*Workshops with limited seats require sign-up in advance. Sign-up is available on Moodle.

 

Here is a table of available workshops listed by series. Go here for workshops listed by date.

Summer 2024
Workshop & Minicourse Schedule

Date 

Topic

Presenter(s)

Additional Description

ORIENTATION

Lab Safety

RIS will alert all fellows which lab safety workshops they are assigned to attend. All fellows are required to attend their assigned workshops.

June 3
1:00pm- 1:30pm

Program Overview

Anika Dane

Required for all students

Shanklin 107                                    

June 3
1:30pm-3:00pm

General Lab Safety

Bill Nelligan

Required for all wet lab students

Shanklin 107  

June 3
3:00pm-4:00pm

Animal Safety

Pete Shatos

Required for all students who work with animals

Shanklin 107  

June 4
9:30am-11:30am

Biological Safety Basics

Bill Nelligan

Required for all Bio, MB&B, Neuro, and Biochem students 

Frank Center Room 001  

Biological Safety and Hazardous Waste are offered twice, students only need to attend one session.

June 4
1:30pm-2:30pm

Hazardous Waste Training

Bill Nelligan

Required for all wet lab students 

Frank Center Room 001  

Biological Safety and Hazardous Waste are offered twice, students only need to attend one session.

June 5
9:30am-11:30am

Biological Safety Basics

Bill Nelligan

Required for all Bio, MB&B, Neuro, and Biochem students 

Frank Center Room 001  

Biological Safety and Hazardous Waste are offered twice, students only need to attend one session.

June 5
11:00am-12:00pm

Laser Safety Training

Renee Sher

Required for all students working in Laser Labs (check with Prof. Sher)

Exley 184 | Woodhead Lounge 

June 5
1:00pm- 2:30pm

 Speed-Friending

September Dibble

Get to know your peers! Presented by WesWell

Exley Lobby

June 5
1:30pm-2:30pm

Hazardous Waste Training

Bill Nelligan

Required for all wet lab students 

Frank Center Room 001  

Biological Safety and Hazardous Waste are offered twice, students only need to attend one session.

SCIENCE WRITING AND PRESENTATION SERIES

June 6

10:00am- 11:00am

or

June 7

10:00am- 11:00am

 

Abstract Writing I

Bilge Buyukdemirtas, Manaal Fatima

Required for all university-paid fellows

Writing for STEM disciplines differs from the writing you will encounter in other courses.  STEM writing is structured and intentional.  These workshops are designed to introduce you to common structural patterns in STEM writing and help you present your work in the most effective way possible.

Exley 184 | Woodhead Lounge

June 26 2:00pm-3:00pm

Poster Presentations

Jeffrey Goetz and Jen Platt

Required for all university-paid fellows 

Learn about the considerations that go into making a standout conference poster. How do you design a poster that conveys all the information you want while also being engaging enough to draw people in? What do you need to think about with respect to colors, sizes, imagery, and – of course – content? We'll help you conceive and create the perfect poster for your research and answer your questions about the process.

Exley 184 | Woodhead Lounge

June 27

10:00am- 11:00am

or

June 28

10:00am- 11:00am

Abstract Writing  II

Bilge Buyukdemirtas, Manaal Fatima

Required for all university-paid fellows

The second workshop in the series focuses on honing your abstract.

Exley 184 | Woodhead Lounge

July 15, 17, 19

1:00pm-3:00pm

Drop In

Poster Workshops

 

Design your poster with your peers before the print deadline.

Exley 189 | The Fishbowl

LIBRARY AND RESEARCH SERIES

June 6

2:00pm- 3:00pm 

Science at Wesleyan from the University Archives

Amanda Nelson

CANCELLED

Ever wondered what science looked like at Wesleyan 50 years ago? 100 years? Almost 200 years ago? Was the observatory always on Foss Hill? Where did the natural history collections come from? Come discover original documents and photographs from the archives to find out what research was done here at Wesleyan and how it might relate to what you’re working on now!

