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A large part of MESA’s mission is to encourage students to expand their skills and to view their work in a wider context. With this in mind we regularly organize workshops and seminars, on a range of topics ranging from spectroscopy to business, presented by specialists for a scientific audience. We also post these workshops and seminars here on our website once they are recorded (see below)!
Details of upcoming seminars and workshops can be seen here (we also send out updates via Twitter and Facebook). If you have a suggestion for another topic that you would like to see covered get in touch with us via our Suggestion Box widget and we will endeavor to make it happen!
Previous Workshops & Seminars
If you missed one of our previous events (or would like to refresh your memory), they have been recorded and posted online:
- “Raman Spectroscopy for Materials Scientists” - Em. Prof. Joe Trodahl (May 20th, 2011)
- “Synchrotron Techniques” - Dr. Bridget Ingham and Dr. Ben Ruck (July 29th, 2011)
- “Datamashup Workshop“ – Tim McNamara (September 2nd, 2011)
- “Science Communication Tools” – Elizabeth Connor (September 28th, 2011)
- “Scientific Entrepreneurship in New Zealand” – Dr. Malcolm Menzies (June 24th, 2011)
- “Intellectual Property” - Dr. Jared Scarlet (August 5th, 2011)
- “Economics for Scientists : Part 1″ – Dr. Jodi York (July 20th, 2011)
- “Economics for Scientists: Part 2″ – Dr. Jodi York (July 27th,2011)
- “Economic growth and sustainability” – Dr. Suzi Kerr (August 22nd, 2011)
- “Entrepreneurial Failure“ – Dave ten Have (September 30th, 2011)
- “Electrochemistry” – David Williams (March 2012)
- “Experimental Physics” – Josh Bailey and Patrick Herd (December, 2011)
- “What google and other startups look for” - Josh Bailey
- “Statistical fitting methods for physicists” – TBC
- “A day-in-the-life of a Silicon Valley person” - Josh Bailey
“The practical application of stats for experimental research scientists”
Presented by Dr Dalice Sim from VUW’s School of Mathematics, Statistics and Operations Research. This one hour seminar will focus on statistics concepts that are important when undertaking experimental research such as:
-How uncertainty propagates when manipulating data
-How to consider error when fitting to data
-How to effectively and efficiently explore the parameter space for a new experiment.
Tuesday 21th May 2013, 3.00pm. Location: AM101, VUW (Wellington)
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Recent MESA Blog Posts
- Science Media SAVVY workshop report from Lisa Strover, MESA-Sponsored Attendee
- MacDiarmid Student and Postdoc Symposium 2012
- Transit of Venus Forum Impressions from Riyad Mucadam, MESA-Sponsored Attendee
- MESA Sponsored Attendance to the Transit of Venus Forum
- Data analysis and plotting with free and open source tools