Student Workshop Week

How to Give the Best Presentation of Your Life: Storytelling, Design, and Delivery

Instructors: Maren Westgard ‘22 & Serena Rusk ‘20
Monday, February 24 @ 4:30-5:30 pm in Usdan 108

Instructors: Syed Hussein ‘21 & Ella Miodownik ‘20
Thursday, February 27 @ 4:30-5:30 pm in Fisk 101

Whether you’re giving a PowerPoint, poster, or speech, the Presentation Studio student mentors are offering a workshop to help you get started now in your planning - before the project sneaks up on you! Come learn some of our secrets to creating engaging presentations with beautiful visual aids and get an intro to what the Studio can offer you with individual appointments. With an array of hands-on activities and a depth of engaging resources, the mentors will get you off on the right track!

Data Visualization with R: An Introduction

Instructors: Valerie Nazzaro & Rob Kabacoff
Thursday, February 18 & 20
11:50 am – 1:00 pm
Allbritton 204 

Please note that participants are expected to attend both sessions. 

Group Project Survival Skills

Instructor: Sarah Ryan
Tuesday February 25
3:30-4:30 pm
Fisk 122 

This workshop will introduce students to the group formation process described by psychologist Bruce Tuckman and others.  Tuckman's model anticipates intra-group strife and stress, or "storming," as the second of five predictable stages of group work.  Students can survive (and thrive) in group settings by treating "storming" as a predictable and manageable part of their experience. This workshop will offer strategies for moving the project group beyond storming to performing.

Finding Library and Internet Sources for Social Science Research

Instructor: Kendall Hobbs
Wednesday, February 26
12:00-1:00 pm AND 2:00-3:00 pm
Develin Room, Olin Library (room 204) 

Social sciences students write a lot of papers that cite a lot of sources.  Everyone knows Google, and most know Google Scholar and JSTOR, but the library subscribes to hundreds of databases providing information sources of all types on all varieties of subjects. How do you navigate that forest/web/blizzard/… (choose your favorite metaphor) to find the best sources for your papers?  Learn about sources and strategies for building bibliographies that will impress your professors with the quality of your research. 

Finding Data and Statistics

Instructor: Kendall Hobbs
Thursday, February 27
12:00-1:00 pm AND 2:00-3:00 pm
Develin Room, Olin Library (room 204) 

Data, data everywhere, but not a one to cite. Why can’t I find the data I want when I need it?  The universe of data sources is ever evolving and often difficult to navigate. Learn about sources and strategies for finding data and statistics in datasets the library subscribes to and freely available online.

 

A Tutorial on the IRB Process for Human Subjects Research

Instructor: Jen Rose
Thursday,  February 27
4:00-5:00 pm
Fisk 101

If you're doing research in a lab, working on a class research project, or planning to write a thesis, and your work involves collecting or using information from people, you might want to attend this workshop.  In this workshop you will learn about the ethical considerations for conducting human subjects research, what you need to do to apply for IRB approval, and how to navigate the IRB application process through your Wesportal.