Senior Project Information

Guidelines for Senior Projects for the Class of 2021 – Spring Semester

January, 2021

 Experimental Senior Project

Projects that involve generating and/or working with data

Non-Experimental Senior Project

Projects that involve engaging deeply with a topic and interacting with this topic in a unique way

Written work
  • Primary paper (IMRAD organization) on research project due Friday, April 9

  • Meeting with 1st and 2nd readers to discuss paper to be completed by Friday, April 30

  • Review article on research topic  demonstrating command of background material, understanding of vital questions in the field, and suggestions for experimental approaches for those vital questions due Friday, April 9

  • Meeting with 1st and 2nd readers to discuss paper by Friday, April 30

Presentation

  • Biology Symposium talk on research project (~15 minutes) May 3-5
  •  Biology Symposium talk on research project (~15 minutes) May 3-5

Final submissions

  • Abstract to Dept. Coordinator, thesis to Pelletier Library (DSpace), copy to First Reader by Monday, May 10

  • Abstract to Dept. Coordinator, thesis to Pelletier Library (DSpace), copy to First Reader by Monday, May 10

Grading scheme for Bio 610

Experimental and Non-Experimental

  • Written Project (1/3 of grade)
  • Scientific Scholarship during Research, which the department defines as intellectual curiosity, persistence, flexibility, and participation in the senior seminar (1/3 of grade)
  • Oral defense of project in the committee meeting (1/6 of grade)
  • Senior Symposium presentation (1/6 of grade) (not graded by 1st Reader)

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