This course has taught me the process of doing research. The MCP project is our final goal to show my achievement by following the research process step by step. I chose the topic focus on using big data analysis to improve issues in healthcare supply chain management that I am interested in. Then, I wrote a literature review and designed a poster which contained the most important information about my MCP project. I have practiced much on language pattern and skill focus exercises which made me familiar with the American educational style. In addition, this MCP project was a team work and it also provided me a great experience to work with other.

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Poster_Hongyi Zhang

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This course helped me make preparation to become a full time graduate student. I have learnt how to take advantage of abundant resource on campus. More importantly, I understood the significant of Academic Integrity in the US through this course. I wrote a case study based on Mason Honor Code which is also my Mid-term paper. I analyzed which rule did the student violates in that situation, what they can defend for themselves and how they will be punished by Honor Committee according to Mason Honor Code. I also made a presentation of this assignment to share my understanding about Academic Integrity. This assignment provided me a great opportunity to gain deeper cognition of Mason Honor Code which is important for me to keep it in mind in my following academic life.

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This course has taught me the fundamentals of relational database and basic SQL commands. During this semester, I created my own database based on the simulation of a real situation. Then, I connected each table as the requirements of business rules to build my Entity Relational Database diagram. After the design, I inserted information into each table and modified data using SQL commands. This course provided me with the opportunity to accelerate my skills, while I learned the entire processes of designing and managing a database. This particular assignment for AIT 524 also helped me to build a foundation to further explore complex data processing methods, after I become a full-time graduate student in the AIT program.

Here you can find my assignment sample. AIT-524_Hongyi Zhang