Becoming a Scientist (Honors)

Students must be on the Honors track and can only register with permission of the Director of Undergraduate Studies. Combination lecture/workshop. Offered every year.

This course is limited to senior Biology majors who are engaging in Independent laboratory research and pursuing Honors. All students must complete an application to confirm eligibility. On rare occasion, non-Honors students will be allowed to enroll with permission of the course instructor and DUGS.

Succeeding in a scientific career requires intelligence and expertise in the laboratory, but also skills in scientific writing, oral communication, and ethics. Undergraduate biology majors conducting independent laboratory-based research projects read scientific papers and communicate scientific results in both oral and written reports. Topics: inspiring science and scientists, choosing a good scientific problem, defining your scientific strategy (grant writing), giving scientific presentations, scientific ethics, and career paths.






Fall 2020

Gloria Coruzzi
W: 3:30 PM - 6:15 PM 12WV 805
Ignatius P Tan
T: 12:30 PM - 1:40 PM SILV 610