START Seminar — Class Summaries for Fall 2017

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Notes from previous START Seminars: Spring 2017, Fall 2016, Spring 2016, Fall 2015, Spring 2015, Fall 2014, Spring 2014, Fall 2013, Spring 2013 and Fall 2012.

 

28 Aug — 1 Sep 2017 [Week 1]

Our first meeting this semester will be held on Tuesday, 29 Aug 2017.

If you own a laptop, then please bring it to class every day.

All presentations in this class will use the Assertion-Evidence model (see the following two sites about the design of PowerPoint slides):

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JSC offers MS Office 2016 for a PC or Mac (for free)

Click here to find out more.

 

 

Read about the Assertion-Evidence model for PowerPoint slides (see above).

Assignment (due 31 Aug 2017 by 5:00 p.m.): email [5 points]

Please send a well-written email, with a clear subject line, addressed to me, signed by you, and has a proper signature block. The content of the email should be your name, standing, major, and home town; that line should be followed by a brief biographical statement.

 





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5 Sep — 8 Sep 2017 [Week 2]

Shavonna Bent came to class to talk about the JSC Student Government Association and student clubs.

Today we took apart a computer and discussed the components of a computer, the complete path filename (Drive:\folder\subfolder\name.ext), .bat files, and drive mapping. Thumb drives were distributed in class.

Please see the notes from the presentation regarding drive mapping and batch files.

Each of you should have a .bat file that saves files from c:\users\name\documents\*.* and from u:\env2270\name\*.* to the thumb drive. Furthermore, each of you should have Office installed on your PCs. Chrome Books do not have a folder structure nor can they download Office.

IMPORTANTLY, make an appointment to see me this week–bring your laptop.

Assignment (due in class on 5 Sep 2017): Assertion-Evidence Structure Quiz [5 points]

Please send a well-written email, with a clear subject line, addressed to me, signed by you, and has a proper signature block. The content of the email should describe the Assertion-Evidence Structure for the construction of PowerPoint slides.


Assignment (due 7 Sep 2017 by 5:00 p.m.): Email with attachment [10 points]

Please send a well-written email, with a clear subject line, addressed to me, signed by you, and has a proper signature block. The content of the email should describe the attachment. The attachment should be a Word document with your name, standing, major, and home town; that line should be followed by a brief biographical statement.



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11 — 15 Sep 2017 [Week 3]

Margo Warden visited and spoke about opportunities and supports for students.

Please download this document for use in class. This file is also available at U:\ENV2270F17\kanat\STARTsummary.docx.

Today we reviewed the use of quotes and the minus sign for search engines.

The purpose of sections in Word was also practiced.

 

Assignment (due 14 Sep 2017 by 5:00 p.m.): Email with attachment [10 points]

Please send a well-written email, with a clear subject line, addressed to me, signed by you, and has a proper signature block. The attachement should be your resume. Use the filename: lastnameResume.docx.

General comments regarding resumes:

  • Define scholarships (including JSC) and the amounts.
  • Do not abbreviate words and do not use acronyms.
  • Put name and page number in the footer of page and above (date completed in last page footer).
  • Cut out extraneous words.
  • Quantify everything.
  • Use the white space effectively (fill the pages equally).
  • Use past tense for work completed.

Use, at least, the following subheadings:

  • Education
  • Work Experience
  • Honors and Awards
  • Special Skills

 

 



18 – 22 September 2017 [Week 4]

Karen Madden spoke with us about coaching and academic support services at JSC.

 

Worked with Word: tabs, indents, and referencing style.

Reviewed the personal biographical statements.

 

Update your resume and consider the following:



Assignment (due 22 Sep 2017 by 5:00 p.m.): Thesis and references [15 points]

Please send a well-written email, with a clear subject line, addressed to me, signed by you, and has a proper signature block. The email should describe the attachment.

The attachment should include the following:

  • Title page (no footer); subsequent pages start on page 1.
  • Thesis statement for the annual project.
  • A few paragraphs that elucidate the thesis.
  • A reference section with at least two properly formatted references.


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Final Exam: Thursday, 21 December 2017 at 8:00 a.m.

Upcoming Conferences

109th Annual Meeting of the New England Intercollegiate Geological Conference
Bates College, Lewiston, ME
28 Sep–1 Oct 2017
http://w3.salemstate.edu/~lhanson/NEIGC/Conference.html
(Expected to attend: Les and ?)

 

129th Annual Meeting of the Geological Society of America
Seattle, WA
22-25 Oct 2017
http://community.geosociety.org/gsa2017/home
(Expected to attend: Les and ?)

 

 

Past Conferences for the 2016/2017 Academic Year

2016 Annual Water Quality Conference
5th Annual Meeting
VT Technical College
Randolph, VT
8 June 2016
http://www.vectogether.org/vec-events/spring-conference/
(Expected to attend: no one)

 

Geological Society of America
128th Annual Meeting
Denver, Colorado
25 - 28 September 2016
http://www.geosociety.org/meetings/2016/
(Expected to attend: no one)

 

New England Intercollegiate Geological Conference
106th Annual Meeting
Brunswick-Waldoboro area of the Maine coast
14 - 16 October 2016
http://w3.salemstate.edu/~lhanson/NEIGC/Conference.html
(Expected to attend: no one)

 

Norris Cotton Cancer Center's 2nd Annual Student Oncology Conference
Cancer Center at Dartmouth-Hitchcock
1 Medical Center Drive
Lebanon, NH 03756
23 October 2016
Paula.Therrien@dartmouth.edu
(Attended: Brynn and Kasie)

 

World Congress on Undergraduate Research
First Annual Meeting
Qatar University
Doha, Qatar
13 - 15 November 2016
http://www.cur.org/world_congress/
(Attended: Liz, Heather, Shayna and Shavonna)

 

The New England Association of Environmental Biologists
41st Annual Meeting
Hilton Hartford Hotel
Hartford, CT
14-16 March 2017
http://www.neaeb.org/#about-us
(Expected to attend: Heather)

Research on Adaptation to Climate Change Student Research Symposium
9th Annual Meeting
Grand Maple Ballroom at the University of Vermont
Burlington, Vermont
28 March 2017
http://epscor.w3.uvm.edu/2/node/1227
(Expected to attend: Les, Amanda, and ?)

 


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