Olin Library, Special Collections & Archives, 1st floor

June 11

11:00am-12:00pm

 

Introduction to Zotero Lynne Stahl

Zotero is a free, easy-to-use citation manager that enables users to generate citations and bibliographies in the style of their choice. Additional features include online syncing, collaborative libraries, Word and Google Docs integration, PDF annotation, and more. Attendees will come away from this workshop with practice using Zotero’s major functions as well as resources for exploring more advanced features. If possible, attendees should download the Zotero desktop application and the browser extension from zotero.org before the workshop. 

Please bring your laptop to the workshop.

Exley 184 | Woodhead Lounge

June 13

2:00pm- 3:00pm 

By the Book: Scientific Inquiry In Print

Tess Goodman

Limited to 15 seats* 

In this hands-on session, we will examine a selection of rare books from the fifteenth through seventeenth centuries which document critical moments in the history of science. We'll consider the printed book as a crucial enabler of early modern scientific inquiryand we'll explore the technology of printing itself.

Olin Library, Special Collections & Archives, 1st floor

June 18

11:00am-12:00pm

 

Organizing your data & work for smooth(er), low(er)-stress research Jill Livingston, James Guerrera-Sapone

You're finishing up your first paper (congratulations!)... but you just can't remember where you saved that REALLY IMPORTANT reference for your introduction. Six months later, you need to redo an analysis with different parameters... but you can't find the raw data. These pitfalls are both common and stressful. Learn the basics of good research data management and other strategies to help your future self stay oriented and calm under pressure. 

Exley 184 | Woodhead Lounge

June 20 1:30pm-3:00pm

Drop In

Science Through the Artist's Lens Open House 

Tess Goodman 

How do scientific ideas spread outside the research lab? In this session, we'll look at modern artist's booksbooks that behave like works of art, or works of art that behave like booksto explore how scientific concepts from physics, astronomy, chemistry, biology, and environmental sciences can influence creative thinkers in other fields.

Olin Library, Special Collections & Archives, 1st floor

CAREER SERIES

June 17 12:00pm-1:00pm 

Fellowships in the Sciences 

Erica Kowsz, Adin Dowling 

 

Join Associate Director for Fellowships, Dr. Erica Kowsz, and Adin Dowling, '25, a Wesleyan 2024 Goldwater Scholar, for a presentation and Q&A about fellowship and scholarship opportunities. Adin will be joining us to answer questions about his experience applying for the Barry Goldwater Scholarship and how it connects to his career and graduate school plans. If you’re interested in learning about building a career in finding funding for school and research and building a scientific research career, this session is for you. All class years and disciplines are welcome; we will address opportunities that are open from the sophomore year onward to senior year.Questions can be directed to fellowships@wesleyan.edu.

Fisk 201 

June 25

11:00am-12:00pm

Resume Workshop 

Ruthann Coyote, Cruz Cruz 

Maximizing Your STEM Research Resume
This interactive workshop is ideal for students pursuing STEM research internships, jobs and opportunities.  We will discuss the differences between a resume and a curriculum vitae (CV), when each document is more appropriate and how to develop a CV from a resume.  
Gordon Career Center professional staff members will be available to provide individual feedback on your documents. It is recommended that you bring your current resume, your laptop and lots of questions! Pre-registration is recommended but not required. 

Exley 184 | Woodhead Lounge

July 2 12:00pm-1:00pm

Publish or Perish

Seth Redfield, Joe Coolon

Join Wesleyan faculty to discuss scientific publishing and preparing your work for publication and grant proposals. We will demystify the process of scientific publishing and discuss the publishing pressure points for scientists. Your work this summer may evolve into a published journal article, so feel free to come with questions! 

Lunch provided!

