(The title for your project should appear at the top of the page in big
letters, as is "Example project" here. It should also serve as a link
to any additional project pages. In this example, we have the
"additional project pages" being a research project here at UNC. Your
pages don't need to be so elaborate.
Explain, succinctly, your goal for the project -- what you hope to
accomplish. You might express two or three stages of accomplishment:
the minimum you think you can do, what you expect to do, and what
you hope to do.
In scientific literature, "motivation" sections explains why the problem you
are tackling might be of interest to anyone. Please explain, as best
you can, the motivation for your project.
PERSONAL INTEREST But we are also interested in your
personal reasons for being interested in this problem. Your main
motivation may stem from an interest in the computational method, the
subject matter, anything. It doesn't have to be a "good" or
"scientific" reason, just an explanation for why you were moved to
choose this project topic over the many possible ones.
Give a brief overview of the previous work in this area. Who has done
related work, and where they published. If you can dig up web page
references to online papers, that would be nice.
Explain how you plan to demonstrate your project material at the
end of the semester. Will it be an interactive demonstration (such as
with a modeling program or physical dynamics simulation), or
a presentation with overhead transparancies/powerpoint slides showing
still images, diagrams, and performance plots?