Deliverables for Course Credit
In order to pass the course, each student must have satisfied the below deliverables before the end of the course.
Minimally 3-page write-up that satisfies the following guidelines:
Title, Authors, Affiliations, Abstract, Introduction, Material & Methods, Results & Discussion, Acknowledgments, References. If the data merit, include Figures and Tables. Figures need a description underneath. Tables need a title above. Both should be numbered and referred to in the narrative.
- Abstract constitutes a concise flow of highest impact statements from introduction, results and discussion (is written last) Introduction provides the background and relevance (references needed) leading to why this work is so important
- Materials and Methods describe your procedures (references as appropriate) so other researchers could reproduce your results. Include preparation details, types of equipment used, data acquisition details, calibrations, controls, organism/cell strains etc. use third person, past tense, passive voice
- Results describe the data (figures if included, and references as appropriate)
- Discussion is an appreciation of your results in the light of the current literature (references needed). Here you can also include well-founded speculations, interpretations and future projections.
Tips for writing this report can be found in the following links:
Presentation of your data (held or projected):
Anything between a short oral presentation to your research group to a plenary lecture at an international conference or a poster presentation locally, national or international, or a peer-reviewed publication. We wish you the visibility that you deserve for your hard work. We encourage all students to present locally at the UTRGV Annual Research Symposium (a poster) in September or the Spring Student Research Colloquium (oral presentation) in January.
You are expected to attend all scheduled activities as agreed with your mentor. The mentor will sign an attestation as part of your final grade.