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Spring into Research 2020: Home

This guide outlines the workshops and presentations offered for the 2020 version of Spring into Research.

Class Schedule

All sessions take place in the Science Library. Snacks provided by the UGA Graduate School.

Please register for the class(es) you wish to attend using the individual registration links below.

Monday February 24

10:00a - 11:30a - Mindfulness to Manage Your Stress. Start your week off right with Molly Dunn of the University Health Center's Fontaine Center to learn mindfulness techniques to apply to your everyday life. No previous experience with mindfulness required. Science Library Room 382 Register

1:30p - 2:30p - Creating Professional Cover Letters & Resumes. Join Emily Saunders from Training & Development to learn tips and tricks for creating professional cover letters and resumes. Science Library Room 217 Register

Tuesday February 25

10:00a - 11:00a - Advanced Searching Techniques, Tricks, and Tips for High Level Academic Research. Want to become a time-efficient researcher and get the most out of the databases you're using? This multi-disciplinary session will introduce high level features of databases that will help advanced researchers get the most utility out of them. There aren't enough hours in the day to do all you need to do as a graduate student, so don't spend more time keeping up with your research than you have to! Science Library Room 217 Register

2:00p - 3:00p - Makerspace Technology for Research. From prototyping with 3D printers to building custom Arduino projects to collect data, making new items to conduct research is part of the graduate student experience at UGA. In this session, learn about Makerspace technologies and the instruction sessions for those available to you. A showcase of graduate student research projects will be featured as well as a tour of the Science Library Makerspace. Science Library Room 382 Register

Wednesday February 26

10:00a - 11:00a - Writing in the Sciences. Whether you are working on a research article, thesis, or dissertation, getting started on any writing assignment can feel overwhelming. In this workshop, we will discuss strategies and tips to help with your upcoming or current writing project, with specific advice for science writing. After this workshop, you will be prepared to tackle your writing project with confidence. This workshop will be interactive, so come prepared to do some writing! Science Library Room 382 Register

2:00p - 3:00p - Introduction to Systematic Reviews. Curious about what exactly makes a review "systematic"?  Join The AU/UGA Medical Partnership's Ed Sperr and Julie Gaines for an introduction to the form! We'll talk about how systematic reviews differ from other types of reviews and discuss what's involved in conducting one of your own.Science Library Room 217 Register

Thursday February 27

10:00a - 11:00a - EndNote Advanced. In this session, learn about more advanced functions of EndNote, including editing styles, working with journal abbreviations, and customizing your personal EndNote library to help organize your citations in a logical way for your retrieval needs. Science Library Room 217 Register

3:00p - 4:00p - EndNote Basics. Need help managing your citations for your scholarly publications? EndNote can be the solution to all your citation formatting woes! In this session, learn what EndNote is, how to build your library of citations, syncing your library to the cloud, and how EndNote interfaces with Word to create in-text citations and bibliographic entries. Designed for novice users of EndNote. Science Library Room 217 Register