Courage is the discovery that you may not win, and trying
when you know you can lose.
Student teams will propose ......
- Project Selection:document
is a TEAM assignment and is due after lab day 1: submit
this assignment as .doc or .docx in OWL-Space
- Each TEAM will give a Project Presentation
on the last day of class on the idea that you have chosen for your proposal. This 10-minute presentation should be divided into two sections:
- Description of the need for your biotechnology (i.e., the current problem that it helps overcome): describe the magnitude of the challenge and what people currently are doing to deal with it
- Outline of your DNA device: include the parts that are
needed to build it, a schematic of the genetic circuit,
and methods that will be needed to test its function
- The Project, which includes the proposal and paper, is 35% of
your final grade.
EACH of you is responsible for the ENTIRE proposal,
not just the part(s) you worked on.
- Project papers are due by 1 pm on ----------: please
place two copies of your paper (do not staple--use
paper clip) in Dr. Beason's inbox, ABL
Undergraduate teams are charged with....
1) Welch Proposal--1,000 words/1 page!!
- Summary page with an abstract (no more than
- Introduction that describes why this circuit is
being proposed (e.g., the problem that your circuit will help
- Experimental Design (include figures)
- References (include access details for URL's)
- Text must be typed in a font size of 12
points; use Cambria, Times or Times New
- Print on 8.5 x 11 paper; do NOT submit electronically
in PDF format or e-mail.
- Use DOUBLE SPACING throughout; do NOT use a
two column layout.
- Use one-inch margins.
- Put your TEAM # (e.g.,
Team 4) at the TOP of EACH page (except for
the Title Page)
- Abbreviations must be given in ( ) immediately
AFTER the complete citation of the term within the text
[e.g., adenosine deaminase (ADA)] . The
abbreviations of some important biochemical compounds,
e.g., ATP, NADH, DNA, and amino acids in proteins, need
not be defined.
The paper is scored as follows:
X points = Summary
X points = Introduction
X points = Experimental Design
X points = References
2) Paper -- in style of ACS Syn Bio paper??
and Intended Use
Created by B. Beason (firstname.lastname@example.org),
Rice University, 26 November 2007
Updated 20 October 2013