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Research in the Sciences, Summer 2015, Workshop and Minicourse Schedule

Date and Place

Topic

Presenters

Useful Links and Information.

Wed. May 27,
12:45 pm

Woodhead Lounge

(after picnic lunch)

*Introduction to Summer Program and Overview of Workshops

F. Starr

 

Receive opening packet and enrollment forms.

[Safety and Animal Use Training sessions by W. Nelligan and P. Shatos follow]

Mon. Jun 1

Woodhead

Last names A-K at 10:30am

L-Z at 3:30pm

*Submission and Review of Research Abstracts  
 (In consultation with faculty research advisor, post abstracts to Moodle by noon.)

R. Olson

F. Starr

https://moodle2.wesleyan.edu/course/view.php?id=1524 See also Jan A. Pechenik's A Short Guide to Writing About Biology, 6th Ed. (2007, Addison-Wesley) on Reserve in the Science Library (useful for aspects of all workshops).

Thu. Jun 4 Woodhead

Last names A-K at 10:30am

L-Z at 3:30 pm

*Submission and Review of Research Abstracts  
 (In consultation with faculty research advisor, post abstracts to Moodle by noon.)

R. Olson

F. Starr

Introduction to science writing and reading

Jun and Jul 
3:30-5:00pm

Allbritton 204

Workshops: Introduction to Scientific Computing and Informatics E. Kaparakis and colleagues

Computational thinking and programming are becoming increasingly valuable across the sciences.  In consultation with your research mentor, consider joining introductory workshops on one or more of the following topics:

Unix & cluster (June 8-12) 

Python (June 15-19)

R (June 29 - July 2)

Mathematica (July 6-10)

SQL & databases (July 13-17)

GIS (July 20-24)

June 22-26

3:30-5 pm Allbritton 204

 

Minicourse
Introduction to Statistical Data Analysis

E. Kaparakis


The director of the Quantitative Analysis Center will run a series of 4 hands-on workshops to introduce participants to statistical analysis software (Stata); discuss experimental design and data consideration and review basic statistical techniques used in the analysis of experimental data.  

Thurs. July 30,

1-3 pm

Exley Science Center Lobby

*Poster Session

Summer Fellows

Boards and easels will be provided for poster set up in the morning, and presenters will view each other's work.  After lunch (provided) and keynote address, posters will be presented to the rest of the community and invited guests.

All Summer Fellows are asked to participate in the first two workshops and the concluding Poster Session (marked with *). The Summer Moodle will be introduced at the first workshop, so students can submit and critique workshop assignments on-line. For an extra copy of the Enrollment Form (due at the Abstracts workshop, Friday June 5) click here.