Course Description

Introduction to Research, BIM 088V

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Introduction to types of research, including the basics of joint research with a faculty mentor. Self-assessments to identify areas of interest, priorities, and fit. Literature search and library skills used in early stages of research. Research safety, integrity, and intellectual property.

Key Information

Spring Quarter 2018
Instruction start date: April 2, 2018
Instruction end date: June 7, 2018
Credit: 2 quarter units / 1.33 semester units credit
UC Davis, BIM

Course Credit:

Upon successful completion, all online courses offered through cross-enrollment provide UC unit credit. Some courses are approved for GE, major preparation and/or, major credit or can be used as a substitute for a course at your campus.

If "unit credit" is listed by your campus, consult your department, academic adviser or Student Affairs division to inquire about the petition process for more than unit credit for the course.

UC Davis:
Unit Credit
This course was previously listed as satisfying a Social Science GE at UC Davis.  Unfortunately, it does not meet the 3 unit requirement to satisfy a GE course a UC Davis. We apologize for any inconvenience this may have caused.  If you need further assistance, please contact Cross-Campus Enrollment Support.



UC Berkeley:
Unit Credit

UC Irvine:
Unit Credit

UC Los Angeles:
Unit Credit

UC Merced:
Units toward degree (see your advisor)

UC Riverside:
General Education: Elective units

UC San Diego:
Unit Credit

UC San Francisco:
Unit Credit

UC Santa Barbara:
Unit Credit

UC Santa Cruz:
Unit Credit

Course Meeting Requirements

The course meets fully online. Students may access the material asynchronously (i.e. there is no set meeting time). Asynchronous course. No set meeting times. Material released each week to coincide with assignments. This is a 2 unit (quarter units) class. You have the option to petition for P/NP at your home campus. You may need to specify the number of units (2) at time of enrollment.

Course Fees

None. However, your campus may charge a fee to take the Meyers-Briggs Type Indicator personality test, which is required for activities in week 3 and 4. This is typically around $20.

More About The Course

This course represents and exciting collaboration that crosses multiple UC campuses and your online instruction will include interviews with many faculty across these campuses.  Your classmates will be students from UC campuses all over California!  The aim of the course is to provide a broad overview about research so you can better understand how being enrolled in a the UC system can enable you to engage in cutting edge research, and how research experiences will position you to succeed in college and in your future career.

Additional Course Information

Exam Info

This 10-week course is designed to help you understand more about that mysterious entity known as “research”. You will explore and determine what type of research you find most appealing and follow a pathway to conduct research with a faculty mentor. You will also do some self-assessment to figure out what is most interesting and important to you, and fits your personality and priorities. By the end of this class you will be able to: • Better describe your interests and preferences • Describe what research means in your major • Use the library to find multiple sources information • Compose professional correspondence • Explain the ethical, legal, safety, and societal impacts that affect and are affected by research Grading and Assignments: Online activities (60%), Homeworks (40%), The final is electronic.

Proctoring Info

No in person exams

Course Creator

Angelique Louie
Angelique Y. Louie received the B.S. degree from the University of California, Davis, and the M.S. degree from the University of California, Los Angeles, both in electrical engineering. She received the Ph.D. degree in biological sciences from the University of California, Irvine (Beckman Laser Institute). She was a Postdoctoral Fellow at the California Institute of Technology, Pasadena. She is currently an Professor in the Department of Biomedical Engineering, University of California, Davis. Dr. Louie is a member of Tau Beta Pi. She is a Fellow of the Biomedical Engineering Society (BMES), a Fellow of the American Institute of Medical and Biological Engineering (AIMBE), and former faculty advisor for the UCD SWE chapter.  Her research deals with the development of contrast agents for imaging in order to better understand and diagnose disease; these range from small molecules to nanoparticles. Magnetic resonance imaging (MRI), positron emission tomography (PET) and optical imaging have all been topics of interest.  Current interests focus primarily on MRI.  She is passionate about getting students interested in research and thinks that hands-on experience is the best way to figure out what you like to do!  In her leisure time she likes to hike, ride dressage, and spend time with her many pets.  :) Angelique Y. Louie received the B.S. degree from the University of California, Davis, and the M.S. degree from the University of California, Los Angeles, both in electrical engineering. She received the Ph.D. degree in biological sciences from the University of California, Irvine (Beckman Laser Institute). She was a Postdoctoral Fellow at the California Institute of Technology, Pasadena. She ...

Angelique Y. Louie received the B.S. degree from the University of California, Davis, and the M.S. degree from the University of California, Los Angeles, both in electrical engineering. She received the Ph.D. degree in biological sciences from the University of California, Irvine (Beckman Laser Institute). She was a Postdoctoral Fellow at the California Institute of Technology, Pasadena. She is currently an Professor in the Department of Biomedical Engineering, University of California, Davis. Dr. Louie is a member of Tau Beta Pi. She is a Fellow of the Biomedical Engineering Society (BMES), a Fellow of the American Institute of Medical and Biological Engineering (AIMBE), and former faculty advisor for the UCD SWE chapter.  Her research deals with the development of contrast agents for imaging in order to better understand and diagnose disease; these range from small molecules to nanoparticles. Magnetic resonance imaging (MRI), positron emission tomography (PET) and optical imaging have all been topics of interest.  Current interests focus primarily on MRI.  She is passionate about getting students interested in research and thinks that hands-on experience is the best way to figure out what you like to do!  In her leisure time she likes to hike, ride dressage, and spend time with her many pets.  :)

Instructor of Term

Angelique Louie
aylouie@ucdavis.edu

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