Special Events

Innovation Studio Workshop Series: Lasercutting, 3D Printing, and CNC Routing (Oct. 15 – Dec. 4, 2019)

In collaboration with the University Libraries, the Innovation Studio is offering a three-part workshop series focused on Lasercutting, 3D Printing, and CNC Routing. Participants will learn to design a coaster/medallion using AutoCAD, and will be able to make those items a reality with up to three different methods.

Introduction to Lasercutting

In this workshop series you will learn the basics of AutoCAD and create a simple coaster that will be cut from wood. This  workshop series will meet one a week for three weeks and you must attend all workshops to create the coaster. Previous use of AutoCAD is not required. The total commitment will be once a week for three weeks.

Introduction to 3D Printing

In this workshop series you will build on the knowledge gained in the Introduction to Lasercutting class. You will adapt your coaster file in CAD to the size of a medallion. You will learn to manipulate and extrude the file into a three-dimensional object. This workshop series follows the Introduction to Lasercutting class and will meet for an additional two weeks. You MUST attend the Introduction to Lasercutting sessions before attending the Introduction to 3D Printing workshop sessions. The total commitment will be once a week for five weeks.

Introduction to CNC Routing

In this workshop series you will get an overview of Computer Aided Manufacturing that is used to translate the 3D print into a routed medallion from wood. This workshop series follows the Introduction to 3D Printing class and will meet for an additional two weeks. You MUST attend the Introduction to Lasercutting and Introduction to 3D Printing sessions before attending the Introduction to CNC Routing workshop sessions. The total commitment will be once a week for seven weeks.

GIS Day 2019 (Nov. 13, 2019)

GIS Day at Ohio State is an annual event for students, staff, faculty, and visitors to learn more about geographic information systems (GIS) and celebrate the power of geospatial analysis and visualization in answering research questions and solving real-world problems. GIS Day 2019 will include:

A Humanitarian Map-a-Thon
Join us for a short training session on OpenStreetMap and the HOT Tasking Manager, and then dive into mapping features to assist communities, organizations, and governments across the world in addressing local development challenges and aiding in disaster response. Bring your own device (i.e., laptop) to fully participate in the map-a-thon. No prior experience with OpenStreetMap is necessary, and all new mappers are welcome!

Lightning Talks
Learn about the application of geospatial technologies across a wide variety of disciplines from OSU faculty, staff, and students, as well as local GIS professionals. Refreshments will be provided.

Exhibits/Resource Fair
Explore map collections housed in the OSU Libraries along with GIS resources available across campus and beyond. GIS professionals will be happy to talk with students about careers in GIS and the applications of geospatial technologies in real-world scenarios.

Map Expo (New this year!)
We’re inviting any OSU-affiliated students, faculty, and staff to display their work to showcase the variety of mapping and GIS projects happening across Ohio State. Physical and digital map submissions are welcome, and student participants are eligible to receive one of two scholarship prizes funded by the Department of Geography. To learn more about the Map Expo and submit an entry, visit go.osu.edu/map-expo.

Workshops and Events

Open Teaching, Learning, and Research: Making Your Scholarship More Affordable and Accessible Through Open Licensing (Sep. 5, 2019)

Join the University Libraries’ Copyright Services to learn more about the benefits and special considerations in making your scholarship and teaching materials openly available through Creative Commons open licenses. This presentation will provide an introduction to the rights provided automatically to authors and creators under copyright law and review important points of copyright ownership under OSU’s IP policy. We will explore the different open license options provided by Creative Commons and discuss how those licenses can be utilized in your teaching and research.

IRB Training for Graduate Students (Sep. 11, 2019)

The Office of Responsible Research Practices is offering a workshop for graduate students on how to navigate the Institutional Review Board (IRB) process. The workshop will focus on the following key topics:

  • Understanding why we have an IRB process
  • Exploring types of research and levels of review
  • Reviewing application components
  • Tips for successful application completion
  • Finding out where to go for help
  • Q&A
Increasing the Visibility of Your Research By Writing for The Conversation

The Conversation is an independent, nonprofit publisher of commentary and analysis, authored by academics and edited by journalists for the general public. They publish short articles by academics on timely topics related to their research. Writing for The Conversation helps ensure the voices of researchers are front and center in the public square, and help researchers reach audiences in publications locally, nationally, and internationally.

Since 2014, 118 Ohio State faculty members have written 254 articles for The Conversation that have been viewed more than 8.3 million times by people in more than 100 countries.

