Summer 2020
Workshop & Minicourse Schedule

All university-paid fellows should participate in the Science Writing series (John Cooley: June 5, June 26, July 17).

Sign up for workshops via the Summer Moodle.  

Date and Place

Topic

Presenters

Additional Description

June 1
11:00a-1:00p and 2:00p-4:00p

Working with R Robert Kabacoff                                          

June 2
11:00a-1:00p and 2:00p-4:00p

Working with Python Pavel Olienikov

June 3,4,5
3:30p-5:00p

 

Working with Unix: Text Editors (& Getting Started with Cluster)

                        

Kelly Thayer

                                    

Will you be using the high performance cluster in your research?  Or perhaps you are just curious about working with a new operating system.  Join us for a three-part introduction geared towards teaching you the essentials of getting started with working in the UNIX environment on Cottontail, Wesleyan’s own supercomputer! Topics covered include an overview of HPC, logging in remotely, working with text editors, basic UNIX commands, and essential scripting skills.

6/3/2020 UNIX: Introduction to the High Performance Cluster

6/4/2020 UNIX: Text Editors

6/5/2020 UNIX: Essential Shell Scripting 

June 5 10:00a-11:00a

Science Writing and Reporting your Research #1

John   
Cooley

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.

June 10
3:30p-5:00p

 

 

Molecular Visualization with VMD and PyMol Kelly Thayer

Will you be working with PDB files in your research?  Perhaps you are curious about how to display and color your own figures, wish to explore a macromolecule, or render your own publication quality figure, or even make an animated figure for your powerpoint slides to impress your audience.  Learn how with two of the most powerful molecular visualization software packages: Visual Molecular Dynamics (VMD) and PyMol!

June 17
3:30-5:00p

 

 

Data Visualization with Python Kelly Thayer

Do you need to graph your data with publication quality clarity?  Are you interested in 3D graphics? Python’s matplotlib provides a flexible array of utilities to quickly analyze and graph your data.  Learn how to quickly create and customize graphs of your data using Python. Programming knowledge is helpful but not necessary. 

June 22
1:00p-2:30p EST

Exploratory data analysis and Visualization Robert Kabacoff

June 23
1:00p-2:30p EST

Exploratory data analysis and Visualization Robert Kabacoff
June 24
1:00p-2:30p EST
Exploratory data analysis and Visualization Robert Kabacoff

June 24
3:30p-5:00p

Data Analysis with MATLAB

 

Kelly Thayer

Do you need to automate analysis and graphing of your datasets?  Would the power of built-in functions advance your analysis capabilities?  Learn how to quickly analyze datasets and create professional publication quality graphics with MATLAB!  BYOD (Bring your own data) or work with our test set.  We are here to help you unleash the power of MATLAB. Prior MATLAB experience is not required.

June 25
1:00p-2:30p EST
Exploratory data analysis and Visualization Robert Kabacoff
June 26
10:00a-11:00a
Science Writing and Reporting your Research #2 John  Cooley 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.

Jul 1
3:30p-5:00p

Python Programming for Raspberry Pi Kelly Thayer

Are you interested in building your own minicomputer?  Are you interested in how to control robots with Python code?  Raspberry Pi allows you to do this and our workshops will teach you how!  This is the first of a multipart workshop series in which you will write Python code to control blinking LED lights. Students taking this workshop will gain priority access to subsequent (on campus) workshops in which you will receive a Raspberry Pi microcomputer, connect your program to electrical components, and design and create a housing using the laser cutter in the IDEAS lab.   Join us for this workshop to take your first step with Raspberry Pi!  Python programming experience (100 level or high school equivalent) is helpful but not required. 

Jul 8
1:00p-
2:30p

Resume and Cover Letter Writing Jacob Gonzalez

 This interactive workshop is ideal for all students. If you are just getting started writing your first resume and/or cover letter, we’ll help you leave with an awesome first draft. Maybe you need a resume and/or cover letter revamp? We can help you improve your resume or cover letter (no matter how good it is). Learn insider tips to assure your resume/cover letter gets noticed by employers. 

July 13
3:30-5:00p 

 

 

Intro to Machine Learning Kelly Thayer

July 14
Noon EST

McNair Financial Education Lasts a Lifetime Workshop

Representatives from American Eagle Financial Credit Union will present common sense advice to guide you towards financial independence

July 14
3:30p-5:00p

 

Markov State Models with Object Oriented Programming Kelly Thayer

July 15
3:30-5:00p

 

 

Hiden Markov Models with SciKit LearN Kelly Thayer

July 16
3:30p-5:00p

Neural Networks with TensorFlow

 

Kelly Thayer

July 17
10:00a-11:00a

Science Writing and Reporting your Research #3 John  Cooley 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.

Jul 22
Noon

Poster Preparation and Presentation Jeffrey Goetz
July 30 Poster Session