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Individual Research Project Timeline

Begin: Monday of the last week in June

End:  Last Thursday in July

Monday                      Tuesday                     Thursday
1:15 – 4:15                  1:15 – 4:15                  1:15 – 4:15

Each Monday, Tuesday, and Thursday afternoon, you will report to your mentor at an agreed upon place. Some of this time may be spent performing a literature review and writing their paper, while some of the time will be spent planning your experiment, obtaining the necessary supplies and carrying out the experiment. It will be up to the you and your mentor to work out the weekly schedule and goals, and keep the Individual Project Coordinator informed.

Individual Research Project General Syllabus

Although your daily and weekly schedule will largely depend upon your own research project and the nature of your experiment, it is important to timeline your experimental research.  There are only 14 afternoons of individual project research; time goes fast, so it is important to stay on track and ask for help when needed.

Week One:

Day 1

Choose Individual Project

Talk with Potential Mentors

Experimental Design Tutorial

Poster Tutorial

Day 2

Begin designing experiment

Begin performing literature review

 

Day 3

Due: experimental design

Due: poster shell

Week Two:

Day 4

Begin experiment

Continue literature review

Work on paper/poster

Day 5

Experimentation/Exploration

Literature review

Work on paper/poster

Day 6

Experimentation/Exploration

Literature review

Work on paper/poster

Week Three:

Day 7

Continue Experiments

Collect Data

Continue literature review

Work on paper/poster

Day 8

Continue Experiments

Collect Data

Continue literature review

Work on paper/poster

 

Day 9

Continue Experiments

Collect Data

Continue literature review

Work on paper/poster

Week Four:

Day 10

Data Analysis

Work on paper/poster

Day 11

Data Analysis

Work on paper/poster

 

Day 12

Data Analysis

Work on paper/poster

Week Five:

Day 13

Draw conclusions

Poster Due

 

Day 14

Draw conclusions

 

 

Day 15

Finish paper


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