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BME 240 / 241

Course descriptions:

BME 240 is the senior research course and is intended to foster an ability to conduct research through actual laboratory experience with an experienced mentor. The course is for independent research, not independent study. The research shall be either experimental or theoretical in nature or a combination of both and shall be hypothesis driven. It must be conducted under the supervision of a BME faculty member or another faculty member approved by the course director. Students identify their own mentor and project as suits their individual interests.

BME 241 is for an independent project, either developmental, experimental, or otherwise investigational in nature that explores a selected topic in bioengineering education. This course is not for independent study (i.e., not solely for the student's own education). The project is to be conducted under the supervision of a biomedical engineering faculty member or another faculty member approved by the course director. Students are encouraged to identify their own mentor and project as suits their individual interests.

Course Requirements:

Students are expected to work 4 hours per week, per credit hour (6 hr/wk/cr during the full summer semester). Students must attend one research seminar (BME departmental seminars are recommended) per credit hour and submit a written summary. Students must submit a one-page mid-semester progress report (see due date, below). Student must present their work at the end of the semester (typically a poster presentation, date below), and submit a final paper summarizing their work.

Grades:

The preceptor grade will account for 75% of the student's final grade. The remaining components will be Presentation (10%), Final Paper as graded by the course director (10%) and completion of progress and seminar reports (5%). Grades of incomplete (I) are not permitted.

Course director:

Dr. Franz Baudenbacher
Email Address: F.Baudenbacher@Vanderbilt.Edu

 Important Dates:

 

Registration Deadline: Mon Jan 27, 2014, 4:00 PM

Progress Report Due: Fri Mar 14, 4:00 PM

Poster Presentations: Fri Apr 18, 2:30-4:00 PM

Final Papers Due: Fri Apr 25, 4:00 PM

Seminar Reports are due < 48 hrs after the seminar and no later than Fri Apr 25, 4:00 PM

Grades Due from Preceptor: Tue Apr 29, 4:00 PM

 Getting Registered:

 Find a mentor and project

 Fill out and submit: BME240_regform.pdf

   to the course director