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Monday, April 3

Jamovi and Java

9:00 a.m.–10:00 a.m.
201 Stabley

Kick off research week with a cup of coffee and a tour of Jamovi statistical software with the Applied Research Lab! Learn how to download, navigate, and use Jamovi for statistical analysis, as well as best practices for transitioning from SPSS to Jamovi for research and classroom use.

Sponsored by SGSR and the Applied Research Lab.

Intro to Text Analysis Using R and NVIVO

10:30 a.m.–11:30 a.m. 
210 Stabley (the KJWWC Workshop Room) OR Zoom:
(password 05281986)

The Applied Research Lab will provide an overview of how to prepare text data for analysis in R with a specific focus on textmineR, pdftools, and textcat packages, as well as provide a demo on how to stem words in R and NVivo and create a lexical dispersion plot in R. Attend in-person or via Zoom.

Sponsored by SGSR and the Applied Research Lab.

STEM Women’s Summit

4:00 p.m.–7:00 p.m. 
Toretti Auditorium/Foyer, KCAC

Join the Kopchick College of Natural Sciences and Mathematics for refreshments, networking, and student research posters from 4:00 to 5:00 p.m., then the presentation of the Hilliard Scholarship and two exciting speakers from 5:00 to 7:00 p.m. Door prizes available!

Sponsored by the John J. and Char Kopchick College of Natural Sciences and Mathematics. 

Research Awards Reception

2:30 p.m.–4:30 p.m.
PNC Room, KCAC (by invitation)

This annual invitation-only event recognizes and celebrates outstanding research by faculty and graduate students and commitment to sponsored research by faculty and staff.


Tuesday, April 4

IRB Overview

2:00 p.m.–3:00 p.m. 

Join Jen Roberts, chair of the IRB, for an overview of the IRB process at IUP and answers to often-asked questions.

Academic Oral Presentation Workshop

5:00 p.m.–6:00 p.m.
210 Stabley OR zoom:

Join the Writing Center for a dive into topics ranging from creating compelling PowerPoint slides to strategies for delivering an effective oral presentation. This is for undergraduate and graduate students who are novice presenters or experienced presenters looking to hone their skills. Attend in-person or via Zoom.

Sponsored by Kathleen Jones White Writing Center.


Wednesday, April 5

Scholars Forum

9:00 a.m.–1:00 p.m.

Stop by the KCAC to see student research posters and presentations! 

More information about the Scholars Forum.

Three-Minute Thesis Finals

1:30 p.m.
Toretti Auditorium, KCAC

This exciting competition will showcase the 3MT finalists as they present their original scholarship to a panel of judges in only three minutes. Stop by and cheer them on!

More information about the Three-Minute Thesis.

Sponsored by the School of Graduate Studies and Research.


Thursday, April 6

Keenious Webinar

5:00 p.m.–6:00 p.m.
Zoom Link:

Keenious is a powerful recommendation tool that leverages search algorithms and AI to analyze text to recommend relevant research articles and topics to enhance the research process and aid in serendipitous discovery. Christian Headley, Keenious key account manager, will teach webinar participants to use the tool on the website, in MS Word, or in Google Docs to discover hidden gems and uncover information that would be difficult to find through a traditional search.

Sponsored by the IUP Libraries.

Intro to Scholarly Research Impact Metrics

6:00 p.m.–7:00 p.m.
Zoom Link:

This webinar will help scholarly researchers discover the most influential journals in their field or research area. Measuring the research impact of journals is useful when choosing articles to cite in your research or finding an appropriate outlet for your own work. Carrie Bishop, IUP's Access Services librarian, will cover the major metrics used to measure the impact/quality of scholarly journals and rank journals in their subject category. She will also introduce several manuscript-matching tools.

Sponsored by the IUP Libraries.

ABD to PhD: Ten Tips for Completing Your Dissertation

7:00 p.m.–7:30 p.m.
Zoom Link:

Are you overwhelmed with the amount of work that's required to complete a dissertation? Are you struggling with where to begin, how to stay motivated, or who to ask for help? Do you need a roadmap to completion? Spend 30 minutes with Kelly Heider, acting assistant vice provost for IUP Libraries, and get some helpful tips.

Sponsored by the IUP Libraries.