Graduate Thesis Boot Camp

The Lichtenberger Engineering Library, College of Engineering, the Graduate College, & Hanson Center for Technical Communication Presents:

This full 2-Day Workshop Features:

  • Dedicated Writing Time
  • Optional Workshops on editing, formatting, creating citations, working with advisers and a few others.
  • One-on-one support from Engineering Library, Hanson Center for Technical Communication, and Graduate College.
  • Food & Coffee for Breakfast, Lunch, and Afternoon Breaks on both days.

Thesis Boot Camp: What is it?

Thesis Boot Camp is a multi-day workshop which provides current engineering graduate students with the opportunity to spend two days dedicated to making serious progress on their dissertation or master’s thesis. Along with a comfortable, quiet working environment, writing and research support, and snacks and lunches, the workshop offers students community and motivation in that final push towards the completion of their dissertation or thesis.

Registration and cost

Thesis Boot Camp is FREE and will be limited to 30 registrants, on a first come-first served basis. Registration closes on Monday, Dec 4th at 11:59 PM.

Please plan on staying for the entire two days from 8:30 am – 5:00 pm.

Who should attend?

Thesis Boot Camp targets current engineering graduate students at both the PhD and Masters level, who are currently writing their thesis / dissertation.  Participants will benefit from the structured time, space, professional advising and peer support of the program.

Services and supports during the Boot Camp

Writing facilitators, liaison librarians, and members from the graduate college will be on hand to provide assistance at the point of need.

Location & When

Student Commons & Lichtenberger Engineering Library within the Seamans Center.  (2001 SC)

This will take place on December 18 & 19, 2017

Draft Schedule

Dec 18th
Time Event Workshops Speaker Location
8:30 am – 9:00 am Registration & Continental Breakfast
9:00 am – 9:30 am Welcome & Opening Activity Kari Kozak CS
9:30 am – 10:30 am Dedicated Writing Time Thesis Submission & Word Formating [Optional] Erin Kaufman CS
10:30 am – 12:00 pm
12:00 pm – 1:00 pm Catered Lunch
12:30 pm – 1:30 pm Dedicated Writing Time Successful Writing Habits [Optional] Sarah Livesay CS
1:45 pm  – 2:15 pm Saving Time (& Citations) with Endnote [Optional] Marina Zhang CS
2:30 pm – 3:00 pm Break [Optional]
3:00 pm – 4:30 pm
4:30 pm – 5:00 pm Wrap-up Kari Kozak CS
Dec 19th
Time Event Speaker Location
8:30 am – 9:00 am Welcome & Continental Breakfast CS
9:00 am – 9:30 am Opening Activity Kari Kozak CS
9:30 am – 10:00 am Dedicated Writing Time What are Preditory Journals? [Optional] Kari Kozak CS
10:30 am – 12:00 pm SC
12:00 pm – 1:00 pm Lunch
12:30 pm – 1:30 pm Dedicated Writing Time Job Market 101 [Optional] Jennifer Teitle CS
1:45 pm  – 2:15 pm Introduction to Systematic Reviews [Optional] Marina Zhang CS
2:30 pm – 3:00 pm Break [Optional] SC
3:00 pm – 4:30 pm
4:30 pm – 5:00 pm Wrap-up Kari Kozak CS

 

*This schedule is subject to change.*

Questions

Please contact Kari Kozak at kari-kozak@uiowa.edu with questions regarding the Thesis Boot Camp.