Entering Research (LASC 397A)
Research is a seminar-style course designed by Janet L. Branchaw, Christine Pfund and
Raelyn Rediske at the University of Wisconsin-Madison to complement and support undergraduate students in research experiences
(http://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pubmed/20516356). As a part of my NSF Graduate Research Fellowship, I am implementing a version
of this course for physical science undergraduates at the University of
I am teaching this 2-unit, 2-semester course for
undergraduates beginning an independent
research project starting the Fall 2013 Semester.
The course meets weekly for the students to share
their research experiences and learn about the roles, responsibilities
and relationships that make for a successful research experience.
Throughout the Fall semester, students are gaining the skills to draft a small
research proposal and present it to the class. In the Spring 2014 semester, students will prepare their results for presentation.
The deadline has passed to be a part of the Entering Research course for the 2013-2014 school year.
An application was required to be in the 2013-2014 course (see below). Deadline to apply was 9/6/13.
More information will be available for the 2014-2015 Entering Research course in summer 2014. Feel free to email me for
Application for Entering Research 2013-2014 Academic Year
Syllabus for Entering Research 2013-2014 Academic Year