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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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