2021 Pre-Conference Workshops

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We can’t wait for the conference to begin so we’re sharing some exciting opportunities early! Pre-conference video workshops featuring faculty, students and alum, will prepare registered attendees for an engaging and productive conference experience. All registered attendees will receive an email with information on how to access these exclusive workshops prior to the conference. 

Workshop: Making the Most of Your Research Conference

Learn how to successfully navigate a professional conference and discover tips on how to network—a key component of any conference.  

  • Elizabeth Colucci, Director, UB Office of Fellowships and Scholarships
  • Kevin Burke, PhD, Faculty member, UB Department of Electrical Engineering; UB graduate
  • Chi Nnoka, UB aerospace and mechanical engineering student; UB McNair scholar

Workshop: Presenting Your Research in a World of Skeptics

Learn how to present your research so it is understood and valued.

  • Yotam Ophir, PhD, Assistant professor, UB Department of Communication
  • Raven Baxter, Doctoral student, UB Graduate School of Education; UB Arthur A. Schomburg fellow
  • Cassondra Lyman, UB senior psychology and statistics major; UB McNair scholar

Workshop: Your Digital Identity

What does your digital identity look like? Do you wish it was more polished? More scholarly? Learn about academic digital platforms and how to use them effectively throughout graduate school and your professional career. Lighting, background and camera position all contribute to the image we portray as part of our digital identity—learn tips on how to project a professional image online. 

  • Yotam Ophir, PhD
  • Doug Levere, Photographer and digital image specialist, UB Office of University Communications
  • Raven Baxter (Raven the Science Maven)

Workshop: Surviving and Thriving in Graduate School—You Belong!

Through personal stories, you will learn how to not only survive, but thrive in graduate school—you belong! Discover how to find supportive people and programs to mentor, guide and support you throughout your journey, and learn strategies on how to stay mentally strong. 

  • Amani Johnson, PhD, Psychologist and student of color specialist on the UB counseling team; UB graduate.
  • Kevin Burke, PhD
  • Raven Baxter