During the Spring of 2005, I was not assigned to teach Instrumental Analysis due to a heavy service load in the fall and spring of academic year '04-'05. I am the instructor for the lecture course this spring (2006). While I technically am not responsible for the laboratory, the laboratory instructor, Professor Bailey has been convinced to give the students an entire month towards the end of the semester to develop the project. A class of 15 students has been asked to self-assemble themselves into three separate groups. The students are now finalizing how they wish to approach their individually assigned problems and are performing the necessary literature searches and are coming up with research plans in consultation with the instructors. Each group has been assigned the task of coming up with a realistic "model" system for their analysis.