Previous Workshops, Seminars, & Events

Modern Researcher 101 Series

This workshop series aims at exploring tools and best practices in managing research workflow, output, and your scholarship across the research lifecycle.  The series is hosted monthly by the Arthur Lakes Library at Colorado School of Mines.

Link to Modern Researcher 101 workshop series website.

Next Workshop: Authorship in the Digital Age

When: 10 – 11:30 am, July 17, 2018
Where: Boettcher Room, Library
Please register here


Publishing Research

April 12, 2018, 1-3 PM, MZ106

Panel discussion to extend your understanding of the publication, submission, and review process.  A web seminar with Michigan University of Technology.  For additional information, please contact Roel Snieder at


Collaboration Tools for Managing Research and Publishing Workflow (Ye Li,

April 4, 2018, time and location TBD, (part of GRADS conference).

Introduce technology options, including electronic lab notebooks, Open Science Frameworks, reference management tools, Overleaf, open repository and preprint servers etc., and good practices for managing your research and publishing workflow.


Sustainability/Ethical STEM

March 22, 2018, 1-3 PM, MZ106

Enhance your understanding of the role of ethics in STEM professions.  A web seminar with Michigan University of Technology.  For additional information please contact Roel Snieder at


Author Rights and Open Scholarship (Ye Li,

March 15, 2018, 12-1:30PM, Boettcher Room, Library

Understand your rights as an academic author.  Learn how open access can help enhance your research impact, and how to protect your intellectual property while opening up your research.


Effective Negotiation Strategies

March 1, 2018, 1-3 PM, MZ106

Develop and broaden negotiation skills for professional enhancement.  A web seminar with Michigan University of Technology.  For additional information please contact Roel Snieder at


Negotiation and Communication Seminar for Women

March 05, 2018 4-6 PM, CT 102

Society of Physics Students has invited an APS representative to give a seminar on communication and negotiation for women in STEM. This seminar will help teach professional skills necessary to succeed in a science-based career including how to negotiate a graduate or professional position, how to interact positively with a mentor or advisor, how to enhance personal presence, and more!  For additional information, please contact Alexandra Culler at

This event is open to everyone (students, faculty, men, and women), but will be focused on women in science.


Building Up Your Scholarly Identity (Ye Li,

Feb 15, 2018, 12 – 1:30PM, Boettcher Room, Library

Learn how to establish your scholarly identity via ORCID profile and how to make the best out of online profile and network for scholars such as Google Scholar Profiles, ResearchGate, and Mendeley etc.


Assuming Leadership Positions

January 25, 2018, 1-3 PM, MZ106

Learn Techniques, Strategies and Competencies for Advancement into Leadership Roles.  A web seminar with Michigan University of Technology.  For additional information please contact Roel Snieder at


How (Not) to Give a Truly Terrible Talk (Roel Snieder,

January 24, 2018, 4-5 PM, Brown Hall 205

Did you ever listen to a presentation that was poorly delivered, where you felt you were wasting your time?  It happens, and when it does, you don’t want to be the speaker doing the delivery.  In this workshop we will compare the same talk when presented in two different ways and use this comparison to establish clarity on the do’s and don’ts of oral presentations.  After attending this workshop you know the importance of telling–and repeating–a story, the basics of effective use and design of slides, and how to use your voice and body for a compelling delivery.


Carpentry Workshop (Ye Li,

January 20-21, 2018, 9AM – 4:30PM, Boettcher Room, Library, Software

Improve your research computing skills and make your data analysis more reproducible and automated.  Details:


Team Skills

November 9, 2017 , 1-3 PM

Learn about team work principles and develop and design principles, leadership, and mentor skills.

Web seminar with Michigan Technological University