If you want to be among them, you have two different opportunities to get started on Thursday, Sept. 12, when Catesby Holmes, an editor at The Conversation, will be visiting campus:

  • The Basics of The Conversation- this is an overview of The Conversation and how researchers can become authors as a way to increase the visibility of their research. This overview is open to all interested OSU affiliates and will be held on Thursday, September 12, 11:30 a.m. – 12:30 p.m. in the Research Commons (3rd floor of 18th Avenue Library).
  • Small Group Meetings with Catesby- if you already have an idea for an article, register for these small group sessions to meet with Catesby where she will provide feedback on your idea and help hone your pitch. Sessions will be scheduled for Thursday, September 12, 2:00 – 5:00 p.m.
Introduction to Tableau for Data Visualization (Sep. 12, 2019)

Tableau is a data visualization program that offers both quick and flexible methods of visualizing your data in a variety of ways, including through interactive dashboards. Offering ways to explore your dataset as well as explain it, Tableau combines ease of use and powerful options for engaging your audience with interesting visualizations. In this workshop, participants will:

  • Learn about the different types of Tableau that exist and how they can access the program (for free).
  • Discover the Tableau interface and learn how to import and connect data to Tableau itself.
  • Explore how to quickly visualize data with different chart types (line and bar charts, scatter plots, maps, and more) and through dashboards (adding some interactivity between your visualizations).
  • Learn how to format and make adjustments to titles, axis titles, colors, marks and shapes, and more.
  • Export your Tableau visualization for use in other tools and programs like PowerPoint and Adobe Illustrator.
  • Interact with other resources like Tableau Public’s Gallery and knowledge bank to help learn about Tableau beyond this workshop.
Finding Funding: SPIN (Sep. 19, 2019)

Want to learn strategies for finding funding opportunities and creating custom funding alerts relevant to your research? Join Jeff Agnoli from the Office of Research for this interactive workshop, where you will learn more about using the SPIN funding opportunities database and accessing other funding and grant writing resources available to researchers at Ohio State.

Increasing the Visibility of Your Research (Sep. 23 – Sep. 26, 2019)

This online workshop will present strategies and outlets for making your research more visible, including open access, scholarly profiles, social media, and The Conversation. Each day during September 23-26, participants will receive an email with links to one or more topics related to visibility.  Work at your own pace.

Introduction to Data Visualization (Oct. 2, 2019)

Data visualization (or data viz for short) has rapidly developed into a huge area of interest for a broad group of users including researchers, businesses, and anyone looking to effectively communicate a large amount of information to a specific audience. If you have a research question that utilizes data, data visualization and its associated tools can help you analyze and make sense of the information you have gathered. In this presentation, participants will:

  • Be introduced to what data visualization is and why it is both an important and relevant skill to learn in this day and age.
  • Learn more about the types of data visualizations available to choose from and reasons for using specific types of visualization.
  • Take a look at some resources available for learning more about different types of data visualizations and how to create them.
  • Explore some of the tools used to create data visualizations in a variety of fields.
  • Watch a video showcasing what a great visualization and presentation can look like.
  • Gain some useful tips on how to better design your next visualization.
  • Find out what the Ohio State University Libraries has to offer in terms of data visualization support.

This event is part of Data Analytics Month @ Ohio State.

New Models of Scholarly Publishing (Oct. 3, 2019)

Join us for a conversation on how scholars, journal editors, and the University Libraries are navigating and investing in new models of scholarly publishing. Our faculty panelists will discuss barriers they have faced as editors and scholars, as well as successes, and will highlight the challenges and opportunities they see with new and emerging scholarly publishing models. We will also share information on publishing ethics in today’s landscape and the services the Libraries provides in support of scholarly publishing.

Panelists:

  • George E. Billman, Professor Emeritus of Physiology and Cell Biology, and Editor, Frontiers in Physiology,
  • Theresa Delgadillo, Professor, Department of Comparative Studies, and Editor, Latinx Talk
  • Daniel Shanahan, Assistant Professor, School of Music, Editor, Empirical Musicology Reviewand Co-EditorEngaging Students: Essays in Music Pedagogy
  • Sandra Enimil, Assistant Professor, Copyright Services Librarian, University Libraries
  • Gene Springs, Assistant Professor, Collections Strategist, University Libraries
  • Maureen Walsh, Associate Professor, Scholarly Sharing Strategist, University Libraries
Citation Tracking and Research Metrics Working Session (Oct. 7, 2019)

These small group hands-on sessions will focus on tracking citations to your work and gathering research metrics such as h-index, journal impact factors, and alternative metrics. After a brief overview of the available tools (e.g. Web of Science, Scopus, Journal Citation Reports, Altmetric, etc.) the bulk of the time will available for participants to gather their own information, ask questions, and receive individualized assistance.

