Professional Development

2016-2017:

Three Minute Thesis Competition (3MT)
January -- Friday date to be announced

Are you ready?  We are excited to begin planning for our annual 3MT event which will be held in January this year -- instead of November. The date will be announced the first week in November. 

The event is open to UAH Master, PhD and DNP students

First Prize $250, Runner Up $100, People's Choice $50

If you already know you would like to participate, feel free to RSVP now.

 

Killer Presentations, Whatever your Topic
Friday, November 11th, 2:30 - 3:30PM
Business Administration Building, Room 121

The Graduate School's Professional Development Series is pleased to bring back Ms. Kristin Scroggin, Communications Art Lecturer, and owner of Workplace Training Solutions to provide how to's and tips for graduate students to design and deliver highly effective presentations -- whatever your topic!

Ms. Scroggins has coached all of our 3MT winners in preparation for the regional 3MT competition hosted by the Conference of Southern Graduate Schools (CSGS) with outstanding results. Her presentation will go hand-in-hand with Dr. Neil Lamb's "Say What?! Sharing Complex Topics with the Public," which will be held earlier in this week (see previous event below). 

Who should attend?
  • Anyone who plans to defend their thesis/dissertation/scholarly project
  • Anyone who ​plans to enter the Three Minute Thesis competition 
  • Anyone who is not confident in presenting
  • Anyone who wants a skill that will help them advance their career
I know she will be of great benefit to everyone!

 

Grant Writing Seminars
November 10 & 11th; times vary
Chan Auditorium

The Grant "Winners" Seminars is a great opportunity to hear from Dr. Robert Porter, an expert on grant writing! Seminars will take place on November 10th and 11th in the Business Administration Building, Chan Auditorium. Dr. Porter will provide four seminars addressing best practices and development of grant proposals intended for submission to NSF, NIH, Department of Education, and Humanities and Social Sciences.  All seminar sessions are free and open to faculty, staff, researchers and students. Registration is required by November 3rd.

 

Say What?! Sharing Complex Topics with the Public
Monday, November 7, 4:00 to 5:15PM
Business Administration Building, Room 121

Graduate students and faculty, join us as Dr. Neil Lamb discusses the need to identify effective ways to communicate complicated topics to a lay audience. 

Dr. Lamb is the Vice President for Educational Outreach, HudsonAlpha Institute for Biotechnology and leads the Educational Outreach team at the HudsonAlpha Institute for Biotechnology in its endeavor to foster a genomically-literate society and to inspire and train tomorrow’s biotechnology workforce.

Innovative teacher training, student experiences public enrichment, classroom kits, and digital resources created by his team are reshaping how science education is delivered. This past year, more than 1 million students, educators, practitioners, and members of the general public were impacted by these efforts. Prior to joining HudsonAlpha in 2006, Dr. Lamb was a faculty member in the Department of Human Genetics at Emory University’s School of Medicine. His career shifted from hands-on science to science education after realizing that he found his true calling: inspiring a passion for human genetics and biotechnology in others.

Dr. Lamb received his B.S. degree in Molecular Biology from Auburn University and his Ph.D. in Human Genetics from Emory University. In addition to leading Educational Outreach, Lamb holds Adjunct Faculty positions at The University of Alabama in Huntsville and The University of Alabama at Birmingham. He is also a member of Auburn University’s Research Advisory Board and the Alabama Mathematics, Science, Technology and Engineering Coalition Board of Directors. 

RSVP to attend! 

 


2015-2016:

Thesis and Dissertation Writing Workshop
March 4, 2016 at 1:30PM to 2:30PM in Wilson Hall 168

Graduate Students, you are invited to attend our thesis and dissertation writing workshop, which will be conducted by Dr. Christopher Sundar, College of Science Dean, Professor, and author of "Navigating Graduate School and Beyond." This workshop is especially targeted to those students who have just begun writing and and especially for those students who do not know where to begin. 

The workshop is free and available to current graduate students. Space is limited and it's first come first serve.

Please RSVP here for the Thesis and Dissertation Writing Workshop

 

The Foundations of Financial Planning
April 1st (No, Foolin') at 1:00PM - 2:00PM in BAB 114

You may have heard the expression, "If you fail to plan, you're planning to fail." It's especially true when applied to the financial aspects of our lives. Being financially responsible and, ultimately, financially secure is the first step to creating opportunities in your life -- comfortable retirement, early retirement, starting your own business, philanthropy, opportunities for your children, etc. Proper financial planning is a lifelong process. But there are some foundational principles to get you started that you will carry with you throughout your life. This seminar is designed to give you a start in those  foundations.

The seminar will be presented by Dr. John Burnett, Associate Professor of Finance and 2015 Distinguished University Teaching Award Recipient.

