Seminar Series

The Academic Committee is responsible for putting on a number of academic seminars throughout the semester. In addition to the academic seminars, GSG partners with the Graduate School to host a number of professional development workshops.

3MT Participant Training (October 2020)


October 28, 2020:

Participant training for the 3MT competition will be hosted on October 28th, 2020, from 4.00 to 6.00PM: the first hour will be a workshop on storytelling and creative communication led by Marie Peasley (see bio below), and the second hour will be a panel discussion with the 2019 & 2018 MTU 3MT winners, as well as the 2020 3MT Regional Winners.

Marie Peasley, founder of First Position Marketing, will be in charge of the first hour of the training session. Mary has helped several small businesses in the Upper Peninsula thrive through successfully developing and implementing impactful communication strategies. Having over 20 years in diverse marketing experience working with a variety of service lines, she understands how important storytelling has become to building corporate and personal brands. Marie will help you find the story in your data and deliver your findings for optimum engagement and acceptance. She’ll also include tips to improve your virtual presentation skills and engage your audience.

More information about the 3MT on this page.



Work, Health and Family Webinar (October 2020)

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October 8, 2020:

Work, Health and Family

Balancing work and life is hard. While balancing your work and life, it’s also important to consider your health, especially during a global pandemic. Dayna Browning, Assistant Director of Outreach and Education, led the discussion in this “Work, Health and Family” webinar. Topics ranged from physical and mental health to stress management, work/life balance, efficiency, eating and sleeping habits. 



IDP Workshop (September 2020)

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September 29, 2020:

IDP Workshop

The Individual Development Plan is an initiative launched by the Graduate School to help students plan their graduate education and what comes after. This plan is designed to help students set clear short and long term goals, and/or communicate them with their advisor. 

Anna McClatchy, Student Support Coordinator at the Graduate School, led a discussion around the IDP and answered participants’ questions.



Career Fair Prep Workshop (September 2020)

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September 16, 2020:

Career Fair Prep Workshop

Being well prepared for a Career Fair can make a big difference in your employment opportunities. And with the recent changes related to COVID-19, you might wonder what the best ways to prepare look like. 

GSG hosted a Career Fair Prep workshop on Wednesday, September 16th. Chris Hohnholt, Assistant Director of Career Services and Career Advisor, was leading the discussion and answering questions about resume writing, (virtual) interviews, internships and co-ops, and professional grooming. 


Teaching seminar for GTAs & GTIs (August 2020)

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August 20, 2020:

Teaching Seminar for GTIs and GTAs

This seminar was hosted by GSG in collaboration by the William G. Jackson Center for Teaching and Learning and designed for GTIs and GTAs teaching face-to-face, remotely or online during the Fall 2020 semester. Mike Meyer from the CTL led the discussion and answered participants’ questions about teaching resources, safety, student engagement, and classroom policies.


Seminar Series in Programming (July 2020)

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July 14, 2020:

Introduction to Machine Learning with Python, by Dr. Timothy Havens.

July 15, 2020:

Managing data (Data Mining) with R, by Sneha Nimmagadda.

July 16, 2020:

Introduction to Deep Learning, by Dr. Timothy Havens.


2019-2020 Seminars and Workshops

Academic Seminars

Grad Student Life Outside of Research (09/11/2019)

Innovation and Entrepreneurship  (01/29/2020)

Statistical Programming Methods in R (04/15/2020)

Data Visualization Tools (04/20/2020)

Professional Development Workshops

Career Fair Prep Session for International Students (09/16/2019)

Graduate Student Networking (10/09/2019)

Publishing Your Research (11/20/2019)

Creating a Professional Online Persona (02/26/2019)

Effective Negotiation Strategies (03/04/2020)


  • You can view Academic Seminars prior to 2019 here.
  • You can view the Professional Development Workshops prior to 2019 here.