Helpful events scheduled for graduate students
Sept. 26, 2011 | WMU News
KALAMAZOO--Several events have been scheduled during the next several weeks to help graduate students have a more successful academic career at Western Michigan University.
Presented by the Graduate Center for Research and Retention, they are:
- Wednesday, Oct. 5, (register by Monday, Oct. 3)--Strategies for Successful Grant Writing: A Seminar for Graduate Students, Putney Auditorium, Fetzer Center, conducted by David Bauer of David Bauer Associates.
Session one will run from 8:30 a.m. to noon and cover corporate, foundation and federal grants; dissertation fellowships, and internal WMU awards. Session two will run from 1 to 4 p.m. and cover quality circle reviews and team building. Students may register for one or both sessions.
- Friday, Oct. 7, (register by Monday, Oct. 3)--Introduction of Statistical Concepts in SPSS, 9 a.m. to noon, Room 1416, Health and Human Services Building, conducted by statistics doctoral student Lincoln Jiang, doctoral associate in the Graduate Center for Research and Retention.
Workshop attendees will renew their understanding of everything from basic statistics terminology and SPSS charts and plots to correlation analyses, hypothesis testing and confidence interval and p-values. Short statistical concepts tutorials and an SPSS video are provided and should be reviewed prior to the event.
- Friday, Oct. 21--Preparing to Write your HSIRB Protocol: What Researchers Need to Know, 2 to 4 p.m., Putney Auditorium, Fetzer Center, conducted by Julia Mays and Victoria Janson, WMU research compliance officer.
Workshop attendees will become familiar with the distinct elements of the Human Subjects Institutional Review Board and its application and other processes, as well as learn about mandatory training requirements and how to manage and protect data.
- Monday, Nov. 7, (register by Friday, Nov. 4)--Overview of SAS, 9 a.m. to noon, Room 1416, Health and Human Services Building, conducted by statistics doctoral student Lincoln Jiang, doctoral associate in the Graduate Center for Research and Retention.
Workshop attendees will gain familiarity with SAS language; acquire an introduction to basic SAS procedures; learn about data input, management and transformation; and conduct basic analysis in SAS using techniques such as descriptive statistics, T-tests, ANOVA and regression. Two SAS videos are provided and should be reviewed prior to the event.
- Wednesday, Nov. 9, (register by Monday, Nov. 7)--How to Get Published in Peer-Reviewed Journals, a Writers' Workshop, 9 a.m. to noon, Putney Auditorium, Fetzer Center, conducted by Jan Andersen, owner and president, Beyond Words, Inc., a Midwest Consulting Group Affiliate.
Workshop attendees will gain a better understanding of the peer-reviewed journal publishing process and learn about such topics as available resources, what journals want and expect from authors, and developing a successful publication plan.
To register for or obtain details about these events, visit wmich.edu/grad/events. Keep checking the Graduate College website for additional academic-related events that will be scheduled this fall.