CIS 495 Combined Schedule

Fall 2017

M  Aug. 21

Welcome Back lunch & Post Graduate Opportunities (Dr. Ted Ogaldez)

Schedule a meeting with your advisers to review plans for your capstone project before the Sept. 15 deadline

M  Aug. 28

Lunch: Kinsey Barhorst & Sarah Gerber

M  Sept. 4

Lunch: Alishah Lakhani & Will Naso

M Sept. 11

Lunch: Hannah Moerk & Vita Dadoo Lomeli

F  Sept. 15 

Seniors: Fall syllabus & status update due by noon

Together with your advisers, develop a weekly syllabus (500-600 words maximum) for your work this semester.  Add an explanation of what you’ve already done and what you need to do on your thesis or capstone project.  Include a revised outline (no more than 1,000 to 1,200 words).  Submit your syllabus and update as an email attachment to one email to your advisers, the CIS director and the CIS administrative assistant. In your email, please make this pledge: “On my honor, I have met with all of my advisers and discussed my syllabus and status update with them."

M  Sept. 18

Lunch: Sophie McHugh & Neil Jackson

M  Sept. 25

Lunch: Alex Soltany & Mackenzie Latt

M  Oct. 2

Lunch: Claire Kane & Charlotte Scott

M  Oct. 16

Lunch: Sophie Johnson & Emma Granowsky

M  Oct. 23  

Lunch: Jacob Hege & Dylan Maghini

M  Oct. 30

Lunch: Khanh Luong & Joanne Suk

M  Nov. 6

Lunch: Laura Knapp & Adam Morin

M  Nov. 13

Lunch: Saipriya Ayyar & Katie Im

F  Nov. 17

Seniors: Annotated bibliography (or literature review) due by noon

Submit as an email attachment to one email to the same people listed above.

M  Nov. 27 

Lunch: Bridget Lavender & Jack Owens

M  Dec 4

Lunch: Evan Yi & Scott Poston

W Dec. 6

Junior fall status update due by noon

Your status update will form the basis of the talk you give at one of the spring center lunches.  Develop a draft in close consultation with your advisers before Thanksgiving break.  Your update should have two parts, one for a general audience and one for your advisers.

In part A, explain in 200-300 words what your research question is, why it matters, and how you will go about answering it.

In part B, do the following:

  • Describe several key sources (or archives, experiments, datasets, interviews, etc.) that you are getting to know and expect to use.  You may list here as well key junior year classes that are informing or you expect to inform your thesis research.
  • Describe any IRB protocols, approvals, etc. necessary for your thesis/capstone research.  Note explicitly that you have discussed IRB relevance with your advisers.
  • Describe your winter break plans for research and reading.  Include here any grant applications you will be submitting during January and February (DRI, HHMI, Abernethy, Dean Rusk, FS&R, etc.; include a brief note on expected sources and amounts, as well as faculty sponsors or mentors.)
  • List your spring course schedule, noting the courses that count to your major.

Submit both parts in one document attached to one email to your advisers, the CIS director and the CIS administrative assistant.  Please include this pledge: “on my honor, I have discussed this document and these plans with my CIS advisers.”

Th Dec. 7

Seniors: final binding outline due by noon

Submit as an email attachment to one email to the same people listed above.