I have improved tremendously on my writing in this class, in addition my work ethic improved.
Student Original Research Posters
These posters are only a few examples of research performed in one semester. Students were asked to perform original research. They had to use journal articles in their introductions and develop relationships with mentors. Once they developed appropriate methodology they collected data, analyzed the results and compared their findings to previous research. Along with their research papers they were required to make research posters in the fashion of a graduate student poster presentation. This experience led to some research continuing into sophomore year and recruiting upperclass students as well. Students have presented their research competing against undergraduate and graduate students:
Awards won are listed in above linked document
If you would like more information on specific projects email me at [email protected]
Students have had internships at Scripps, Max Planck, BioTools, University of Miami, FWC-FWRI Indian River Field Lab, and ran data using equipment at Florida Atlantic Honors College BioChem Lab and Jupiter Environmental Laboratories
Individualized semester projects allow students to explore a subject that interests them and allows them to learn more through their own work/research