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Graduate Student Events

Graduate Student Events

Graduate Student Professional Development Series:

Strategies for Navigating Interpersonal Conflict
Friday, February 9 from 2 - 3:30 pm

Join graduate students from across Oregon for this professional development workshop and gain strategies for navigating interpersonal conflict. Moderators include ֱState's Dean of the Graduate School, Rossitza Wooster, ֱState's Associate Dean of the Graduate School, Mark Woods, and OHSU's Assistant Dean of Graduate Student Affairs, Monica Hinds.


Three Minute Thesis

The 3MT for short, is a research communication competition designed to help graduate students develop presentation skills by consolidating and presenting their research succinctly to a non-specialist audience, all in just three minutes. Although the name of the event is Three Minute Thesis, as a PSU Masters or Doctoral student, you are eligible to present any research you are conducting for a thesis, dissertation, or culminating project.

First Place, Runner Up, and People's Choice prizes are awarded.


Saturday Workshop Series:

Workshops will resume Spring Term!

Fall 2023 Schedule

Thesis & Dissertation Literature Reviews: Searching for Sources
Instructor: Billy Nee, Interim Science & Engineering Librarian
Date: Friday October 20th
Time: 10-11:30

The literature review is a critical piece of your thesis, dissertation, or research article, providing your readers with context of why your research matters. This workshop will give you strategies and tips for conducting an effective and comprehensive search for literature across multiple databases and search engines.

Citation management with Zotero
Instructor: Kimberly Pendell, Social Work & Social Sciences Librarian
Date: Thursday October 26th
Time: 5:30 - 7pm

Get your personal research library built and organized! This workshop provides an overview of Zotero, a free and open-source citation management tool that allows users to quickly save citations, full text documents, and annotate PDFs. Zotero is an especially powerful research tool because it can quickly save citations from databases, journal websites, GoogleScholar, the PSU Catalog. It also integrates with Word and Google Docs for easy generation of in-text citations and reference lists.

Writing Center Consultation for Graduate Students
Instructor: Writing Center Instructor
Date: Thursday November 2nd
Time: 10am - 1pm
Location: Graduate Student Collaboration Hub, Classroom ML-490E (south side of the Library, 4th floor)

Take advantage of drop-in writing help from the Writing Center! One or two Writing Center instructors will be in the Hub classroom to assist graduate students with their academic writing.

What do you mean? Four tips for increasing the clarity and connection of your ideas
Instructor: Linnea Spitzer, Education Specialist, International Programs at Maseeh College of Engineering and Computer Science
Date: Friday November 3rd, 2023
Time: 10am - 12pm
Location: Graduate Student Collaboration Hub, Classroom ML-490E (south side of the Library, 4th floor)

Do you ever get comments like "what do you mean?" or "clarify!" on your writing? Clarity is one of those ideas that everyone seems to understand, yet no one is able to explain. In this workshop, you will learn what American academics expect when they ask for clarification and four strategies for how to address these expectations. The material presented in this workshop will be most helpful for those who are new to graduate writing or those who struggle to make their ideas clear for their professors.

Writing Center Consultation for Graduate Students
Instructor: Writing Center Instructor
Date: Friday, November 17th
Time: 10am - 1pm
Location: Graduate Student Collaboration Hub, Classroom ML-490E (south side of the Library, 4th floor)

Take advantage of drop-in writing help from the Writing Center! One or two Writing Center instructors will be in the Hub classroom to assist graduate students with their academic writing.


Grad Student Professional Development Series

The Graduate School is excited to announce a collaborative professional development effort offered by OSU, the University of Oregon, ֱState University, and Oregon Health and Science University. The “Grad Student Professional Development Series” is for graduate students at the four participating institutions and is intended to provide networking opportunities and training in skills beyond disciplinary knowledge that are essential for achieving career readiness and professional success post-graduation. Each university will host one session this academic year online, and in some cases, in person as well. Graduate students from any of the host institutions may attend any and all of the events (see complete list below and via this flier).

Tools and Strategies for Better Networking. Hosted by U of O

November 3, 2:00-3:30pm

Online only. .

Advancing your Scholarly Writing as a Graduate Student. Hosted by OSU
December 7, 10:00-11:30am

Heckart Lodge 100 and online. .

Strategies for Navigating Interpersonal Conflict. Hosted by ֱState University

February 9, 2-3:30 p.m.

Leadership and Management Skills. Hosted by Oregon Health and Science University

TBD


Student Research Symposium

The ֱState University Student Research Symposium is an opportunity for current PSU graduate and undergraduate students across all disciplines to showcase their research through poster and oral presentation formats. This event is traditionally held during Spring Term in the month of May.

For more information including how to participate and registration please visit the event's .


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Thomas C. Bielavitz Graduate Student Collaboration Hub

The Graduate Student Hub isa multi-use space, with a tech-enabled space for workshops and presentations, open space for group work, and smaller, reservable rooms. A shared workspace can be instrumental in shaping research team dynamics and increasing motivation and accountability.

The Graduate Student Hub will be the home of various activities supporting and celebrating interdisciplinary research:

  • Networking events to facilitate faculty and students across disciplines to meet and identify shared research interests
  • Workshops to support interdisciplinary teams in building shared skills such as: literature searching, citation management, data management planning, data visualization, communicating research results to a broad audience, and cultivating scholarly identity and visibility
  • Events celebrating research team milestones, and research presentations or exhibits

, and check below for quarterly workshop updates.