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Workshop & Minicourse Schedule
Summer 2016

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 25, 
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

Tue. May 31

Woodhead

Last names 
A-K at 9:30am

L-Z at 11:00am

*Science Writing

R. Olson

F. Starr

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 3

Woodhead

Last names
A-K at 9:30am

L-Z at 11:00 am

*Submission and Review of Research Abstracts  

R. Olson

F. Starr

Faculty and peer review of prepared abstracts.

June 6-9

3-4:30 pm
Allbritton 204

Wesleyan Computing Cluster

H. Meij

K. Thayer

Unix instuction, submitting jobs, general guidance.

June 13-16

3-4:30 pm
Allbritton 204

Introduction to R
(June 13 & 14)

Introduction to Python
(June 15 & 16)

E. Kaparakis

V. Nazzaro

P. Oleinikov

These workshop will provide basic skills in R and Pyhton, driven by examples.  Advanced R and Python workshops later.  You can attend just R, just Python, or both!

June 20-23

3-4:30 pm
Allbritton 204

Minicourse:
Introduction to Statistical Data Analysis

E. Kaparakis


The director of the Quantitative Analysis Center will run a series of 4 hands-on workshops to introduce participants to statistical analysis software (Stata); discuss experimental design and data consideration and review basic statistical techniques used in the analysis of experimental data.  

June 21

noon-1pm
Woodhead

Publish or Perish: How to publish a scientific paper

B. Juhasz

F. Starr

E. Thomas

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

Light lunch provided; RSVP required.

June 27-30

3-4:30 pm
Allbritton 204

Applications with R
(June 27 & 28)

Applications with Python
(June 29 & 30)

E. Kaparakis

V. Nazzaro

P. Oleinikov

These workshop will examine more advanced applications of R and Pyhton, driven by examples.  Students should already be skilled with R/Python, or should have taken the introductory workshop week of June 13.

July 5 & 6

3-4:30 pm
Allbritton 204

Mathematica

QAC staff

Basic skills with Mathematica

July 11-14

3-4:30 pm
Allbritton 204

Matlab
(Jul 11 & 12)

SQL & Databases
(Jul 13 & 14)

K. Thayer

P. Oleinkov

Basics skills with Mathematica

Database skills and applications

July 18-21

3-4:30 pm
Allbritton 204

Data Visualization using...

- R: Jul 18
- Python: Jul 19
- PyMol & VMD: Jul 20
- Open session: Jul 21

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 28,

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.