During the January interterm, students take on Independent Study Projects (ISPs). The ISP allows students to focus on a single project for one month and accomplish a substantial piece of academic work. Students can use
Interterm for a group project or special course that requires a block of time free from competing activities (for example, production of a play or instruction in electron microscopy). Faculty remain in residence during Interterm to assist students
in carrying out their projects.
Interterm is one month long. Projects are submitted for evaluation at the end of the month. Three satisfactory Independent Study Projects are required for graduation.