Available Seminars

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

Seminar Series Brochure - Spring 2020

Graduate Seminar Series Spring 2020



Office of the Vice President For Research and Economic Development
ORED Seminar Series

Solicitation Review & Analysis: How to Read and Respond to a Call for Proposals - Register

Thursday February 20th 2020 at 2:30 pm

Location: Fowlkes Auditorium,Colvard Student Union

Presenters: Stephanie Hyche

So, you think you’ve found the perfect funding opportunity. Now what? This program will walk step-by-step through the process of reading a solicitation, RFP, or call for proposals for the purpose of…  Show more >

So, you think you’ve found the perfect funding opportunity. Now what? This program will walk step-by-step through the process of reading a solicitation, RFP, or call for proposals for the purpose of understanding eligibility, review criteria, preparation instructions, and other information pertinent to developing a competitive and responsive proposal. We will examine how to use the solicitation itself as a both a guide and tool for conveying your project idea effectively to the specific funder. Show less

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Seats Left: 90

Selling Yourself and Getting the Job - Register

Wednesday February 26th 2020 at 3:00 pm

Location: Fowlkes Auditorium,Colvard Student Union

Presenters: Carley Morrison

Etiquette, in general terms, is often defined as a code of “polite conduct and proper behavior”. It refers to the rules that indicate the “proper and polite way to behave” so as to avoid offen…  Show more >

Etiquette, in general terms, is often defined as a code of “polite conduct and proper behavior”. It refers to the rules that indicate the “proper and polite way to behave” so as to avoid offending or annoying other people. Job interview etiquette is no different. A successful job interview begins long before the initial meeting. Research, planning, effort and preparation must first take place prior to the first handshake. No matter the type of meeting (in person, telephone, over the internet, business meal, etc.) you need to make a positive and memorable impression. Because you want the job you have to impress the interviewer, not just with your skills, experience and other qualifications, but the overall package -- that is YOU. In this seminar we’ll help you identify ways that will make you stand out and appear confident and in control from your cover letter to your thank you note. Show less

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Research Experiences for Undergraduates (REUs) Sites vs. Supplements - Register

Thursday March 19th 2020 at 2:30 pm

Location: Fowlkes Auditorium,Colvard Student Union

Presenters: Deb Mlsna, Reuben B. Moore, Andy Perkins

Research Experiences for Undergraduates (REUs) are a type of funding mechanism from the National Science Foundation designed specifically for engaging undergraduate students in the conduct of research…  Show more >

Research Experiences for Undergraduates (REUs) are a type of funding mechanism from the National Science Foundation designed specifically for engaging undergraduate students in the conduct of research. This program will describe the unique requirements review criteria, and typical activities for proposals to establish a REU program or “site,” as well as opportunities to enhance existing research awards by requesting a “supplement” to support undergraduate students. The program will feature best practices throughout the lifecycle of a REU – proposal through implementation – from some of MSU’s experienced REU recipients. Show less

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Preparing the Human Subjects Study Record - Register

Wednesday March 25th 2020 at 3:00 pm

Location: Fowlkes Auditorium,Colvard Student Union

Presenters: Nicole Cobb, Stephanie Hyche

Applications for research funding which involve human subjects often require comprehensive documentation of the investigator’s plans to collect information, perform research activities, and protect …  Show more >

Applications for research funding which involve human subjects often require comprehensive documentation of the investigator’s plans to collect information, perform research activities, and protect subjects. In addition to obtaining internal approvals via MSU’s IRB, the proposal may require a “Human Subjects Study Record” in which specific details must be provided on the subjects and study itself, plans for mitigating any risks, and potential benefits of the proposed study, among others. This program will provide instruction (including templates and forms) on completing both the internal IRB approval process via MyProtocol and the required PHS Human Subjects Study Record form and associated attachments, as well as how to include them with your proposal during the process of submission. Show less

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Best Practices in Visual Resources - Register

Tuesday March 31st 2020 at 2:00 pm

Location: Fowlkes Auditorium,Colvard Student Union

Presenters: Corinne R. Kennedy

Using visual resources without permission is theft. Visual resources include images, charts, tables, graphs, and maps. If you use one of these types of resources in your work, you must cite it. This…  Show more >

Using visual resources without permission is theft. Visual resources include images, charts, tables, graphs, and maps. If you use one of these types of resources in your work, you must cite it. This includes papers, presentations, theses/dissertations, publications, blogs, etc. Learn to use and cite visual resources correctly.

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

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Tour the Starkville Oktibbeha/MSU Partnership Middle School - Register

Tuesday April 7th 2020 at 2:00 pm

Location: Partnership Middle School Lobby

Presenters: Devon Brenner

Partnership Middle School is a collaboration between the Starkville Oktibbeha County School District and Mississippi State University. Beginning in Fall 2020, the newly constructed school will house u…  Show more >

Partnership Middle School is a collaboration between the Starkville Oktibbeha County School District and Mississippi State University. Beginning in Fall 2020, the newly constructed school will house up to 1000 sixth and seventh grade students on the MSU campus. Partnership School also houses six MSU classrooms for teacher education and other courses. In this seminar you can take a tour of the new school and learn about this unique collaboration and the research, teaching, and service opportunities it provides. Space is limited. Show less

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A Cradle to Grave Look at Managing Externally Funded Projects - Register

Wednesday April 8th 2020 at 2:30 pm

Location: Fowlkes Auditorium,Colvard Student Union

Presenters: Brandy Akers

The Office of Research and Economic Development (ORED) is responsible for ensuring compliance with all applicable federal, state, and university regulations and policies related to research and extern…  Show more >

The Office of Research and Economic Development (ORED) is responsible for ensuring compliance with all applicable federal, state, and university regulations and policies related to research and externally funded sponsored projects. This seminar will highlight important topics relevant to the pre-award and post-award process helping to link federal and state regulations to university policy. Topics covered will include cost share, F&A rates and distribution, Uniform Guidance, helpful banner screens and other important aspects for effectively managing externally funded contracts and grants.

This seminar is designed for individuals who are just beginning to work with sponsored projects or for those who want a refresher in such topics. Show less

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Your Science Identity - Register

Tuesday April 14th 2020 at 2:30 pm

Location: Fowlkes Auditorium,Colvard Student Union

Presenters: Tracey L Baham, Stephen Cunetto, Stephanie Hyche

What is your “Science Identity?” How are you presented to the world as a scholar? Come hear about several of the resources, services, and data platforms that capture your professional information …  Show more >

What is your “Science Identity?” How are you presented to the world as a scholar? Come hear about several of the resources, services, and data platforms that capture your professional information and presents your expertise to your peers, funders, and the public, such as Digital Measures, Academic Analytics, VIVO, ORCID, and SciENcv, among others. We will discuss how you can use these tools to promote yourself and your work, and how others may use them on your behalf. Show less

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Is it Ethical to Use Data from Nazi Experiments? - Register

Tuesday April 28th 2020 at 3:00 pm

Location: ELI and Giles Computer Lab, Library

Presenters: Colleen Sinclair

The Nuremberg Code was one of the first sets of guidelines for scientists on the ethical conduct of research. It grew out of trial of the doctors involved in gruesome Nazi experiments. This workshop …  Show more >

The Nuremberg Code was one of the first sets of guidelines for scientists on the ethical conduct of research. It grew out of trial of the doctors involved in gruesome Nazi experiments. This workshop delves into this history and the ongoing debate as to whether data collected during these experiments should be used today. Ethical and scientific validity implications will be discussed. This training is interactive.

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

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Seats Left: 30

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