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== BIOENGINEERING<br>  ==
== BIOENGINEERING<br>  ==
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The School of Engineering offers a program leading to a Bachelor of Science in Engineering: Bioengineering with Honors (ENGR-BSH, BIOE). This program provides a unique opportunity for qualified BioE majors to conduct independent research at an advanced level with a faculty research advisor and documented in an honors thesis.<br>Honors Eligibility Criteria:<br>• GPA of 3.5 or higher <br>• Arrangement with a BioE faculty member (or a faculty member from another department approved by the BioE Undergraduate Curriculum Committee) who agrees to serve as the honors research advisor, plus a second faculty member who will read the thesis and give feedback before endorsement. One of the two must be a member of the Academic Council and in the School of Engineering. Application Instructions: <br>Students who meet the eligibility criteria and wish to be considered for the honors program must submit the following materials to Teri Hankes in the Bioengineering Student Services Office, James H. Clark Center, S-165, no later than the second week of the Spring Quarter of junior year: <br>• An Undergraduate Honors Program Application Sheet signed by your honors research advisor and thesis reader<br>• 1-2 page thesis proposal <br>• Unofficial Stanford transcript (in Axess) Applications are subject to the review and final approval by the Undergraduate Curriculum Committee. Applicants and thesis advisors will receive notification via email when a decision has been made. Requirements in order to receive departmental honors:<br>• Declare the honors program in Axess (ENGR-BSH, subplan: BIOE)<br>• Maintain an overall GPA of 3.5 as calculated on your unofficial transcript. <br>• Complete at least two quarters of research with a minimum of nine units of BIOE 191 for a letter grade; up to three units may be used towards your BioE depth electives requirements.<br>• Submit a completed thesis draft to the research advisor and thesis reader by April 15th.<br>• Participate in a public presentation of either your honors thesis or project at one of the following:<br>o a public colloquium sponsored by the department <br>o an approved poster session <br>o an approved comparable public event<br>Submit two signed copies of your honors thesis to Teri Hankes in Bioengineering Student Services Office by May 15, 2013. == <br>  
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The School of Engineering offers a program leading to a Bachelor of Science in Engineering: Bioengineering with Honors (ENGR-BSH, BIOE). This program provides a unique opportunity for qualified BioE majors to conduct independent research at an advanced level with a faculty research advisor and documented in an honors thesis.  
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Honors Eligibility Criteria:<br>• GPA of 3.5 or higher <br>• Arrangement with a BioE faculty member (or a faculty member from another department approved by the BioE Undergraduate Curriculum Committee) who agrees to serve as the honors research advisor, plus a second faculty member who will read the thesis and give feedback before endorsement. One of the two must be a member of the Academic Council and in the School of Engineering.<br>Application Instructions: <br>Students who meet the eligibility criteria and wish to be considered for the honors program must submit the following materials to Teri Hankes in the Bioengineering Student Services Office, no later than the second week of the Spring Quarter of junior year: <br>• An Undergraduate Honors Program Application Sheet signed by your honors research advisor and thesis reader (pick-up in the BioE Student Services Office)<br>• 1-2 page thesis proposal <br>• 4-year plan highlighting your honors research<br>• Supplemental form (one page max; pick-up in the BioE Student Services Office)<br>• Unofficial Stanford transcript (in Axess)<br>Applications are subject to the review and final approval by the Undergraduate Curriculum Committee. Applicants and thesis advisors will receive a decision notification via email.  
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Requirements in order to receive departmental honors:<br>• Declare the honors program in Axess (ENGR-BSH, subplan: BIOE)<br>• Maintain an overall GPA of 3.5 as calculated on your unofficial transcript. <br>• Complete at least two quarters of research with a minimum of nine units of BIOE 191 or BIOE 191X for a letter grade; up to three units may be used towards your BioE depth electives requirements.<br>• Submit a completed thesis draft to the research advisor and thesis reader by the first week of Spring Quarter.<br>• Participate in a public presentation of either your honors thesis or project at one of the following:<br>o a public colloquium sponsored by the department <br>o an approved poster session <br>o an approved comparable public event<br>Submit two signed bound copies plus one PC-compatible CD-ROM of your honors thesis to Teri Hankes in Bioengineering Student Services Office by the second Monday of May.<br><br>  
== BIOMECHANICAL ENGINEERING  ==
== BIOMECHANICAL ENGINEERING  ==
