IR Syllabus Y3

IGERT – Magnetic and Nanostructured Materials for Biomedical Applications

Norfolk State University, Cornell University, Purdue University

Independent Research Module Fall 2012

Group: Hareesh Dondapati, Virupaxi Goornavar, Lei Gu, Mohammad Mayy, Thomas Wallin, Quincy Williams

Advising Professor: Dr. Suely Black

Course Description:

In this module, students will perform a literature review and develop a new, unique research proposal in the field of biomedicine.  It is strongly suggested that the chosen research topic reflects the student’s own research background, expertise, and the IGERT-magnetic nanostructed materials proposal.  Students will demonstrate their newly acquired knowledge of the field and defend the merits of their proposed work through two presentations.  Students will build on this work in later IGERT modules.

Course Schedule:

Lectures/Presentations: 1 ½ hr/wk

Course Materials: (To be provided in the Dropbox folder)

Papers, videos, and other media to provide background information on bioimaging, biosensing, drug delivery, diagnostics, and other aspects of nano-structured magnetic materials for biomedical application research; 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 in the student’s development of their scientific analytical skills
  3. Help the students develop good public speaking skills

 

Learning Outcomes:

Students should be able to:

  1. Analyze research issues and challenges in the field of magnetic and nanostructured materials for biomedical application 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.
  7. Build on this project through later IGERT modules

 

Assessments Technique:

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

  1. 1. Review the Presentation Directions in the Dropbox
  2. 2. Address problem(s) you think are cited in the review
  3. 3. Reference 5 or more other articles to identify current solutions, and to support your idea
  4. 4. Formulate own solution(s) and approach to problem(s)
  5. 5. One 10 minute presentation per student (one review article) followed by a short discussion.  Time requirements will be strictly enforced.
  6. 6. Powerpoint to be uploaded to the Dropbox one week before the presentation to allow for peer review
  7. 7. Submit 2 thorough presentation evaluations per presentation session and actively participate in discussions of other’s work.

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

  1. 1. Review the Presentation Directions in the Dropbox
  2. 2. Expand on your presented proposal idea
  3. 3. Further critique, analyze, and revise own research idea based on previous peer reviews and further review of journal articles; more research approach details
  4. 4. One 20 minute presentation per student followed by a short discussion . Time requirements will be strictly enforced.
  5. 5. Powerpoint to be uploaded to the Dropbox one week before the presentation to allow for peer review
  6. 6. Submit 2 presentation evaluations per presentation session and actively participate in discussions of other’s work.

Lectures/Presentations: (Subject to modification)

Premodule:

30 minutes: Presentation on how this module will be conducted; handouts and presentation guides with examples; need students to review schedule for possible conflicts; provide access to supplemental information for further background in the field of biomedicine.

Assignment: Answer questions regarding review video, email answers to T.J. before next meeting

Week 1-5

10 minutes: Review video questions/answers

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

10 minutes: Reminders of presenters for following week; Announcements

Week 6

40minutes: Three 10 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; 20 minute presentations)] Reminders of presenters for following week; Announcements

Week 7-12

1hour 15 minutes: Three 20 minute presentations followed by 5 minute discussions (25 minutes total time per student for presentation and discussion)

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

Week 1

(9/12/12)

Mohammad Mayy, Tanya David, Olu Bamiduro

Week 2

(9/19/12)

Amanda Harding, TJ Wallin, Hareesh Dondapati

Week 3

(9/26/12)

Rabia Hussain, Virupaxi Goornavar, Lei Gu

Week 4

(10/3/12)

Thej Tumkur , Quincy Williams, Marc Murphy

Week 5

(10/10/12)

Seth Rylander, Sha'la Fletcher, Tasha Zephirin

Week 6

(10/17/12)

Ahmad Mozafari, Casey Gonder, Vanessa Peters

Week 7

(10/24/12)

Rabia Hussain, Virupaxi Goornavar, Amanda Harding

Week 8

(10/31/12)

Tanya David, Quincy Williams, Marc Murphy

Week 9

(11/7/12)

Sha'la Fletcher, Seth Rylander, Tasha Zephirin

Week 10

(11/14/12)

Vanessa Peters, Ahmad Mozafari, Casey Gonder

Week 11

(11/28/12)

Olu Bamiduro, Lei Gu, Thej Tumkur

Week 12

(12/5/12)

Hareesh Dondapati, Mohammad Mayy, TJ Wallin


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