Special Events

Innovation Studio Workshop Series: Arduino 101

*This series debuted in-person, but was postponed due to COVID-19.

The Innovation Studio is offering a new workshop series on learning the basics of Arduino. During this workshop series, participants will learn how to develop an internet of things device using open source hardware and software.

This workshop series will consist of seven hour long sessions on a weekly basis. Each session builds on the last, so participants should try to attend all sessions.

Digital Humanities Pedagogy Workshop Series

*This series debuted in-person, but was moved to a webinar format due to COVID-19.

The Digital Humanities Pedagogy workshop series guides faculty, instructors, and graduate students through determining the most appropriate digital humanities (DH) approach for their course, reviewing resource modules for DH methods and tools, and integrating instruction into a new or existing course. The series includes three in-person working sessions and three Carmen modules to be completed independently. Module topics include general introductions to DH, collections & exhibits, digital publishing, geospatial humanities, network analysis, data analysis, text analysis, text encoding, and visualization. Upon completion, participants will have a plan for course integration and for pursuing additional training in the method or tool they will be teaching if needed. The program is an approved Teaching Endorsement through the University Institute of Teaching and Learning (UITL) and will prepare participants to complete the UITL Instructional Redesign Portfolio.

Registration is limited to twenty (20) participants. Participants are expected to bring their own laptops or tablets to the in-person working sessions.

Participants must attend all three in-person sessions to obtain the endorsement.

Workshops and Events

Corporate Research Engagement 101 (Jan. 15, 2020)

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.

Using Public Domain Materials in Your Teaching and Research (Jan. 27, 2020)

On January 1, 2020, new works entered the public domain in the United States. 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 for part one of a workshop series on the public domain. This session will provide an introduction to identifying, finding, and using public domain materials for your teaching, research, and other creative activities. Please bring your questions!

Introduction to Data Visualization (Jan. 28, 2020)

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.
Introduction to Web Mapping using ArcGIS Online (Jan. 30, 2020)

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.

5-Day Research Impact Challenge (Feb. 3 – Feb. 7, 2020)

This is an online challenge designed to help researchers enhance the impact and visibility of their research.  Each day during the week of February 3-7, 2020, participants will receive an email with one or two tasks to complete that will help you to enhance your scholarly profile, along with links to instructions and advice for completing them.  Work at your own pace; there is no deadline for completion of the tasks.

Identifying Research Funding Opportunities (Feb. 4, 2020)

Want to learn strategies for finding funding and how to create funding alerts relevant using your key words/discipline? Join us for this interactive workshop, where you will learn more about using the SPIN funding opportunities database and how to access other tools for finding funding, identifying collaborators, and proposal writing resources.

Presented by the Office of Research | Research Development Office.

Corporate Research Engagement 101 (Feb. 17, 2020)

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.

Introduction to Tableau for Data Visualization (Feb. 19, 2020)

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.
Submitting Amendments in Buck-IRB (Feb. 20, 2020)

The Office of Responsible Research Practices is offering an advanced workshop on amendments to approved human subjects research and the Buck-IRB system. The session will:

  • Describe the amendment process.
  • Review relevant HRPP policies and regulations.
  • Provide guidance and tips on amendment submissions via Buck-IRB.
  • Present strategies to facilitate the amendment screening and review process.

While the session will be tailored to behavioral and social science researchers, anyone preparing IRB submissions is welcome.

GIS and Mapping at Ohio State: Is There an App for That? (Feb. 26, 2020)

ArcGIS Online (AGOL) offers researchers access to a wide variety of apps for carrying out key tasks during GIS and mapping 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.

Bringing Fair Use to Life (Feb. 27, 2020)

How can artists like Andy Warhol, Carrie Mae Weems, Roy Lichtenstein, or Richard Prince legally use somebody else’s materials in their own art? Are you using somebody else’s photograph, illustration, text, or video in your own scholarship or creative project? Do you need permission to do that? Join University Libraries’ Copyright Services for a hands-on workshop on the important exception of fair use, an exception in the law that allows use of copyrighted content without permission. Learn how to use copyrighted materials confidently and legally in your research, teaching, and creative endeavors.

The workshop will cover the factors to consider in determining fair use and look to examples of authors and artists that have relied on fair use in the production of their creative works. Attendees will have the opportunity to work through a fair use analysis while making their own creative work using materials from the OSU Libraries’ collections.

Grant Writing: An Introduction (Mar. 4, 2020)

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.
  • Drafting a compelling narrative.
  • Examples of writing that is both persuasive and clear.
  • Exploring proposal writing models/templates.
  • Navigating the research administration/proposal development and submission process.
  • Seeking funding; Including the SPIN Funding Opportunities system and other funding resources.

Presented by the Office of Research | Research Development Office and Foundation Relations

Supporting External Faculty Award Recognition (Mar. 18, 2020)

*This event was scheduled for an in-person format, but was changed to webinar format due to COVID-19.

An important component of building a culture of faculty excellence and strengthening our institutional reputation is through a robust faculty recognition program. This event will examine and discuss both quantitative and qualitative approaches that the scholarly awards support team uses to assist with faculty nominations for national awards and recognitions. On the quantitative side, Academic Analytics has developed a tool with the ability to analyze national awards and award winners’ characteristics, identify local faculty displaying similar metrics of research activity, and identify nominees for national awards. The Ohio State University has been leveraging this report to target faculty members for certain prestigious recognitions and to strengthen existing faculty award portfolios. From a qualitative perspective, The Ohio State University seeks to build a culture that values and recognizes awards through communications efforts, targeted faculty outreach and mentoring, and other approaches to increase faculty networks and competitiveness. Join us to find out more about building a culture of excellence!