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The School of Engineering offers a program leading to a Bachelor of Science in Engineering: Biomechanical Engineering with Honors. This program provides a unique opportunity for qualified BME majors to conduct independent study and research related to biomechanical engineering at an advanced level with a faculty mentor. Honors Criteria:<br>• GPA of 3.5 or higher in the major<br>• Arrangement with an ME faculty member (or a faculty member from another department who is approved by the BME Undergraduate Program Director) who agrees to serve as the honors advisor, plus a second faculty member who will read and approve the thesis. The honors advisor must be a member of the Academic Council in the School of Engineering. Application: Applications are subject to the review and final approval by the BME Undergraduate Program Director. Applicants and thesis advisors will receive written notification when a decision has been made. Submit application documents by the autumn quarter deadline to the Student Services Office, building 530, room 125. An application consists of<br>• One page written statement describing the research topic<br>• Unofficial Stanford transcript<br>• Signature of thesis advisor and thesis reader agreeing to serve on the committee<br>Deadline: No later than the second week of the autumn quarter of the senior year In order to graduate with Honors:<br>• Declare ENGR-BSH (Honors) program in Axess<br>• Maintain 3.5 GPA<br>• Submit a completed thesis draft to the advisor and reader by April 1<br>• Present the thesis synopsis at the Mechanical Engineering Poster Session held in April<br>• Further revisions and a final endorsement by the advisor and reader are to be completed by May 15th, when two bound copies are to be submitted to the Mechanical Engineering Student Services Office. <br>  
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The School of Engineering offers a program leading to a Bachelor of Science in Engineering: Biomechanical Engineering with Honors. This program provides a unique opportunity for qualified BME majors to conduct independent study and research related to biomechanical engineering related to biomechanical engineering at an advanced level with a faculty mentor. Honors Criteria:<br>• GPA of 3.5 or higher in the major<br>• Arrangement with an ME faculty member (or a faculty member from another department who is approved by the BME Undergraduate Program Director) who agrees to serve as the honors advisor, plus a second faculty member who will read and approve the thesis. The honors advisor must be a member of the Academic Council in the School of Engineering. Application: Applications are subject to the review and final approval by the BME Undergraduate Program Director. Applicants and thesis advisors will receive written notification when a decision has been made. Submit application documents by the autumn quarter deadline to the Student Services Office, building 530, room 125. An application consists of<br>• One page written statement describing the research topic<br>• Unofficial Stanford transcript<br>• Signature of thesis advisor and thesis reader agreeing to serve on the committee<br>Deadline: No later than the second week of the autumn quarter of the senior year In order to graduate with Honors:<br>• Declare ENGR-BSH (Honors) program in Axess<br>• Maintain 3.5 GPA<br>• Submit a completed thesis draft to the advisor and reader by April 1<br>• Present the thesis synopsis at the Mechanical Engineering Poster Session held in April<br>• Further revisions and a final endorsement by the advisor and reader are to be completed by May 15th, when two bound copies are to be submitted to the Mechanical Engineering Student Services Office. <br>  
== BIOMEDICAL COMPUTATION  ==
== BIOMEDICAL COMPUTATION  ==
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== ELECTRICAL ENGINEERING  ==
== ELECTRICAL ENGINEERING  ==
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The Electrical Engineering Department offers a program leading to a Bachelor of Science in Electrical Engineering with Honors. This program offers a unique opportunity for qualified undergraduate majors to conduct independent study and research at an advanced level with a faculty mentor, graduate students, and fellow undergraduates. To qualify, students must complete following requirements: 1. Submit an application, including the thesis proposal, by autumn quarter of senior year signed by the thesis advisor and second reader (one must be a member of the Electrical Engineering faculty).<br>2. Maintain a grade point average of at least 3.5 in Electrical Engineering courses.<br>3. Complete at least 10 units of EE 191 or EE 191W (with thesis advisor) for a letter grade..<br>4. Submit one final copy of the honors thesis approved by the advisor and second reader.<br>5. Attend the Electrical Engineering Honors Symposium at the end of Spring quarter and give a poster or oral presentation, or present in another suitable forum approved by the thesis advisor.<br>  
