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You must have an MSU ID to register for the following seminars online. If you do not have a net ID and would like to attend, please call Lynn Taylor at 325-3168 or email ltaylor@research.msstate.edu to sign up

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Office of the Vice President For Research and Economic Development
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Tips for Presenting Scientific Images with Integrity - Register

Thursday September 27th 2018 at 3:00 pm

Location: Giles Computer Lab, Mitchell Memorial Library

Presenters: Stephanie Waid Agnew, Kacey Jones Strickland

Did you know that 67% of the Office of Research Integrity’s research misconduct cases involved image manipulation?!? Undocumented image manipulations can lead to accusations of research misconduct. …  Show more >

Did you know that 67% of the Office of Research Integrity’s research misconduct cases involved image manipulation?!? Undocumented image manipulations can lead to accusations of research misconduct. Images should clearly and correctly represent research results. Minor image processing may be acceptable but there is a fine line between enhancing an image and distorting it. This seminar will provide tips, guidelines, common mistakes, and examples to help you understand what is appropriate in image processing and what is not.

Due to limited seating, this course will be offered twice, there is no reason to attend both sessions.

Responsible Conduct of Research credit will be given for attendance. Show less

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Working Groups and Collaborations: Next Steps - Register

Tuesday October 2nd 2018 at 1:30 pm

Location: Fowlkes Auditorium,Colvard Student Union

Presenters: Stephanie Timbrell Hyche

Innovative success comes with the knowledge of fostering creativity while collaborating across colleges, departments, and disciplines. These successful collaborations bring together multi-talented gro…  Show more >

Innovative success comes with the knowledge of fostering creativity while collaborating across colleges, departments, and disciplines. These successful collaborations bring together multi-talented groups of people who exchange knowledge and ideas freely, thus fostering original thinking, creativity, and innovation. Productive and well-established formal relationships between individuals or institutions are important in initiating successful research collaboration. Come and learn about the working groups at MSU and how you can become part of a collaborative group of faculty/researchers.

Responsible Conduct of Research credit will be given for attendance. Show less

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Seats Left: 90

Research Networking: Expanding Your Collaborations - Register

Wednesday October 3rd 2018 at 1:30 pm

Location: Section S, Union Ballroom

Presenters: Stephanie Timbrell Hyche, Teresa D. Gammill

Networking can be one of the most powerful and productive activities an individual can do to launch and manage a successful research career. Building an interconnected group of relationships with othe…  Show more >

Networking can be one of the most powerful and productive activities an individual can do to launch and manage a successful research career. Building an interconnected group of relationships with others is at the core of a person’s effectiveness both personally and professionally. Research networking is a come-and-go, structured event allowing participants to interact with others in a series of one-on-one information exchanges to include your academic background, research interests, as well as any potential collaborative opportunities. In the world of research you need to be known to others as well as ensure that others are aware of how you might contribute to their research projects. This come-and-go event will provide the opportunity for you to meet colleagues who have similar interests/projects that could possibly lead to strong collaborative funding. Show less

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Seats Left: 200

Building a Logic Model for Your Proposal - Register

Tuesday October 16th 2018 at 2:00 pm

Location: Fowlkes Auditorium,Colvard Student Union

Presenters: Julie B. Jordan, Dana Elaine Seymour

A Logic Model helps us to think through plans for a project. This often-overlooked step in the planning process should actually drive and focus proposal development. Sometimes called a Theory of Chang…  Show more >

A Logic Model helps us to think through plans for a project. This often-overlooked step in the planning process should actually drive and focus proposal development. Sometimes called a Theory of Change, it is central to the monitoring and evaluation plan. It helps communicate to clients and funders how the project will work. Logic models identify program inputs, interventions or activities, the outputs, outcomes, and impact. Logic models should be tightly coupled with the proposal objectives. Well-conceived logic models are based on relevant disciplinary research and developed in consultation with other faculty, potential clients, and stakeholders. Attend this seminar and discover the basics of building a logic model for your proposal.

Responsible Conduct of Research credit will be given for attendance. Show less

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Seats Left: 90

The Evolving State of Campus Cyber Security – Everyone is a Target! - Register

Thursday October 18th 2018 at 2:00 pm

Location: Fowlkes Auditorium,Colvard Student Union

Presenters: Thomas H. Ritter, John Andrew Hamilton Jr., Trey Breckenridge

As part of National Cyber Security Awareness month, Mississippi State's information security experts will address critical issues and discuss information security best practices and the evolving …  Show more >

As part of National Cyber Security Awareness month, Mississippi State's information security experts will address critical issues and discuss information security best practices and the evolving state of cyber security at MSU. Show less

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Seats Left: 90

The Intersection of Research Ethics and Compliance - Register

Tuesday October 23rd 2018 at 1:30 pm

Location: Fowlkes Auditorium,Colvard Student Union

Presenters: Katie Irene Echols, Kacey Jones Strickland

While research ethics and research compliance are complementary, they are not the same thing. In this seminar, we will: • provide a summary of research integrity topics and compliance regulations…  Show more >

While research ethics and research compliance are complementary, they are not the same thing.

In this seminar, we will:

• provide a summary of research integrity topics and compliance regulations that influence the research enterprise;

• examine examples that have led to issues at other institutions, and;

• share tips for balancing integrity ideals with the responsibility of compliance.

Responsible Conduct of Research credit will be given for attendance. Show less

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Seats Left: 90

Data Documentation, Findings Replication and Data Archiving: Implications for Researchers - Register

Thursday November 1st 2018 at 2:00 pm

Location: Fowlkes Auditorium,Colvard Student Union

Presenters: Ron Edward Cossman

Public and private agencies and foundations that fund research have made changes to the ways in which we document and archive our research. Peer reviewed journals have increased the requirements for d…  Show more >

Public and private agencies and foundations that fund research have made changes to the ways in which we document and archive our research. Peer reviewed journals have increased the requirements for data archiving that facilitates research replication. These changes affect how we design and manage research projects. This seminar will take you through the who is making these changes, what these change are, where you can archive your data, and why these changes are being made. Hear true-life research horror stories and how to avoid them. This seminar will be useful to anyone who conducts research or publishes research, from P.I. to undergraduate R.A.

Responsible Conduct of Research credit will be given for attendance. Show less

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Seats Left: 90

Lab to the Marketplace: How Research Can Become Million Dollar Opportunities - Register

Wednesday November 7th 2018 at 3:00 pm

Location: Fowlkes Auditorium,Colvard Student Union

Presenters: Eric Alan Hill, Jeremy Matthew Clay

From 3Com and Logitech to Google and Gatorade, every day millions of people do business with companies built on technology discovered at universities. While you may believe the process of converting f…  Show more >

From 3Com and Logitech to Google and Gatorade, every day millions of people do business with companies built on technology discovered at universities. While you may believe the process of converting fundamental research into profitable ventures is elusive, vague, or frustrating – Researchers are not good at business... California is better for entrepreneurs... – is that really true? Our team helped entrepreneurs raise $1.1 million in FY18 to launch their companies right here in Mississippi. Join us as we dissect a few success stories, share how to access more than $1.5 million in non-diluted startup capital available to MSU faculty and students, and attempt to demystify the process of getting to market. Show less

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Seats Left: 90