Courses of Study 2017-2018 
    Oct 22, 2018  
Courses of Study 2017-2018 [ARCHIVED CATALOG]

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MSE 4050 - Senior Experimental Thesis I

Fall. 3 credits. Letter grades only.

Enrollment limited to: advanced undergraduates in lieu of senior materials laboratory. Requirement for graduation with honors.


First semester of a two-semester thesis course involving research in faculty laboratories. Students work alongside faculty, postdocs, and graduate students to conduct original materials research over both semesters, and present the results in conference-style talks, a poster, a written thesis, and a research paper. Lectures and discussion groups explore aspects of effective research including defining problems, proposal writing, searching and using the existing research literature, communicating technical results in progress reports, talks, posters and papers. Completion of both 4050 and 4060 is required to satisfy the senior laboratory requirement for graduation, and is required for graduation with honors.

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