Undergraduate Research in Scientific Inquiry with N. Switz


Fall 2015, Winter 2016 and Spring 2016 quarters

Taught by

physics, biomedical engineering, optical imaging and microscopy

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.

Fields of Study

Preparatory for studies or careers in

physics, bioengineering, and optics.

Location and Schedule

Campus location

Olympia

Schedule

Offered during: Day

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Online Learning

No Required Online Learning

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Registration Information

Credits: 6 (Fall); 6 (Winter); 6 (Spring)

Variable Credit Options

Seat availability and credit options vary per quarter.

Class standing: Sophomore–Senior

Maximum enrollment: 2

Fall

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Winter

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Spring

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