Fall 2021 Workshop Series

September 21, 2021

All workshops will be on Zoom, please register at: tinyurl.com/aael-workshops

How to Conduct a Literature Review

Wednesday, October 6, noon-1pm

Whether you’re working on a chapter for your dissertation or a section of a scholarly article, writing literature reviews is tough. But there are some tips that can help you to conduct effective and efficient literature reviews. 

In this workshop, you’ll learn how to: 

  • Determine which type of literature review you need to do (scoping review, systematic review, meta-analysis, etc.) 
  • Search scholarly databases effectively for literature, including saving searches and setting up alerts
  • Utilize citation management software (Mendeley, EndNote, or Zotero) to keep your literature organized 
  • Get personalized assistance from librarian

Finding Funding for your Research

Thursday, October 28, noon-1pm

This workshop will introduce researchers to two databases (Pivot and Foundation Directory Online) used for identifying research funding from federal and foundation grantmakers. In this workshop, you’ll learn how to: 

  • Search the Pivot database for grant and travel funding opportunities
  • Track specific funding opportunities, save searches, and set up alerts of future funding opportunities in Pivot
  • Use Foundation Directory Online to research potential funders

How to Write + Implement a Data Management Plan

Wednesday, November 3, noon-1pm

More and more funding agencies are requiring researchers to write a data management plan (DMP) as part of their grant applications. But what is a DMP? What should I write in it? In this workshop, you’ll learn: 

  • Various definitions of ‘data’ and why you should care about managing data
  • Components of a DMPs for common funding agencies (such as NSF and NIH) 
  • Topics to address in your DMP
  • Practical ideas for putting your DMP into practice, including specific tips on organizing and storing your data 

Understanding the Publishing Process: Behind the Scenes with IEEE

Tuesday, November 30, noon-1pm

Identifying where to publish your research can be a daunting task. Should you do a conference paper, a journal article or both? What is double-blind peer review, an ORCID ID, a predatory journal and other publication jargon? In this workshop, you will learn: 

  • Tips for selecting an appropriate IEEE periodical or conference
  • How successful IEEE authors structure quality work to improve their chances of being accepted
  • Insights into what editors look for in a submission and why editors and reviewers reject papers
  • Tools & resources to help authors through the publishing process including the  IEEE Author Center, the IEEE Publication Recommender, and the IEEE Xplore Digital Library

IEEE has an additional series of webinars to celebrate IEEE Day (Oct 5) and World Standards Day (Oct 14):
  • Sustainable Development for the Global Good (Oct 5 @ 8 PM EST) Register
  • Spies and Their Toys: Espionage Technology since the 1940s (Oct 6 @ 12:00 PM EST) Register
  • See Beyond FAANG for a Fabulous Tech Career (Oct 6 @ 7 PM EST) Register
  • IEEE & FashionTech: Engineering a fierce, futuristic couture (Oct 7 @ 2 PM EST) Register
  • IEEE Standards: Powering Innovation and your Career (Oct 14 @ 12 PM EST) Register
  • Standards as a Career Superpower (Oct 14 @ 7 PM EST) Register