Fall 2016 Workshops

We have a new Registration System!

Beginning this semester, we will be using the university-developed REPORTER system to register for workshops. REPORTER will keep track of all the workshops you register for and attend for you! Follow the links to add the workshop to your cart! Be sure to checkout in order to confirm your registration. Please note, you will never be charged for attending the following Professional Development workshops.

Thesis and Dissertation Support

Event postponed- new date TBA

This workshop introduces students to expectations for graduate students. We will cover important issues such as writing into a scholarly community, choosing an appropriate citation style, and much more.
Who should register: Any currently enrolled graduate student at N.C. State

Event postponed- new date TBA

Did you know that nearly every research article or dissertation introduction chapter follows the same 3-step model? In this workshop, you will learn about these three key things you need to do to write a successful introduction that is worthy of publication or will get your dissertation approved.
Who should register: Any currently enrolled graduate student

Event postponed- new date TBA

Just what is a Master’s thesis, anyway? What do successful thesis writers understand about this genre? How can you equip yourself to tackle this project successfully? This seminar will introduce you to the important concepts of the Master’s thesis and encourage students to have open communication with their advisors about expectations for the thesis project.
Who should register: Any currently enrolled Master’s student

Just what is a doctoral dissertation, anyway? What do successful dissertation writers understand about the dissertation? How can you equip yourself to tackle this project successfully? What do faculty members at N.C. State expect? This seminar will introduce you to the important concepts of the dissertation and encourage students to have open communication with their advisors about expectations for the dissertation project.
Who should register: Any currently enrolled doctoral student

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Wednesday, September 14th, at 12pm

The goal of this workshop is to help participants gain a competitive advantage in winning grants by focusing on their vision for the proposal in alignment their broad research vision. The objectives of this workshop are to introduce participants to grant proposal development, provide tips and tricks for grant writing, and support the development of long-term strategic pursuit of grants. Outcomes of this workshop will include the collaborative establishment of proposal development timelines, the development of SMART goals, and the strengthening of proposal review skills. Impacts of this workshop will be enhanced grant writing skills needed for acquiring grant funds to support research development, as well as outreach and engagement.

Register Now!

Thursday, September 15th, at 2pm

This workshop introduces participants to an effective 5 element model for writing strong abstracts. Abstracts are used in a variety of situations, such as articles and conference proposals, and thus are an essential writing skills for any researcher to possess.
Who should register: Any currently enrolled graduate student

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Friday, September 23rd at 10am

The most successful dissertation writers understand that the key to success is making writing a daily habit. Learn how to develop good writing habits and “train” yourself to write on a daily basis — and successfully complete your dissertation. Students will spend time writing and tasking out their dissertation in this workshop, so registrants should be at the stage of writing their dissertation to get the most out of the event.
Who should register: Doctoral candidates

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Monday, September 26th, at 1pm

This workshop will discuss the issues of how to identify journals to publish in and how to deal with the author-publisher agreement as it affects one’s intellectual property rights. Participants will become familiar with the Journal Citation Reports database and its journal ranking system. Then, participants will explore the copyright issues in the publishing process and the options to protect one’s intellectual property.

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Tuesday, September 27th at 1pm

This workshop covers the elements of a dissertation proposal. Students will be given time to work on key elements of the proposal and to talk about their ideas for their dissertations, so registrants should be at the stage of candidacy exams and/or needing to write a dissertation proposal to get the most out of the event.
Who should register: Doctoral candidates and doctoral students nearing their preliminary/qualifying exams

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Wednesday, October 12th at 12pm

The discussion and conclusion are generally the most difficult part of the dissertation to write. What do your data mean? What have you learned? What have you contributed to the field? These important sections tell your committee why what you did was valuable and in what ways. This workshop will introduce students to the key concepts of the dissertation discussion and conclusion and will give them active writing time on these sections.
Who should register: Doctoral candidates working on these sections of their dissertation

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Thursday, October 13th at 2pm

Learn how to prepare for your dissertation defense, including the presentation and question and answer portions of the event.
Who should register: Doctoral candidates who will be defending in the current or following semester

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Monday, November 7th at 2pm

This workshop introduces students to elements of research poster design. Learn what makes a strong poster, get tips from a past winner and judge, discuss how to plan your talk, and see examples of winning posters. This workshop also includes instruction in a basic poster design software program and time to begin working on your poster.
Who should register: Any currently enrolled graduate student, especially those presenting in the Graduate School Research Symposium

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Office of Postdoctoral Affairs

Tuesday, September 13th at 12pm

Dr. Laura Demarse will present a brief model for dealing with conflict in the workplace and several successful strategies for preparing for and dealing effectively with difficult conversations and scenarios.

