2019 Research opportunity in Lab (CAP)

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Academic unit or major
Undergraduate major in Chemical Science and Engineering
Instructor(s)
Teaching Staffs  Yokoi Toshiyuki  Motokura Ken 
Course component(s)
Exercise
Day/Period(Room No.)
Intensive ()  
Group
-
Course number
CAP.Z381
Credits
2
Academic year
2019
Offered quarter
3-4Q
Syllabus updated
2019/6/26
Lecture notes updated
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Language used
Japanese
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Course description and aims

This course is intended to provide undergraduate students majoring in chemical science and engineering with research experience in multiple areas of the field. Students gain access to two laboratories. They are then assigned a specific research topic and activities. Although the contents of the research activities will vary with each laboratory, all supervising faculty will allow students to (a) develop critical thinking skills by performing scientific investigations on specific research topics, (b) gain exposure to cutting-edge technologies, and (c) experience lab experiments and simulations and participate in discussions afterwards.
This course facilitates students' understanding of the research process and provides them with opportunities to experience the fun and challenges of cutting-edge research at Tokyo Tech. Students will be able to gain a broad view of their discipline and of how individual research relates to the world. This course will aid students in selecting the laboratory in which to conduct their Graduation Thesis.

Student learning outcomes

By the end of this course、 students will be able to:
1. Gain knowledge of trends in chemical science and engineering
2. Participate in research with faculty and debate experimental and simulation results effectively
3. Draw conclusions from experimental and simulation results through logical reasoning
4. Present research findings in a clear and logical fashion both verbally and in writing

Keywords

Research opportunity, lab, research-related courses, writing, Graduation Thesis

Competencies that will be developed

Intercultural skills Communication skills Specialist skills Critical thinking skills Practical and/or problem-solving skills
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Class flow

Students are each assigned two laboratories based on their requests. (The laboratories are referred to as A Lab and B Lab in this syllabus.) Students spend 3 sessions at each of the first laboratories and then 3 sessions at the second. On these two separate occasions, students will be given the chance to discuss what research activities they wish to engage in with the supervising faculty.

Course schedule/Required learning

  Course schedule Required learning
Class 1 Normal student (3-4Q) 1. Student visits a total of 2 laboratories, one laboratory in affiliation focus (Okayama) and one laboratory of Department of Chemiacl Sciense and Engineering in Suzukakedai or Department of Chemiacl Sciense and Engineering in Laboratory for Advanced Nuclear Energy 2.3Q and 4Q are orientation (1 time) and laboratory activity (3 times) respectively. 3. Research experience in assinged laboratory, and report submission by theme. Student with excellent grades (1Q) 1. It is conducted in two laboratories that students desire. 2. If the desired laboratory is located on the Ookayama Campus, select one or more laboratories to which students belong. Students may request 2 laboratories in Suzukakedai or Laboratory for Advanced Nuclear Energy. 3. Orientation (1 time), Laboratory A (3 times), Laboratory B (3 times). Understand the objectives, ouline, and the social significance of research conducted at assinged Lab. Prepare a research report.

Textbook(s)

Specified by the academic supervisor as necessary.

Reference books, course materials, etc.

Specified by the academic supervisor as necessary.

Assessment criteria and methods

The levels of attainment of student learning outcomes through research activities and submmited report.

Related courses

  • CAP.Z389 : Independent research project(CAP)
  • Undergraduate courses offered by the Department of Chemical and Science Engineering

Prerequisites (i.e., required knowledge, skills, courses, etc.)

Students must be a third grader in the Department of Chemical and Science Engineering.

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