An applied research project is recommended for students who are more interested in practical application of what they have learned in their coursework than in scholarly research. The time span and magnitude of the final project approximates that of the thesis. Academic credit is given through required courses UP 205A and UP 205B. Guidance of the applied research project is provided by a committee charied by a faculty member, and and consisting of at least one consulting faculty member and a client representative.
The product may take any form agreed on in advance (e.g., a report, film, computerized model, set of working drawings). Small groups of students may engage in such a project collectively, or individual students may work on projects alone.
Projects are available at the Southern Regional Library Facility (310 206-2013). For instructions on how to locate a project from the YRL catalog click here.
Recent project topics are listed below:
2013-14 POSTER COMPETITION WINNERS
Best Poster Design
Regulate or Cultivate? Urban Agriculture in Los Angeles
Best Research Design
Identifying Traffic‐Related Air Pollution Hotspots in the Built Environment
Most Innovative Research Concept
Transportation Resilience in LA: Climate Change Adaptation Planning and Vulnerable Populations
2013-14 Careers, Capstones, and Conversations Networkins Event. Posters presented on April 2, 2014.