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WMSURE Summer 2013 Workshops

*All workshops will be held in Tyler 213

 

May 29                 4:00pm                 Welcome Back Event – focus on writing research blogs

Welcome back to campus! Come together with all the other WMSURE students conducting research in Williamsburg this summer for a social event with Prof. Charity Hudley and Prof. Dickter. We’ll talk about everyone’s research project and specifically focus on tips for writing research blogs. If you were funded by a Charles Center grant, you have to do these blogs, so learning how to blog about your research successfully will come in handy! Food will be served. Please sign up http://www.surveymonkey.com/s/YK3GRTT .

June 5                   4:00pm                 Planning for Summer Research Success

Want to have a productive summer? Prof. Charity Hudley and Prof. Dickter will kick off the first summer session with a workshop focused on how to prepare for a successful summer of research. No matter if you are working on an independent project, helping with a faculty member’s research, or volunteering part-time, we’ll talk about ways to maximize your productivity and help you get the most out of your summer research experience. Food is provided. Please sigh up at http://www.surveymonkey.com/s/YF9CJZ8.

June 12                 4:00pm                 Preparing for Graduate School and Grad School Tests

Thinking about going to graduate school? Whether you are currently working on applications or just entertaining the idea of graduate school, this workshop will give you insight into the process of selecting and applying to graduate programs, including how to prepare for the dreaded graduate school exams.  We will focus not only on research-oriented graduate degrees, but also professional degrees. Specific focus will be given to studying for graduate tests such as the GRE, MCAT, LSAT, etc. This workshop will appeal to rising sophomores, juniors, or seniors, in that we will talk about how to prepare for graduate school over the course of your time at W&M, providing a timeline to help you prepare. An inside look at the application process, statements of purpose, letters of recommendation, financial planning, and other aspects will be given. Dinner is provided. Please sign up at http://www.surveymonkey.com/s/Y3DQJST.

June 19                 4:00pm                 Research Presentation: Prof. Cheryl Dickter

This presentation will be given by WMSURE co-director Dr. Cheryl Dickter, who is a member of the Psychology Department and Neuroscience Program. She will talk about her research, which is focused on stereotyping and prejudice. Prof. Dickter will talk about some new research in her lab that has uncovered ways to decrease automatic racial biases that White college students may have. Dinner is provided. Please sign up at http://www.surveymonkey.com/s/Y3G33QY.

June 21                 Time TBA             School-University Research Network (SURN) Conference

This is an excellent opportunity to attend a conference right here on campus! The School-University Research Network (SURN) began in 1993 as a partnership of the School of Education at the College of William and Mary with Virginia K-12 school divisions to conduct relevant research and provide professional development in order to promote quality teaching and learning.  Come here about exciting research being conducted in this area. Please sign up at http://www.surveymonkey.com/s/YBRGGSP.

July 2                     5:00pm                 Skype Session with incoming W&M Scholars

Prof. Charity Hudley and Prof. Dickter will Skype with new, incoming W&M Scholars from the class of 2017! They will probably have lots of questions about college life, classes, and WMSURE. Come (virtually) meet your future classmates and WMSURE members!  Please sign up at http://www.surveymonkey.com/s/YBYVLTK.

July 3                     4:00pm                 Honors Projects – Options and Advice

Thinking about an Honors project? Whether you are currently working on your upcoming Honors project or considering one later, this workshop can help you figure out exactly what an Honors project entails and how to make your Honors project successful. Come learn why completing an Honors project can be one of the most academically rewarding experiences of your undergraduate career. This workshop can help you figure out if participation in department honors is for you and, if so, how to prepare for this daunting year-long experience. Dinner is provided. Please sign up http://www.surveymonkey.com/s/YB6ZHSJ.

July 18                   5:00pm                 Skype Session with incoming W&M Scholars

Prof. Charity Hudley and Prof. Dickter will Skype with new, incoming W&M Scholars from the class of 2017! They will probably have lots of questions about college life, classes, and WMSURE. Come (virtually) meet your future classmates and WMSURE members!  Please sign up at http://www.surveymonkey.com/s/YHQR5PG.

July 24                   4:00pm                 Presenting your Research – preparing posters and talks

It’s the end of the summer and you’re almost done with your project! How do you tell people about what you’ve accomplished? This workshop will assist you in preparing posters and talks that present your research. We’ll provide specific tips and helpful hints to ensure that your research presentation goes well. For those of you who are recipients of Charles Center grants, this will be an excellent opportunity to start preparing for the summer research presentations that will occur in the fall. Food will be served. Please sign up at http://www.surveymonkey.com/s/YHPSYJM.

July 31                   4:00pm                 Research Presentation: Prof. Anne Charity Hudley

This presentation will be given by WMSURE co-director Dr. Anne Charity Hudley, who is Associate Professor of Education, English, Linguistics, and Africana Studies and the inaugural William and Mary Professor of Community Studies. Her research and publications address the relationship between language variation and Pre K-16 educational practices and policies.   Please sign up at http://www.surveymonkey.com/s/YPQSNHR