QCB302: Research Topics in QCB
Taken in the fall term of your sophomore or junior year.
This class is aimed at sophomores and juniors pursuing the QCB Certificate. In this course, we will discuss the independent research projects that the students 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 three problem sets. The final exam will consist of student research presentations in a symposium format and will be open to the public.
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.
Prerequisites and Restrictions
ISC 231-234 or equivalent preparation (see Certificate prerequisites). Students must choose their research labs in the spring of their first year or sophomore year and be engaged in the research from the start of the Fall semester.