International Internship in Materials: Research Definition and Methodology (3) A course focused on international research, specific design and methodology, facilitated through the International Internship in Materials and Program.
MATSE 484W International Internship in Materials: Research Definition and Methodology (3)
The objective of this course is to enrich our students' preparation for careers in materials science and engineering in a global environment. The course will emphasize the development of international communication skills as well as an appreciation of cultural and technical issues associated with conducting research in overseas laboratories. Students will select a research topic in collaboration with a Materials Science and Engineering faculty mentor and a mentor from an overseas laboratory or University. Students will perform and document a literature review encompassing the technical, economic, manufacturability, sustainability, environmental, safety/health, social and political issues of relevance to the topic, with emphasis on the cultural, social, and scientific differences and similarities in performing the research in an international venue. Students will articulate and document a research hypothesis, experimental approach and methodology necessary to comprehensively evaluate the topic, and commence laboratory research under the supervision of the mentor at the host institution.
Note : Class size, frequency of offering, and evaluation methods will vary by location and instructor. For these details check the specific course syllabus.