Proposal Preparation Workshop for STEM Students

The Proposal Preparation Workshop is designed to prepare graduate students to research and write their dissertation or thesis proposals. The April workshop will focus on the needs of students in the STEM disciplines. We have scheduled a number of speakers who will explain how to 1) write proposals for the two broad disciplines (Engineering and Sciences), 2) do research for your literature review, and 3) organize your research with RefWorks.

You will need to follow up with your faculty and graduate advisors to get the specific proposal requirements for your department. This event is not a writing camp; see the TGS website for other options.

The workshop is a one-day program that lasts from 9 am to 3 pm. Continental breakfast, lunch, and snacks are provided. The workshop will begin in Discovery Park Library and spread to nearby rooms for breakout sessions.




9:00 – 9:15 am
Check-in and continental breakfast
9:15 – 9:30 am
9:30 – 11:00 am
Writing the Engineering Dissertation/Thesis Proposal
Writing the Science Dissertation/Thesis Proposal
11:00 -11:15 am
11:15 – 12:30 pm
Engineering Databases for Literature Reviews
Science Databases for Literature Reviews
12:30 – 1:15 pm 
1:15 – 2:30 pm
RefWorks and Write-N-Cite to Organize Your Research
2:30 - 3:00 pm  
Wrap-up and evaluations


Register Here

Contact Name: 
Erin O’Toole
Contact Email:
Event Date: 
Saturday, April 14, 2018 - 9:00am to 3:00pm
Event Location: 
Discovery Park Library