Courses of Study 2021-2022 
    Jan 30, 2023  
Courses of Study 2021-2022 [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. Co-meets with MSE 4030 .

C. Umbach.

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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