Boger 114 | Putnam Classroom 

July 10 12:00pm-1:00pm

 A Conversation with Dr. Lori McMahon

Dean Willette Burnham-Williams 

Presented on Zoom 

The Gordon Career Center is open year-round and accessible to students even during the summer months. Students may schedule career advising appointments to meet with a member of our team in-person or virtually, depending on their preferences. New job and internship opportunities are posted regularly on Handshake, and we encourage students to explore the resources on our website to develop new skills, gain insight into different industries and career paths, and connect with employers and alumni. For questions or help scheduling, students should email careercenter@wesleyan.edu.

MAKER SPACE SERIES

June 14 10:00am-12:00pm

Origami Design with Lasers!

Ben Parker

Limited to 8 seats*

This is a two-part workshop (same course) where students will learn how to create an origami tessellation and some of its variations. After learning to fold by hand, they will be brought to the laser cutters to create their own variations to be scored with the laser cutters that they can take home and fold!

Exley 40 | IDEAS Lab

June 21

10:00am-12:00pm

Intro to Laser Cutting

Ben Parker

Limited to 8 seats*

Participants will learn how to create a customized name plate using a graphic program and laser cutters. Find an image online or create it yourself in the workshop, and we’ll engrave it, cut it out, and give it whatever personalized flair you’d like! Materials are provided, and no experience is necessary.

Exley 40 | IDEAS Lab

July 12

10:00am-12:00pm

3D Printing on Fabric

Ben Parker

Limited to 8 seats*

Participants will learn the fundamentals of the program OnShape, and use it to create logos that they will print onto tulle fabric. From there, they’ll be able to sew them into their own clothing, handbags / backpacks, or anything else after the workshop. Materials are provided, and no experience is necessary.

Exley 40 | IDEAS Lab

Monday, June 3 through Thursday, June 27 the IDEAS Lab is open Mondays, Tuesdays, and Thursdays 10am-2pm.

Users are required to have taken the New User Orientation or have taken a lab class, and I will be enforcing the safety certification badges to use any of the machines. Email the lab coordinator at bdparker@wesleyan.edu to inquire about orientation / certs. 

PROGRAMMING SERIES

June 3-5, 5:00pm-6:30pm

Introduction to to UNIX/HPC 

 Kelly Thayer

 Presented on Zoom 

June 3

8:30am-5:00pm

SPSS

Manolis I. Kaparakis

QAC Boot Camp (QAC Only)

Allbritton 204

June 4

8:30am-5:00pm

Stata

Manolis I. Kaparakis

QAC Boot Camp (QAC Only)

Allbritton 204

June 5

8:30am-5:00pm

SAS

Robert Kabacoff

QAC Boot Camp (QAC Only)

Allbritton 204

June 6

8:30am-5:00pm

R

Robert Kabacoff

QAC Boot Camp (QAC Only)

Allbritton 204

June 7

8:30am-5:00pm

Data Management

Robert Kabacoff

QAC Boot Camp (QAC Only)

Allbritton 204

June 10

8:30am-10:00am

Exploratory data analysis and Visualization

Valerie Nazzarro

QAC morning workshops are limited to QAC fellows plus 7 seats, please sign up in advance.

Allbritton 204

June 10

3:30pm-5:00pm

Python

Pavel Oleinikov

Allbritton 204

June 11

8:30am-10:00am

Exploratory data analysis and Visualization

Valerie Nazzarro

QAC morning workshops are limited to QAC fellows plus 7 seats, please sign up in advance.

Allbritton 204

June 11

3:30pm-5:00pm

Python

Pavel Oleinikov

Allbritton 204

June 12

8:30am-10:00am

Basics of hypothesis testing -- t-tests

Manolis I. Kaparakis

QAC morning workshops are limited to QAC fellows plus 7 seats, please sign up in advance.

Allbritton 204

June 12

3:30pm-5:00pm

Python

Pavel Oleinikov

Allbritton 204

June 13

8:30am-10:00am

ANOVA

Manolis I. Kaparakis

QAC morning workshops are limited to QAC fellows plus 7 seats, please sign up in advance.

