At the end of the term, students must complete a 1 to 1.5 page double-spaced summary of their work, describing the project they worked on, specifically including the goals of the project and a "big picture" view of the question that is being answered, as well as a detailed description of their role in the project. This paper should reflect what new learning or research experience the student has gained from their work in the lab.
Students should have their P.I. and their direct supervisor(s) approve their write-up before submitting it to the department.
Papers (in either a word doc or pdf) should be submitted via this form https://forms.gle/PiVQ14JtFvgoMJJC8 by 5pm on the last day of classes of the semester in which the independent study was registered. At the time that you submit, please also ask your PI to email firstname.lastname@example.org your final letter grade for your work for the semester.
1. Fall and Spring: BP-Endure students - you do not have to write up a final paper. Your grade comes from your full range of BP work.
2. Fall and Spring: Students who present their independent study research project at their lab meeting do not have to write up a final paper. Your PI must approve this plan - and your presentation - as acceptable. The PI should email email@example.com by 5pm on the last day of classes to confirm that the presentation was approved. (Note that you should present in advance of this date in case your presentation doesn't go well and you need to write a final paper instead.)
3. Spring only: Students who present at either the CNS or CAS research conference - if your PI approves, you do not have to write the additional final paper. The PI should email firstname.lastname@example.org by 5pm on the last day of classes to confirm that they approved you taking this option.