This course is for students doing research for their natural sciences seminar. After completing SCI 390 Research Design, students are ready to begin their independent research projects. Working directly with a faculty research mentor, each student will finalize an hypothesis, develop detailed experimental design plans, become familiar with the current scientific literature related to the topic, conduct the research, and submit a written report. It is expected that the student will invest 40 hours of effort per credit hour. A minimum of 2 credit hours is required. Students will inform the Natural Science Seminar coordinator who their research mentor is and their tentative research topic to aid scheduling the presentations.