attendees. You will receive a confirmation response from a staff member. If you are using Outlook, you will be able to check availability via that server. Otherwise, simply send email to the address above with your request.

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Conference Rooms

EECS Tech Conference Room (Tech L324)

Accommodates 30-50. A conference table seats 18-22. The adjacent kitchenette has a refrigerator, sink, and microwave. The room has a built-in projector, automatic screen and two white boards. Note: That this room cannot be reserved after regular business hours on weekdays (after 5 pm) or on weekends by those outside EECS due to key restrictions.

EECS Tech Conference Room (Tech L440)

Accommodates 30-50. Newly renovated in 2015. The multiple interconnectable tables can be moved to form a large square, multiple group tables, or audience style seating. The room has a built-in projector, large automatic screen, audience speakers, two white boards, and is technologically capable of recording video, web conferencing, and hosting a large amount of multi-media devices. Note: That this room cannot be reserved after regular business hours on weekdays (after 5 pm) or on weekends by those outside EECS due to key restrictions.

EECS Ford Conference Room (Ford 3.340)

Accommodates 40-60 seated around multiple fixed table rows and select additional seating around the perimeter. The room has a built-in projector, large automatic screen, surround speakers, and the walls are whiteboards. Note: This room cannot be reserved after regular business hours on weekdays (after 5pm) or on weekends by those outside EECS due to key restrictions.

Other meeting room options

Several other departments in Tech have conference rooms. Often these can be reserved when the EECS meeting rooms are not available. Ask your program assistant for help finding and reserving a space. 

Reserve a classroom in Tech

If you would like to reserve a classroom or non-classroom in McCormick other than that which you are assigned for your class, contact the Registrar's Room Scheduling page.

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Reserve a Lab

Wilkinson Lab Tech M338
T-Lab Tech F252

Step 1: Check availability. One calendar is used for both labs because the two labs cannot be reserved concurrently.

Step 2: Email the Computing Facilities Committee to request the reservation. The labs are accessible with a valid Northwestern Wildcard.

Please read the Wilkinson Lab Reservations Policy:

The Lab is to be reserved primarily for teaching purposes. Reservations for other purposes will be permitted only in special cases.

  1. All reservations will be made at first-come-first-served basis.
  2. The lab may be reserved by an instructor for a class for the duration of a quarter.
  3. One-time reservations can be made by instructors or teaching assistants. One-time reservations are limited to Thursdays and Fridays. Requests for such reservations must be made two weeks in advance to allow dissemination of the reservation information to other students.
  4. During any week, there will be at most four hours of reservations allowed.
  5. The two labs cannot be reserved at concurrent times.
  6. Reservations can be made for portions of the laboratory. For example, a request for a certain number of computers can be made.

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EECS Tech Support

The Computing Facilities Management Group (ROOT)

To request support, send an email to: ROOT. A support ticket number will be generated; please use this ticket for all related correspondence in the header of your email replies.

Location: Tech M334 (Please remember to knock twice before entering)
Hours: Mon-Fri 8:30 - 5:00
Fax: 847-491-8160

Policies and rules of use:

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Travel (Arrangement & Reimbursement)

Your PA can help you arrange your travel. University Services offers many resources on their Travel Services page. There you will find information on booking, discounts, policies, and forms for University business travel.  

MILEAGE REIMBURSEMENT: Effective July 1, 2011, the rate for mileage reimbursement increased to $.555 per mile. This rate is based on U.S. Federal Government reimbursement rates. This reimbursement covers all fuel, maintenance, insurance, transportation, and operating costs.  Fuel costs are included in the per-mile reimbursement rate and are not reimbursed separately for use of privately owned vehicles.

PER DIEM: If you have questions about per diem, please contact Carol Surma (phone: 847-461-3692, Office Tech L359), or talk to your division's program assistant. More links relating to per diem usage are available below, under "Links & Downloads."

CAR RENTAL: As per policy, use of rental car is allowed and will not be counted as part of per diem. You will however, need to submit separate receipts and an exception form for it. When renting a car, a business purpose needs to be provided. Also you will need to justify that the amount for renting a car was cheaper than the total combined transportation charge if cabs we used (as indicated in line 1 of the excerpt below). In most cases, acceptable reasons could be:

  1. The car was used to transport multiple people because it was a trip than involved more than one person.
  2. The place of destination or visit was a suburb thus the unavailability of cabs; rental car was needed.
  3. The car was used to transport equipment while on the field.

Excerpt of NU Car Rental Policy: (Page 10 of the travel policy)

Commercial rental vehicles should be used only when it is not possible to use the Motor Pool, as follows:

  1. Commercial rental vehicles should not be used if less expensive transportation is available.
  2. The University's designated vehicle rental agency should be used whenever possible (please make sure an economy class car is used, if not otherwise, state reason why).
  3. Discount car rental cards are no longer available.
  4. Economy, compact or subcompact vehicles should always be rented. Reimbursement will be made for other types of vehicles in exceptional cases (e.g., several travelers are riding in one car, equipment being transported, etc.)

Useful Links & Downloads

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Traveling to countries with U.S. Department of State Travel Warnings

For more info, please view Global McCormick's website for Travel Tips & Resources: http://www.mccormick.northwestern.edu/global/travel-tips-and-resources.html.