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SO495/6 and SO505/6: Course Instructions

SO475/6: Readings in Oceanography and Meteorology

An independent study course in conjunction with a faculty member to prepare midshipmen to conduct independent research. In this course, the midshipmen will meet with their adviser to discuss topics in scientific literature related to their research project. They will also write a summary report of the scientific literature they have reviewed, which will be integrated in their final research project report in the following semester. See the course descriptions page for further information. 

SO495/6: Independent Research

Independent research in oceanography or meteorology on a subject of the student's choice, culminating in a written report and presentation to the faculty. See the course descriptions page for further information. 

SO505/6: Honors Independent Research

Independent research in oceanography or meteorology on a subject of the student's choice, culminating in a written report and presentation to the faculty. See the course descriptions page for further information. 

SO496/506: Spring Semester Submission Events Submit To
List advisor and one sentence project title/description due prior to registration for the semester in which the project will be completed.  During registration you should pick the section taught by your advisor.   Advisor, research coordinator
Project Description (list advisor, and 2-3 sentences describing it) by the semester add date.  This will insure that you are in the correct section taught by your advisor, and that the department knows what all the projects involve. Advisor, research coordinator
Official Project Title, due a week before classes end.  This will be used to invite people to the presentations, and to go in official records. Advisor, research coordinator
Poster submitted for printing, one week before scheduled final exam period.  MSC has evening hours Monday-Thursday until 2300 and Friday until 1700. MSC in the library
Capstone paper due the last day of classes. Please note that to be eligible for some of the graduation awards, this paper deadline is critical! Advisor only
Abstract, final poster title, and paper copy of final paper, with signed title page due the last day of classes. Advisor, research coordinator
(Optional) Paper submitted for consideration for the Naval Intelligence Foundation Award (best students in any honors program), the Hendrix Award (best oceanography honors student), or the Williams Award (best oceanography research or capstone paper) Department awards committee
Poster presentation and defense, during scheduled  final exam period.  This date will be available when the final exam schedule is published, and you can look it up like any other exam. The uniform will be SDBs or summer whites, as appropriate. The date to be the same as the presentations from the other departments, and held in Dahlgren. Department Faculty
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