Schedule - BC/CU Senior Seminar - Spring 2016

Students can take the senior seminar in the spring/fall or fall/spring sequence. We sometimes 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! Class meetings are highlighted in bold face.

Date spring/fall seq. (1st sem) fall/spring seq. (2nd sem) 
1
Jan. 21, 4:10-6:00
530 Altschul
530: Introduction, signup, website(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: Senior thesis versus scientific journal article (SP); Statistics/data analyses questions (MS); career speaker suggestions (MS); common issues with proposals (MS,SP)
2
Jan. 28, no class
Individual meetings with advisors and mentors to discuss thesis topic
Individual meetings with advisors and mentors discussion of thesis proposal
3
Feb. 4, 4:10-6:00
805 & 530 Altschul


805: Methods of library research, ISI Web of Science (MS), Elements of a thesis proposal, Outline (JS)
Individual meetings with advisors and mentors to discuss thesis topic
530: Data Analysis and Statistics (JK,FN)
How to separate results and discussion? (SP)
Individual meetings  with advisors and mentors  discussion of thesis
4
Feb. 11, 4:10-6:00
530 Altschul
530: IRB (JK),  Plagiarism (JK), Concept maps (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
5
Feb. 18, no class
Individual meetings with advisors and mentors to discuss thesis topic
Individual meetings with advisors and mentors discussion of thesis
6
Feb. 25, 4:10-6:00
530 Altschul
Careers, Funding opportunities for senior thesis work (e.g. travel)
Due: Outline of thesis proposal (1 copy) Due: 1st draft of thesis (1 copy)
7
Mar. 3, 4:10-6:00
530 Altschul
805: Peer review process (MP) Results, figures & captions (FN)Experimental Design and research procedures (MP)
Individual meetings with advisors and mentors  discussion of thesis proposal outline
530: Peer review process (MS) 530 & 403: How to make a poster (JL,SP,JS)30 second slides, (HD,JK,MS)
8
Mar. 10, 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. 17, no class
SPRING BREAK!
10
Mar. 24,  4:10-6:00
530, 805 & 403 Altschul
Mini-conference 1, 10min presentations plus 3min discussion (see student list for time assignment)


Mar. 24
Due: 2nd draft of thesis, 3 copies, begin of peer review process
11 Mar. 31, 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
12
Apr. 7, 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. 14, 4:10-6:00
530 Altschul
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  summary slide 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 20, 12 noon

Due: deposit  final summary ppt slide on courseworks, submit name/title for program
14
Apr. 21, 4pm-7pm
Diana Oval
Poster session

15
April 28,  4:10-5:30
530 Altschul
Careers: How to get ahead in Professional organizational environments (S. Cohen)

16
Mo May 2, 12 noon, 404 Altschul; no class Due: Final thesis (proposal) (paper and electronic copy on courseworks)  - course evaluations


Footnotes:

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 30 second summary slides in class/discussion of poster drafts
Poster session
Where to find help with data analysis