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FYS for Science Students (PSU 008; S14). Academic Survival Communication Research Critical Thinking & Problem Solving Computer Skills. Who’s Dr. Matt Hoch?. Aquatic Environmental Microbiology Pretty new to PSU (2 nd semester) Came from 6 years teaching Malaspina-U, B.C., Canada

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Fys for science students psu 008 s14

FYS for Science Students(PSU 008; S14)

Academic Survival

Communication

Research

Critical Thinking & Problem Solving

Computer Skills


Who s dr matt hoch
Who’s Dr. Matt Hoch?

  • Aquatic Environmental Microbiology

  • Pretty new to PSU (2nd semester)

  • Came from 6 years teaching Malaspina-U, B.C., Canada

  • Grew-up in Berwyn, Pennsylvania!

  • Undergraduate: UColorado, Biology (BA 1986)

  • Graduate: UDelaware,Marine Biology (PhD 1991)

  • “Postdoc”: EPA, Gulf Ecology Branch, P’cola, FL

  • Research: microbial community structure and function in aquatic habitats (marine & freshwater); water quality

  • Family: Marie (wife), Connor (10y) and Tara (6y).

  • Hobbies: Fishing, canoeing, nature, hiking, brewing, Lego & Barbie


Goal 1
Goal 1:

  • Develop skills and behaviors to assist you in becoming an independent learner, which will greatly contribute to both short-term and long-term academic success at university.

    • Time-management

    • Academic options

    • Learning style(s)

    • Study strategies

    • Campus resources


Goal 2
Goal 2:

  • Establish realistic expectations for critical thinking, problem solving, laboratory proficiency, and computer skills needed to reach your potential in an undergraduate science curriculum.

    • Science news

    • Laboratory safety

    • Equipment / Instrumentation

    • Computer Technology


Goal 3
Goal 3:

  • Learn about science research, science careers, career development activities and job opportunities.

    • “Scientific Method”

    • Science Faculty Careers

    • Undergraduate research & internships

    • Getting a Job!


Overall goal
Overall Goal:

  • Your overall goal as an undergraduate university student is to become engaged in your academic pursuits, scholarly and professional development, and service activities on and/or off campus.

    YOU MUST TAKE FULL RESPONSIBILITY AND CONTROL STARTING NOW!


How will i evaluate your achievement
How will I evaluate your achievement?

  • Participation 40 %

  • Assignments (5 x 8% each) 40 %

    • Analyzing Academic Requirements (individual)

    • Faculty Interviews (group)

    • Job Posting Scrap Book (individual)

    • Science News Presentations (group)

    • Final Academic Self-Evaluation (individual)

  • Narrative (4-5 pages) 10 %

  • Final portfolio & exit interview 10 %


  • Self evaluate participation
    Self-Evaluate Participation

    • During class time (applies to all courses):

      • Know what’s up (syllabus check)

      • Involve yourself in discussion (ask, answer & share)

      • Take notes (instructor, invited guests, and peers)

      • Muster your best attitude (mental well-being rules)

  • Outside of class every week:

    • Read science news

    • Find job postings

  • Outside of class when applicable:

    • Read or did assignment ahead of time

    • Worked with your group (in-person or via Email)

    • Worked for you group independently


  • Where to read science news
    Where to read science news?

    • Newspaper

      • (New York Times, Science; Tuesday edition)

    • Professional News Bulletins / Magazines

    • Institutional Websites

    • Scientific Journals


    Where to look for jobs
    Where to look for jobs?

    • Newspaper Classifieds

    • Professional News Bulletins / Magazines

    • Scientific Journals

    • Institutional Websites

    • Career Search Websites


    Assignment 1 due sept 6 th analyzing academic requirements
    Assignment 1: (due Sept 6th)Analyzing Academic Requirements

    • Get deadlines for all courses in a calendar:

      • Dates (for those unscheduled; keep a list).

      • Percent of Grade (place next to each deadline).

    • Perform a comparative analysis of your courses:

      • Grade scale

      • Assignment types

      • Time versus credit balance

      • Priorities to keep in mind

    • Academic Integrity (question; brief, or compare)

    • Your degree audit from eLion:

      • Current major review or BS Science at York.

      • Pick two other science majors to compare.


    Please read the contract
    Please Read the Contract

    • More specific objectives

    • Evaluation criteria details

    • Scheduled activities

    • Course Requirements

    • Class Guidelines

    • Academic Integrity

    • Disability Statement


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