2013-14 Catalog

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Offering Description

Undergraduate Research in Scientific Inquiry with N. Switz


Fall 2013, Winter 2014 and Spring 2014 quarters

Neil Switz physics, biomedical engineering, optical imaging and microscopy
Fields of Study
biology, chemistry and physics
Preparatory for studies or careers in
physics, bioengineering, and optics.

Research opportunities allow science students to work on specific projects associated with faculty members’ expertise. Students typically begin by working in an apprenticeship model with faculty or laboratory staff and gradually take on more independent projects within the context of the specific research program as they gain experience. Students can develop skills in research design, data acquisition and interpretation, modeling and theoretical analysis, written and oral communication, collaboration and critical thinking. Laboratory experience is especially important – and useful – for students planning to pursue graduate studies or enter the technical job market.

Neil Switz (physics) develops optical instruments for use in biophysical and biomedical applications, including low-cost diagnostics. Projects in the lab are suitable for motivated students with quantitative backgrounds in physics, biology, chemistry, mathematics or computer science.

Online Learning
No Required Online Learning
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Program Revisions

Date Revision
October 2nd, 2013 New opportunity added.