This course will provide a meaningful one-on-one research experience under the direction of an engineering faculty advisor. The research topic will be chosen by mutual agreement of the student and his or her adviser. The course will include a thorough literature search and review, the development of a clear and concise problem statement, consultations with other faculty and professional experts, and the derivation of publishable results. This course ranges from 1 to 9 s.h. (credits).