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Library Offers Workshop: Delve into Research

The Library will sponsor a literature review workshop, “Delve into Research,” at 1 p.m., Tuesday, March 15; and again 1 p.m., Wednesday, March 23, in Library 244.

Are you preparing for your thesis? Establish your research on solid ground by conducting a literature review. Bring to light your research project and understand current events in your field. Government Document Librarian Rhianna Williams will discuss six steps to conducting a literature review.

The library offers weekly workshops all semester on resources that provide an academic edge and save time. Workshops take place at 1 p.m. on alternate Tuesdays and Wednesdays in Library 244. Each workshop is offered twice to accommodate class schedules.

This spring’s workshops will focus on resume building, material science resources, managing citations and many more. The library welcomes feedback and ideas for future workshops. Email them at library@mtu.edu .

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Why Teach? The Importance of K-12 Engineering Education

The American Society for Engineering Education (ASEE) invites you to join us in this exciting dialogue entitled: Why Teach? The Importance of K-12 Engineering Education. The event will take place on Monday, January 24, 2011 at 6pm in Fisher 133. Dr. Charles Margraves from the Mechanical Engineering department will provide insight into the importance of staying connected to our youth through teaching, and Dr. Shari Stockero from the Mathematical Sciences department will discuss the NOYCE program. Refreshments provided. For more information contact KL Jordan (kari@mtu.edu).


Opportunities for study around the world

IPS will host an information session, “Scholarships, Grants and Fellowships for Study Abroad and Other International Opportunities,” from 6 to 8 p.m., Thursday, Jan. 20, in ChemSci 101.

It’s never too early to begin thinking about money for international opportunities. US undergraduate or graduate students interested in fellowships, grants and scholarships, will want to attend this session.

Presenters will include Joe Kalliokoski, representative from the Rotary Club of Houghton; Associate Professor Mary Durfee (SS); and Greta Gustafson, study abroad coordinator.

Students will receive guidance on the many opportunities available, including eligibility requirements, application processes, service requirements and financial aid.

Students will also receive tips on how to construct a competitive application. A question-and-answer session will be held at the end.

Following are the session details:

  • 6 p.m.–Introductions
  • 6:15 p.m.–Joe Kalliokoski, Rotary Club
  • 6:30 p.m.–Mary Durfee, campus advisor for Boren and Fulbright programs
  • 7:15 p.m.–Greta Gustafson, class of ’74 Gilman Scholarship
  • 7:30 p.m.–Questions and Answers

For more information on funding, see Financial Aid .

For questions, contact Greta Gustafson, study abroad coordinator, at 487-1876 .


Thesis and Dissertation Seminars Scheduled

The Graduate School is pleased to announce two seminars to assist students with submitting and formatting their thesis or dissertation.

Submitting a thesis or dissertation

Students planning on finishing a thesis or dissertation spring or summer 2011 are invited a seminar designed to help students understand the submission process and answer questions about it.

Once you register, you will receive a confirmation with the location and a reminder of the date and time.

If you are unable to join us, a taped version of this seminar is available online from our May 18th presentation.

Formatting a thesis or dissertation

Beginning with defenses scheduled January 10, 2011 or later, new formatting requirements are in effect for theses and dissertations.  Students, faculty, and staff are invited to learn the highlights of these new requirements and have an opportunity to ask questions about the new requirements.

Once you register, you will receive a confirmation with the location and a reminder of the date and time.  Space is limited, so register early.

If you are unable to join us, this seminar will be taped and made available for viewing online.


Library Workshop Scheduled

The library will offer weekly workshops all semester long on resources that lend an academic edge and save time. Workshops take place at 1 p.m., on alternate Tuesdays and Wednesdays, Library 244. Each workshop is offered twice to accommodate class schedules.

The first workshop, “Finding Company Information,” will be on Jan. 11 and again on Jan. 19. It focuses on finding information useful in the job-search process, such as company news, rankings, financial information, contact information and company history.

Upcoming workshops will focus on resume building, material science resources, managing citations and more.

The library welcomes feedback and ideas for future workshops. Email library@mtu.edu .

For a schedule of workshops, see schedule .

For more information, contact Shannon Brodeur at 487-2500 or sbrodeur@mtu.edu .

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Thesis and Dissertation Submission Seminar

Students planning on finishing a thesis or dissertation this semester or next semester are invited a seminar designed to help students understand current procedures, the new procedures, and answer student questions.

Join Debra Charlesworth on September 9th at 4:05pm to learn about the submission process from start to finish.

Faculty and staff who work with students completing a thesis or dissertation are also invited to attend.

Please register online for the event.

