The project, which may take many forms, draws on and extends knowledge, analytical skills, and creative achievement developed through previous academic work in physics. The student initiates the project, identifies an area of physics to be explored, and proposes a method of inquiry appropriate to the topic. It must be shared with the College community through posters, presentations, or other means. The project may be within physics, across disciplines, or in a cross-disciplinary studies area. The project is supervised by a physics faculty mentor. PHYS 494 may be repeated for up to a total of eight credit hours. Prerequisite: Approval of faculty mentor and department chair of the student’s major(s). Consult faculty mentor for project guidelines.