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Undergraduate research


My educational aims for undergraduate researchers are that the student will ...
    
  learn the engineering method
       drive the project independently and teach me
    
  do work that leads to a published paper or a grant proposal

What kind of student am I looking for?  The student should ...
       be inquisitive, questioning, probing
    
  own the project

Grades on a transcript are not a primary concern to me.  Those students with high grades have an
opportunity to develop leadership skills and independent thinking, while those students with lower
grades can shine in their research and earn a great recommendation letter.  Please contact me if
you are interested in any of the following projects:

Project 1: bacterial adhesion
    
start date: Fall 2002
     time requirement: 2 semester
     goal: measure bacterial adhesion forces
          a. learn to grow bacteria
          b. work with "differential electrophoresis" experiments to measure forces