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1 Your VO Project and Past Projects Dave De Young NVOSS08 Santa Fe

2 Motivation Learning by Doing – Apply What you Learned Modest but Real Science or Development Projects Can Expose Gaps in SS Process Projects Can Promote Extensions of Curriculum Projects Can Result in Published Papers Projects are Fun Projects Can Result in Prizes and (Local) Fame

3 Process Think of a Neat Idea (85% of the Process) Find Collaborators (or Not) Put up Sketch of Idea Attract Collaborators (or Not) Closed Projects are Discouraged Or - Find an Interesting Project(s) and Join Work Day and Night for Two Days Win Prize

4 Process Faculty Will be Available Throughout for Help and Consultation Ideas May (Should?) Evolve as Project Develops Projects do Not Have to be Finished in Final Form Some Projects May Not Work Out Many Projects Provide Basis for Further Development

5 Some Past Projects Composite QSO Spectrum vs Redshift Tool to Correct Spectra for Interstellar Absorption Galaxy Decomposition Service Spectrophotometry Service Star Formation Regions from Chandra Data QSOs in Clusters Hydrogen Column Density Service

6 Some Past Prize Winners A Search for Fossil Groups and Clusters in SDSS – dos Santos, Lindler, Lopez-Cruz, Tamura The Shape of Galaxy Rotation Curves – Catinella, Cortese, Springbob Spectral Energy Distribution Builder – Meunch, Floyd, Murphy, Prema, Sinha Theory Skynode – Wagner, Lanning

7 Some Past Prize Winners An Example….


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