S.U.N.Y. Credit

 

The Robert Pavlica Authentic Science Research Program is accredited by the State University of New York.  As a junior or senior with a mentor, and in good standing within the ASR program, you may apply for college credit for your participation in our program.  Applications are available in the Science Research Office, room 317.  The S.U.N.Y. course descriptions are listed below.  They overlay and align with the existing coursework.  Students enrolled for credit will be required to maintain a detailed time log.
 

 CAS 109 - JUNIOR SUMMER RESEARCH

 

Prerequisites

 

Completion of sophomore science research; permission of instructor; may not be taken by students enrolled full-time in college (post-secondary study).  Available summer only.

 

Course Description

 

Students learn research methodology in the natural and social sciences by accessing scientific databases using on-line bibliographic search techniques, consulting doctoral-level research scholars, developing hypotheses and performing experiments to test them, and by writing research papers and making presentations at scientific symposia as appropriate.  It is expected that the students will have done many of these activities in the prerequisite high school course, and in this course emphasis is placed upon the formulation of hypotheses and initiation of experiments in consultation with mentors.

 

Time commitment:  90 hours minimum (must be logged by the student)

 

Grading:  A-E grading only.  No S/U option.

 

 

CAS 110 - JUNIOR SCHOOL-YEAR RESEARCH

  

Prerequisites

 

Completion of sophomore science research; permission of instructor; may not be taken by students enrolled full-time in college (post-secondary study).  Available as a year-long course of study only.

 

Course Description

 

Students learn research methodology in the natural and social sciences by accessing scientific databases by using on-line bibliographic search techniques, consulting doctoral-level research scholars, developing hypotheses and performing experiments to test them, and by writing research papers and making presentations at scientific symposia as appropriate.  It is expected that the students will have done many of these activities in the prerequisite high school course, and in this course emphasis is placed upon the formulation of hypotheses and initiation of experiments in consultation with mentors. 

 

Time commitment:  240 hours minimum

 

Grading

 

A-E grading only. No S/U option.

 

 

CAS 209 - SENIOR SUMMER RESEARCH

 

 

Prerequisites

 

Satisfactory completion of CAS 109 or completion of two years of an approved science research course at the high school level; permission of the instructor; may not be taken by students enrolled full-time in college (post-secondary study).  Available summer only.

 

Course Description

 

Continuation of work undertaken in CAS 109 or equivalent with emphasis placed upon the completion of experiments in consultation with mentors.  Students will consult with their teachers as necessary, but will not meet in a formal classroom period.

 

Time commitment:  90 hours minimum (must be logged by the student)

 

Grading:  A-E grading only. No S/U option.

 

 

CAS 210 - SENIOR SCHOOL-YEAR RESEARCH

  

Prerequisites

 

Satisfactory completion of CAS 110 or completion of two years of an approved science research course at the high school level; permission of the instructor; may not be taken by students enrolled full-time in college (post-secondary study).  Available as a year-long course of study only.

 

Course Description

 

Continuation of work undertaken in CAS 110 or equivalent with emphasis placed upon the completion of experiments in consultation with mentors.  Emphasis is placed on formalized writing of the student’s work as well as on presentation techniques including (but not limited to): public speaking, appropriate use of PowerPoint, poster construction and design.  Students work with their mentor to organize their data, conduct appropriate statistical tests, present results and discuss conclusions.

 

Time commitment:  240 hours minimum

 

Grading

 

A-E grading only. No S/U option. 








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