Freshman Research Initiative- research methods Homework #8
Dr. Reichler Fall 2009

Guest lecturers will speak to class on 11/4 and 5.  These are established researchers from UT who will tell us about the educational and research paths that led them to their current areas of research and positions at UT.  In addition to their lecture, I want you to take an active role in these lectures by asking questions of our guest lecturers.  It is difficult to ask questions when you do not know what they will present.  So for the next homework assignment I am asking you to develop three questions you might ask each of these professors.  I will give you some background information on each speaker that you can use to develop your questions.  You are free to do some additional research about these speakers such as search for their publications in a database or other search engine.

W 11/4 Dr. Stan Roux:  is a professor in the section of Molecular, Cellular, and Developmental Biology.  He also teaches the Discovery Labratory in Plant Biology stream.  Dr. Roux's website is:

Th 11/5  Schonna Manning:  is a graduate student in the School of Biology.  She studies toxins produced by marine algae.  Here is a summary of her research (pdf).

Your three questions are due the day of the professor's lecture.  Your assignment should include your name and class time.  Next put the name of the speaker that you have developed the questions for.  Then include your three questions.  These homework asignments must be printed.  (Handwritten assignments will not be accepted.)

Homework #8 is due at the end of lecture on W 11/4 or Th 11/5.