Summer 2017
Workshop & Minicourse Schedule

All Summer Fellows should participate in the first two workshops and the concluding Poster Session (marked with *).

Sign up for workshops via the Summer Moodle.  

Date and Place

Topic

Presenters

Additional Description

Wed. May 31,
12:00 pm

Woodhead Lounge

*Introduction to Summer Program and Safety Workshops

F. Starr

W. Nelligan

P. Shatos 

Pizza lunch starting at noon

Safety and Animal Use Training sessions by W. Nelligan and P. Shatos immediately following lunch

Mon. Jun 5

Woodhead

Last names
A-K at 9:30am

L-Z at 11:00am

*Science Writing

R. Olson

Please visit the summer moodle page for materials.  

See also Jan A. Pechenik's A Short Guide to Writing About Biology, 6th Ed. (2007, Addison-Wesley) on Reserve in the Science Library (useful for aspects of all workshops).

In consultation with faculty research advisor, prepare research Abstract for peer review on Friday.

Fri. Jun 9

Woodhead

Last names
A-K at 9:30am

L-Z at 11:00 am

*Submission and Review of Research Abstracts  

R. Olson

Faculty and peer review of prepared abstracts.

June 5-8

3:30-5 pm
Allbritton 204

Wesleyan Computing Cluster

H. Meij

K. Thayer

Unix instuction, submitting jobs, general guidance.

June 13

3-5 pm
Allbritton 204

Introduction to Python

E. Kaparakis

V. Nazzaro

P. Oleinikov

This workshop will provide basic skills in Python, driven by examples.  Advanced Python workshops may be scheduled if there is demonstrated interest.

June 20

3-5 pm
Allbritton 204

Introduction to R

E. Kaparakis

V. Nazzaro

P. Oleinikov

This workshop will provide basic skills in R, driven by examples.  Advanced Python workshops may be scheduled if there is demonstrated interest.

June 27

3-5 pm
Allbritton 204

Mathematica

QAC staff

Basic skills with Mathematica

June 28

noon-1pm
ESC 121

Publish or Perish: How to publish a scientific paper

B. Juhasz

E. Thomas

We will discuss the process from manuscrtipt preparation, to journal selection, submission, rebuttal, and eventual publication.

Light lunch provided; RSVP required.

July, TBA

3-4:30 pm
Allbritton 204

Additional workshops based on demand

E. Kaparakis

V. Nazzaro

P. Oleinikov

Please make requests to Francis Starr and Manolis Kaparakis for additional workshops.  Please be sure there is an audience.  Additioanl workshops can be lab specific, advanced versions of earlier workshops, or any topic for which there is a group of five or more interested participants (faculty welcome!).

July 18,19

3-5 pm
Allbritton 204

Data Visualization using...

- R and Python: Jul 18
PyMol & VMD, plus open help session: Jul 19

E. Kaparakis

V. Nazzaro

P. Oleinikov

K. Thayer

Just in time for posters, session on how to visualize your results using a variety of tools.  Plan to bring a data set to work with.  The open session will be an opportunity for you to seek additional help with your dataset.

Thurs. July 27,

noon-3 pm
Exley Science Center Lobby

Exley Science Center Lobby

*Poster Session & Summer Celebration

Summer Fellows

Boards and easels will be provided for poster set up in the morning, and presenters will view each other's work. 

noon: Keynote Address in Exley 150 with free lunch.

1pm: Posters presentations to the rest of the community and invited guests.