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Tools of the Trade: Boot Camp for STEM Researchers

A half-day boot camp for graduate students and other advanced researchers in FSU’s STEM fields.

Note: Please bring a laptop.


Intro to ChemDraw (10:00 - 11:15 am)

Dirac Instruction Room

ChemDraw is a powerful tool that allows users to create and edit chemical structures for use in publications, classroom materials, and research. This workshop will provide an introduction to some of ChemDraw’s basic features, including how to draw and manipulate simple chemical structures using various tools.


Exploring the Open Science Framework (11:30 am - 12:15 pm)

Dirac Conference Room

The Open Science Framework is a free and open-source collaborative project management platform for scientists to manage their workflow across the entire research lifecycle. This workshop will explore features in the Open Science Framework including management and access control to files and data, connecting the OSF to resources like Google Drive and Zotero, as well as OSF Preprints and Preregistrations.


Intro to Tableau (1:00 - 2:15 pm)

Dirac Conference Room

Tableau Public is a free data visualization tool that can turn your spreadsheets and text files into dynamic visualizations that make your data come alive. Learn how to make interactive maps, charts, and graphs that are great for incorporating into presentations.


Data Analysis with MATLAB (2:30 - 4:00 pm)

Dirac Instruction Room

MATLAB is a great programming language for solving problems in various engineering, scientific, and mathematical fields – especially when working with matrices and arrays. This workshop will explore introductory concepts including working within the desktop environment, creating and manipulating matrices and arrays, and importing and exporting data.

Thursday, October 18, 2018
10:00am - 4:00pm
Dirac Instruction Lab (DSL 208)
Dirac Library


Nicholas Ruhs