COSMOS Research Projects

Final Project - Research and Presentation

Communicating about math and science is a large component of the work of scientists and mathematicians. Because clear communication is so essential to good science, all COSMOS students will enroll in a transferable skills course. The transferable skills course is designed to enhance the students understanding of the material addressed in their clusters and facilitate their ability to accurately and explicitly communicate their scientific research. It is also where students will work on their final projects.

Students will design and develop a final project based on their studies and interests. With the help of their Teacher Fellow and cluster faculty, students will identify and develop a research topic. Students will have access to university resources to perform the research necessary to complete their project.

During the last days of the program, students will present their final project to their peers. This is a learning experience for all involved, creating an informal and non-threatening forum. As students are not graded for the work they do in COSMOS, cooperation and collaboration are encouraged.