PHGN 471-2, Senior Design Principles, Schedule
Fall 2009


Date

Topic

Percent of grade

8/25

Introduction to Physics 481 (T Furtak)

1.43 %

9/1

Introduction and bean counting
Case study

1.43 %

9/8

How to keep a notebook
How to express numbers and units

1.43 %

9/15

How to apply to grad school (T Furtak) (optional)

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9/22

How to write a technical paper/proposal 
Style manual

1.43 %

9/29

How to prepare a written presentation

1.43 %

10/6

Unclear, awkward, or just plain poor writing

1.43 %

10/13

How to prepare figures, tables, slides

1.43 %

10/20

Fall break

10/27

Scientific ethics
Submit draft of interim report/proposal (1st semester final report)

1.43 %
30 %

11/3

No class
Return graded drafts

11/10

No class - work on projects

11/17

No class - work on projects

11/24

Submit interim report/proposal (1st semester final report), along with graded draft and rubric
Submit report, notebook to research (481) adviser when required by adviser

60 %

12/1

No class - work on projects

12/8

No class
Return graded report/proposals

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We meet from 9:30 till 10:20 for 7-8 sessions. Attendance is required, except as noted, and comprises 10 % of your grade each term.

Late policy: Papers or presentations that are both late and unexcused will earn a grade no higher than 59 % (highest possible F in integer format), or 0 after >1 week (but it's easy to get them excused, and flimsy excuses are generally accepted).

Flu policy: Flu is no different from anything else. Absences will be excused, and deadlines will be extended, provided that they are reported promptly.
 
 

Spring 2010


Date

Topic

Percent of grade

1/19

PH 482  (Furtak)
Count beans 

1.43 %

1/26

No class - work on projects

2/2

Scientific ethics

1.43 %

2/9

Scientific ethics

1.43 %

2/16

Philosophy of science

1.43 %

2/23

Intellectual property: copyrights, trademarks

1.43 %

3/2

Intellectual property: patents, trade secrets. Ethics paper assigned

1.43 %

3/9

No class - work on projects

3/16

Spring break (at last!)

3/23

No class - work on projects

3/30

No class - work on projects

4/6

Submit 2-page essay on a specific problem in scientific ethics, history or philosophy of science,
intellectual property

4/13

No class - work on projects

4/20

How to present a poster paper
Submit final report (note date!) to course adviser (472)
Check with project adviser (482) for dates of submission of report, lab notebook

1.43 %
40 %
NA

4/27

No class - work on projects
Submit draft of poster presentation

10 %

5/4

Present final poster session, 3-6 pm, Ballrooms ABC (set up at 2.30 ) 
Submit peer reviews of poster presentations

20 % 
10 %

5/5

Exam week; nothing!

Have a good summer!

  0 %

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