Schedule - BC/CU Senior Seminar - Spring 2015

Students can take the senior seminar in the spring/fall or fall/spring sequence. We somtimes meet with the entire class, sometimes in separate sections with the two groups. We do not meet every week, please do not miss any sessions!

Date spring/fall seq. (1st sem) fall/spring seq. (2nd sem) 
1
Jan. 22, 4:10-6:00
530 Altschul
530: Introduction, signup (MS)
805: Goals of Senior Seminar (MP),  career speaker suggestions (MP), scientific writing (JL), What makes a good thesis project (MP), Advisor/mentor/student relationship (JL)
530: What goes into an abstract? (HD), Senior thesis versus scientific journal article (SP); Statistics/data analyses questions? (MS); career speaker suggestions (MS)
2
Jan. 29, no class
Individual meetings with advisors and mentors to discuss thesis topic
Individual meetings with advisors and mentors discussion of thesis proposal
3
Feb. 5, 4:10-6:00
805 & 530 Altschul


805: Methods of library research, ISI Web of Science (JS), Elements of a thesis proposal, Outline ( MS);
Individual meetings with advisors and mentors to discuss thesis topic
530: Data Analysis and Statistics (SW,MP)
How to separate results and discussion? (SP)
Individual meetings  with advisors and mentors  discussion of thesis proposal
4
Feb. 12, 4:10-6:00
530 Altschul
530: IRB (JS),  Plagiarism (JS), Concept maps (HD,MS), How to write an introduction (JL)
Individual meetings with advisors and mentors to discuss thesis topic
Individual meetings with advisors and mentors discussion of thesis proposal
5
Feb. 19, no class
Individual meetings with advisors and mentors to discuss thesis topic
Individual meetings with advisors and mentors discussion of thesis proposal
6
Feb. 26, 4:10-6:00
530 Altschul
Careers, Funding opportunities for senior thesis work (e.g. travel), Peer review process ( )
Due: Outline of thesis proposal (1 copy) Due: 1st draft of thesis (1 copy)
7 Mar. 5, 4:10-6:00
403 & 530 Altschul
805: Figures & captions (SW,HD)Experimental Design and research procedures (MP)
Individual meetings with advisors and mentors  discussion of thesis proposal outline
530: How to make a poster (SR,MS)30 second slides, (SR,MS )
8
Mar. 12, 4:10-6:00
530 Altschul
530: PPT & other tech. issues, MAC/PC (MS)
How to give a scientific talk (JS) Logistics and remote (MS), What goes into an abstract? (JL)
Individual meetings  with advisors and mentors
Individual meetings  with advisors and mentors  discussion of thesis draft
9
Mar. 19, no class
SPRING BREAK!
10
Mar. 26,  4:10-6:00
530, 805 & 403 Altschul
Mini-conference 1, 10min presentations plus 3min discussion (see student list for time assignment)

11 Apr. 2, 4:10-6:00
530, 805 & 403 Altschul

Mini-conference 2, 10min presentations plus 3min discussion (see student list for time & peer assignment)
Individual meetings  with seminar faculty and mentors, discuss poster, final thesis/proposal, look at examples of thesis proposals and theses
Due: thesis proposal draft, 2 copies, begin of peer review process Due: 2nd draft of thesis, 3 copies, begin of peer review process
12
Apr. 9, 4:10-6:00
530, 805 & 403 Altschul
Mini-conference 3, 10min presentations plus 3min discussion (see student list for time & peer assignment)
Individual meetings  with seminar faculty and mentors, discuss poster, final thesis/proposal
13
Apr. 16, 4:10-6:00 Individual meetings  with seminar faculty and mentors, discuss final thesis/proposal
You are welcome to attend the 2nd semester session today about posters
Due: copy of review sheet for your peer, wooden SenSem drawer next to 401 Altschul
Present one minute summary slides in class/discussion of poster drafts
Due:
poster drafts, discussion in class, copy of review sheet for your peer, sign up for poster printing time slot

by Wed Apr 22, 5pm

Due: deposit  one-page summary ppt slide on courseworks
14
Apr. 23, 4pm-7pm
Diana Oval
Poster session

15
April 30,  4:10-6:00
530 Altschul
Careers: How to get ahead in Professional organizational environments (S. Cohen?)

16
Mo May 4, 12 noon, 404 Altschul; no class Due: Final thesis (proposal) (paper and electronic copy on courseworks)  - course evaluations



Draft/outline due means you should hand in:
Peer review
Final thesis/proposal due means you should hand in: Presentations about your thesis/proposal Individual meetings with advisors (seminar faculty), mentors, peers Present one minute summary slides in class/discussion of poster drafts
Poster session
Where to find theses, proposals, ppt talks and posters from previous years
Where to find help with data analysis
How to get ahead in professional organizational environments (by Steve Cohen & Jackie Marineese, SIPA)