Advanced Authentic Research

AAR Orientation and Student Milestones

Thursday, September 1, 2016 - 10:22am

AAR students have now all completed orientation.  During orientation, they updated their profiles on their project sites. In class, they discussed course expectations, including six major milestones:


Unit 1: Preliminary Research Question and Background Research (due on or before 9/26)

Unit 2: Initial Project Proposal (due on or before 11/7)

Unit 3: Final Project Proposal (due on or before 12/12)

Unit 4: Project Execution includes (due on or before 2/27)

Unit 5: Research Presentation Poster draft (due on or before 4/21)

Unit 6: Research Paper (due on or before 5/26)


The first day of orientation also included students writing their first journal entry. These journal entries focused on introductions to their mentors.

As orientation ends, AAR is gearing up for the Opening Social on Monday, September 12th at 7:00 pm in Gunn’s Titan Gym. This kick-off event is an opportunity to meet and mingle with mentors, students, parents, instructors, and the whole AAR team. The event will include light refreshments, a short discussion on immediate logistics, and a brief Q&A.