Students in ESM5984:

In response to a question from Ray Reaux about group projects, 
I've decided to make a list of all the students in the class with
their telephone no.s and e-mail addrs and whether or not they 
have a project.  I was going to post this list on Mosaic but
because this list has home phone no.s etc., this list will be 
passed out at Tuesday's class only to other class members.  I
recommend that the auditors in the class would get more out of the
course if they chose to work with teams.

Students can work on some of my massive data sets associated with
my own research but I prefer that students first work together with
other students who already have projects.  I want to be very 
clear that the purpose of this course is no to serve my own research
interests.  I've listed several research projects below that already
have a problem definition and data sets.  Remember that alot of the
visualization tools can work as well with complex functions (e.g. 
nonlinear-chaotic) and you do not need massive numerical or experimental
data sets.

    Some potential projects:

                1. Scanning acoustic microscope computer simulation:
                2. Wave propagation in unidirectional graphite/epoxy:

                3. Modeling the basic mechanisms of diffusion:
                   new project for MSE2034 course on Material Science
                   for sphomores.  You would also work with my students
                   in MSE2094 who already understand diffusion.

                4. Visualizing 2nd, 4th, and higher order tensors:
                   new project for ESM5344 Wave Propagation in Solids.

    Guidelines for group projects:

      1.  Contracts must include a special section clearly outlining
          the responsibility of each team member.  Each team member
          must write a part of the multimedia authoring program. Mr.
          Miller and I will grade each team members multimedia module
          seperately.  Half (20%) of the 40% Project grade for the
          multimedia module will be include in the individuals grade.
      2.  I prefer, although there are always exceptions, a maximum
          team size of three-four people. 

      3.  Small teams can be organized with or without a team leader 
          but the team must elect a team member to present the final 
          project.  All team members share the Final Exam Grade which 
          is the 20 min. presentation.
If you have any other suggestions on how to best evaluated your team 
efforts let me know, these quidlines can be changed by consensous.

R.D. Kriz