'The Science of Mythbusters': A freshman seminar

Jan. 23, 2017 noon
Sylvie Thode launching rocket while professor Joshua Shaevitz watches
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In the freshman seminar “The Science of Mythbusters,” Professor Joshua Shaevitz and 15 students are examining how scientific research is done, from identifying real-world problems and getting funding to creating experiments and analyzing evidence. 

Professor Joshua Shaevitz's freshman seminar, "The Science of Mythbusters," focuses on the ways in which scientists approach real-world problems using the scientific method. Students learn about research funding and processes, along with how to evaluate information they encounter in their own lives.