Marine Biology PSM students fulfill the Research Project requirement during the Fall semester of their second year by communicating their research findings in an oral presentation and research paper.
Oral presentation: Students return to the Marine Science Center in Nahant to present a 15 minute seminar: 12 minutes in length, followed by 3 minutes of questions. This typically occurs on the first Friday in December.
Research paper: Students submit a 10-20 page (text) research paper that includes the classic components of a research article, including: an abstract, an introduction with an extensive review of the literature, materials and methods, results (with statistical analysis), a fully developed discussion, and literature cited. The typically submission date is the Monday after the Oral presentation.