Students must attend at least twelve seminars from the department seminar series, thesis defenses, and/or technical conferences. A student receives a credit of three attended seminars for giving a seminar that is not his/her final public defense, or for giving a conference presentation. Students entering before Spring 1999 are also encouraged to attend seminars and conferences, and to give presentations of their work. Attendance should be taken by the track coordinator for the departmental seminars and by the student's advisor for thesis defenses. Documentation should be provided by the student's advisor for conference attendance and conference presentations. Attendance lists and documentation should be submitted to the Graduate Secretary.