The thesis research table is a regular meet-up for students who are starting work on a thesis project to find support from each other and from instructional staff. Each week will focus on an aspect of the research and writing process; topics will be determined by the group. These might be instructional activities, discussions, work sessions or whatever works for the group. Donuts and coffee will be served! Drop in or attend regularly. Hosted by Blake Doherty of Frost Library and Jessica Kem of the Writing Center.
Norm Jones, Chief Diversity and Inclusion Officer, will discuss the office of diversity and inclusion’s work as it relates to staff development and workforce diversity at the College. All welcome! (This is the second in a series of informal dialogues with senior staff designed to enhance communication and interconnection at the College.)
Designed for students embarking on a large scholarly project, this workshop will introduce writing techniques for taking effective and versatile notes, processing what you learn as you read and developing your own ideas in relation to the texts you’re reading. Bring a reading from your project, as we'll practice the techniques together. This workshop is taught by Jessica Kem, Director of the Writing Center.
Mathematica is a multifacted tool for doing mathematics on a computer, from algebra and trigonometry through calculus and beyond. It can perform both symbolic and numeric calculations, and it provides numerous mathematical and statistical functions, letting you work with many different data formats, solve equations, and fit data to arbitrary functions. It can also graphically display functions and numerical data in two and three dimensions, allowing visualizations that you can easily manipulate. It is used by mathematicians and statisticians, scientists, engineers, economists, and even game developers. Mathematica can be installed on student-owned computers from the software drive; faculty- and staff-owned computers must obtain a home-use license.
This workshop is in two parts:
Tuesday, June 12 and Wednesday, June 13 from 6-9 p.m. A light dinner will be provided at 5:30 p.m.
Please register in advance at https://www.amherst.edu/library/services/students/summer/response