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The Electrical Engineering Department offers a program leading to a Bachelor of Science in Electrical Engineering with Honors. This program offers a unique opportunity for qualified undergraduate majors to conduct independent study and research at an advanced level with a faculty mentor, graduate students, and fellow undergraduates. To qualify, students must complete following requirements: 1. Submit an application, including the thesis proposal, by autumn quarter of senior year signed by the thesis advisor and second reader (one must be a member of the Electrical Engineering faculty).<br>2. Maintain a grade point average of at least 3.5 in Electrical Engineering courses.<br>3. Complete at least 10 units of EE 191 or EE 191W with thesis advisor for a letter grade. EE 191 units do not count toward the required 60 units, with the exception of EE 191W if approved to satisfy WIM.<br>4. Submit one final copy of the honors thesis approved by the advisor and second reader to the EE Degree Progress Officer by May 15.<br>5. Attend poster and oral presentation held at the end of spring quarter or present in another suitable forum approved by the faculty adviser.<br><br>  
== ENGINEERING PHYSICS  ==
== ENGINEERING PHYSICS  ==
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Honors Criteria:<br>• Minimum overall GPA of 3.5.<br>• Independent research conducted at an advanced level with a faculty research advisor and documented in an honors thesis. The honors candidate must identify a faculty member who will serve as his or her honors research advisor and a second reader who will be asked to read the thesis and give feedback before endorsing the thesis. One of the two must be a member of the Academic Council and in the School of Engineering. Application Deadline: No later than October 15 in the autumn quarter of the senior year.<br>The application documents should be submitted to the Student Services Officer and consist of three items:<br>1. One-page description of the research topic<br>2. [http://www.stanford.edu/group/ughb/2011-12/2012-13/EPhysHonorsReq_App_2012.doc Application form] signed by the honors thesis advisor<br>3. Unofficial Stanford transcript<br>Applications are reviewed by a subcommittee of the faculty advisors for Engineering Physics majors. Applicants and thesis advisors will receive written notification when the application is approved. Requirements and Timeline for Honors Degree in Engineering Physics:<br>1. Declare the honors program in Axess (ENGR-BSH, Subplan: Engineering Physics)<br>2. Obtain application form from the Student Services Officer.<br>3. Apply to honors program by October 15 in the autumn quarter of the senior year.<br>4. Maintain an overall GPA of at least 3.5. <br>5. Optional: Under direction of the thesis advisor, students may enroll for research units in ENGR 199(W) or in departmental courses such as ME 191(H).<br>6. Submit a completed thesis draft to the research advisor and second reader by April 15.<br>7. Present the thesis work in an oral presentation or poster session in an appropriate forum (e.g., an event that showcases undergraduate research and is organized by the department of the advisor, the school of the advisor, or the university).<br>8. Incorporate feedback, which the advisor and second reader should provide by April 30, and obtain final endorsement signatures from the thesis advisor and second reader by May 15.<br>9. Submit two signed, single-sided copies to the Student Services Officer by May 15.<br>  
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Honors Criteria:<br>• Minimum overall GPA of 3.5.<br>• Independent research conducted at an advanced level with a faculty research advisor and documented in an honors thesis. The honors candidate must identify a faculty member who will serve as his or her honors research advisor and a second reader who will be asked to read the thesis and give feedback before endorsing the thesis. One of the two must be a member of the Academic Council and in the School of Engineering. Application Deadline: No later than October 15 in the autumn quarter of the senior year.<br>The application documents should be submitted to the Student Services Officer and consist of three items:<br>1. One-page description of the research topic<br>2. [http://www.stanford.edu/group/ughb/2011-12/2012-13/EPhysHonorsReq_App_2012.doc Application form] signed by the honors thesis advisor<br>3. Unofficial Stanford transcript<br>Applications are reviewed by a subcommittee of the faculty advisors for Engineering Physics majors. Applicants and thesis advisors will receive written notification when the application is approved. Requirements and Timeline for Honors Degree in Engineering Physics:<br>1. Declare the honors program in Axess (ENGR-BSH, Subplan: Engineering Physics)<br>2. Obtain application form from the Student Services Officer in 135 Huang.<br>3. Apply to honors program by October 15 in the autumn quarter of the senior year.<br>4. Maintain an overall GPA of at least 3.5. <br>5. Optional: Under direction of the thesis advisor, students may enroll for research units in ENGR 199(W) or in departmental courses such as ME 191(H).<br>6. Submit a completed thesis draft to the research advisor and second reader by April 15.<br>7. Present the thesis work in an oral presentation or poster session in an appropriate forum (e.g., an event that showcases undergraduate research and is organized by the department of the advisor, the school of the advisor, or the university).<br>8. Incorporate feedback, which the advisor and second reader should provide by April 30, and obtain final endorsement signatures from the thesis advisor and second reader by May 15.<br>9. Submit two signed, single-sided copies and an electronic version to the Student Services Officer in 135 Huang by May 15.<br>  
== ENVIRONMENTAL ENGINEERING  ==
== ENVIRONMENTAL ENGINEERING  ==

