and guides students with an interest in physics, astrophysics, or geophysics
in planning and conducting their own modest research topic and presenting
their results as a scientific paper and talk.Hands-on class develops skills directly applicable to research papers,
senior projects, and masters theses.
Should you take this course?
Yes, if you are planning a career in the physical sciences or engineering.
How will it benefit you?
to plan and conduct your own modest research on a topic of your own choice.
Starts you down the research/publication path to advanced degrees and superior
You can, if you wish, use Cuesta’s large new computer-controlled telescope
and astronomical CCD camera for your research.Such research can be published in refereed
journals such as the Journal of the
American Association of Variable Star Observers.
You can reference your symposium talk and paper in college or employment