It is a well-known fact that all CHC students have to eventually complete an honors thesis or project. It is something that looms over us all, but for two and a half years, we can push it aside. After all, we don’t have to complete the project or thesis, whichever we decide to do, until senior year! And so we focus on more pressing matters, like the research papers and projects assigned to us this current semester until, eventually, we reach second semester of junior year. And, of course, that’s when we realize — well, shoot, the honors thesis is literally right around the corner!
In order to help students out, CHC has coordinated a series of workshops to help current CHC juniors with their preparation for the Honors Thesis/Project. The first, which took place on Wednesday, February 15, was hosted by Professor and Associate Dean Diane Flaherty. Joined by Professor Neal Anderson of the Engineering Department and Professor Judyie Al-Bilali of the Theater Department, the three went over the basics of the Honors Thesis/Project, and different potential routes to take for sciences majors and humanities majors.
Students found the workshop rather helpful. As Jack Duff, one of the second-semester juniors at the workshop, says, “It was a huge relief to have someone lay out all of the steps for us! My thesis project has been on my mind for a while and it was nice to figure out exactly what my next steps should be. It was also wonderful to get to hear about the work that other students are planning to do. We truly have fascinating and creative research going on at this school!”
For those who missed this session, you can find the PowerPoint slides below.
This was the first of five workshops. Upcoming workshops will cover developing an Honors Thesis/Project proposal (March 8), time management and winning habits (March 22), potential resources for research (April 5), and research skills (April 12). Workshop sessions take place from 5:30 P.M. to 6:45 P.M. at the CHC Events Hall.
For those who want to know more about the thesis in general, you can look at some resources on the CHC website here.
Photography by Anna Handte-Reinecker.