Undergraduate Research in Scientific Inquiry with A. Biswas

Fall 2018
Winter 2019
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.

Abir Biswas  (geology, earth science) studies nutrient and toxic trace-metal cycles in terrestrial and coastal ecosystems. Potential projects could include studies of mineral weathering, wildfires, and mercury cycling in ecosystems. Students could pursue these interests at the laboratory scale or through field-scale biogeochemistry studies, taking advantage of the Evergreen Ecological Observation Network, a long-term ecological study area. Students with backgrounds in a combination of geology, biology, or chemistry can gain skills in soil, vegetation, and water collection and learn methods of sample preparation and analysis for major and trace elements.

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Fall 2018 Registration

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Course Reference Numbers

So - Sr (1 - 16): 10478
Winter 2019 Registration

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Course Reference Numbers

So - Sr (1 - 16): 20229

Academic details

Fields of Study
Preparatory For

geology and earth sciences.

Credits
0
Variable Credit Options

seat availability and credit options vary per quarter.

Maximum Enrollment
0
Class Standing
Sophomore
Junior
Senior

Schedule

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Time Offered
Day
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Location
Olympia