andrewc2k16
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STS Judges and other concerns I have been brooding on

Postby andrewc2k16 » Sun Oct 09, 2016 10:20 pm

Before this Junior year, I did not take my studies seriously and am wondering if my past will have a significant effect on my application. Also, how do I choose my topic? I want to research something new, and I am fine with cramming in textbooks (after I find my area), but how can I be sure whether or not my topic is even possible? For example, I wanted to find out if heart conditions had side-effects and if these side-effects were traceable. What would happen if I reached a dead end?
One last thing: what are some fields where I might be able to finish research if 6 months or less?

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Re: STS Judges and other concerns I have been brooding on

Postby mrsdez » Mon Oct 10, 2016 5:02 pm

Hi,

I would need more information on what type of project you want to do. We can begin with narrowing down to a specific heart condition are you researching.

MrsDez

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Re: STS Judges and other concerns I have been brooding on

Postby jcschrandt » Mon Oct 10, 2016 5:41 pm

Hi andrewc2k16! To rephrase your question, are you interested in learning about what causes the symptoms of a heart condition? You can start by looking at the ideas for heart-related projects on this website. There are a few on the effects of exercise and on the effects of caffeine. Another project you might be interested is learning how different people react differently to medications: http://www.sciencebuddies.org/science-f ... ml#summary .

In general, if you're looking to do a quick project, projects that involve running computer modeling or simulations and projects that use yeast or bacteria are generally quicker projects.

Please let us know if you have more question!
Jen

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Re: STS Judges and other concerns I have been brooding on

Postby andrewc2k16 » Mon Oct 17, 2016 11:08 am

how can i find a unique project? seems like theres way too many factors for any single project to be unique

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Re: STS Judges and other concerns I have been brooding on

Postby heidigr » Thu Oct 27, 2016 10:26 am

Hello Andrewc2k16,

seems like theres way too many factors for any single project to be unique


I would argue that having too many factors means many ways for a single project to be unique, so maybe just focus on following your passion? :)

Good luck!

Heidi


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