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Consider enrolling in the Innovation Capstone course 0697-511-70.
Start collecting a bibliography. Use http://www.mendeley.com/ And use Google Scholar or another tool to find out who has cited the Walter experiment in recent years, read the papers, and you'll know the state of the art.
Do a presentation at the winter symposium http://nova.innovation.rit.edu/symposium/default/page/winter2012ris/winter2012
---And scramble to test and demonstrate with your audience during the break or during the reception in the evening.