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Again for the Fall semester of 2017, DSL staff will present a series of workshops related to software and other opportunities in the Lab:

Class # Date Topic Instructor

Friday, August 25, 2017
at 4 p.m.

3D Modeling & Printing
Attend this workshop to learn more about  creating 3D models as .stl files, then having them printed here at Evans Library.

Martin Gallagher

Friday, September 1, 2017
at 4 p.m.

Immersive Imaging
360° visualizations are on the rise as the equipment becomes more accessible.  Find out what options fit your application, from construction to marketing to gaming and other space-related modeling projects.

Martin Gallagher

Friday, September 8, 2017
at 4 p.m.

No workshop due to Hurricane Irma closure.


Friday, September 15, 2017
at 4 p.m.

Intro to ARC-GIS

Have you heard about GIS (Geographic Information Systems) but you're not sure what it is or how it works?  Come to this workshop to learn the basics of GIS.

Rob Sippel

Friday, September 22, 2017
at 4 p.m.


NVivo: If your research involves textual and/or audio-visual data, such as focus group transcripts, interviews, surveys, and more, you might benefit from the unique powers of NVivo, one of the leading qualitative analysis software tools. College of Aeronautics graduate student Gajapriya Tamilselvan will cover its capabilities, including data visualization functionality.

Gajapriya Tamilselvan

Friday, September 29, 2017 at 4 p.m.

Mapping GIS Projections

If you plan to do analysis using GIS (Geographic Information Systems), you need to know about map projections:

  • What are map projections?
  • Why might they spell the difference between success and failure in your analyses?
  • What measures should you take when working with different map projections?
Rob Sippel

Friday, October 6, 2017
at 4 p.m.


New this year at our zSpace 3D simulation viewing station is a thorough Human Anatomy software package. BME grad student Tanya Enderli has become our local expert this summer as she developed tutorials based on the new anatomy resource and she will share insights.

Tanya Enderli

Friday, October 20, 2017
at 4 p.m.

R: The official statistical computing and graphics language of bloodthirsty pirates!!!

OK, there isn’t necessarily any connection between R and piracy. However, R is a

  • remarkably adaptable,
  • versatile, and
  • open-source

data-analysis tool used by researchers worldwide in areas ranging from genome research to cosmology to the design of aerospace structures. Come to this workshop for a quick introduction to this useful tool.

By the way, if you were baffled by the initial reference to pirates, here’s a link to International Talk Like a Pirate Day.

Rob Sippel

Friday, October 27, 2017
at 4 p.m.

OpenRefine & Tableau 
Research without data would be like apple pie with no apples.  This workshop will look at scrubbing data (as you might scrub your apples before cooking) using OpenRefine, then we'll turn our attention to visualizing the cleaned data in interactive pie charts and much, much more with the leading Business Intelligence tool, Tableau.  Participants are encouraged to bring a java-enabled laptop to follow along.

David Lowe

Friday, November 3, 2017
at 4 p.m.


Martin Gallagher

Friday, November 17, 2017
at 4 p.m.

Virtual Reality Projects Martin Gallagher

Friday, December 1, 2017
at 4 p.m.

MatLab Chao Wang

All workshops are held in the DSL classroom on the second floor of the Evans Library.