|By the end of this
class, you should be able to do the following:
Because our field trip required
extra time on Tuesday evening, we will be swapping
our time periods this week: we had the longer
period (150 minutes) on Tuesday and will have the
shorter (100 minutes) period today.
Here's what you are expected to
accomplish during that 100 minutes today:
Expectation 1: Meet
with me before you
begin your work, and tell me
what you are working on and what you intend to
accomplish in the 100 minutes available to you. I
have been thinking about specific objectives for
some of you and would like to discuss those with
you; for others, I need to talk with you some more
to see how we can figure out specific goals.
Expectation 2: Check in
with me at least
once during the 100-minute period
to show me where you are with your work.
Expectation 3: Check in
with me at the end of the 100 minutes to discuss
these two things:
What you accomplished
during the 100 minutes, and
b) Whether you intend to
present a poster
presentation or a talk.
(We will have presentations on
May 1. However, depending on how many people want
to present in each format--talk vs. poster--we may
have to schedule some talks for next Thursday, April
26. If that should happen, some people will need to
agree to present on that day. Please consider
whether or not you want that to be you.)
Finally, given that the work
will be individual for this session, it is not
essential that the whole class be present at the
same time. Some of you are available earlier in the
afternoon; I will be on campus starting at 3 pm. If
you would like begin 100 minutes of research
starting at 3 pm, you may do so. However, the same
three expectations (listed above) still apply.
Anyone working with field
equipment, please dress to be outdoors. You won't
be able to take the equipment out in the rain,
though, so have a backup plan.