Throughout the course we will be working on an independent learning 20% project. This is a chance for students to explore and learn about topics that are interesting to them. Companies like Google and 3M have used similar programs for years. Schools across the country have followed their example and use these projects to foster creativity and engagement. Time will be given to work on projects in class, but the majority of the work will be done independently outside of class. Projects will be presented at the end of the semester.