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Honors Programs in the School of Engineering: Overview

Twelve major programs in the School of Engineering offer the option to pursue an honors degree (BSH). Honors programs are designed to allow undergraduates with strong academic records and enthusiasm for independent research to engage in a significant project leading to a degree with departmental honors. This option is particularly valuable for students who intend to pursue a Ph.D. after college because it provides research experience that helps prepare a student for doctoral-level work. These programs require that the student find a faculty member from the Academic Council in the School of Engineering to supervise the work, in addition to a second reader. Note that in order to be eligible for submission to the VPUE for University prizes, the final version of an honors thesis must be turned into the advisor/department in mid-May; check criteria below for specific deadlines within your major program.
Honors programs currently exist in Architectural Design, Atmosphere/Energy, Bioengineering, Biomechanical Engineering, Biomedical Computation, Chemical Engineering, Civil Engineering, Computer Science, Electrical Engineering, Engineering Physics, Environmental Engineering, Individually Designed Major in Engineering and Mechanical Engineering.


ARCHITECTURAL DESIGN


The AD honors program offers eligible students the opportunity to engage in guided original research, or project design, over the course of an academic year. For interested students the following outlines the process:
(1) The student must submit a letter applying for the Honors option endorsed by the student's primary advisor and honors advisor and submitted to the student services office in CEE. Applications must be received in the fourth quarter prior to graduation. It is strongly suggested that students meet with the Architectural Design Program Director well in advance of submitting an application.
(2) The student must maintain a GPA of at least 3.5.
(3) The student must complete an honors thesis or project. The timing and deadlines are to be decided by the program or honors advisor. At least one member of the evaluation committee must be a member of the Academic Council in the School of Engineering.
(4) The student must present the work in an appropriate forum, e.g., in the same session as honors theses are presented in the department of the advisor. All honors programs require some public presentation of the thesis or project.


ATMOSPHERE AND ENERGY

The A/E honors program offers eligible students the opportunity to engage in guided original research, or project design, over the course of an academic year. For interested students, please adhere to the following guidelines:
(1) Write up and submit a 1-2 page letter applying to the Honors Program in A/E. In the letter, describe the problem that you will investigate. Sign the letter and obtain signatures from your current primary advisor and your proposed Honors advisor, if different, and submit the letter to the student services office in the Department of Civil and Environmental Engineering (CEE). The application must include an unofficial Stanford transcript. Applications must be received in the fourth quarter prior to graduation. It is strongly suggested you meet with your proposed Honors advisor well in advance of submitting an application.
(2) You must maintain a GPA of at least 3.5.
(3) You must complete an honors thesis or project over a period of three quarters. The typical length of the written report is 15-20 pages. The deadline for submission of the report is to be decided by the Honors advisor, but should be no later than the end of the third week in May.
(4) Your report must be read and evaluated by your Honors advisor and one other reader. It is your responsibility to find and obtain both the advisor and reader. At least one of the two must be a member of the Academic Council in the School of Engineering.
(5) You must present your completed work in an appropriate forum, e.g., in the same session as honors theses are presented in the department of the advisor. All honors programs require some public presentation of the thesis or project.
(6) You may take up to 10 units of CEE 199H toward your thesis (optional). However, you must take ENGR 202S or its equivalent (School of Engineering Writing Course) sometime during your time at Stanford (required). Units for the writing class are beyond those required for the A/E major.
(7) Two copies of the signed thesis must be provided to the CEE Student Services office no later than two weeks before the end of your graduation quarter. ==

BIOENGINEERING

The School of Engineering offers a program leading to a Bachelor of Science in Engineering: Bioengineering with Honors (ENGR-BSH, BIOE). This program provides a unique opportunity for qualified BioE majors to conduct independent research at an advanced level with a faculty research advisor and documented in an honors thesis.

