Professional Development

Week 1

  • Introduction to Auburn University-AU Staff
  • Why Are We Producing Biofuels? -Dr. Steven Taylor, Director for Bioenergy and Bioproducts Center

Week 1-9

  • Communicating Science Component-Dr. Margaret J. Marshall
    • Literature Review and Avoiding Plagiarism-AU Library Staff
    • Composing an Effective Literature Review
    • Report Writing and Presentation Skills
    • Poster Preparation and Mock Presentation
    • Others Common Writing Tasks (Writing emails to Professors, Problem Statement for Graduate School, etc)

Week 2

  • Testing Research Hypothesis and Experimental Design

Week 3

  • The Seven Habits of Highly Successful People

Week 4

  • Ethics in Science and Professions

Week 5

  • Patent Process, Intellectual Property and Commercializing Technology

Week 6

  • Resume Building & Interviewing Techniques

Week 7

  • Graduate School Experience (Female and American-African Graduate Students in Biosystems Engineering)

Week 8

  • Transferring to a Bachelor's Program and Applying to Graduate School- Graduate School Staff
Week 9
  • GRE Preparation and GRE New Format

Week 10

  • Poster Preparation and Presentation-AU Conference Hotel
Last Updated: Oct 24, 2012