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2019 Fall Learn & Create Workshops

All classes are on Tuesdays at 5 pm in the Lichtenberger Engineering Library Creative Space.  Classes are limited to 25 participants so sign up today!Learn & Create Workshop Icon

Sponsored by: Engineering Electronic Shop, Lichtenberger Engineering Library, NEXUS, the Department of Music

Sept 3 – What’s Happening in the Engineering Library

  • Learn about the breadth of resources in the engineering library, from the online databases and books to technical reports and standards.  Get a tour of the space and learn about the over 230 tools now available for checkout including new 3D scanners, EEG, oscilloscope, and VR headsets, just to name a few items.  Taught by Kari Kozak, Head, Lichtenberger Engineering Library.
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Sept 10 – Patents: What are these things?

  • Explore the hidden resources of patents.  About 85% of the technical information in patents is found nowhere else.  This workshop will feature a basic introduction to what a patent is, the various types of patents in existence, and how to complete patents searches. In addition to providing inventor exclusive rights to products they produce, patents also give great detailed information on certain products and methods. Taught by Kari Kozak, Head, Lichtenberger Engineering Library.
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Sept 17 – Soldering Basics – Through Hole

  • Soldering is one of the most fundamental skills needed to dabble in the world of electronics. The two go together like peas and carrots. And, although it is possible to learn about, and build, electronics without needing to pick up a soldering iron, you’ll soon discover that a whole new world is opened with this one simple skill. This class will focus on doing through hole soldering. Taught by Jeremy Roszell, Engineering Electronics Shop.
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Sept 24 – Soldering Basics – Surface Mount

  • Soldering is one of the most fundamental skills needed to dabble in the world of electronics. The two go together like peas and carrots. And, although it is possible to learn about, and build, electronics without needing to pick up a soldering iron, you’ll soon discover that a whole new world is opened with this one simple skill. This class will focus on doing surface mount soldering. Taught by Jeremy Roszell, Engineering Electronics Shop.
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Oct 1 – Finding Company Information

  • The Career Fair is coming up on Oct 3rd. Want to get the inside scope on the companies you’ll be talking with? This class will teach you to use several different databases to find company information and data. Taught by Willow Fuchs, Business Reference & Instruction Librarian, Marvin A. Pomerantz Business Library.
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Oct 8 – Comprehensive Literature Reviews

  • Have you ever struggled with doing literature reviews? Although you do not have to conduct a literature review as high quality as a systematic review, some strategies from systematic reviews (defined as “a research method that aims to locate and summarize all available evidence for a research question in order to guide decisions and practices”) may help you tackle your research question in a more rigorous way. This workshop will introduce three review types (literature reviews, scoping/mapping reviews and systematic reviews), the review process and research question frameworks, search strategy and some available resources and services. Taught by Marina Zhang, Engineering & Informatics Librarian, Lichtenberger Engineering Library.
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Oct 15 – Coding Music with Sonic Pi

  • Please be sure to bring your own laptop and pick up the beat with a new open source programing environment called Sonic Pi.  Learn the basics of coding while creating music!  Using a Raspberry Pi, this class will have you making music in real-time. Each line of code you put in will change the song being heard.  Taught by Jean-Francois Charles, School of Music.
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Oct 22 – Halloween Costumes Design

  • Want to learn quick and easy ways to spice up your Halloween costumes?  Learn to incorporate nano pixels, lights and sound into your Halloween costumes. Taught by John Kostman, Engineering Electronics Shop.
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Oct 29 – Standards: Guides and Regulations for Building and Testing

  • From medical devices to concrete in walkways, standards are part of our everyday life.  This workshop will allow you to gain an introduction to standards and specifications. You will learn about standard that are both government mandated as well as voluntary.  The library provides access to over 100,000 standards including ASTM, ISO, ADA, NFPA (Fluid), and the U.S. Code of Federal Regulations. Taught by Kari Kozak, Head, Lichtenberger Engineering Library.
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Nov 5 – Creating Citations Quickly & Easily with Endnote

  • Want to make your research and writing more efficient? Hate the last minute rush of trying to create a correctly formatted bibliography? This workshop is for you! We will introduce Endnote, a citation management tool that can help you import, organize, share, and manage your citations and documents, as well as create correctly formatted in-text citations and bibliographies in almost any style — in seconds. Taught by Marina Zhang, Engineering & Informatics Librarian, Lichtenberger Engineering Library.
  • The web version of Endnote Basic will be taught: not the full client version.
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Nov 19 – Arduino Piano

  • Learn to create a mini piano! Learn all the steps to make your own mini piano using an Arduino and circuit board.  This lightweight keyboard allows you to play an octave worth of notes using capacitive touch, no strings or hammers required! This class will walk through the basic programming and ways to personalize the keyboard.  Taught by Jeremy Roszell, Engineering Electronics Shop.
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Dec 3 – Creating Pop-up Greeting Cards

  • Want to impress your friends and family with fun and unique greeting cards?  Learn about paper folding to create a pop-up cards with lights. Taught by Deanne Wortman, NEXUS.
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