STEM 2010: CLASS

STEM 2010: Original Research Proposal in STEM

This course will guide the student in the transformation of an idea to a research proposal in the STEM area. The process of developing the proposal will rely on student curiosity, literature review, writing, peer revision, and faculty consultation to produce a document that can stand alone or be used as the basis for conducting laboratory research with a faculty mentor.

Do you wonder how things work, but are unsure how to find the answer? Everyone starts with a research proposal. Science, mathematics and engineering are complex disciplines in which people, like you, explore and learn about our planet, gadgets, mechanisms, organisms and other observable phenomena.

As children we start the process of understanding the world through observation. By majoring in a STEM discipline, you will continue this exploration and have the opportunity to gain a greater understanding of the world through the discoveries of others and your own. You too will discover new knowledge and processes that will benefit others.

This may seem like a daunting challenge, and may lead you to ask:

  • Who are scientists and what do they really do?
  • What is research and how is it done?
  • How do I find out what research has already been done?
  • How do you go from an observation to a question to a research design and ultimately to a conclusion?
  • How do you find the resources (mentors, equipment, supplies etc.) to conduct research?
  • Can I develop an alternative design to solve a problem?
  • Is there a way that I can use my interest in math to analyze real world problems?
  • Can I create a model/ design or build off an existing one to solve a problem (mathematical model or engineering prototype)?
  • How can my ideas and discoveries make a difference?

Semesters Taught: Fall & Spring Semesters

Course Title: Original Research Proposal in STEM (STEM 2010)

Course Details: see class schedule

Schedule Type: Face to face lecture

Fall 2021: CRN 45963 - SI 258 - Tues 1:00PM to 2:50PM

Discipline: Science Tech Engineering Math (STEM)

Credit Hours: 1

Grade Mode: Standard Letter

Pre-Requisite(s): BIOL 1610, or CHEM 1210, or PHYS 2210, or MEEN 1000, or BTECH 1000, or MATH 2040

Registration Restriction(s): Instructor approval Semester(s): Fall, Spring

Course Description: This course will guide the student in the transformation of an idea to a research proposal in the STEM area. The process of developing the proposal will rely on student curiosity, literature review, writing, peer revision, and faculty consultation to produce a document that can stand alone or be used as the basis for conducting laboratory research with a faculty mentor.

If you have questions or are interested in taking this course you can email the instructor, Lane Law at lane.law@slcc.edu.