Be part of a real research unit from May to July in the Montpellier scientific community!
The module is based on a research project but is not an internship under the supervision of a senior scientist who has already framed the entire project. It is a learning by researching and doing module. From seminal ideas of projects proposed by a team of experienced teachers, experts in several disciplines (plant biology, genetics and evolution, soil and water science, numeric agriculture or social sciences), small groups of 3-4 students are assembled on the basis of their complementary skills. They have to identify a scientific question from a literature review, design their own experiments, acquire and analyze data, write a scientific paper and realize a flash oral presentation. We aim to train them to work in a cooperative, open and sharing way respecting the principles of ethical, open and reproducible science.
The students are accompanied by a step-by-step process. Courses for project management, data management, data analysis, English writing, and literature management are given all along the 8 weeks consistently according to the increasing needs of the students.
Students are accompanied and taught in the different disciplines according to the needs of their project. They are asked to develop their engagement, self-learning, interculturality and responsibility.
The module is hosted in a dedicated space to which they have a full-time access.
Students activities are split into a group project (50%) and transversal activities (50%).
The module is organized with three main activities:
Disciplinary knowledge such as plant physiology, ecology, genomics or soil sciences in the previous session are acquired through self-learning (books, scientific literature) and discussion with experts. Their content is depending on the project.
Students are required to: (1) attend all active learning sessions and seminars, (2) develop self-learning, (3) work on their group project and (4) take a final examination.
Research Units: potentially all (120) research units from MUSE - Montpellier University of Excellence
Campus de La Gaillarde
2 place Pierre Viala