2012 STRAW Syllabus

DATES

OBJECTIVES

ASSIGNMENTS: DO/DUE BEFORE CLASS!

STRAW 1
Tues


June 26

Reading Strategies: Learn reading strategies by analyzing a journal article as a class.

Read the paper by Colman et. al.

STRAW 2
Tues


July 3

What Makes a Good Speaker? with Jim Hudspeth: Dr. Hudspeth will give a presentation on hearing, but the real focus of this class is to think about what makes a presentation successful.

Start working on some aspect of your poster. It could be layout, the abstract, graphs, etc.

STRAW 3
Tues


July 10

Peer Discussion of Journal Article: Apply strategies to read a complex journal article in your field such that you can explain it to a small group of your peers.

Bring in a journal article central to your research with your mentor. Use the strategies you learned in STRAW 1 to analyze your article in order to discuss one main point with your peers.

STRAW 4
Tues


July 17

Title, Abstract, and Data Presentations: Share your tentative title and abstract with your peers. Then, teach your peers what you are doing and why it is important by presenting one piece of data (Results) or describing a protocol (Methods) from your research.

Bring in a title, introduction, and a graph/table/chart for your poster and a rough draft of your abstract.

You may not yet have enough information to write a complete abstract, but give it your best shot. Bring in data that you have collected (Results) or a protocol that you are using (Methods) to present. The data can be in the form of a graph, figure, photo, etc.

STRAW 5
Tues


July 24

Preliminary Poster Presentation: Use the IMRAD format (Introduction, Materials & Methods, Results, and Discussion) to create a poster to present. Focus on the structure of your poster, having clear graphs and tables, the abstract, and your presentation skills. RU scientists will be present to answer questions and give advice.

Bring a copy (either print it out or bring in your computer) of your DRAFT Poster. You will give an abridged poster presentation and receive suggestions on how to improve your poster.

STRAW 6
Tues


July 31

Peer Editing & Poster Info Session:Practice your poster presentation and receive edits on your poster.

RU scientists will be present to answer questions and give advice.

Bring a copy (either print it out or bring in your computer) of your DRAFT Poster. You will give an abridged poster presentation and receive suggestions on how to improve your poster.

STRAW 7
Tues


August 7


Peer Editing & Poster Info Session Continued:Practice your poster presentation and receive final edits on your poster.

RU scientists will be present to answer questions and give advice.

Bring a hard copy of your poster. This is a dress rehearsal for Thursday's Poster Session.

Your final poster must be submitted by noon on August 7th, so we can have it printed in time for the Poster Session on Wednesday, August 9.

POSTER SESSION
Thur, Aug 9
9am - noon
CRC, Lower Level

Poster Session: Discuss your research in a Poster Session for the University community including your peers, parents, teachers, and friends. Include all IMRAD sections.

(Light refreshments will be served.)

Prepare a Poster having all elements of a formal Research Report. Work with your mentor to prepare your poster in the style of the discipline and to ensure accuracy and confidentiality.

LAST WEEK
Aug 13 - 17

No classes. Finish any outstanding lab work.

Complete lab work. Return IDs and borrowed materials including library books.