Student research projects have to be completed in finite time periods—often within one semester. Some student research at Lafayette, especially when completed in a lab with a team of fellow student researchers, is structured around a set timeline. There are a variety of steps that students can take to help keep them on track to produce high-quality work. How can faculty mentors guide students when it comes to research and project completion?
Advice from Lafayette Faculty:
On October 30, 2019, four faculty members gathered for a panel discussion about best practices to help students with research pacing. They were Prof. Tamara Carley (Geology), Prof. Brett Hendrickson (Religious Studies), Prof. Megan Rothenberger (Biology), and Prof. Ryan Van Horn (Chemical Engineering). You can view the full session here.
Some of the principal themes that emerged during the panel had to do with structure:
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