Presenter: Dr. Laura Demarse

Target Audienc: Graduate students, Postdocs, Faculty & Staff

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Monday, October 3rd at 9am

You know the old joke: an extroverted scientist is one who looks at YOUR shoes when he’s speaking, instead of his own. But in today’s job market, networking is considered the best way to access the hidden job market so what’s a scientist to do? Deborah Thompson will take a closer look at the unique challenges that scientists and other detail-oriented people face when trying to network their way to a new job. She will offer some actionable tips to making networking less painful and more productive and highlight some of the differences between networking and speed networking. Attendees will then use these new skills in a speed networking exercise.

Presenter: Dr. Deborah Thompson

Target Audience: Graduate students, postdocs, mid-career and transitioning job seekers

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Wednesday, October 19th at 12pm

A panel comprised of senior industry scientists and hiring managers will lead discussion on how to enter into careers in industry, prepare for the interview, and understand the hiring and recruitment process.

Target Audience: Graduate Students and Postdocs

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Thursday, November 10th at 8am

This workshop will provide a basic framework for understanding how to utilize emotional intelligence and build resiliency while pursuing a graduate degree and postdoctoral research. Interactive workshop.

Presenter: Dr. Laura Demarse

Target Audience: Postdocs and Graduate Students

Register Now!

Professional Development  Initiative

Event postponed- new date TBA

This workshop introduces students to expectations for graduate students. We will cover important issues such as writing into a scholarly community, choosing an appropriate citation style, and much more.
Who should register: Any currently enrolled graduate student at N.C. State

Event postponed- new date TBA

Did you know that nearly every research article or dissertation introduction chapter follows the same 3-step model? In this workshop, you will learn about these three key things you need to do to write a successful introduction that is worthy of publication or will get your dissertation approved.
Who should register: Any currently enrolled graduate student

Event postponed- new date TBA

Just what is a Master’s thesis, anyway? What do successful thesis writers understand about this genre? How can you equip yourself to tackle this project successfully? This seminar will introduce you to the important concepts of the Master’s thesis and encourage students to have open communication with their advisors about expectations for the thesis project.
Who should register: Any currently enrolled Master’s student

Thursday, September 1th, at 2pm
AND
Wednesday, October 12th, at 10am

The Introduction to Teaching workshop is designed to introduce participants to the fundamentals of effective teaching and learning in the university classroom through exploration, application, and reflection.  This workshop is designed to provide basic information about a variety of teaching topics and to offer “best practices” for enhancing teaching and learning in the university classroom.

Register Now for Sept. 1!

Register Now for Oct. 12!

Tuesday, September 13th at 12pm

Dr. Laura Demarse will present a brief model for dealing with conflict in the workplace and several successful strategies for preparing for and dealing effectively with difficult conversations and scenarios.

Presenter: Dr. Laura Demarse

Target Audienc: Graduate students, Postdocs, Faculty & Staff

Register Now!

Wednesday, September 14th, at 12pm

The goal of this workshop is to help participants gain a competitive advantage in winning grants by focusing on their vision for the proposal in alignment their broad research vision. The objectives of this workshop are to introduce participants to grant proposal development, provide tips and tricks for grant writing, and support the development of long-term strategic pursuit of grants. Outcomes of this workshop will include the collaborative establishment of proposal development timelines, the development of SMART goals, and the strengthening of proposal review skills. Impacts of this workshop will be enhanced grant writing skills needed for acquiring grant funds to support research development, as well as outreach and engagement.

Register Now!

Thursday, September 15th, at 2pm

This workshop introduces participants to an effective 5 element model for writing strong abstracts. Abstracts are used in a variety of situations, such as articles and conference proposals, and thus are an essential writing skills for any researcher to possess.
Who should register: Any currently enrolled graduate student

Register Now!

Monday, September 26th, at 1pm

This workshop will discuss the issues of how to identify journals to publish in and how to deal with the author-publisher agreement as it affects one’s intellectual property rights. Participants will become familiar with the Journal Citation Reports database and its journal ranking system. Then, participants will explore the copyright issues in the publishing process and the options to protect one’s intellectual property.

Register Now!