Once you register, you will receive a confirmation with the location and a reminder of the date and time. Space is limited, so register early!

If you are unable to join us, a taped version of this seminar is available online from our May 18th presentation.


Graduate School Summer Seminar Series

The Graduate School is pleased to announce its summer seminar series.  Seminars focus on topics of interest to students completing a thesis or dissertation, and some will be presented in conjunction with the Library.

The start time for all seminars will be 2:30pm.

Please register online so we can plan for your attendance and let you know the location of the seminar.  Space is limited, but all seminars will be taped to provide access to our off campus students and those unable to attend.

  • June 9, Tips and Tricks for MS Office
    Learn how to use efficiently use MS Office.  Seminar will be similar to GSG lunch and learn from spring 2010.
  • June 30, An Introduction to EndNote
    EndNote helps you organize, search, and enter citations in your documents.  Co-presented with Rhianna Williams from the Library.
  • July 14, An Introduction to Copyright
    Learn the basics about copyright and how to use materials published by others in your thesis or dissertation. Co-presented with Nora Allred from the Library.

Our first seminar this summer, “Submitting your Thesis or Dissertation to the Graduate School” is now available online.


Thesis and Dissertation Submission Seminar

Students planning on finishing a thesis or dissertation this semester or next semester are invited a seminar designed to help students understand current procedures and answer student questions.

Join Debra Charlesworth on May 19th at 2:30pm to learn about the submission process from start to finish.

Faculty and staff who work with students completing a thesis or dissertation are also invited to attend.

Please register online for the event.

Once you register, you will receive a confirmation with the location and a reminder of the date and time. Space is limited, so register early!

If you are unable to join us, this seminar will be taped and will be available online shortly after the event.


Sixth Annual ESC/BRC Graduate Research Forum

The Sixth Annual ESC/BRC Graduate Research Forum be held from 3 to 5 p.m., Friday, March 26, in the atrium of the Forestry building.

Graduate students working in ecosystem science and biotechnology fields will present their research posters during the forum. Awards will be presented and pizza offered following the event.

For more information, contact Jill Fisher, program manager for the ESC, at jhfisher@mtu.edu or Mary Tassava, program manager for the BRC, at mltassav@mtu.edu .

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Library Offers Workshop Series

The Van Pelt and Opie Library will offer a series of workshops during the week of March 15 covering a variety of topics and disciplines. All of the workshops are free and will take place in library instruction room 242 at 1 p.m. each day. Preregistration is not required and anyone can attend. The workshop series will include five events:

Monday, March 15

Experience the New IEEE Xplore Digital Library

Last month, IEEE launched a substantial upgrade to the IEEE Xplore digital library. This workshop will demonstrate this new user interface with enhanced search and browse tools to make research easier, faster and more productive. This workshop will be taught by Reference and Instruction Librarian Amanda Binoniemi (abinonie@mtu.edu).

Tuesday, March 16

Humanities Resources and Project Muse

The workshop will feature Project Muse, a full-text database of scholarly journals in the humanities and social sciences. Come and learn about other resources and services the library offers or request a guided tour to our new web interface. This workshop will be taught by Reference, Interlibrary Loan and Copyright Librarian Nora Allred (nsallred@mtu.edu) .

Wednesday, March 17

Chemical Engineering Resources

Learn how to access an online guide to chemical engineering information and receive an introduction to three e-book resources: Knovel Chemistry and Chemical Engineering full-text handbooks, Kirk-Othmer Encyclopedia of Chemical Technology and SpringerLink. This workshop will be taught by Reference Librarian and Coordinator for Library Instruction Dave Bezotte (dbezotte@mtu.edu) .

Thursday, March 18

Scientific Research Resources from Federal Agencies

Every year the US Government publishes the scientific findings of agencies like NASA, the Geologic Survey, the Transportation Board, the Department of Defense and more. The Michigan Tech library has access to these reports through Science.gov, developed by the Office of Science and Technology Information. This workshop will cover the Science.gov database and will field questions on any other government databases as requested. The workshop will be taught by Government Documents Librarian Rhianna Williams (rlwillia@mtu.edu).

Friday, March 19

Electronic Resources and HuskyFetch

This workshop will explain how HuskyFetch (SFX) works, how it interconnects with available resources and how to diagnose where breakdowns occur. Bring your questions and suggestions for an open discussion. This workshop will be taught by the Library’s Digital Resources Coordinator Mies Martin (miesmart@mtu.edu) .

These and other workshops are available to be repeated at departmental meetings, as graduate student training opportunities, and in support of research and publication.

More information is available by calling 877-2507, emailing reflib@mtu.edu, or by contacting the individual librarians listed above.

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