Undergraduate Research with D. Bopegedera

Fall 2019
Winter 2020
Spring 2020
Olympia
Day
Sophomore - Senior
Class Size: 0
0 Credits per quarter
Variable credit options, see below
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Rigorous quantitative and qualitative research is an important component of academic learning in Scientific Inquiry. 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 vital skills in research design, data acquisition and interpretation, modeling and theoretical analysis, written and oral communication, collaboration and critical thinking. These are valuable skills for students pursuing a graduate degree or entering the job market.

Dharshi Bopegedera (chemistry) would like to engage students in three projects: (1) There is concern that toxic metals are found in unsafe quantities in children’s toys and cosmetics. She would like to engage a student in the quantitative determination of these metals, using the AA and the ICP-MS. Students who are interested in learning to use these instruments and quantitative analysis techniques will find this project interesting. (2) Science and education. With Dharshi, students will work with local teachers to develop lab activities that enhance the science curriculum in local schools. Students with an interest in teaching science who have completed general chemistry with laboratory would be ideal for this project. (3) Dharshi is also interested in looking at chemicals present in e-cigarettes. A student interested in this project could work on the organic or inorganic chemicals.

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Fall 2019 Registration

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Course Reference Numbers

So - Sr (1 - 16): 10307
Winter 2020 Registration

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Course Reference Numbers

So - Sr (1 - 16): 20161
Spring 2020 Registration

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Course Reference Numbers

So - Sr (1 - 16): 30048

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