Category Archives: Professional Training

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Leveraging Expertise from the Crowd

There is a reason why scientists tend to hold fast to the timeless mantra: “Standing on the Shoulders of Giants”. If we’re not reinventing the wheel usually (hopefully!) it means we’ve found ourselves on the precipice of the unknown. There … Continue reading

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Managing Your Digital Footprint

So you’ve just finished your first manuscript and, like any eager graduate student, you decide to submit to [rockstar journal]. It may work out…but for most there’s always a contingency plan. Increasingly, that plan relies on “Open Access” journals such … Continue reading

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R on Coursera

CGSA’s “Introduction to R” is always a popular workshop, but if you just can’t wait to dive into this programming language, check out these offerings from Coursera: R introductory course: https://www.coursera.org/course/compdata Applied statistical analysis: https://www.coursera.org/course/dataanalysis *Hat tip to Alan Chen … Continue reading

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Grant Writing 101

Penn State is offering its highly successful grant writing series again this fall. If you’d like to learn how to make your proposals stand out from the crowd, this is the series for you. Registration opens August 22.

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