Honors Eligibility Criteria:
• GPA of 3.5 or higher
• Arrangement with a BioE faculty member (or a faculty member from another department approved by the BioE Undergraduate Curriculum Committee) who agrees to serve as the honors research advisor, plus a second faculty member who will read the thesis and give feedback before endorsement. One of the two must be a member of the Academic Council and in the School of Engineering.
Application Instructions:
Students who meet the eligibility criteria and wish to be considered for the honors program must submit the following materials to Teri Hankes in the Bioengineering Student Services Office, no later than the second week of the Spring Quarter of junior year:
• An Undergraduate Honors Program Application Sheet signed by your honors research advisor and thesis reader (pick-up in the BioE Student Services Office)
• 1-2 page thesis proposal
• 4-year plan highlighting your honors research
• Supplemental form (one page max; pick-up in the BioE Student Services Office)
• Unofficial Stanford transcript (in Axess)
Applications are subject to the review and final approval by the Undergraduate Curriculum Committee. Applicants and thesis advisors will receive a decision notification via email.

Requirements in order to receive departmental honors:
• Declare the honors program in Axess (ENGR-BSH, subplan: BIOE)
• Maintain an overall GPA of 3.5 as calculated on your unofficial transcript.
• Complete at least two quarters of research with a minimum of nine units of BIOE 191 or BIOE 191X for a letter grade; up to three units may be used towards your BioE depth electives requirements.
• Submit a completed thesis draft to the research advisor and thesis reader by the first week of Spring Quarter.
• Participate in a public presentation of either your honors thesis or project at one of the following:
o a public colloquium sponsored by the department
o an approved poster session
o an approved comparable public event
Submit two signed bound copies plus one PC-compatible CD-ROM of your honors thesis to Teri Hankes in Bioengineering Student Services Office by the second Monday of May.

BIOMECHANICAL ENGINEERING

The School of Engineering offers a program leading to a Bachelor of Science in Engineering: Biomechanical Engineering with Honors. This program provides a unique opportunity for qualified BME majors to conduct independent study and research related to biomechanical engineering related to biomechanical engineering at an advanced level with a faculty mentor. Honors Criteria:
• GPA of 3.5 or higher in the major
• Arrangement with an ME faculty member (or a faculty member from another department who is approved by the BME Undergraduate Program Director) who agrees to serve as the honors advisor, plus a second faculty member who will read and approve the thesis. The honors advisor must be a member of the Academic Council in the School of Engineering. Application: Applications are subject to the review and final approval by the BME Undergraduate Program Director. Applicants and thesis advisors will receive written notification when a decision has been made. Submit application documents by the autumn quarter deadline to the Student Services Office, building 530, room 125. An application consists of
• One page written statement describing the research topic
• Unofficial Stanford transcript
• Signature of thesis advisor and thesis reader agreeing to serve on the committee
Deadline: No later than the second week of the autumn quarter of the senior year In order to graduate with Honors:
• Declare ENGR-BSH (Honors) program in Axess
• Maintain 3.5 GPA
• Submit a completed thesis draft to the advisor and reader by April 1
• Present the thesis synopsis at the Mechanical Engineering Poster Session held in April
• Further revisions and a final endorsement by the advisor and reader are to be completed by May 15th, when two bound copies are to be submitted to the Mechanical Engineering Student Services Office.

