1-2sem. hrs.(0:1-2) Independent laboratory- or field-based research project on topic of current interest. Project developed and funded in conjunction with a faculty advisor. Written report required. May be repeated for a maximum of 4 semester hours. Prerequisites: Junior class standing, BIOL 1407 - Biology II, and CHEM 1412 - General Chemistry II, and consent of instructor. Corequisite: Safety training given in SMTE 0092 - Biomedical Laboratory Safety Seminar is required for continued participation in this course. Offered any semester upon request by a student and consent of the instructor.