ENV 496: Senior Thesis I This senior course is the first part of a two-semester senior research project course that provides students with an introduction to the scientific method and the scientific literature. Students will author a research proposal that includes a background literature search, a statement of the research objectives and the design of a research plan. 1 credit ENV 497: Senior Thesis II This course is the second part of a two-part sequence for all Environmental Science majors. The research proposal prepared the prior semester is conducted. The objective of this course is to mentor the student during the scientific study and to provide support and guidance for the writing of the final Thesis. The class will meet once a week as a group for presentation of material relating to analysis and presentation of data and results. In addition, each student will meet at least once a week with the Instructor on an individual basis to discuss the progress of the student’s research. The major outcome of the course is the Senior Thesis which will be presented to the class and to the departmental seminar. The Thesis will include the Literature Review andMethods sections from the Proposal, and Results and Discussion sections reporting the findings of the study. Prerequisites: ENV 496 4 credits, Spring ENV 498: Environmental Internship
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SEECS (101, 102, 201, 202, 301, 302, 401, 402): Professional and Personal Enrichment Seminar Course description is listed in Computer & Information Science section of the catalog. 0 credit, Fall and Spring
INDUSTRIAL ENGINEERING IKECHUKWU P. OHU, Ph.D., Program Director FACULTY: Assistant Professors: Ikechukwu P. Ohu, Jun Zhang. Overview Industrial Engineers find ways to design effective systems of work and eliminate wastefulness in a broad range of processes. They devise efficient ways to use workers, machines, materials, information, and energy to make a product or provide a service. Industrial engineers are the people who figure out how to do things better. They find ways that are smarter, faster, safer, and easier, so that companies become more efficient, productive, and profitable, and employees have work environments that are safer and more rewarding. You might think from their name that industrial engineers just work for big manufacturing companies, but they are employed in a wide range of industries, including the service, entertainment, shipping, and healthcare fields. For example, nobody likes to wait in a long line to get on a roller coaster ride, or to get admitted to the hospital. Industrial engineers tell companies how to shorten these processes. They try to make life and products better and do more with fewer resources. Program Educational Objectives • Demonstrate leadership abilities through career advancement, as evidenced by promotion and/or acceptance of increasing professional responsibilities. • Demonstrate interest in continuing advanced professional degrees or graduate studies in industrial engineering, professional training or engineering certification. • Demonstrate expertise in solving higher level problems relevant to their organization, with main emphasis on safety, quality, productivity, innovation, continuous improvement, and integration into existing or creation of new systems. • Effectively communicate and participate throughout the organization regarding complex problems and solutions, technological advancements and global innovation to a variety of audiences from all levels of the business.