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Welcome to the Digital Sciences Lib Guide. In this guide, you will find useful information about library resources and other academic related information that will help you succeed in your program here at Kent State University and beyond.
Emerging Media & Technology (Digital Sciences) @ Kent State
The Emerging Media & Techonology (formerly Digital Sciences) Program was started as an independent and Interdisciplinary program in that it was not affiliated with any of the university's colleges and drew faculty from various colleges on campus. Since Fall 2016, the school is now part of the College of Communication and Information, but is still interdisciplinary. Students in the EMAT program are permitted to take classes from other programs as part of their major.
Open to degree or certificate-seeking students currently enrolled in the present semester, who have been affected by the pandemic and have emergency needs. Fall Semester Applications are now available.
To apply, visit the Dean of Students' website at: https://www.kent.edu/studentaffairs/dean/covid-19-emergency-resources
Global Cleveland International student Pitch Contest
Global Cleveland will be presenting 12 international students who have impressive talents, experience and an innovative idea that you want to pitch in front of employers, this is your time. This opportunity is not limited to current students; if you were previously enrolled, a graduate or an international newcomer currently residing in Northeast Ohio, you can start filling out your application form. Selected international students will pitch to attendees and guest judges (employers from different fields) in a showcase/demo table style presentation.
There are 4 categories for student to pitch in:
Business Management and Process Improvement
IT/Connected Devices (IOT)
Please submit a single paragraph describing their pitch ideas and/or 3 Powerpoint slides and application with a summary. Submissions need to be received by close of day on February 11, 2021.
FALL 2020 TECHNOLOGY WORKSHOPS
Due to concerns with COVD-19, ALL workshops are now online. For a complete listing , please visit and register at:
SPRING 2020 LIBRARY WORKSHOPS
Note: ALL workshops are held on the First Floor in the Main Library RM 152
Register at: https://training.kent.edu/courses.php
UNDERGRADUATE RESEARCH SYMPOSIUM
SPRING 2020- APRIL 21, 2020
Undergraduate students attending any of Kent State's eight campuses and representing any major are eligible to participate.
Student researchers are required to submit a brief abstract indicating their intent to participate.
The next symposium will be April 21, 2020. Abstracts will be accepted from Dec. 1, 2019 to Feb. 15, 2020
All research, scholarly work, or creative activity must be completed in collaboration with a faculty or graduate student mentor.
BENEFITS OF THE SYMPOSIUM
Join us this summer for SURE – Summer Undergraduate Research Experience. SURE is a great opportunity for undergraduate researchers to work directly with a faculty mentor, gain valuable experience to clarify career and educational goals, enhance research skills and gain academic insight.
The SURE program will run from June 8 – July 31 and will provide students with a $2,800 stipend. The SURE fellowship will also provide (at no cost to students) housing in Centennial Court for students selecting on-campus accommodations.
Applicants for the programs must be in good academic standing and have an identified faculty mentor who will provide full-time engagement throughout the eight-week program. Students must be returning to any of the KSU campuses for fall 2020.
Applications will be accepted beginning Friday, Jan. 3, 2020
Deadline for submitting completed applications is Friday, Feb. 21, 2020, by midnight.
Contact Ann Gosky at email@example.com if assistance is needed in finding a faculty mentor.
2020 Symposium: APRIL 9-10, 2020
Kent Student Center
The annual Graduate Research Symposium has grown to be the largest annual research event on campus, consistently hosting more than 300 individual presentations for the past three years! The event itself features oral and poster presentations by graduate students from a wide variety of disciplines. Faculty serve as judges for groups of presentations sharing similar themes or representing common areas of study. The Symposium is concluded with an awards luncheon which features a keynote address and presentation of awards to exemplary presenters.
Learn More and Register: https://www.kent.edu/graduatestudies/research-symposium
For information about previous years' events, please see Past Symposia page.
Walk-in Advising- For Graduate students- Mondays and Thursdays 2-3pm
For Undergraduate students , please schedule an appointment online; OR email your designated advisor.
New! Walk-in Research Help with a Librarian- Get help with Finding articles, Avoiding Plagiarism, Citations etc. Come to the library during the office hours below (ask at the Reference Desk ) or send an email to make an appointment.
Peggy Nzomo (Global Education Librarian)- Wednesdays- 9:30 am- 12pm at the Main Library; RM 510.
or email: firstname.lastname@example.org
FALL 2019 GPAD WORKSHOP SERIES- OCTOBER 2-4
Wednesday, October 2
11am-12pm: HOW TO PREPARE A LITERATURE REVIEW
Literature reviews are completed for many purposes: papers, articles, grants, theses, dissertations, etc. This session will explain and show you resources and steps for developing, managing, and completing literature reviews.
12:30-1:30pm: RESUMES, CVs, AND COVER LETTERS
This session conducted by Career Exploration and Development will focus on writing Resumes, CVs, and Cover Letters. Learn how to gauge when each document is appropriate and how to get the attention of the reader. Free online as well as in-person resources will be discussed.
