Curriculum

The P3 Program requires students take the P3 Specialization Core Courses (the P3 foundation course - The Fundamentals of Predictive Plant Phenomics (BCB/GDCB/M E 585), Statistics (either STAT 483/583 or the sequence of STAT 587/571, STAT 587/588, STAT 587/581, or STAT 587/AGRON 526), Responsible Conduct of Research (GR ST 565), Entrepreneurship for Graduate Students in Science and Engineering (E E 693X, cross-listed), and the P3 Program Graduate Seminar (M E 600 - trainees enroll each semester listed below). The trainees are also required to take three technical electives in the student’s discipline of focus, two courses in their second discipline, and one course in the remaining discipline.

Any graduate student at Iowa State University may register for these courses.

All Students in Specialization Take:

Semester

 

Fall I

Empirical Methods for the Computational Sciences (STAT 483/583) 3 cr (requires permission of the P3 Program Curriculum Committee)
 - or Statistical Methods for Research Workers (STAT 587) 4 cr AND Statistical Design & the Analysis of Experiments (STAT 571) 3 cr
 - or Statistical Methods for Research Workers (STAT 587) 4 cr AND Statistical Theory for Research Workers (STAT 588) 3 cr
 - or Statistical Methods for Research Workers (STAT 587) 4 cr AND Analysis of Gene Expression Data for Biol. Sci. (STAT 581) 3 cr
 - or Statistical Methods for Research Workers (STAT 587) 4 cr AND Field Plot Technique (AGRON 526) 3 cr
*P3 Graduate Seminar (ME 600 sec P3) R
Fundamentals of Predictive Plant Phenomics (ME/BCB/GDCB 585) 4 cr
Technical Elective (in one of the three discipline areas)

Spring I

Responsible Conduct of Research in Science and Engineering (GR ST 565) 1 cr
*P3 Graduate Seminar (ME 600, ask for section) R
Technical Elective (in one of the three discipline areas)
Technical Elective (in one of the three discipline areas)

Fall II

*P3 Graduate Seminar (ME 600 , ask for section) R
Technical Elective (in one of the three discipline areas)
Technical Elective (in one of the three discipline areas)

Spring II

Entrepreneurship for Graduate Students in Science and Engineering (E E/M E/GEN/BCB/AGRON/ENG 693X) 1 cr
*P3 Graduate Seminar (ME 600, ask for section) R
Technical Elective (in one of the three discipline areas)
 

For a list of P3 Technical Elective examples for Engineering, Data Science, and Plant Science, please check the Technical Electives page.

* P3 Graduate Seminar (ME 600) is required for four consecutive semesters to satisfy professional development