Category: Introduction to Senior Projects in Science

Professional Ethics

Professional ethics is a topic that is incredibly important for any undergraduate degree.  I know many students, myself included, often wonder why there is this LTU Honor Code we must have on everything we submit to our professors.  Well, someone must have thought they would be clever enough to “beat the system” and not put…

Undergraduate Learning Goals and Sustainability

Having and understanding of the undergraduate learning goals that LTU has for its students is important because it helps give understanding on why our flow charts are made the way they are. In Introduction to Senior Projects in Science the learning goals that are emphasized are Sustainability and Professional Ethics. At this time the main…

Proposal Requirements and Tips for a Successful Project

While a lot of this seemed rather elementary, the main focus was “work hard, but remember to have fun.”  As so many people get so caught up into seeing results they do not always have as much fun as they could working on their project.  Being a serious student, this was good to hear for…

The Scientific Method and Scientific Literature Research

The scientific method was reviewed and a much more strong emphasis on literature research. Learned how to research using various databases to see how the different databases can produce different results using the same search criteria. While I’ve looked at some journal articles before I did not perform any specific research until at this time…

Introduction to Senior Projects in Science

Introduction to Senior Projects in Science brings together the students within the Natural Science Department to help aid in designing a senior project and choosing an advisor.  This course is facilitated by Dr. Shannon Timmons this semester with several guest speakers: Dr. Julie Zwiesler-Vollick, Dr. Changgong Zhou, Dr. Nicole Villeneuve, Dr. Jeffery Morrissette, and Dr.…

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