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

Project Ideas - Brainstorming

Grading Rubric

Research Article

*READ THIS: Requirements Paper

Columbia - Basic Format

Poster Design and Format

*READ THIS: Requirements Poster

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

Using PowerPoint to Create Poster

YouTube Video - PPT

Poster examples

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

Research Lab Schedule/Calendar