Tracking and Enhancing Your Research Impact (Oct. 8 – Nov. 5, 2019)

Measuring your impact is an important step in the research process, especially for applying for positions, for promotion and tenure, and for grant funding. This may include traditional factors such as citation counts and journal reputation, and new measures that look at the reach and visibility of the work through downloads, saves, and views, as well as mentions in blogs and other social media. This introductory workshop will provide an overview of the following topics:

  • Establishing your author identity using ORCID and researcher IDs.
  • Understanding and tracking common metrics such as journal impact, factors, h-index, and times cites.
  • Understanding and tracking altmetrics (alternative metrics) such as views, downloads, and mentions in online media.
  • Enhancing your impact through journal choice and open access, and promoting your work via research profiles and online media.

The workshop will be conducted online over five weeks.  Each Tuesday, from October 8 – November 5, participants will receive an email with links to information on the topic for that week.  Work at your own pace.

Introduction to Web Mapping with ArcGIS Online (Oct. 8, 2019)

Want to make a map for your research, teaching, outreach, or just for fun? ArcGIS Online (AGOL) is the premier platform for easily and efficiently creating interactive web maps. By the end of this workshop, participants will be able to:

  • Articulate the value of web maps based on a real-world application
  • Summarize key considerations and important steps in the process of creating a web map
  • Sketch a workflow for creating a web map related to their own research, teaching, or outreach goals
  • Locate and access training resources to support continued learning and build skills required for creating web maps with ArcGIS Online

This workshop is offered through a collaboration between the Center for Urban and Regional Analysis and the University Libraries.

This event is part of Data Analytics Month @ Ohio State

BETHA Grant Pre-Proposal Workshop (Oct. 9, 2019)

The Office of Research is pleased to offer a pre-proposal workshop for those who may be considering submitting a proposal for the Battelle Engineering, Technology and Human Affairs grants (due 12/3/2019). This 90-minute session will feature a panel of past BETHA recipients and review committee members who will share tips for writing a successful proposal and discuss criteria used in the review process.

Citation Tracking and Research Metrics Working Session (Oct. 10, 2019)

These small group hands-on sessions will focus on tracking citations to your work and gathering research metrics such as h-index, journal impact factors, and alternative metrics. After a brief overview of the available tools (e.g. Web of Science, Scopus, Journal Citation Reports, Altmetric, etc.) the bulk of the time will available for participants to gather their own information, ask questions, and receive individualized assistance.

Corporate Research Engagement 101 (Oct. 15, 2019)

Many factors are driving an increase in engagement between universities and industry. Both entities must overcome the cultural and communications differences that often impair industry/university partnerships of all types and undercut their potential. It is important for University researchers to understand the extent to which successful relationships are dependent on an understanding of corporate decision making, the ability to manage expectations, and finding win-win value propositions on the industry/university engagement continuum. This seminar led by the Industry Liaison Office addresses the industry-university opportunities by providing researchers with a fundamental understanding of the value of industry engagement and the engagement continuum, tools for rapidly vetting and solidifying industrial opportunities, and knowledge of the support resources at OSU that are key to helping secure and nurture industrial relationships.

Grant Writing: An Introduction (Oct. 16, 2019)

This session will address some of the similarities and differences between the funding processes for federal/state agencies and private foundations. Topics include:

  • Best practices for engaging with sponsors
  • Navigating the research administration/proposal development and submission process
  • Drafting a compelling narrative
  • Seeking funding; Including the SPIN Funding Opportunities system and other funding resources
  • Examples of writing that is both persuasive and clear

Presenters Include:

Jeff Agnoli, Office of Research
James Gentry, Foundation Relations

Supporting Open Access Monograph Publishing: TOME@Ohio State (Oct. 22, 2019)

Join the University Libraries’ Scholarly Sharing Program Area and a panel of authors as we celebrate Open Access Week. Our panel features Ohio State faculty members whose scholarly monographs have been funded as part of TOME@Ohio State.  TOME@Ohio State provides subvention funds to university presses for the publication and wide distribution of Open Access editions of humanities and humanistic social sciences monographs.

