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Research

All Science is formed necessarily of three things: the series of facts which constitute 
the science; the ideas which they call forth; the words which express them. - Lavoisier

An Research Project is an option for students to undertake instead of taking a cumulative final examination for the course. It is self-directed, completed during the fourth quarter and under the supervision of a faculty member. Requirements for each project is dependent on the nature of the project proposed. 


Important Dates

March 
Tu 07       Option proposed 

April
Mn 03    More details released
Mn 10    Final decision to take on project
Wd 12    Final Project Proposals 
Th 13     Project Contracts due 
Mn 19    Material & Equipment List due 
Fr 21     Must have lab times scheduled
Th 27    Draft #1

May 
Wd 3      Draft #2
Wd 10     Draft #3
Sa 13     All wet chemistry completed
Wd 17    Draft #4
Th 18     Draft #5
Tu 23     Posters due
Th 25     Symposium, Part 1
Fr 26     Symposium 

June
Fr 06      Last Day of School


All lab work should be done between April 17 - May 13. 


Resources


Research Article

Poster Design and Format
NYU Poster Basics *Since you will not turn in a research article you should but more words than what is considered a "good" poster. 


2017 Research Groups

ACID-BASE
Comparison of Citric Acid content in Common Beverages through Titration*
Amanda A., Ryan U.

THERMOCHEMISTRY/ CALORIMETRY
Calorimeter Design in Determining Food Caloric Content*   Matthew B., Willa N. 

ANALYTICAL CHEMISTRY
Hard Water (Ca2+) Analysis of North Chicago Neighborhoods by Atomic Absorption Spectroscopy and EDTA Titration Isabella D., Taylor H. 

THERMOCHEMISTRY/ CALORIMETRY
Hand Warmer Engineering Design  Summer A.

ANALYTICAL CHEMISTRY
Synthesis and Analysis of a Coordination Compound Iron Salt   Alessandro S., Thomas W.

KINETICS/ PHYSICAL CHEMISTRY
Investigating Reaction Kinetics between Iodide ion and Peroxydisulfate ion  Matthew H.

SPECTROSCOPY
Evaluating Blue #1 Dye in Beverages with UV-VIS Spectroscopy*  Isa L.

*Will be producing a poster