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Thesis Tools Workshop Series

The Patent Process and Your Thesis

Svetlana Sowers, Senior Technology Manager from the Office of Technology Management
1:00-2:00 pm Thursday, September 28
Coble Hall Room 304/308
If your thesis involves potentially patentable material, you will need to work with the Office of Technology Management (OTM) to withhold your thesis from publication. At this workshop, Svetlana Sowers from OTM will give an overview of patent basics, discuss what steps you should take to withhold your thesis in order to evaluate its patentability, and answer any questions you might have.

Managing Your Thesis Data

Heidi Imker, Director of the Research Data Service
1:00 pm-2:00 pm Wednesday, October 4
Coble Hall Room 304-308
Whether you are working with numerical results from experiments or countless files from your archival research, determining a good way to organize your data is essential to completing your thesis research. Heidi Imker from Research Data Service will discuss data management best practices and offer tips and tricks to manage the efficiency and impact of your research.


Thesis Format Review and Deposit

Emily Wuchner, Thesis Coordinator
3:30 pm – 5:00 pm Tuesday, November 7
Lincoln Hall Room 1092
Registration Required

Preparing your thesis or dissertation for Graduate College review can seem tricky, but the Thesis Office is here to help! This presentation will give an overview and explanation of the Graduate College format requirements, including commonly made mistakes and tips for making formatting and proofreading your document a breeze. This presentation will also take you step-by-step through the submission process by outlining the necessary requirements and going over deadlines to make sure you stay on track.