BIOMEDICAL COMPUTATION

The Biomedical Computation program is pleased to offer an honors option for qualified students, resulting in a B.S. with Honors degree in Engineering (ENGR-BSH, Biomedical Computation). An honors project is meant to be a substantial research project during the later part of a student’s undergraduate career, culminating in a final written and oral presentation describing the student’s project and its significance. There is no limit to the number of majors that can graduate with honors; any BMC major who is interested and meets the qualifications will be considered. 1. Students apply by submitting a 1-2 page proposal describing the problem the student has chosen to investigate, its significance, and the student’s research plan. This plan must be endorsed by the student’s research and academic advisors, one of whom must be a member of the Academic Council. In making its decision, the department will evaluate the overall scope and significance of the student’s proposed work.
2. Students must maintain a 3.5 GPA.
3. Students must complete three quarters of research. All three quarters must be on the same project with the same advisor. A summer quarter will count as one quarter of research. (Ideally, funding should not be obtained through summer research college sources, but rather through the UAR’s Student Grants Program (http://studentgrants.stanford.edu). In no case can the same work be double-paid by two sources.)
4. Students must complete a substantial write-up of his or her research in the format of a publishable research paper. This research paper is expected to be approximately 15-20 pages and must be approved by the student’s research advisor and by a second reader.
5. As the culmination of the honors project, each student will present his or her results in a public forum. This can either be in the honors presentation venue of the home department of the student’s advisor, or in a suitable alternate venue. Differences between BS and BSH Degree Work:
All BMC majors are currently required to complete two quarters of research and an associated WIM write-up. The honors option is intended for students who want to set a higher bar for their research and final project: Projects will be more rigorously screened prior to approval, a longer duration of research is required, and the final write-up and presentation are expected to be more in-depth. Additionally, there is a GPA threshold for achieving honors.

CHEMICAL ENGINEERING

This program offers an opportunity for undergraduate majors with a GPA of 3.5 or higher to undertake research at an advanced level with a faculty mentor, graduate students, and other undergraduates. This three-quarter sequential program involves (1) submission of a research proposal for faculty review, (2) appropriate faculty approvals, (3) enrollment in CHEMENG 190H and concurrent enrollment in the undergraduate honors seminar CHEMENG 191H, (4) in-depth research over a minimum of three quarters, (5) completion of a faculty-approved thesis, and (6) participation in the Chemical Engineering Honors Symposium held annually during the Mason Lecture Series, Spring Quarter. The last requirement may also be fulfilled through an alternative, public, oral presentation with the approval of the department chair. Work should begin a minimum of four quarters prior to graduation. Chemical engineering majors who wish to be considered for the honors program should see departmental student services no later than the beginning of Winter Quarter of their junior year for more information about the application process, for a research proposal template and for other assistance. An application includes a proposal describing the research project, endorsement by a chemical engineering faculty sponsor, and a transcript of courses taken at Stanford. A faculty review committee will select the successful candidates. To qualify for departmental recommendation for the degree of Bachelor of Science in Chemical Engineering with Honors, degree students must: 1. Maintain an overall GPA of 3.5 or higher as calculated on the unofficial transcript.
2. Complete at least three quarters of research with a minimum of 9 units of CHEMENG 190H for a letter grade. All quarters must focus on the same topic. Maintain the same faculty advisor and faculty reader throughout, if feasible.
3. Enroll in CHEMENG 191H, Undergraduate Honors Seminar, concurrently with each quarter in 190H
4. Participate with a poster and oral presentation of thesis work in the Chemical Engineering Honors Poster Session held during Spring Quarter or, at the faculty’s discretion, in a comparable public event.
5. Submit final drafts of a thesis simultaneously to both the advisor and the reader (and if appropriate to the Chemical Engineering faculty sponsor) no later than April 8, 2013 (or the first school day of the second week of the quarter in which the degree is to be conferred).
6. Complete all work and thesis revisions and obtain indicated faculty approvals on the Certificate of Final Reading of Thesis forms by the end of the last full of April or the first week of the graduation quarter.
7. Submit to Chemical Engineering Student Services five (5) final copies of the honors thesis as approved by the appropriate faculty. Include in each an original, completed, faculty signature sheet immediately following the title page. The 2012-13 deadline is April 30, 2013, or the Tuesday at the beginning of the first week of the second month of the graduation quarter.
8. Submit to student services one copy of the honors thesis in electronic format at the same time as the final hard copies, or not later than April 30, 2013.
9. Submit one copy of the thesis, upon departmental approval, to the School of Engineering’s Office of Student Affairs in 135 Huang.
All requirements for the honors program are in addition to the normal undergraduate program requirements.

