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01 Sep 2017 | | Contributor(s):: Becky Wolfe
In this active workshop, you will participate in several activities developed by the Portal to the Public that will help you develop and hone your communication skills.
Communicating Your Message to Engage a Lay Audience
06 Jul 2017 | | Contributor(s):: Linda J. Mason
Questioning in Research: A Practical Guide to Have Cooperative and Constructive Argumentative Dialogue
27 Jun 2017 | | Contributor(s):: Pablo Daniel Zavattieri
In this Lunch and Learn Session we are going to discuss ways to have collaborative and respectful dialogues in academic/scientific research. In particular, we will try to focus on how to question and challenge ideas while respecting our colleagues.
Making the Most of Your Summer Research Experience
13 Jun 2017 | | Contributor(s):: Janelle P Wharry
Students will first work in small groups and will consider an invention that has impacted their lives. They will trace back to the genesis of these inventions as a means of self-realizing the scientific method. Students will learn about the importance of incorporating the scientific...
Networking for Nerds: How to Land (or Create) Your Dream Job!
23 Jan 2017 | | Contributor(s):: Alaina G. Levine
In this keynote, we will focus on proven networking strategies and tactics to identify new opportunities, locate decision- makers within organizations, solidify your reputation and brand in the minds of those who hire.
Job Interview Jepordy
20 Dec 2016 | | Contributor(s):: Tim Luzader
This interactive session utilizes a game-based format to address strategies for effective interviewing with employers.
Scholarly Communication + Data Management
15 Dec 2016 | | Contributor(s):: Margaret Phillips
What they are, what they entail, and tips and tricks for success.
Career Planning; Resumes
06 Oct 2016 | | Contributor(s):: Amruta Inamdar
Your Career Choices after Graduate School and The Most-Neglected Item in your Career Development (2016)
20 Sep 2016 | | Contributor(s):: Gerhard Klimeck
What are your career choices after graduate school? Will you develop technology yourself? Will you work in a team? Will you guide people? Where will you work: in industry, research lab, or academia? Regardless where you work, there is generally one item that you are not being taught in graduate...
Entrepreneurship: What You Need to Know
17 Aug 2016 | | Contributor(s):: Nathalie Duval-Couetil
Some Lessons on Entrepreneurship in Nanotechnology (and, Mechanical Engineers do 'nano', too)
18 Feb 2016 | | Contributor(s):: Timothy S Fisher
Professor Tim Fisher will talk about his brief excursion into starting (and stopping) a company, with a focus on lessons learned that are related to education and academic research. He will also try to convince a likely skeptical audience that mechanical engineers have something valuable to...
Introduction to Project Management
11 Sep 2015 | | Contributor(s):: Jon Wright
In this introduction to project management, Jon Wright talks to the 2015 NCN SURF students about successfully organizing their summer research project After a brief exercise to establish a common vocabulary, this talk covers high level aspects of project management. Following this level setting...
Teaching Writing in Introductory Physics: the Good, the Bad, and the Revision
21 Apr 2015 | | Contributor(s):: Scott Bonham
Written communication is an important skill in almost every field, including science and engineering. Over the last five years I have been evaluating different approaches for teaching and supporting development of technical writing skills. A common approach is providing students with written...
How to PhD
09 Oct 2014 | | Contributor(s):: Dimitrios Peroulis, Gerhard Klimeck, Jan P. Allebach
Illinois Nano EP Seminar Series Spring 2011: Improve Presentation Slides with Visual Explanations
21 Dec 2011 | | Contributor(s):: James P Witte
The evidence from learning science suggests that adding visuals to the text ofinstructional materials can help students learn better (Mayer 2001). If you are looking fora way to improve the usefulness of your lecture presentation slides, exploring ways toinclude visual explanations might be time...
What's Better - National Lab, Industry, or Academia?
11 Apr 2011 | | Contributor(s):: Wolfgang Windl
A comparison from personal experience.
Responsible Authorship and Peer Review
22 Mar 2011 | | Contributor(s):: James R. Wilson
This talk is based on an article that appeared in Science and Engineering Ethics and on an instructional module developed for the Responsible Conduct of Research (RCR) Program of the NC State University Graduate School.
Preparing for a Career Fair
06 Apr 2010 | | Contributor(s):: Cyndi D. Lynch
Inside Real Innovation
01 Mar 2010 | | Contributor(s):: Eugene A. Fitzgerald
Through our own experience in fundamental innovation over the last 20+ years and through our innovation experience with corporations in the Kauffman Innovation Interface, we have developed a micro-scale innovation picture that captures the processes experienced by innovators. We use the...
Resumes: Develop your message, tell your story
17 Feb 2010 | | Contributor(s):: Cyndi D. Lynch