Schedule - BC/CU Senior Seminar - Fall 2019

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.
Week
Date fall/spring seq. (1st sem)  spring/fall seq. (2nd sem)
1
Sep. 5, 4:10-6:00
530 Altschul
530: Introduction, signup (MS)
530: Goals of Senior Seminar (MS),  career speaker suggestions (MS), scientific writing (MS) what makes a good thesis project (MS), Advisor/mentor/student relationship (SM)
805: Review of summer progress, statistics/data analyses questions?, career speaker suggestions (MP,JK)
2
Sep. 12, no class
Individual meetings with advisors and mentors to discuss thesis topic
Individual meetings with advisors and mentors discussion of thesis proposal
3
Sep. 19, 4:10-6:00
530 Altschul
530: Peer process (MS) Methods of library research (SM), ISI Web of Knowledge (SM), 530 & 805: Elements of a thesis proposal, Outline (MS,SM), How to write an introduction? (RC),
Individual meetings with advisors and mentors to discuss thesis topic
Individual meetings with advisors and mentors
4
Sep. 26, 4:10-6:00
530 & 805 Altschul
530: Experimental Design and research procedures (EC),  IRB (MS),  530 & 403: Concept maps (SM,MS); Individual meetings with advisors and mentors 805: Data Analysis and Statistics (MP)
How to separate results and discussion? (JK)
Individual meetings  with advisors and mentors  discussion of thesis proposal
5
Oct 3, no class Individual meetings with advisors and mentors to discuss another thesis proposal
Individual meetings with advisors and mentors to discuss another thesis
6
Oct 10, 4:10-6:00
Sulzberger Parlor
(3rd floor, Barnard Hall)
Careers, Funding opportunities for senior thesis work (e.g. travel) (EC, MS)
Due: Outline of thesis proposal (1 copy) Due: 1st draft of thesis (1 copy)


7
Oct 17, 4:10-6:00
530 Altschul
Ethics/Plagiarism (SM),  530 & 805: Results, figures & captions  (MP, RC), Python/R/Excel salon (RC,MP)
Individual meetings  with advisors and mentors  discussion of thesis proposal outline
Individual meetings  with advisors and mentors  discussion of thesis draft
8
Oct 24, 4:10-6:00
530 & 805 Altschul
530: PPT & other tech. issues, MAC/PC (MS), How to give a scientific talk (JK,RC) Logistics and remote (MS), Gantt charts (MS), What goes into an abstract? (LB)
Individual meetings  with advisors and mentors
805: 30 second slides (MP), How to make a poster (SM)
9
Oct 31,  4:10-6:00
530, 805 & 403 Altschul
Mini-conference 1, 10min presentations plus 2min discussion (see student list for time and room assignment) Individual meetings  with advisors and mentors  deposit files on courseworks, remote control
10
Nov 7, 4:10-6:00
530, 805 & 403 Altschul
Mini-conference 2, 10min presentations plus 2min discussion (see student list for time and room assignment) Individual meetings  with seminar faculty and mentors, discuss poster, final thesis/proposal
Due: 2nd draft of thesis, 3 copies, begin of peer review process Due: 2nd draft of thesis, 3 copies (and Canvas upload), begin of peer review process
11
Nov 14, 4:10-6:00
530, 805 & 403 Altschul

Mini-conference 3, 10min presentations plus 2min discussion (see student list for time and room assignment) Individual meetings  with seminar faculty and mentors, discuss poster, final thesis/proposal
Due: thesis proposal draft, 2 copies (and Canvas upload), begin of peer review process
12 Nov 21, 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
530: Present 30s summary slides in class/discussion of poster drafts (MP)
Due: poster drafts, 30s slide, copy of  review sheet for your peer
13
Nov 28, no class
Thanksgiving
Thanksgiving

by Tu Dec 3, 12 noon

Due: deposit  one-page summary ppt slide on courseworks and pdf of your poster
14
Dec 5, 4:10pm-6pm
10th floor, Schermerhorn Ext.
Poster session (second semester students will present their work to the class, but everybody attends) (MP)
15
Mo Dec. 9, 12 noon
Due: Final thesis (proposal) (paper and electronic copy on Canvas)  - 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
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