BIOE 183 - Undergraduate research in EEB

To register for this class, you must have an EEB faculty sponsor and complete the research contract with your sponsor. Please do this before the first class meeting on Sept. 28, if possible.

We will meet Mondays 5-6:45 pm in Thimann 101.

Draft Schedule

Date Topic Assignments DUE this week Read before class

Week 1

Sep 28

Your projects -

what are you doing?

1a. Talk w/your advisors to clarify your project

1b. Submit research contract

1c. Question, goal, hypothesis + planned work (email to Kay by 5 pm Oct 2)


Week 2

Oct 5

Library research, data management, and Philosophy of Science

2. Special assignment due by Nov 20: attend and critique an EEB seminar   Platt 1964: Strong Inference

Week 3

Oct 12

Editing - me and you in class

3. Summary (Abstract) to be peer reviewed (200 words max). Bring to class:

- 3 printed copies of last abstract draft, double-spaced

- one copy of assignment 1, showing corrections

- the outline and first draft of the abstract, showing handwritten corrections

 EEB WG (pp 1-3, 5-10, 12, 17-26)

Week 4

Oct 19

Continue with editing

4. Expand summary into Introduction. Bring to class:

- 2 printed copies of last intro draft (double-spaced) and 1 copy of your intro outline

EEB WG (p. 3) 

Week 5

Oct 26

Methods & Results

Primary literature 

5. Annotated bibliography (bring hard copy to class).

EEB WG (p. 4, 11, 13-16) 

Week 6

Nov 2

 Stats review

6a. Very brief Methods and Results section (bring 2 hard copies to class Nov 2).

6b. Think about one aspect of your data. Be prepared to discuss this in class Nov 2. 


Week 7

Nov 9

 Life after UCSC  7a. Revised Paper with citations (email to Kay by noon Friday Nov 13: New title, new Abstract, new Intro with citations, new Methods and Results, Bibliography)  

Week 8

Nov 16

Presenting your research

(Oral presentations and posters) 


Week 9

Nov 23

Oral presentations of your work

9. Final revised paper, including Title, Abstract, Intro with citations, Methods and Results, Bibliography (email to Kay by 5 pm Nov 27)

9b. Oral presentation as powerpoint file, emailed to Kay by 3 pm Nov 23 if you are presenting Nov 23.


Week 10

Nov 30

Oral presentations of your work   10. Oral presentation as powerpoint file, emailed to instructor by 3 pm Nov 30 if you are presenting Nov 30.