Students collaborate with faculty research mentors on an ongoing project in a faculty members¿ laboratory or conduct independent research under the guidance of a faculty member. This experience provides students with an inquiry-based learning opportunity and engages them as active learners in a research setting. The prerequisite of this course is the permission of instructor. Anyone who can write programs/scripts and/or is comfortable with operating systems environments and utilizing computing tools available (or possesses the aptitude to learn quickly) can be successful in this course. Individual faculty will establish the knowledge and experience necessary prior to engaging in the research and creative activity projects specific to each student by conducting an in-person interview prior to registration.