2021 Spring Research Scholars Workshops
An informative series of six virtual workshops is designed to aid researchers at all levels with scholarly publishing, research poster presentation, technical writing tips, literature reviews, searches and more.
All one-hour workshops are on Wednesday at 3:30 pm on Zoom. Anyone is welcomed to join these workshops – graduate students, Iowa Honors Program, researchers, staff, and faculty. The zoom link will be emailed to registered participants one hour before the workshop starts.
If any questions or concerns, please email Marina Zhang (firstname.lastname@example.org or email@example.com). Presenters include those from: Lichtenberger Engineering Library, IEEE, the Speaking Center and the Writing Center.
What You Need to Know:
Registration is open to 100 people. Reminder emails will be sent 1 hour before with Zoom Link. Exceptions are LaTeX and EndNote. Registration for these two workshops close 2 hours before. The reminder email will goe out 2 hours before and will include instructions on creating a profile/download software.
February 3: Company Information
This workshop will provide instruction on how to use several different databases to research company information and data. Knowing about a company before meeting with their representatives is a great way to prepare for the College of Engineering Spring 2021 Career Fair, held virtually February 11, 2021. Presented by Willow Fuchs, Business Reference & Instruction Librarian of the Marvin A. Pomerantz Business Library.
February 17: Thesis Formatting and Submission
Learn about the thesis submission process, issues related to copyright and embargo, and additional resources available from the Graduate College. Begin to understand the Microsoft Word tools that can be used to format a thesis. Presented by Erin Kaufman, Academic Affairs Coordinator – Thesis & Dissertation of the Graduate College.
March 3: Finding and Using a Good Writing Model
In this workshop, we will discuss common challenges faced by students writing at the graduate level, and we will learn various ways to energize and organize your writing. Discover techniques to give your project momentum and motivate daily writing during this phase of your graduate research. Presented by Deirdre Egan, Assistant Director of the University Writing Center.
March 17: Introduction to LaTeX Editor – Overleaf
LaTeX is a document preparation system which uses markup tagging conventions to define the general structure of a document, to format text, and to add citations and cross-references. Instead of trouble shooting LaTeX software and packages locally in your computer, you can take advantage of the online LaTeX editor, Overleaf. In this workshop, we will introduce the free version of Overleaf and LaTeX basics. Presented by Marina Zhang, Engineering & Informatics Librarian of the Lichtenberger Engineering Library
Please create your Overleaf account at https://www.overleaf.com/login and download the template before the workshop.
March 31: How to get your Research Published and Noticed
This workshop will discuss identifying the right journal, understanding the peer review process, structuring your article, how to get your research noticed, and publishing ethics. Presented by David Parsons, Senior Customer Marketing Manager for Elsevier.
April 21: Creating Citations Quickly & Easily with EndNote
Want to make your research and writing more efficient? Hate the last-minute rush of trying to create a correctly formatted bibliography? This workshop is for you! We will introduce the desktop version of EndNote, which is freely avaialbe to Graduate Students, Faculty, and Staff. EndNote is a citation management tool that can help you import, organize, share, and manage your citations and documents, as well as create correctly formatted in-text citations and bibliographies in almost any style — in seconds. This interactive workshop will cover everything that you need to know to get up and running with EndNote. Presented by Marina Zhang, Engineering & Informatics Librarian of the Lichtenberger Engineering Library
Please download and install EndNote (https://its.uiowa.edu/campus-software-program/endnote) onto your computer before the workshop. The full desktop version of EndNote is free to Graduate Students, Staff, and Faculty.
Video Tutorial on Downloading/Installing EndNote
Individuals with disabilities are encouraged to attend all University of Iowa-sponsored events. If you are a person with a disability who requires a reasonable accommodation in order to participate in this program, please contact Kari Kozak, at firstname.lastname@example.org in advance of the event.