Panelists:

  • Danielle Fosler-Lussier, Professor, School of Music
  • Guisela Latorre, Professor, Department of Women’s Gender and Sexuality Studies
  • Jim Phelan, Distinguished University Professor, Department of English

Learn more about TOME: https://library.osu.edu/tome

The Changing Landscape of Scholarly Publishing (Oct. 24, 2019)

Are you curious about how Ohio State scholars, editors, and the University Libraries are navigating the current scholarly publishing landscape? Do you have questions about how negotiations with publishers, Plan S, and Open Access publishing affect you and your discipline? Join us for a conversation on the changing environment of scholarly publishing. Our panelists will discuss how they see scholarly publishing changing, and the challenges and opportunities that presents from their perspective. They will share their insights, what has worked well, and how they have navigated challenges. You will have the opportunity to participate in the conversation by responding to the panelists from your own perspective.

Panelists:

  • Harmony Bench, Associate Professor, Department of Dance, and Former Editor, The International Journal of Screendance
  • Bryan C. Carstens, Professor, Department of Evolution, Ecology, and Organismal Biology, and Editor Elect, Systematic Biology
  • Joel Wainwright, Professor, Department of Geography
  • Gene Springs, Assistant Professor, Collections Strategist, University Libraries
  • Maureen Walsh, Associate Professor, Scholarly Sharing Strategist, University Libraries
Introduction to Tableau for Data Visualization (Oct. 31, 2019)

Tableau is a data visualization program that offers both quick and flexible methods of visualizing your data in a variety of ways, including through interactive dashboards. Offering ways to explore your dataset as well as explain it, Tableau combines ease of use and powerful options for engaging your audience with interesting visualizations. In this workshop, participants will:

  • Learn about the different types of Tableau that exist and how they can access the program (for free).
  • Discover the Tableau interface and learn how to import and connect data to Tableau itself.
  • Explore how to quickly visualize data with different chart types (line and bar charts, scatter plots, maps, and more) and through dashboards (adding some interactivity between your visualizations).
  • Learn how to format and make adjustments to titles, axis titles, colors, marks and shapes, and more.
  • Export your Tableau visualization for use in other tools and programs like PowerPoint and Adobe Illustrator.
  • Interact with other resources like Tableau Public’s Gallery and knowledge bank to help learn about Tableau beyond this workshop.

This event is part of Data Analytics Month @ Ohio State.

Using Public Domain Materials in Your Teaching and Research (Nov. 4, 2019)

After a 20-year wait, published works are once again entering the public domain in the U.S. What’s special about the public domain? Free of copyright restrictions, public domain materials can be freely copied, shared, and remixed by students, instructors, and researchers. Join University Libraries’ Copyright Services to learn how to identify, find, and use public domain text, images, and other creative works. We will also explore works that will soon be entering the public domain on January 1, 2020 and discuss how individuals and institutions are using public domain materials in teaching and research activities. Please bring your questions!

GIS and Spatial Analysis at Ohio State: Is There an App for That? (Nov. 5, 2019)

ArcGIS Online (AGOL) offers researchers access to a wide variety of apps for carrying out key tasks during GIS and spatial analysis projects. From collecting data in the field, to creating custom data dashboards or web mapping applications, to embedding interactive maps in spreadsheets and presentations, Ohio State affiliates can use GIS apps to advance their project goals through our Esri educational site license.

Join us for an overview of the apps available through ArcGIS Online, demonstrated use cases, and information about how you can use these apps in your own work. By the end of this presentation, participants will be able to:

  • Identify the main functions of a variety of ArcGIS Online apps
  • Describe a possible use case for an ArcGIS Online app in their own work
  • Locate and access training resources to support continued learning and build skills required for utilizing ArcGIS Online apps in their projects

This presentation is offered through a collaboration between the Center for Urban and Regional Analysis and the University Libraries.

Corporate Research Engagement 101 (Nov. 14, 2019)

Many factors are driving an increase in engagement between universities and industry. Both entities must overcome the cultural and communications differences that often impair industry/university partnerships of all types and undercut their potential. It is important for University researchers to understand the extent to which successful relationships are dependent on an understanding of corporate decision making, the ability to manage expectations, and finding win-win value propositions on the industry/university engagement continuum. This seminar led by the Industry Liaison Office addresses the industry-university opportunities by providing researchers with a fundamental understanding of the value of industry engagement and the engagement continuum, tools for rapidly vetting and solidifying industrial opportunities, and knowledge of the support resources at OSU that are key to helping secure and nurture industrial relationships.

