Events

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Software Training for Students (STS)

July 23rd, 5:30pm–7:30pm

B1144A DeLuca Biochemistry Building

Software Training for Students (STS) offers free technology classes for students. If you are a student and would like to attend this class, please enroll via the STS website (wisc.edu/sts).

Using Active Learning in Your STEM Course: Designing Writing Activities to Solve Teaching and Learning Challenges

Inquiry, discovery, and creation

July 24th, 9:00am–11:30am

6191 Helen C. White Hall

In this interactive workshop, we’ll share advice, examples, and best practices for using writing to its full potential in SBE and STEM courses. We’ll discuss research about interactive writing assignments that advance learning and help students develop disciplinary ways of thinking; analyze effective examples of syllabi and assignments from a range of SBE and STEM courses at UW–Madison, including small seminars, large lecture courses, and labs. Registration required.

Writing Center

Writing Center Wednesday Afternoon Drop-In Graduate Writing Group

July 24th, 1:00pm–4:00pm

6172 Helen C. White Hall

The Writing Center welcomes all UW-Madison graduate students to join us on Wednesday afternoons from 1:00-4:00 to work on writing projects of any kind. Together, we will share our writing goals and accomplishments and support one another in getting a substantial amount of writing done! No pre-registration is required for this group. Simply show up at Helen C. White Hall, Room 6172 (the room directly across from the Writing Center).

MGN Native & Indigenous Graduate Student & Faculty Mixer

Panel from 5:00-5:45, followed by a mixer from 6:00-8:00 pm

Inclusion and diversity

July 24th, 5:00pm–7:00pm

Union South

We hold these events with the dual mission to facilitate community-building among affinity groups, but also to introduce graduate students to faculty and administrators of color who can share their experiences in navigating, surviving and thriving in life after graduate school. We will hold a pre-mixer faculty panel from 5:00-5:45, followed by a mixer from 6:00-8:00 pm. Come for a minute, or linger longer! All are welcome to MGN events.

Writing Center

Thursday Morning Drop-In Graduate Writing Group

July 25th, 10:00am–1:00pm

6172 Helen C. White Hall

The Writing Center welcomes all UW-Madison graduate students to join us on Thursday mornings from 10:00-1:00 to work on writing projects of any kind. Together, we will share our writing goals and accomplishments and support one another in getting a substantial amount of writing done! No pre-registration is required for this group. Simply show up at Helen C. White Hall, Room 6172 (the room directly across from the Writing Center) by 10:00 on the Wednesdays that you can make it.

Writing Center Workshop

A Writer's Retreat

Communication

July 25th, 5:00pm–8:00pm

6191 Helen C. White Hall

Join a group of writers all motivated to do one thing: put words on the page. Participants will engage in brief goal-setting exercises followed by concentrated time to write. Writing Center staff will be on hand for consultation. Please register online.

Excel 2: Data Visualization

Software Training for Students (STS)

Managing projects and people

July 25th, 5:00pm–7:00pm

B1144A DeLuca Biochemistry Building

Software Training for Students (STS) offers free technology classes for students. If you are a student and would like to attend this class, please enroll via the STS website (wisc.edu/sts).

Writing Center Workshop

Learning and Integrating Common Features of Professional Research Writing

July 30th, 3:30pm–5:00pm

6176 Helen C. White Hall

Are you interested in discovering how professional research writing is structured in the natural and social sciences? In this workshop for graduate students and advanced undergraduates, we will unpack misconceptions about research writing and call attention to frequently used words and sentence structures within specialized disciplines. Learning the features of your professional discourse community will help you better meet expectations for getting your own research published.

Using Active Learning in Your STEM Course: Responding to and Evaluating Student Writing Effectively and Efficiently

Inquiry, discovery, and creation

July 31st, 9:00am–11:00am

6191 Helen C. White Hall

In this workshop, you will learn strategies and time-saving methods for assessing the learning that your students demonstrate in their writing and methods for motivating your students to deepen their thinking and analysis, no matter the size or structure of the course. Registration is required.

Writing Center

Writing Center Wednesday Afternoon Drop-In Graduate Writing Group

July 31st, 1:00pm–4:00pm

6172 Helen C. White Hall

The Writing Center welcomes all UW-Madison graduate students to join us on Wednesday afternoons from 1:00-4:00 to work on writing projects of any kind. Together, we will share our writing goals and accomplishments and support one another in getting a substantial amount of writing done! No pre-registration is required for this group. Simply show up at Helen C. White Hall, Room 6172 (the room directly across from the Writing Center).