Increasing the Visibility of Your Research (Mar. 23 – Mar. 26, 2020)

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 March 23-26, 2020, participants will receive an email with links to one or more topics related to visibility.  Work at your own pace.

Using ArcGIS StoryMaps in Your Research and Teaching (Mar. 31, 2020)

*This event was scheduled as an in-person event, but was moved to an asynchronous online workshop due to COVID-19.

Want to make a map that will help you share the stories being uncovered through your research and make them accessible to a broader audience? Want to give your students an opportunity to engage with spatial thinking and work on an exciting digital project? ArcGIS StoryMaps allows you to weave an inspiring and interactive narrative by combining text, maps, and multimedia content – photos, videos, and audio – to communicate information through engaging and user-friendly web mapping applications.

In this workshop, we will explore the ArcGIS StoryMaps platform with a focus on the timely topic of the U.S. Census. Participants will: 

  • Explore StoryMaps albums to learn from examples spanning a wide range of topics
  • Build a StoryMap to illustrate a possible use case in research and teaching
  • Sketch a workflow for creating a StoryMap or assignment related to their own research or teaching interests
  • Locate and access training resources to support continued learning for creating an ArcGIS StoryMap

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

ADVANCE Faculty Research Lecture Series

The Rise of Women in Academia: Personal and Scholarly Insights (Jan. 28).

This lecture is part of the Ohio State ADVANCE Faculty Research Lecture Series. The mission of Ohio State ADVANCE is to increase the representation, advancement and recruitment of women faculty in the academic STEMM (Science, Technology, Engineering, Mathematics and Medicine) careers, and contribute to the development and success of global research leaders.

About the speaker:

Claudia Buchmann, PhD, is a Distinguished Professor in the College of Arts and Sciences. She is internationally known for her research on gender inequalities in education, with a focus on how women have come to attain more education than men in most regions of the world today. She is coauthor of The Rise of Women: The Growing Gender Gap in Education and What it Means for American Schools (2013, Russell Sage Foundation) which was awarded the Otis Dudley Duncan Book Award by the American Sociological Association Section on Sociology of Population and the Outstanding Book Award of the ASA Section on Inequality Poverty and Mobility. Her early research focused on educational processes and inequality in African societies during which she received a Fulbright award to conduct fieldwork in Kenya. Since then, she has investigated race and class inequalities in access to SAT test preparation and their impact on subsequent college admission, achievement gaps between immigrant and native-born students in industrialized countries, and the global consequences of educational expansion.

Dr. Buchmann’s influential scholarship has been published in many top journals and has received widespread attention from the academic community and the news media, including the New York Times, Washington Post, Los Angeles Times and NPR. Dr. Buchmann is a member of the Sociological Research Association and a recipient of the Joan N. Huber Faculty Fellowship and the Otis Dudley Duncan Award for Outstanding Scholarship. Her research has been funded by the Spencer Foundation, the Andrew W. Mellon Foundation and the National Institutes of Health.

Dr. Buchmann received her BA from the University of Wisconsin and her PhD from Indiana University.

Science Cafe Sessions

How Studying Ocean Viruses May Help Save the Earth and Cure Disease (Feb. 5, 2020)

Microbes drive energy and nutrient cycling that fuels the Earth, and viruses modulate these microbial impacts via killing, reprogramming and gene transfer. As environmental virology studies the global virosphere (the diversity of viruses in nature), we face challenges to organize this ‘sequence space’ (create a sequence-based viral taxonomy), link viruses to their hosts (who infects whom), and establish how virus populations are structured (ecological drivers) and alter ecosystems (their impacts). Here I will review how we study viruses in complex communities, new biology being revealed, and how that will help fight climate change and spur a new generation of medical treatments.

About our speaker:

Matthew Sullivan, Professor of Microbiology and Civil, Environmental and Geodetic Engineering

Ohio State Professor Matthew B. Sullivan pioneers approaches to better “see” viruses that infect microbes in the oceans, soils, and humans. He earned his Ph.D. from MIT and Woods Hole Oceanographic Institution in 2004, co-founded the UA Ecosystem Genomics Institute, and is recognized as a Gordon and Betty Moore Foundation Investigator, Kavli Frontiers in Science Fellow, and co-director of the Microbial Communities Program at OSU’s Infectious Disease Institute.

Sponsors
Sigma Xi – The Ohio State University Chapter
The Ohio State University Libraries

Engineering Oxygen Therapeutics for Use in Transfusion Medicine (Mar. 4, 2020)

Universal oxygen (O2) carrying solutions that can replace the O2 storage and transport functions of red blood cells (RBCs) will greatly improve clinical outcomes for trauma victims and patients undergoing high-blood-loss surgical procedures. These O2 carriers are to be used when blood is not readily available, such as on the battlefield, during natural disasters, at the site of a terrorist attack or in rural areas without hospital access. My talk will address a simple approach for designing hemoglobin-based O2 carriers (HBOCs) as RBC substitutes. This work is significant in that it will lead to the development of novel materials that are safe and efficacious for use in transfusion medicine.

About our speaker:

Andre Palmer, Professor and Ohio Eminent Scholar in Nanotechnology

Professor Palmer’s research interests encompass the development of novel hemoglobin-based oxygen carriers for a variety of applications in transfusion medicine and tissue engineering. He served as department chair of Chemical and Biomolecular Engineering from 2014-2019. In 2015, he was inducted into the College of Fellows of the American Institute for Medical and Biological Engineering. Palmer’s research is supported by grants from the National Institutes of Health and the Department of Defense.

Sponsors
Sigma Xi – The Ohio State University Chapter
The Ohio State University Libraries