BME 240 / 241
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.
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.
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.
Dr. Franz Baudenbacher
Email Address: F.Baudenbacher@Vanderbilt.Edu
Registration Deadline: Fri Aug 30, 2013, 4:00 PM
Progress Report Due: Tues Oct 15, 4:00 PM
Poster Presentations: Wed Dec 4, 2:30-4:00 PM
Final Papers Due: Wed Dec 11, 4:00 PM
Seminar Reports are due < 48 hrs after the seminar and no later than Wed Dec 11, 4:00 PM
Grades Due from Preceptor: Mon Dec 16, 4:00 PM
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Fill out and submit: BME240_regform.pdf
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