CIVIL ENGINEERING

Qualified engineering students can receive a B.S. with Honors in Civil Engineering by undertaking a more intensive course of study that includes an in-depth research project. To apply, you must find a faculty member in the CEE department who will serve as supervisor for your undergraduate honors thesis; the two of you must agree upon a topic for the thesis project. In the fourth quarter before graduation (typically, spring quarter of junior year), you must submit to the CEE Student Services office for approval a written proposal describing the research to be undertaken. At the time of submittal you must have a GPA of at least 3.3 for coursework taken at Stanford, and this GPA must be maintained until graduation. You must complete a written thesis of high quality, obtaining input from the School of Engineering Writing Program via ENGR 202S or its equivalent. Up to 10 units of CEE 199H may be taken to support the research efforts. The completed thesis must be submitted to the thesis advisor for review by the end of the 4th week of the first month of the student's graduation quarter (April 26, 2013 for students graduating in the spring). Your advisor must approve and sign off on your written thesis. In addition to a written thesis, you are strongly encouraged to present your research results in a seminar. Two copies of the signed thesis must be provided to the CEE Student Services office by the end of the 4th week of the second month of the student's graduation quarter (May 24, 2013 for students graduating in the spring).

COMPUTER SCIENCE

Selected computer science undergraduates whose academic records and personal initiative indicate that they have the necessary skills to undertake high-quality research in computer science may apply to the honors program. Applicants must be majoring in Computer Science, must have a GPA of at least 3.6 in courses that count toward the major, and must achieve senior standing (135 or more units) by the end of the academic year in which they apply. Coterminal MS students are eligible to apply as long as they have not already received their undergraduate degrees. Beyond these requirements, students who apply for the honors program must also find a faculty member who agrees to serve as the thesis advisor for the project. Thesis advisors must be members of Stanford’s Academic Council. Students who meet the eligibility requirements and wish to be considered for the honors program must submit a written application to the Computer Science undergraduate program office by May 1 of the year preceding the honors work. The application must include a letter describing the research project, a letter of endorsement from the faculty sponsor, and a transcript of courses taken at Stanford. Each year, a faculty review committee will select the successful candidates for honors from the pool of qualified applicants. In order to receive departmental honors, students admitted to the honors program must do the following, in addition to satisfying the standard requirements for the undergraduate degree: 1. Complete at least 9 units of CS191 or 191W under the direction of their project sponsor.
2. Attend a weekly honors seminar in winter quarter.
3. Complete an honors thesis deemed acceptable by a committee consisting of the thesis advisor and at east one additional faculty member.
4. Present the thesis at a public colloquium sponsored by the department.
5. Maintain the 3.6 GPA required for admission to the honors program.

ELECTRICAL ENGINEERING

The Electrical Engineering Department offers a program leading to a Bachelor of Science in Electrical Engineering with Honors. This program offers a unique opportunity for qualified undergraduate majors to conduct independent study and research at an advanced level with a faculty mentor, graduate students, and fellow undergraduates. To qualify, students must complete following requirements: 1. Submit an application, including the thesis proposal, by autumn quarter of senior year signed by the thesis advisor and second reader (one must be a member of the Electrical Engineering faculty).
2. Maintain a grade point average of at least 3.5 in Electrical Engineering courses.
3. Complete at least 10 units of EE 191 or EE 191W with thesis advisor for a letter grade. EE 191 units do not count toward the required 60 units, with the exception of EE 191W if approved to satisfy WIM.
4. Submit one final copy of the honors thesis approved by the advisor and second reader to the EE Degree Progress Officer by May 15.
5. Attend poster and oral presentation held at the end of spring quarter or present in another suitable forum approved by the faculty adviser.

ENGINEERING PHYSICS

Honors Criteria:
• Minimum overall GPA of 3.5.
• Independent research conducted at an advanced level with a faculty research advisor and documented in an honors thesis. The honors candidate must identify a faculty member who will serve as his or her honors research advisor and a second reader who will be asked to read the thesis and give feedback before endorsing the thesis. One of the two must be a member of the Academic Council and in the School of Engineering. Application Deadline: No later than October 15 in the autumn quarter of the senior year.
The application documents should be submitted to the Student Services Officer and consist of three items:
1. One-page description of the research topic
2. Application form signed by the honors thesis advisor
3. Unofficial Stanford transcript
Applications are reviewed by a subcommittee of the faculty advisors for Engineering Physics majors. Applicants and thesis advisors will receive written notification when the application is approved. Requirements and Timeline for Honors Degree in Engineering Physics:
1. Declare the honors program in Axess (ENGR-BSH, Subplan: Engineering Physics)
2. Obtain application form from the Student Services Officer in 135 Huang.
3. Apply to honors program by October 15 in the autumn quarter of the senior year.
4. Maintain an overall GPA of at least 3.5.
5. Optional: Under direction of the thesis advisor, students may enroll for research units in ENGR 199(W) or in departmental courses such as ME 191(H).
6. Submit a completed thesis draft to the research advisor and second reader by April 15.
7. Present the thesis work in an oral presentation or poster session in an appropriate forum (e.g., an event that showcases undergraduate research and is organized by the department of the advisor, the school of the advisor, or the university).
8. Incorporate feedback, which the advisor and second reader should provide by April 30, and obtain final endorsement signatures from the thesis advisor and second reader by May 15.
9. Submit two signed, single-sided copies and an electronic version to the Student Services Officer in 135 Huang by May 15.

