|February 18, 2010 http://www.lib.virginia.edu/education/news/archive.shtml||Vol. 3, No. 3|
DATA SET WORKSHOPS FOR
ADVANCED GRAD STUDENTS & FACULTY
The National Center for Education Statistics (NCES) is the primary federal entity for collecting and analyzing data related to education.
NCES provides workshops on data sets and sponsors conferences. Attendance at a NCES workshop would be a great addition to your resume in addition to providing you with in-depth knowledge about a dataset and excellent networking opportunities with IES staff and fellow attendees.
Here are the current conferences and workshops. If you are interested in applying, please don't hesitate to contact Dr. Dan Berch, Associate Dean for Research and Faculty Development, as he can advise you about the application process.
You will need to apply for these workshops well in advance as they are competitive. Workshops opportunities are posted and a "more information" link is provided that leads to a document outlining applicant qualifications, location of the workshop (often in Washington, D.C.) deadlines, the application, and instructions such as those in the following paragraph for completing the application.
SAMPLE INSTRUCTIONS: Please attach a clearly written description of your research interest and how that can be furthered through the use of the SSOCS and/or SCS data (2–3 typewritten pages). Be as specific as possible. Please include research questions, relevant variables, analysis/methodology, and proposed products and associated timelines for your results. If you are a graduate student, a letter of recommendation from your faculty advisor as well as a listing of relevant statistical coursework must be included with your application. All applicants must include a copy of their resume/vita.
DATA WORKSHOPS This semester the Research Computing Lab (RCL) in Brown Science and Engineering Library has a variety of RCL workshops for graduate students including "Best Practices for Creating Research Data" on Tuesday, February 23, 2010, from 12:00 p.m. to 1:00 p.m. in the Brown Science and Engineering Library Electronic Classroom. This session will offer an introduction to databases, data file creation, data quality control and quality assurance. It will also discuss some of the important principles around metadata creation. Click here to register. And you can click here for a listing of all RCL workshops.
BRING YOUR CUP FOR TEA
WANT TO LEARN
HOW TO TITLE AN ARTICLE
TODAY, FEBRUARY 18, 11AM
Herb will provide consultation and support for Camtasia each Thursday afternoon from 1:00. to 4:00 p.m. in the CLIC. Come learn about an effective way to create modules and disseminate course content. For example, learn to incorporate a video into your PowerPoint lecture or conference presentation.
+ TUES., FEB. 23rd
To register or find out more information, please visit http://itc.virginia.edu/techconnect/mobilefair/In addition, MobiNet, the UVa Mobile Networking interest group is offering the session, "eBooks and eReaders " from 11:30 AM to 1 PM in the Newcomb Hall South Meeting Room. This 90-minute event is open to Mobile Fair attendees and the UVa community. Discussion topics will include Kindles, Nooks, iPads, eBooks and all such technologies that are expanding the technological realm of reading. Join us!