|Professor Daniel Mossler works with a student.|
Mossler is impressed by his students' devotion to their research. They spend many Saturdays collecting and entering data and working out problems, even putting their social lives after their studies. "Many conferences are over Spring Break or Greek Week, and the students are willing to miss out on those," he notes.
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Mossler's student research projects have provided many graduate-school-bound students with experience not usually found at the undergraduate level. "Taking part in an extensive research project and then presenting the findings at a professional conference are great entries on students' academic résumés," he adds.
Money for the performance-predictor studies has come from many different sources, but each year the resources are reduced, ironically because of their success: "As our work becomes better known on campus," he says, "more faculty members are trying student research projects and the money must be spread around further."
Incidentally, the research has led the students to a surprising conclusion: the SAT is not a good predictor for academic success in college; however, good grades in high school are.