Gear Up for Research

Gear Up for Research at Stanford is a research fair for graduate students and post-docs from all schools and departments on campus.


Lightning Talks (10 min presentations)

  • How to find grant funding 
  • Resources for learning and using R
  • Best practices for Excel spreadsheets for your research data
  • Collaborate using Overleaf and Mendeley
  • Strategies for how to write grant proposals
  • Writing and presentation coaching
  • How to deposit your data in the SDR

Product Briefings (30 min presentations)

  • Green Pocketbook, toxicological information on 90 million chemicals
  • Engineering Village plus Knovel and numeric searching
  • AccessEngineering and DataVis for materials properties
  • SimplyMap, web-based mapping and data analysis
  • Geofacets, data for geoscientists
  • San Mateo County Open Data
  • Tableau, interactive data visualizations
  • Yewno, graphic display of interrelated concepts
  • XSearch: query multiple databases at one time

Publishing workshops: IEEE and Elsevier

  • Strategies for where to publish
  • Publishing options with IEEE
  • Understanding the editorial process and publishing ethics
  • Developing a manuscript and author rights

HIVE Open House

  • Google Earth Engine
  • SimplyMap
  • David Rumsey Map Center
  • Stanford Geospatial Center

Participating groups

The following groups have confirmed their participation in the Winter 2017 Gear Up for Research Day:

  • AccessEngineering/DataVis
  • Data Management Services
  • David Rumsey Map Center
  • Engineering Village and Knovel
  • Google Earth Engine
  • Green Pocketbook
  • ICME Computational Consulting Group
  • IEEE
  • Mendeley
  • Overleaf
  • Phoenix Bioinformatics
  • ProQuest, PIVOT and RefWorks
  • San Mateo County Open Data
  • SimplyMap
  • Social Science Data and Software (SSDS)
  • SPIE
  • Stanford Biosciences Grant Writing Academy
  • Stanford University Libraries, Interlibrary Borrowing
  • Stanford Geospatial Center
  • Tableau
  • Technical Communication Program (TCP)
  • Yewno

Save the date

Gear Up Day
Huang Engineering Center, Mackenzie Room (3rd floor)
February 16, 2017, 1-5pm