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Science Honors

Two-Year Program Outline

Year 1

Fall

  • Student receives commitment from a faculty mentor for guidance and direction in creating a research proposal and conducting research.
  • Applications including the research proposal are prepared by the student and edited by the faculty mentor (January due date).

Winter

  • Science Honors Review Committee evaluates applications and research proposals.
  • Students and Faculty are notified of acceptance into the Science Honors Research Program

Spring

  • Students accepted into Science Honors Research Program take Science Honors Junior Seminar.
  • Students accepted into Science Honors Research Program begin mentored research and enroll in 1 or 2 credits of Research.

Summer

  • Faculty-mentored student research continues full-time for nine weeks simultaneous with summer school session. Faculty and students receive stipends.
  • Students and faculty participate in weekly research brown bag lunches.
  • Social activities are organized among faculty mentors and student researchers.
  • Students begin drafting the methods and introduction of their thesis.

Year 2

Fall

  • Research continues and students enroll in research credits.
  • Students begin drafting the methods and introduction of their thesis.

Winter

  • Students enroll in the Capstone Science Honors Seminar and research credits.
  • Honors research continues with a complete draft of the honors thesis due by the end of the quarter.

Spring

  • Students enroll in Science Honors Thesis credits. The honors thesis is completed and due in final form in May.
  • Students give presentation of honors thesis at SOURCE.
  • The honors thesis is presented at a professional conference.