Weekly Group Meeting

Every week the group as a whole meets to hear the presentation by two students. The weekly group meetings are scheduled for about 2-3 hr. One student presents his/her research work and the other summarizes results from literature (usually two significant papers). During the research presentation the students are encouraged to present work in progress along with data. At this time other members of the group offer suggestions based on their own experience in the laboratory. To solicit suggestions and receive critical evaluation the students are encouraged to include raw data and the results that can’t be interpreted easily. Literature talks are aimed to learning new information that are relevant onto going projects and the project that the group should be thinking about in the future.