Individual Research Assignment:
Topic name: Disaster detection and prevention (e.g. tsunamis, hurricanes), this is the topic
1. Find a graphic that shows some aspect of the technology of your topic that interests you.
Provide a descriptive figure title and cite the graphic using IEEE style. Note: Photographs, tables,
schematics, diagrams and other non-photographic graphics are acceptable. Ensure the graphic
in your assignment is of high quality, which supports effective communication. Ensure it is also
integrated into the document.
2. Explore different sources of information on your team’s research topic and select two additional
sources that you believe will be useful for your research report.
3. Write 2-4 paragraphs that describe the illustration, why you chose it (including how it relates to
your topic), and a brief description of the technology – including society’s need for this
technology. Provide enough information that the reader will understand the significance of the
technology in terms of its social benefit.
4. Cite all three sources in the text, and document all three sources in a reference list (using IEEE).
For this assignment, you are limited to these three sources only.
Include a title page with all relevant information: assignment title, your name and team #,
course information, date of submission
Paginate the document using Arabic numerals (1, 2, 3) starting after the title page
Maintain a 1” (2.54 cm) margin on all sides, use a 12-point font, and 1.5 line spacing throughout
Your assignment may not exceed two pages (title page and references are excluded from page count).