SRI 2020 Schedule

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Weekly Schedule of 2020 Virtual Summer Research Immersion

Week 1
  • Weekly zoom meeting at 10 am
  • How to find your Niche
  • Read Your Inner Fish Book- Chapter 1, 2, and 3
  • Watch Your Inner Fish Film
  • Discussion Forum on the book and film
  • Introduction to Stem Cell Research- Ted Talk by Susan Solomon
  • Develop Good Habit- Procrastination 
  • How I Became a Scientist-Dr. Alfredo Quinones-Hinojosa- John Hopkins
  • Weekly meetings with GA mentor
Week 2
  • Weekly zoom meeting at 10 am
  • How to Develop Research Project
  • Read Your Inner Fish Book- Chapter 4, 5, and 6
  • Watch Film- Your Inner Reptile
  • Discussion Forum on the book and film
  • Introduction to Animal and Human Subject Research and Case Study
  • Introduction to Biosecurity- Ted Talk- Alanna Shaikh
  • Develop Good Habit- Productivity
  • Science Blogging for Beginners
  • Weekly meetings with GA mentor
Week 3
  • Weekly zoom meeting at 10 am
  • Criteria to Evaluate Your Scientific Question
  • Read Your Inner Fish Book- Chapter 7, 8, 9, and 10
  • Watch Film- Your Inner Monkey
  • Discussion Forum on the book and film
  • Develop Good Habit- Mind Mapping
  • Discussion on Mentor-Mentee relationship
  • How I Became a Scientist- Dr. Harold Varmus- NCI
  • Use of Coggle to mind map a science blog
  • Weekly meetings with GA mentor
Week 4
  • Team Building
  • Research 101
  • Getting the most out of mentoring
  • Motivation and Student Success
  • Using the library
  • Mental Health and Self Care
  • Helpful Online Tools for Research and Productivity
  • Non-Verbal Communication
  • Network and Professionalism
Week 5
  • Weekly zoom meeting at 10 am
  • The process of asking Scientific Questions, formulating a hypothesis
  • Introduction to Virus, structure, genome, transmission mechanism and vaccine availability
  • Introduction to Central Dogma of Molecular Biology
  • Introduction to OneNote for note-taking
  • Introduction to Conflict of Interest and Case Study
  • Weekly meetings with GA mentor
Week 6
  • Weekly zoom meeting at 10 am
  • Importance of planning your research, setting goals
  • Introduction to Bioinformatics and its Application
  • Develop Good Habit- Psychology of Self Motivation
  • Introduction to Authorship, Publication, and Peer Review and Case Study
  • Introduction to Research topic, research problem
  • Weekly meetings with GA mentor
Week 7
  • Weekly zoom meeting at 10 am
  • Goal-setting strategies and discussions with mentors
  • Finding literature relevant to the research topic
  • How to read and annotate a research paper
  • Develop Good Habit- Psychology of Self Motivation
  • Bioinformatics- NCBI/Blast
  • Mini-assignment-Use of Blast to identify similar proteins
  • Weekly meetings with GA mentor
Week 8
  • Weekly zoom meeting at 10 am
  • Bioinformatics- Comparative Genomics and Multiple Sequence Alignment
  • Mini-assignment- Use of ClustalW Omega to align similar proteins
  • Develop a Growth Mindset & Seek Feedback
  • Review assigned research papers, summarize journal articles using coggle
  • Developing experimental design
  • Weekly meetings with GA mentor
Week 9
  • Weekly zoom meeting at 10 am
  • Presentation on a scientific paper
  • Bioinformatics- Phylogenetics
  • Mini-assignment- Use of phylogeny.fr to reconstruct a robust phylogenetic tree from a set of sequences
  • Data collection 
  • Weekly meetings with GA mentor
Week 10
  • Weekly zoom meeting at 10 am
  • Data Analysis and Drawing Conclusions
  • Prepare Powerpoint presentations
  • Weekly meetings with GA mentor
Week 11
  • Practice PowerPoint presentations with GA
  • Record PPT
  • 17th Annual Summer Research Symposium- July 30 and July 31
Week 12
  • Weekly zoom meeting at 10 am
  • Development of Individual Development Plan- myIDP
  • SRI assessments
  • SRI reflections