To begin Project 2 (which is described on the Syllabus page linked above), I would like you to prepare a brief memo and turn it as a comment made to this blog post before class on Thursday. We will discuss these during class on Thursday, so be on time and prepared to talk about these with the class.
Your memo should begin with a memo header, have a one sentence description of its purpose in your own words, and five bullet points of information about your possible topics for research, and a concluding sentence stating which of the topics you have selected for your project.
The information that you will put into the bullet points includes: a term, word, acronym, phrase, or topic related to your future career that you would like to make the focus of your research project. After the topic, write at least a sentence explaining why you want to research this particular topic. Be specific and descriptive. Each bullet point is a different, possible topic for your research paper for a total of five possible topics for your research essay. You may write more than a sentence per bullet point if you would like. Remember that each topic should be from your field of study or your future career and not a job (as your previous project was about). For example, your previous report could have been about being a computer programmer, but this project should be about something within the field of computer science, such a programming language, an IDE, an approach to writing code, AI, HCI, APIs, distributed computing, quantum computing, etc.
Finally, you will write one sentence after the bullet points that states which of the five possible topics you choose to write your research essay about. Choose the topic that will do these three things: 1) you will learn something, 2) you will demonstrate what you have learned, and 3) has a rich discourse available through library sources.