IR Syllabus Y2

IGERT – Magnetic and Nanostructured Materials

Norfolk State University, Cornell University, Purdue University

Independent Research Module

(Adopted from IGERT-MNM Proposal and Dr. C. Liddell MSE Course)

Group: Tanya David, Rabia Hussain, Taína Matos, Mohammad Mayy

Advising Professor: Dr. Suely Black

 

Course Schedule:

Lectures/Presentations: 1 ½ hr/wk

Course Materials: (To be provided)

One Review Paper on Magnetic Materials; Presentation evaluation sheets

Learning Objectives:

  1. Promote students’ mastery of the skills and thinking patterns associated with the creative process in science and engineering research.
  2. Aid the student’s to develop their scientific analytical skills
  3. Help the student’s develop good public speaking skills

 

Learning Outcomes:

Student’s should be able to:

  1. Analyze research issues and challenges in the fields of Magnetic and Nanostructured Materials starting from analyzing and critiquing the literature of diverse sources.
  2. Judge validity of conclusions in light of methodology and experimental/theoretical data sets in a variety of formats.  Clearly articulate standards for judgments.
  3. Generate well-founded hypotheses that guide experimental investigations of a proposed work.
  4. Develop persuasive original proposals.
  5. Lead critical discussions in a problem solving group using communication strategies of a professional in the field.
  6. Construct a framework for effective self-directed learning in the face of an incomplete knowledge base using critical questioning.

Assessments Technique:

Short Oral Presentations /Peer Review: (Informal/ Formative)

  1. 1. Address problem(s) you think are cited in the review
  2. 2. Reference 5 or more other articles to identify current solutions, and to support your idea
  3. 3. Formulate own solution(s) and approach to problem(s)
  4. 4. One 10 minute presentation per student (one review article)
  5. 5. 2-3 slides max
  6. 6. 10 minute discussion
  7. 7. Submit 2 presentation evaluations per presentation session

Extended Oral Presentations /Peer Review: (Informal/ Formative)

  1. 1. Expand on your presented proposal idea
  2. 2. Further critique, analyze, and revise own research idea based on previous peer reviews and further review of journal articles; more research approach details
  3. 3. One 10 to 15 minute presentation per student
  4. 4. 4-6 slides max
  5. 5. 5 minute discussion (20 minutes total time per student for presentation and discussion)
  6. 6. Write and Submit a 3-page white paper of expanded research idea
  7. 7. Submit 2 presentation evaluations per presentation session

Lectures/Presentations: (Subject to modification)

Week 1

30 minutes: Presentation on how this module will be conducted; handouts and presentation guides with examples; need  students to chose or be assigned which week (2-4) they are going to present (4 students per week) ; clarify review paper to focus on the stress that the other two papers are for further background.

1 hour: Dr. Pradhan’s Presentation (beginning of module)

Week 2

1hour: 3 ten minute presentations (2-3 slides max) followed by 10 minute discussions

30 minutes: Reminders of presenters for following week; Announcements

Week 3-5

1hour 20minutes: 4 ten minute presentations (2-3 slides max) followed by 10 minute discussions

10 minutes: Reminders of presenters for following week; Announcements;

Week 6

40minutes: 2 ten  minute presentations followed by 10 minute discussions

50 minutes: Recap of presentations; [outline for presentations over the next 4 weeks of the module (each student expand their independent idea further and give more detailed research idea and an accompanying 3-page white paper; 4-6 slides, 15 minute presentations)] Reminders of presenters for following week; Announcements

Week 8-9

1hour 20minutes: (NSU Students Only) 4 ten-fifteen minute presentations followed by 5 minute discussions (20 minutes total time per student for presentation and discussion)

10 minutes: Reminders of presenters for following week; Announcements;

Week 10-11

1hour 20minutes: 4 ten-fifteen minute presentations followed by 5 minute discussions (20 minutes total time per student for presentation and discussion)

10 minutes: Reminders of presenters for following week; Announcements

Week 12

40minutes: 2 ten-fifteen minute presentations followed by 5 minute discussions

50 minutes: Recap of presentations; Announcements; Management;  End of module

Week 7 (March 5th - 11th) - NSU Spring Break

Week 8 (March12th - 18th) - Purdue Spring Break

Week 9 (March 19th - 25th) - Cornell Spring Break


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