Honors Project Proposal
Meet Caleb, who wants his honors project in autonomous vehicles to benefit all drivers, whether they're in Houghton or his Hawaiian hometown.
Chart your own path. Write your own story. Share it. Build your legacy.
Your honors project is your time to bring all of the pieces together, document your thought process, and tell your story. You'll develop a project plan, set goals, work towards your goals, and report out on the project in the end.
- Work on a Summer Undergraduate Research Fellowship and present your findings at our Undergraduate Research Symposium (URIP)
- Build a greenhouse at a school to connect kids with where their food comes from, and tell your story in a blog
- Work with your project advisor to develop a business model and present it at a pitch competition
- Identify a problem in your student organization and document a solution to keep things running smoothly after you graduate
- Develop technology for a community need with Engineers Without Borders and travel abroad to implement it
About 50 hours. This time estimate includes involvement with the larger organization, meetings, preparatory work, and developing your final deliverable. (So, for example, hours spent in the lab on a research project, plus developing a final poster to present at URIP, would all apply to your overall time commitment.)
The time/effort used as your Honors Project component may not be applied to other components of the Pavlis Honors Pathway.
Why do we have an honors project component?
Your honors project is your chance to make an impact in an area that matters specifically to you. It's also a way to show employers and graduate schools that you're capable of managing a project from start to finish, performing an analysis at every step along the Design Thinking process, making adjustments as you go, and producing a deliverable to showcase the results.