Allbritton 204

June 13

3:30pm-5:00pm

Webscraping

Pavel Oleinikov

Allbritton 204

June 14

8:30am-10:00am

Two way tables- Chi square tests

Manolis I. Kaparakis

QAC morning workshops are limited to QAC fellows plus 7 seats, please sign up in advance.

Allbritton 204

June 14

3:30pm-5:00pm

Webscraping

Pavel Oleinikov

Allbritton 204

June 17

8:30am-10:00am

Regression Analysis

Maryam Gooyabadi

QAC morning workshops are limited to QAC fellows plus 7 seats, please sign up in advance.

Allbritton 204

June 17

3:30pm-5:00pm

An introduction to Text mining

Pavel Oleinikov

Allbritton 204

June 18

8:30am-10:00am

Regression Analysis

Maryam Gooyabadi

QAC morning workshops are limited to QAC fellows plus 7 seats, please sign up in advance.

Allbritton 204

June 18

3:30pm-5:00pm

An introduction to Text mining

Pavel Oleinikov

Allbritton 204

June 20

8:30am-10:00am

Logistic Regression

Maryam Gooyabadi

QAC morning workshops are limited to QAC fellows plus 7 seats, please sign up in advance.

Allbritton 204

June 20

3:30pm-5:00pm

An introduction to Text mining

Pavel Oleinikov

Allbritton 204

June 21

3:30pm-5:00pm

An introduction to Text mining

Pavel Oleinikov

Allbritton 204

June 24

8:30am-10:00am

Regression post-estimation

Manolis I. Kaparakis

QAC morning workshops are limited to QAC fellows plus 7 seats, please sign up in advance.

Allbritton 204

June 24

3:30pm-5:00pm

Intro to SQL

Pavel Oleinikov

Allbritton 204

June 25

8:30am-10:00am

Regression post-estimation

Manolis I. Kaparakis

QAC morning workshops are limited to QAC fellows plus 7 seats, please sign up in advance.

Allbritton 204

June 25

3:30pm-5:00pm

Intro to SQL

Pavel Oleinikov

Allbritton 204

June 26

8:30am-10:00am

2SLS (Instrumental Variable Estimation (IV)

Manolis I. Kaparakis

QAC morning workshops are limited to QAC fellows plus 7 seats, please sign up in advance.

Allbritton 204

June 26

3:30pm-5:00pm

Intro to SQL

Pavel Oleinikov

Allbritton 204

June 27

8:30am-10:00am

and Simultaneous Equation Systems

Manolis I. Kaparakis

QAC morning workshops are limited to QAC fellows plus 7 seats, please sign up in advance.

Allbritton 204

June 27

3:30pm-5:00pm

Intro to SQL

Pavel Oleinikov

Allbritton 204

June 28

8:30am-10:00am

Working with Panel Data

Manolis I. Kaparakis

QAC morning workshops are limited to QAC fellows plus 7 seats, please sign up in advance.

Allbritton 204

June 28

3:30pm-5:00pm

Intro to SQL

Pavel Oleinikov

Allbritton 204

July 1

8:30am-10:00am

Working with Panel Data

Manolis I. Kaparakis

QAC morning workshops are limited to QAC fellows plus 7 seats, please sign up in advance.

Allbritton 204

July 2

8:30am-10:00am

Mixed/HLM models

Jennifer Rose

QAC morning workshops are limited to QAC fellows plus 7 seats, please sign up in advance.

Allbritton 204

July 3

8:30am-10:00am

Mixed/HLM models

Jennifer Rose

QAC morning workshops are limited to QAC fellows plus 7 seats, please sign up in advance.

Allbritton 204

July 8

8:30am-10:00am

Ordered Logit

Valerie Nazzaro

QAC morning workshops are limited to QAC fellows plus 7 seats, please sign up in advance.

