Our office hosts a variety of workshops to help you achieve success. We do our best to schedule our workshops around relevant events and deadlines to help students prepare.
Visit this page or check your NMU email (current graduate students) for updates.
Upcoming Trainings and Workshops
Trainings typically last about 1 hour. Light refreshments are provided, so please RSVP if you plan to attend.
The thesis and research compliance trainings are offered in a daytime session and an evening session in order to accommodate varying student schedules. If you intend to do research or submit a thesis during your graduate program, these trainings are HIGHLY recommended.
Thesis: Thesis writing can be confusing, but it doesn't have to be! This training covers common questions about preparing, writing, and turning in your thesis.
September 18, 2019
Grants: National Science Foundation Graduate Research Fellowship Program: What is this program? The NSF Graduate Research Fellowship Program recognizes and supports outstanding graduate students in NSF-supported science, technology, engineering, and mathematics disciplines who are pursuing research-based master's and doctoral degrees at accredited United States institutions.
September 12, 2019
Research Compliance: This training helps make sense of the rules and regulations of research. This collaborative workshop will cover ethics and practices in research compliance for beginning researchers.
September 24, 2019
2 -3 PM
5:30 - 6:30 PM
How to Present Research and Prepare for the Three Minute Thesis Competition: Learn tricks and tips for the Three Minute Thesis Competition in February, and how to present your research to a broad audience. Presenters from the Graduate Education and Research Office will talk about what the 3MT competition is and how students can start preparing for it. Examples of other winners will help students understand the format.
November 18, 2019
Available Materials from Trainings:
Learn about thesis sections, formatting, and submission. This workshop discusses thesis requirements for all disciplines and for students at all levels of thesis completion.
- How to Present Research Training
This workshop focuses on tips and tricks to presenting in front of crowds. It focuses on students who are presenting research. Students who are participating in the Three Minute Thesis Competition or the Celebration of student Scholarship are encouraged to attend.
- Excellence in Education Workshop
Learn about how to apply and succeed at the Excellence in Education Award. Excellence in Education provides NMU graduate students with $1500 and 1 credit of tuition to work on their research.
- Three Minute Thesis (3MT) Workshop
Learn about this spring's biggest graduate event. 3MT is an international competition for graduate students to present their research. This first workshop will inform participants about the competition. Prospective graduate and graduate students at all stages are invited!
- How to Apply to Graduate School
Join the Graduate Education and Research Office for an informative workshop that will introduce you to graduate school admissions requirements and processes. We will discuss NMU graduate admissions requirements in addition to things you can expect from any graduate school.
- National Science Foundation Graduate Research Fellowship
Kirstin Beck from the Grants and Contracts Office presents information and tips about applying to the NSF Graduate Research Fellowship.
- Research Compliance Workshop
Join student researchers from across the university to learn about research ethics and compliance. This workshop was co-presented by the Grants and Contracts Office and Graduate Education and Research.