EXCEL Class I/Senior Project
The primary goal of the Class I/Senior Projects program is to give Class I students a chance to push themselves in a new direction that they may not have had an opportunity to pursue while at Nobles. Past projects have centered on volunteering, internships, research (humanities, statistics, or science), engineering, the arts, and entrepreneurship.
Students should look at Senior Projects as a chance to gain either mastery of an existing skill or exposure to a new skill. Class I students develop their proposal during the third term (with the help of a Senior Project Committee Member and their Senior Project Mentor), and the Senior Project takes place during the fourth term when - with permission - they may drop some of their courses to pursue their project.
Examples of recent projects include:
• Researching and interviewing Nobles graduates who are veterans about the effects of combat
• Designing and building a tunable pipe organ
• Researching the Holocaust and interviewing survivors
• Painting a Chuck Close-style oil portrait of a recently deceased Nobles alumna and employee
• Trying to predict NBA success by conducting a statistical analysis of college basketball players over the last decade
• Creating from scratch and printing a 3D model of the Nobles campus and its buildings
• Playing and recording all four parts of a Mozart quartet