Allbritton 204

July 8

3:30pm-5:00pm

Survival analysis

Valerie Nazzaro

Allbritton 204

July 9

8:30am-10:00am

Multinomial Logit

Valerie Nazzaro

QAC morning workshops are limited to QAC fellows plus 7 seats, please sign up in advance.

Allbritton 204

July 9

3:30pm-5:00pm

Survival analysis

Valerie Nazzaro

Allbritton 204

July 10

3:30pm-5:00pm

Survival analysis

Valerie Nazzaro

Allbritton 204

July 11

8:30am-10:00am

Count Models

Valerie Nazzaro

QAC morning workshops are limited to QAC fellows plus 7 seats, please sign up in advance.

Allbritton 204

July 12

8:30am-10:00am

Count Models

Valerie Nazzaro

QAC morning workshops are limited to QAC fellows plus 7 seats, please sign up in advance.

Allbritton 204

July 15

8:30am-10:00am

Time Series models

Maryam Gooyabadi

QAC morning workshops are limited to QAC fellows plus 7 seats, please sign up in advance.

Allbritton 204

July 16

8:30am-10:00am

Time Series models

Maryam Gooyabadi

QAC morning workshops are limited to QAC fellows plus 7 seats, please sign up in advance.

Allbritton 204

July 17

8:30am-10:00am

Time Series models

Maryam Gooyabadi

QAC morning workshops are limited to QAC fellows plus 7 seats, please sign up in advance.

Allbritton 204

July 18

8:30am-10:00am

Cluster Analysis

Robert Kabacoff

QAC morning workshops are limited to QAC fellows plus 7 seats, please sign up in advance.

Allbritton 204

July 19

8:30am-10:00am

Principal Component Analysis (PCA)

Robert Kabacoff

QAC morning workshops are limited to QAC fellows plus 7 seats, please sign up in advance.

Allbritton 204

July 23

8:30am-10:00am

Factor Analysis

Jennifer Rose

QAC morning workshops are limited to QAC fellows plus 7 seats, please sign up in advance.

Allbritton 204

July 24

8:30am-10:00am

Path Analysis

Jennifer Rose

QAC morning workshops are limited to QAC fellows plus 7 seats, please sign up in advance.

Allbritton 204

July 26

8:30am-10:00am

Data Ethics  

Jennifer Rose, Robert Kabacoff

QAC morning workshops are limited to QAC fellows plus 7 seats, please sign up in advance.

Allbritton 204

WELLNESS SERIES

June 24

2:00pm-3:00pm

Stress Less Wes

September Dibble

 

This training assists participants in identifying how stress and burnout manifest for them personally and shares strategies to prevent and manage stress and burnout.

Exley 184 | Woodhead Lounge

July 10

2:00pm-3:30pm

Overdose Prevention & Response Training

September Dibble

Limited to 15 seats*

WesWell Staff will train folks to recognize, prevent, and respond to an overdose by using intranasal naloxone (Narcan), a prescription medication that is used to reverse an overdose. Harm reduction strategies and resources will be discussed as well.

Exley 189 | The Fishbowl

Additional workshops are being scheduled, please email Anika (adane@wesleyan.edu) if you have an idea or any questions. 

Other Opportunities

If you have a workshop or related opportunity to share, please email Anika (adane@wesleyan.edu).


Online ISSR Summer Methodology Workshop | Introduction to NVivo 14 for Mac and Windows: Uploading, Coding, and Analyzing Qualitative Data | Eric Griffith & Erica Kowsz (Workshop 1)

NVIVO logo in blue
Tuesday, June 11, 2024 - 5:00pm to 9:00pm
Wednesday, June 12, 2024 - 5:00pm to 9:00pm
Thursday, June 13, 2024 - 5:00pm to 9:00pm
Online Event - Login credentials via email for registered participants
  • Non-Five College Undergraduate and Graduate Students and Postdocs:  $300/person
  • Non-Five College Faculty, Staff & Other Professionals:  $420/person
To Register: