RM 2 - To d a y s O u t l i n e Administrative stuff FRI...

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Today’s Outline Administrative stuff FRI picnic This week in lab Research Scienti±c Literature The Scienti±c Method Administrative stuff Inquiry One is due in one week’s time. BB version due by class start. Hardcopy, my ofFce by 3 pm. Homework One due on Thursday. “Test” to enter rubric grading is now available in assignments section of BB. If you missed Thursday’s class, email me! DrRuth@mail.utexas.edu Survey to determine ofFce hours, still coming. Roster check See you at the FRI Welcome Picnic Thursday 5 – 7 pm, Thursday night lab people - arrive early so you can eat before lab! Free food! Games! Research stream posters! RSVP (even though it was supposed to be by yesterday afternoon). Come even if you don’t RSVP. 1 2 3
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Calvin and Hobbes by Bill Watterson If Inquiry One is a struggle Useful creativity requires you to be uninhibited but selective. Brainstorm ideas, but then prune out the bad ones. What question would you like to answer? Are you interested? Is it important to you? to others? Can you imagine doing it? When you’ve got your basic idea, reFne it and do a reality check. Is it realistic? doable given your time and resources? Is it safe? legal? If other humans are involved. They must give informed consent. You must tell them what you are going to ask them to do before they agree to do it. Don’t knock on random dormitory doors. This week in lab Started yesterday. If you missed Monday’s lab, please email your TA to arrange to attend a different lab session this week. Information gathering about YOU Lab Activity One: Termite lab Developing and testing hypotheses Research is to see what everybody else has seen and think what no one else has thought. Albert Szent-Gyorgyi, 1937 Nobel Prize for Medicine
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