Summary: January 2009 RAE - Start time: 9:00 a.m., Monday, Jan. 12.
There are three problems shown below. Each student has to choose one and let Kathy
Lopresti (firstname.lastname@example.org) know by e-mail by 12:00 noon today. You have until
Thursday, Jan. 22, at 12:00 noon, to complete and submit a written report. The written
report should be e-mailed to Kathy Lopresti and a hard copy delivered to her by the due
The requirements for the written report, as explained on the ChBE website
The solution to the exam problem is to be in the form of a document not exceeding 10
doublespace pages using a 12pt font. The 10 pages must include the title page, proposal
body, and all figures; the number of pages used for references is unlimited.
The report must follow the following format:
1. It should include a single title page with a project summary.
2. It should include at most 5 pages dedicated to background information relevant to the
particular RAE problem (including the figures of this section).
3. The remainder of the 10 page report must focus on proposed approach to solving the
stated problem, any preliminary calculations or research results, the expected outcomes
of the project, and a summary of the laboratory equipment and computational resources
necessary to carry out the project.
The 10 page limit will be strictly enforced.