Research Project Instructions: This exercise is designed to have each student conduct research, assess and summarize his or her research findings, and present it in PowerPoint format. This will be just like writing a research paper, except that the research findings will be presented in outline form in PowerPoint, rather than as a research paper. Just like a research paper, your presentation should include slides that contain a title, introduction to the topic, main body, summary and conclusions, and bibliography. Creative use of properly cited graphics and photos from the Internet, which are relevant to your topic, is encouraged. Please read carefully the specific guidance below. Goals of this project include encouraging development of research skills, familiarization with presentation of academic material, and practice in communicating research to an "audience". If you do not have access to PowerPoint, you may download free compatible software at OpenOffice.org. Instructions: Title:Research Project Due Date:End of Week #7 This research assignment is designed to challenge the student to be creative as well as demonstrate subject matter knowledge. You are also challenged to learn a new skill/practice an existing skill in applying PowerPoint (or OpenOffice) software to your research. You will not find the "answer" for this assignment in the text or any other single location - this is an integrative assignment that requires you, the student, to create your presentation template and apply your own knowledge on the assigned topic. You MUST stick to the topic - projects turned in that are not on the topic will not be considered for grading.