Lightning talks

Lightning talks are 10-15 min presentations.  All lightning talks will be held in the MacKenzie Room (Huang 300).

Beyond the paper: best practices for new researchers

Patrick Franzen, SPIE

This talk will touch upon the publishing operations and options offered by SPIE, with a focus on participation as a best practice for researchers. We will look at the research benefits of joining a society, participating in academic and technical conferences, and attending publishing conferences.

Deposit your work in the Stanford Digital Repository

Hannah Frost, Services Manager, Stanford Digital Repository & Stanford Media Preservation Lab

The Stanford Digital Repository supports the long-term management of scholarly resources. Find out how easy it is to use SDR services to promote and protect your research reports and data sets.

Elsevier R&D solutions - life sciences portfolio 

Derrick Umali, Customer Consultant R&D Solutions - Life Sciences

An overview of how Elsevier's 5 core life science solutions impact R&D outcomes through the full drug development cycle from target identification to post launch.

How to write the specific aims section for grant proposals

Crystal Botham, Director of the Biosciences Grant Writing Academy

Thinking about applying for a grant? Come to this talk to learn how to develop and strengthen your one-page Specific Aims page, i.e. the executive summary of your research plan for a fellowship or career development grant.

Mendeley in the lab

William Gunn, Academic Account Liaison, Mendeley

Lab and research groups are using the private group feature within the Stanford Mendeley Group to share readings and collaborate on projects. This session will provide a basic introduction of how to setup and use the private groups feature and other new features of Mendeley.

Overleaf, collaborate with LaTeX

Shelly Miller, Overleaf

Join the Stanford Overleaf Group and claim your free Overleaf pro account for writing and publishing your project reports and research papers using LaTeX. Overleaf does scientific writing, editing and collaboration in the cloud better than anyone.

PIVOT for finding funding

Marilyn Tinsley, Research Services Librarian, Lane Medical Library

Learn about using the PIVOT database to locate funding opportunities.  Set up your personal alerts and follow grants that are of interest to you. Advanced search techniques can improve your results dramatically.

SimplyMap: a demonstration

Justin Lehrer, Director of Product Management, Geographic Research, Inc.

SimplyMap is a mapping and data visualization application that makes it easy for anyone to create maps and analyze geographic data. SimplyMap has all the data you need to answer key research questions and understand the socio-demographic and economic conditions of any geographic area in the United States.

Spinning your wheels? Literature reviews provide expert navigation

Jenni Rankin, Annual Reviews

As the volume of published research papers continues to explode, reading everything is out of the question. A literature review can serve as an "intellectually guided tour” and valuable filter to help researchers cope with information overload. In this session, Annual Reviews provides tips to help researchers make the most of both their reading time and research efforts.

Spreadsheets done right: tips for your data   

Amy Hodge, Science Data Library, Stanford University Libraries

Got data in spreadsheets? Amy Hodge will present 10 tips on how to keep your spreadsheets in tip-top shape, as well as how to avoid common Excel auto-conversion problems.

Stanford Geospatial Center, workshops and more

David Medeiros, Geospatial Specialist, Branner Library

The Stanford Geospatial Center (SGC) supports GIS and digital mapping across campus with training workshops, in-class instruction, cartography, open office hours and more. This session will be an introduction to all of the services offered.

Stanford Profiles, a new academic research tool

Grace Baysinger, Head of the Chemistry and Chemical Engineering Library

Learn how Stanford Profiles can be used in academic research as a tool for collaboration, in the grant/funding acquiring process, and how to make the most of your profile to connect with other researchers at Stanford.

Use xSearch to accelerate your research

Grace Baysinger, Head of the Chemistry and Chemical Engineering Library

xSearch is a discovery tool that lets you search 250+ resources at one time. Covers many subject areas and types of materials such as full-text books and journals, data sets, funding sources, and multimedia. Create alerts to keep current.

Your writing and presentation partner, the Technical Communication Program

Mary McDevitt, Director of the Technical Communication Program

An overview of all of the services offered by the Technical Communication Program (TCP), a resource for students seeking to strengthen their technical writing and/or speaking skills. Services include one-on-one consultation, proposal review, and the three-unit credit class ENG 202W, Technical Writing. TCP instructors and tutors can provide feedback to students from a range of disciplines, and they welcome students from across the university.