Wednesday, September 28th at 11:30am

Interested in a career in science education/outreach? Want to invest in your community through STEM outreach and mentoring and gain new perspectives on STEM education? Come partner with US2020 RTP. We facilitate STEM outreach and mentoring opportunities in the Triangle. Our goal is to connect underrepresented minorities, girls, and low-income students to STEM opportunities in Research Triangle Park and the broader Triangle Area. By uniting universities, corporations, non-profits, and schools, we can create a region where every child has the chance to explore and pursue a STEM career.

Want to learn more about us? Check out http://www.rtp.org/about-us/us2020/ and attend this info session to hear more about opportunities across Durham and Wake counties for the 2016-2017 school year.

Questions? Email Dr. Sarah Council, US2020 STEM Outreach Program Manager, at council@rtp.org.

Register Now!

Monday, October 3rd at 9am

You know the old joke: an extroverted scientist is one who looks at YOUR shoes when he’s speaking, instead of his own. But in today’s job market, networking is considered the best way to access the hidden job market so what’s a scientist to do? Deborah Thompson will take a closer look at the unique challenges that scientists and other detail-oriented people face when trying to network their way to a new job. She will offer some actionable tips to making networking less painful and more productive and highlight some of the differences between networking and speed networking. Attendees will then use these new skills in a speed networking exercise.

Presenter: Dr. Deborah Thompson

Target Audience: Graduate students, postdocs, mid-career and transitioning job seekers

Register Now!

Monday, October 17th at 9am

Managing the classroom environment is one of the most challenging aspects of teaching. This workshop is designed to address classroom management issues and concerns. Topics will include: creating a welcoming environment, establishing guidelines and expectations, maintaining professionalism, and handling disruptive students.

Register Now!

Wednesday, October 19th at 12pm

A panel comprised of senior industry scientists and hiring managers will lead discussion on how to enter into careers in industry, prepare for the interview, and understand the hiring and recruitment process.

Target Audience: Graduate Students and Postdocs

Register Now!

Wednesday, November 2nd, at 2pm

Writing your teaching philosophy is one of the most challenging tasks you will do when developing your teaching portfolio.  It is also the most important. Please bring two hard copies of your teaching philosophy draft to this informal session to work with a peer to develop your best teaching philosophy statement.  This is the perfect opportunity to “field test” your philosophy, receive comments on your draft, and offer constructive feedback to one of your peers. We will also discuss how the philosophy is used in job application materials and how it should inform your approach to teaching.

Register Now!

Monday, November 7th at 2pm

This workshop introduces students to elements of research poster design. Learn what makes a strong poster, get tips from a past winner and judge, discuss how to plan your talk, and see examples of winning posters. This workshop also includes instruction in a basic poster design software program and time to begin working on your poster.
Who should register: Any currently enrolled graduate student, especially those presenting in the Graduate School Research Symposium

Register Now!

Thursday, November 10th at 8am

This workshop will provide a basic framework for understanding how to utilize emotional intelligence and build resiliency while pursuing a graduate degree and postdoctoral research. Interactive workshop.

Presenter: Dr. Laura Demarse

Target Audience: Postdocs and Graduate Students

Register Now!

Certificate of Accomplishment in Teaching

Thursday, September 1st, at 2pm
AND
Wednesday, October 12th, at 10am

The Introduction to Teaching workshop is designed to introduce participants to the fundamentals of effective teaching and learning in the university classroom through exploration, application, and reflection.  This workshop is designed to provide basic information about a variety of teaching topics and to offer “best practices” for enhancing teaching and learning in the university classroom.

Register Now for Sept. 1!

Register Now for Oct. 12!

Wednesday, November 2nd, at 2pm

Writing your teaching philosophy is one of the most challenging tasks you will do when developing your teaching portfolio.  It is also the most important. Please bring two hard copies of your teaching philosophy draft to this informal session to work with a peer to develop your best teaching philosophy statement.  This is the perfect opportunity to “field test” your philosophy, receive comments on your draft, and offer constructive feedback to one of your peers. We will also discuss how the philosophy is used in job application materials and how it should inform your approach to teaching.

Register Now!

Monday, October 17th at 9am

Managing the classroom environment is one of the most challenging aspects of teaching. This workshop is designed to address classroom management issues and concerns. Topics will include: creating a welcoming environment, establishing guidelines and expectations, maintaining professionalism, and handling disruptive students.

Register Now!