Please RSVP here for the Foundations of Financial Planning

 

Killer Presentations, Whatever the Topic
November 6, 2015, 3:00 pm in BAB 114


The Graduate School's Professional Development Series will begin again with our very popular presentation seminar by Ms. Kristin Scroggin, Communications Art Lecturer, and owner of Workplace Training Solutions.

Ms. Scroggins has coached our two previous 3MT winners on to victory at the regional 3MT competition hosted by CSGS and she will be on hand to provide how to's and tips for graduate students to be able to design and deliver highly effective presentations -- whatever your topic!

Who should attend?

Anyone who plans to defend their thesis
Anyone who ​plans to enter the Three Minute Thesis competition (November 20)
Anyone who is not confident in presenting
Anyone who wants a skill that will help them advance their career.

I know she will be of great benefit to everyone!
 

2014-2015: 

 

Writing and Publishing Research Seminar: Navigating the Journal Publication Process
April 16, 2015 at 2:15 - 5:00 in Wilson Hall Theatre

As part of our Professional Development Series, please join us on Thursday, April 16th at 2:15 in Wilson Hall Theatre to discuss "Writing and Publishing Research."

The seminar will be conducted by Dr. Jeet Gupta, Eminent Scholar & Professor, followed by Mr. David Moore, UAH Library Director.

Please RSVP at this link if you plan to attend: http://goo.gl/forms/mwQJZiXwT6

Dr. Gupta has kindly provided an abstract on the seminar: 

Writing and Publishing Research: Navigating the Journal Publication Process 

Jatinder N. D. Gupta
Eminent Scholar and Professor, Associate Dean for Graduate and Sponsored Programs, Director of Integrated Enterprise Lab

Abstract

This seminar will deal with writing and publishing research in high quality refereed journal articles.  Based on personal experiences as an author, reviewer, and member of editorial boards of several journals, this seminar offers suggestions to increase the chances of getting your article accepted for publication and being cited after its publication.  It discusses such items as writing and communicating ideas clearly, succinctly and simply.  It provides some guidelines to convince the editors and referees that the article is worthy of publication, making it easier for the reviewers to read the article, dealing with reviewers' comments and rejection, and doing the rewrite of the articles.  It also provides some thoughts as to increase the article citations after it is published.  Personal experiences will be freely shared.

NOTE: This seminar is discusses some useful steps first designed to encourage advanced graduate students and faculty to start discussing ways to enhance the publication of their research in high quality journals.  It is NOT designed to signify that the presenter knows more than its listeners.  Its purpose is to start a dialog on doing and publishing research.  Therefore, an active participation is encouraged and will be highly appreciated.

 

Thesis and Dissertation Writing Workshop
March 13, 2015 at 10:00 pm in WH 168

As part of the Graduate School Professional Development Series, graduate students are invited to attend our
"Thesis and Dissertation Writing Workshop" on Friday, March 13 at 10:00 to 12:00 pm in Wilson Hall 168

If you need help writing your thesis or dissertation (and especially if you don't know where to begin), please plan to attend our workshop, which will be conducted by Dr. Christopher Sundar, College of Science Dean, Professor, and author of "Navigating Graduate School and Beyond."

The workshop is free and available to current graduate students. Space is limited and it's first come first serve.

 

Proposal and Grant Writing Workshop
February 13, 2015 at 2:30 pm in SC 109

Please attend our Proposal and Grant Writing Workshop as part of our Graduate School Professional Development Series. The event will be Friday, February 13 at 2:30 - 4:30 pm in Shelby Center 109

Dr. Paul Collopy will conduct the workshop and share his knowledge as a previous program manager at the National Science Foundation (NSF). Be sure to attend to learn his valuable insights on writing proposals and grants that will help get you funded!

Effective Teaching Techniques Workshop
January 16, 2015 at 4:00 pm in MSC 112

You are invited to attend our Effective Teaching Techniques Workshop, presented by Dr. Carol Strong, who is UAH's 2014 Distinguished Teacher Award recipient. Dr. Strong will discuss classroom involvement, accommodating large classrooms, using technology, and many other topics relevant to new teachers (GTAs or anyone planning to teach).

This workshop is open to current graduate students.

 

Killer Presentations, Whatever the Topic
November 14, 2014, BAB 112 at 2:00 pm

The Graduate School is pleased to announce our first Professional Development Series topic:

Ms. Kristin Scroggin, Communications Art Lecturer, and owner of Workplace Training Solutions, will be available to provide how to's and tips for graduate students to be able to design and deliver highly effective presentations.
 
 
 

Who should attend?

Anyone who plans to defend their thesis
Anyone who ​plans to enter the Three Minute Thesis competition (November 20)
Anyone who is not confident in presenting
Anyone who wants a skill that will help them advance their career.

If you fall into any of these categories, please ​RSVP at this link: http://goo.gl/forms/AiJOSUQYtf