IRB Training for Graduate Students (Nov. 20, 2019)

The Office of Responsible Research Practices is offering a workshop for graduate students on how to navigate the Institutional Review Board (IRB) process. The workshop will focus on the following key topics:

  • Understanding why we have an IRB process
  • Exploring types of research and levels of review
  • Reviewing application components
  • Tips for successful application completion
  • Finding out where to go for help
  • Q&A
Understanding and Negotiating the Terms of Your Publishing Agreement (Nov. 21, 2019)

Join the University Libraries’ Copyright Services for a workshop on understanding and negotiating the terms of your publishing agreement. We will discuss common phrases and terms found in scholarly journal articles, how those terms may impact how you use and share your research, and tactics for retaining the rights that important to you. In this workshop, participants will have the opportunity to practice reviewing and negotiating terms using a sample publishing agreement.

Corporate Research Engagement 101 (Dec. 10, 2019)

Many factors are driving an increase in engagement between universities and industry. Both entities must overcome the cultural and communications differences that often impair industry/university partnerships of all types and undercut their potential. It is important for University researchers to understand the extent to which successful relationships are dependent on an understanding of corporate decision making, the ability to manage expectations, and finding win-win value propositions on the industry/university engagement continuum. This seminar led by the Industry Liaison Office addresses the industry-university opportunities by providing researchers with a fundamental understanding of the value of industry engagement and the engagement continuum, tools for rapidly vetting and solidifying industrial opportunities, and knowledge of the support resources at OSU that are key to helping secure and nurture industrial relationships.

Citation Tracking and Research Metrics Working Session (Dec. 17, 2019)

These small group hands-on sessions will focus on tracking citations to your work and gathering research metrics such as h-index, journal impact factors, and alternative metrics. After a brief overview of the available tools (e.g. Web of Science, Scopus, Journal Citation Reports, Altmetric, etc.) the bulk of the time will available for participants to gather their own information, ask questions, and receive individualized assistance.

ADVANCE Faculty Research Lecture Series

Ohio State ADVANCE launches a new faculty research lecture series focusing on the research journey of Ohio State faculty. Each lecture will feature the research of an invited faculty speaker. Speakers will also share their own research journey as a way to highlight both the challenges and successes that are part of the research process.

Dancing Across Dimensions (Oct. 2, 2019)

About the speaker:

Dr. Hannah Kosstrin is a dance historian and movement analyst. At The Ohio State University, she is Associate Professor in the Department of Dance, affiliate faculty with the Melton Center for Jewish Studies and Slavic Center, and Arts & Humanities Faculty Fellow in the Office of Research. She is author of Honest Bodies: Revolutionary Modernism in the Dances of Anna Sokolow (Oxford, 2017), finalist for the Jordan Schnitzer Book Award. Kosstrin is Project Director for the Labanotation iPad app KineScribe and Faculty Lead for the mixed-reality dance scoring application LabanLens. Visit her website: http://u.osu.edu/kosstrin.1/

Science Cafe Sessions

Father and Son: The Ortons and Their Many Gifts to Science, Ohio State and Beyond (Oct. 2, 2019)

Edward Orton Sr. was Ohio State’s first president, a role he juggled with his first love: Geology. While he ran the daily operations of the then-fledgling University, he also taught and conducted research. His many contributions to the field of Geology included his 18-year role as State Geologist during which he developed the theory of the relationship of gas, oil and brine in subterranean reservoirs. His son, Edward Orton Jr., was no less prolific in his many pursuits, most notably as Ohio State’s first professor of ceramic engineering. Find out more about this father-and-son pair and their many contributions that continue to have an impact today.

About our speaker:

Kevlin C. Haire, Assistant University Archivist

Kevlin Haire has been a staff member of the University Archives since 2006. She holds a Master’s of Library and Information Science degree from Kent State University.

150 Years of Discovery at Ohio State

At the heart of Ohio State are the faculty. During Ohio State’s sesquicentennial year, we celebrate the amazing legacy of discovery and innovation of our faculty over the decades, from the earliest faculty to the researchers, scholars, and creators of the present day. Their discoveries have ranged from the smallest atoms to the farthest stars, advancing the body of human knowledge, impacting our communities, and fortifying our spirit. Tonight’s presentation will tell just a few of their stories–and help us to realize the tremendous legacy of Ohio State research.

About our speaker:

Jan Weisenberger, Senior Associate Vice President for Research

Janet Weisenberger is Senior Associate Vice President for Research at The Ohio State University, responsible for helping to guide the university’s wide range of research activities and to develop and implement new strategic directions for Ohio State’s research enterprise. Weisenberger is also professor of speech and hearing science at Ohio State. She received her doctorate in psychology from Indiana University, and joined Ohio State’s faculty in 1991.