ENVIRONMENTAL ENGINEERING

Qualified engineering students can receive a B.S. with Honors in Environmental Engineering by undertaking a more intensive course of study that includes an in-depth research project. To apply, you must find a faculty member in the CEE department who will serve as supervisor for your undergraduate honors thesis; the two of you must agree upon a topic for the thesis project. In the fourth quarter before graduation (typically, spring quarter of junior year), you must submit to the CEE Student Services office for approval a written proposal describing the research to be undertaken. At the time of submittal you must have a GPA of at least 3.3 for coursework taken at Stanford, and this GPA must be maintained until graduation. You must complete a written thesis of high quality, obtaining input from the School of Engineering Writing Program via ENGR 202S or its equivalent. Up to 10 units of CEE 199H may be taken to support the research efforts. The completed thesis must be submitted to the thesis advisor for review by the end of the 4th week of the first month of the student's graduation quarter (April 26, 2013 for students graduating in the spring). Your advisor must approve and sign off on your written thesis. In addition to a written thesis, you are strongly encouraged to present your research results in a seminar. Two copies of the signed thesis must be provided to the CEE Student Services office by the end of the 4th week of the second month of the student's graduation quarter (May 24, 2013 for students graduating in the spring).

Individually Designed Major in Engineering

Qualified IDMEN students may pursue a Bachelor degree with Honors (IDMEN-BSH) following these general guidelines and consulting with advisors to set a topic and any further parameters regarding directed reading or research, speciall honors seminars, and the format of the honors work: *The student must submit a letter applying for the Honors option endorsed by the student's primary advisor and honor's advisor; the letter should be submitted to the Office of Student Affairs in 135 Huang. *The IDMEN honor's advisor may require coursework beyond what is required for the BS without honors. *The stduent must maintain a GPA of at least 3.5 *The student must complete an honors thesis or project. The manner of evaluating the work will be set by the honor's advisor and a second reader, one of whom must be a member of the Academic Council in the School of Engineering. The deadline to submit the thesis or project will be decided by the honors or program advisor, but should be set by mid-May at latest. *The student must present the work in an appropriate forum, e.g. in the same session as honors theses are presented in the department of the advisor. *A copy of the signed (approved) thesis or project must be submitted to the Office of Student Affairs by the end of May.

MECHANICAL ENGINEERING

The Department of Mechanical Engineering offers a program leading to a Bachelor of
Science in Mechanical Engineering with Honors. This program provides a unique opportunity for qualified mechanical engineering majors to conduct independent study and research at an advanced level with a faculty mentor.
Honors Criteria: • GPA of 3.5 or higher in the major
• Arrangement with an ME faculty member who agrees to serve as the thesis advisor. The advisor must be a member of the academic council.
• Application Deadline: No later than the second week of the autumn quarter of the senior year. Application:
• One page written statement describing the research topic and signed advisor form (see ME Student Services for form)
• Unofficial Stanford transcript (from Axess)
• Signature of thesis advisor
• Submit all of the above to the Student Services Office, Building 530, room 125
Applications are subject to the review and final approval by the Undergraduate Curriculum Committee. Applicants and thesis advisors will receive written notification when a decision has been made. In order to receive departmental honors: • Declare the honors program in Axess
• Maintain the 3.5 GPA required for admissions to the honors program
• Under direction of the thesis advisor, complete at least 9 units of ME191H (Honors Thesis) during the senior year (optional)
• Submit a completed thesis draft to the advisor by April 1
• Present the thesis synopsis at the Mechanical Engineering Poster Session held in April
Further revisions and a final endorsement by the advisor are to be completed by May 15, when two bound copies are to be submitted to the Mechanical Engineering Services Office.

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