Students will work in pairs or groups of 3 (or individually with intructor
Indpendent projects for this course are VERY open to student creativity.
examples from last year see my teaching page Indenpendent
Rather than a grant proposal we will use a "Project Management" strategy
to organize independent projects.
The detailed description is
available to download. and templates (planning and
organizing) to be used.
Due dates for each phase of the organization process are:
Oct. 15th & 16th PLANNING Statement of Work Define Participants.
see examples: ex1 ex2 ex3 ex4 ex5 ex6 ex7
29th & 30th ORGANIZING graphical timeline EXCEL_TEMPLATE Powerpoint_TEMPLATE
Nov. 26th REVIEW AND REVISE
Dec 4th Title, Authors and Abstract due by email at noon
Dec TBA -- POSTER PRESENTATION present
your poster visit other posters (3
Dec TBA -- ASSESSMENT (of your own project) due after poster session
Equipment available includes:
Arrangements can be made for repeated access to the zoo.
temperature controlled incubators
audio recording equipment
video recording equipment
laptop computers for Jwatcher studies
general molecular biology equipment
anything used during course work
Appropriate animals include:
Any wild animals easily acccessible for field observations.
Any animals used during previous labs are available.
Any Drosophila mutant or strain availble at the Bloomington Stock Center
(needs 3-4 weeks advance notice)
House crickets (let us know early, they are often not mature when ordered)
Tanganyikan cichlids available in the Renn Lab (Astatotilapia burtioni)
Wild caught sticklebacks from the canyon.
TO BE EVALUATED
Poster Presentation and Participation at Poster Session (template1,
Project Management documentation.
Lab Notebooks (one per group is sufficient, though individuals must note
their own contributions clearly)