Interim 395: Research
Projects in the Sciences
Professor David Pittman
Student Blogs for Interim 2015
Description: This Interim is designed
for students wanting to conduct independent research
projects, literature reviews leading to a proposal of a
future research project, or internships involving scientific research.
This Interim is
designed to provide a common
structure for independent research projects during the Interim
and to create a shared community of learning among those
involved. Projects may be conducted on-campus or
off-campus. Many variations of research projects may
be included under the umbrella of this course. These may
include projects that are designed to prepare students to
conduct research in future semesters or submit grants to
fund summer research through composition of a critical
literature review and proposed research design or
projects may involve more traditional research designs such
as hypothesis testing,
data collection, and production of results. It is important
to be realistic in designing your project so that completion
of the work is feasible within the first 3 weeks of Interim
and an acceptable report can be produced within the 4th week
of Interim. Please see the application
form for additional information about the courses, content,
and roles of the research sponsors and students.
Sept. 16 - Applications deadline
Sept. 26 - Notification of Application Status
Sept. 30 - Revision deadline, if revisions to the
application were required.
November 1 - Deadline for
and IRB proposals if required.
December 3 at 11 AM - Mandatory Interim Meeting,
January 5, Monday, 5-6
PM, Holcomb Room, Burwell Building - Mandatory interim meeting.
January 26, Monday, 5-6 PM, Holcomb Room, Burwell
Building - Mandatory interim
January 26 - Final paper
due by 5 PM.
January 28, Wednesday, 1-3 PM - Oral presentations of work.
All students are
expected to complete their proposals by the above
deadlines and attend all meetings. Each student is
expected to maintain a blog of their daily activities
during Interim. Each student is required to compose
a final paper (8-12 pgs)
their work during a collective Interim symposium held on
the last Wednesday on Interim.
Fill out the
appropriate form and submit directly to Professor Pittman by the deadline,
5 PM on
Application for Research
Projects in the Sciences right click & choose
Submit to Professor David Pittman
Blogs for Interim 2014
Blogs for Interim 2013
Blogs for Interim 2011
Blogs for Interim 2010
Student Presentations 2010
Blogs from Interim 2009 ~
Student Presentations 2009
Professor Powers Handout 1 and
Handout 2 on effective
Handout on Preparing Computer-Generated Slides