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Integrated Science Junior Year

QCB302: Research Topics in QCB

(taken in fall term of your junior year)


When: Thursdays, 7:30-10:20pm (Fall 2014)

This class is aimed at Juniors pursuing the QCB Certificate. In this course, we will discuss the independent research projects that the juniors are performing in order to provide guidance and feedback. We will emphasize critical thinking about experiments and large dataset analysis along with the ability to clearly communicate one's research. Students will present background research (journal club style presentations) and progress reports. Written work will consist of an NSF-style proposal and an NIH-style grant proposal/research paper.

Reading/Writing assignments:
Students will present background research (journal club style presentations) and progress reports. Though the background requirements will be largely dictated by the student's individual project, the ability to assimilate a detailed understanding of 10 or more primary research sources and how these relate to the student's project is expected. Written work will consist of an NSF-style proposal and an NIH-style grant proposal/research paper.

Prerequisites and Restrictions

ISC231-234 or by permission from the instructor. Students must choose their research labs in the spring of their sophomore year and be engaged in the research from the start of the Fall semester.

Faculty / Instructors

Marcus Noyes (Lewis-Sigler Institute)