2-3pm: STATISTICAL CONSULTING AND RESEARCH SOFTWARE SUPPORT
This session will describe what software and services are available to graduate students working on their dissertation or thesis, and how graduate students can access or obtain research software for their personal computers (including SAS, SPSS, JMP, NVivo, Qualtrics, Stata, and R). University Libraries will talk about the library's statistical consulting program, which offers free statistical consulting to Kent State faculty, staff, and student researchers.
Thursday, October 3
11am-12pm: MANAGING YOUR RESEARCH WITH ZOTERO, ENDNOTE, AND MENDELEY
This workshop will show three of the most popular systems out there; Zotero, EndNote, and Mendeley. See how they capture references or full-text articles (pdfs) from databases, generate bibliographies quickly, and work within Word as you write. Laptop not needed, but bring it if you already use the Flashzone-WPA on campus.
12:30-1:30pm: THREE MINUTE THESIS: TIPS FOR COMMUNICATING YOUR RESEARCH
The Three Minute Thesis (3MT) research competition is hosted in October at Kent State. The competition helps graduate students develop academic, presentation, and research communication skills by crafting a presentation that explains their research in an engaging and concise manner. Graduate students are given just three minutes and one PowerPoint slide as tools to explain their research. This workshop will explain more about the competition and provide tips for creating a successful 3MT presentation from students who have won awards at the competition previously. All graduate students are eligible to participate and compete for cash prizes of up to $500. Learn more about Three Minute Thesis.
2-3pm: NETWORKING: IT'S EASIER THAN YOU THINK:
Networking is the process of collecting and evaluating a list of contacts and developing a professional relationship with them. A majority of positions are found via word of mouth and networking helps build solid foundations to these relationships. It is important to remember that only about 3.5 percent of employment postings ever make it to job boards. This Career Exploration and Development workshop will discuss how to network, both in-person, and online
Friday, October 4
11am-12pm: RESEARCH ETHICS AND THE IRB
This workshop will cover research ethics and will provide you with information about the IRB submission and review processes at Kent State. Topics include an overview of the IRB process, how to develop an informed consent document, and common submission mistakes.
12:30-1:30pm: RESPECTING OUR DIFFERENCES: HOW TO FACILITATE DIFFICULT CONVERSATIONS IN THE CLASSROOM
Our classrooms are communities made of individuals with diverse experiences and perspectives. Creating and maintaining a classroom community where these differences are respected is challenging, particularly when talking about controversial subjects. This interactive workshop will provide participants with practical guidance on: setting a positive tone, learning from “hot” moments, and specific exercises to use when teaching controversial topics.
2-3pm: SEARCHING FOR GRANT FUNDING OPPORTUNITIES
A critical first step in obtaining research or project funding is finding the right grant opportunities. This session focuses on how to do so using COS Pivot, a funding opportunity database that is freely available to Kent State students, faculty, and staff. The session also provides information about KSU's Office of Sponsored Programs and how it assists students with grant application and management. Participants are encouraged to bring an Internet-capable device to set up a COS Pivot account and get hands-on experience.
The Fall 2019 GPAD workshop series is scheduled for October 2-4 in the Kent Student Center with workshops offered from 11am, 12:30pm, and 2pm during the week. Registration is now open.
Upon attending at least three GPAD sessions (in-person and/or online), you will earn a certificate of participation that may be noted in your résumé/CV.
Refreshments will be provided at each of the GPAD workshops and pre-registration is preferred. Please contact Kyle Reynolds at email@example.com with questions.
Fall 2019 Dissertation Boot Camps
Completing one's dissertation is the ultimate academic accomplishment, but creating dedicated time to concentrate solely on writing can be difficult. The Division of Graduate Studies is committed to doing whatever it takes, above and beyond, to help you succeed. In doing so, we're excited to offer our Dissertation Boot Camp on September 13-15. This boot camp inspired retreat has been developed to provide you with a distraction free weekend so you can remain focused on your writing! Please contact Kyle Reynolds at firstname.lastname@example.org with any questions that you may have.
Spring 2019 Boot camps
February 15-17, 2019
March 15-17, 2019
April 26-28, 2019
Registration will be on a first come, first served basis until we reach capacity. The cost for Boot Camp is $40. Registration for the Feb- Mar 2019 program is open now. . For more information visit the Graduate Studies homepage.
The SURE program funds promising undergraduate researchers for eight weeks over the summer to engage in faculty-supervised research. The SURE program will support students with a $2,800 stipend and on-campus housing if needed. Faculty are provided with a $400 stipend to offset the cost of supplies/materials necessary for the research.
June 12, 2017- August 4, 2017
Submit Applications from January 23- March 1, 2017.
Sponsored by: Research and Sponsored Programs and Office of the President
Learn more: https://www.kent.edu/research/student-research/summer-undergraduate-research-experience
Date: This event took place on:Thursday, January 26th, 6pm-8pm
Venue: Library Fab 4th- Main Library (4th Floor)
Free Food: Come join other incoming international students and their families and socialize over dinner.
Socialize: Come and make new friends and learn about other cultures from around the world.
Advice/ Experiences: Come and hear a panel of 4 international students talk about their experiences at KSU.
Academics: Come and hear about library services and how we can help you succeed in your studies.
Register online at: http://bit.ly/Jan26IntStuRec