First Year Symposium

Faculteit Science and Engineering
Jaar 2020/21
Vakcode WBBY017-02
Vaknaam First Year Symposium
Niveau(s) propedeuse
Voertaal Engels
Periode semester I b
ECTS 2
Rooster rooster.rug.nl

Uitgebreide vaknaam First Year Symposium
Leerdoelen At the end of the course, the student is able to:
- identify and interpret relevant scientific literature;
- compose a scientific poster on the choosen topic in a group setting;
- present and explain the poster to fellow students and staff during the symposium;
- peer-review a scientific poster.
Omschrijving Students will prepare a poster about a scientific topic, which will be presented at the First Year Symposium (during last week of period Ib). During period Ia, a choice can be made from a large offering of topics with a scientific question. For each topic a staff member will act as a tutor. Groups of 3-4 students each will research the assigned topic with the help of a staff-tutor, and prepare a scientific poster which will address the scientific question. Students will get instructions on how to access and interpret scientific literature, and on how to prepare a scientific poster. At the end of the first semester students will present the poster during the symposium, and will peer-review a poster from another group.
Uren per week
Onderwijsvorm Hoorcollege (LC), Opdracht (ASM), Practisch werk (PRC), Werkcollege (T)
(LC-2hr; T-2hr; ASM-50hr; PRC-2hr)
Toetsvorm Presentatie (P)
(P-100% (50% by tutor; 25% by 2nd staff member, 25% by 3-4 peers))
Vaksoort propedeuse
Coördinator dr. M.H.K. Linskens
Docent(en) Guest lecturer ,dr. M.H.K. Linskens
Entreevoorwaarden PLEASE NOTE
Biology and Life Science & Technology (old curriculum) course units are only accessible for students of those degree programmes. Students from other degree programmes who would like to participate in Biology course units are obliged to contact one of the academic advisors before registration. After this contact, students have to request admission from the Board of Examiners Biology/Life Science & Technology. Failing to follow this procedure results in immediate unenrollment without prior notification.
Opmerkingen It is mandatory to register for a poster topic (before the deadline), to present the poster at symposium and to perform a
peer review. Failure to comply with registering results in removal of the course, failing to comply with the presentation of the
poster or peer review will result in not obtaining a final grade for the course.

Dit vak had vorig jaar vakcode WPLS18009
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