Short Courses & Workshops

ELEVATE - Short Courses & Workshops

ASEF continues to offer the most in depth short courses and workshops available anywhere.  These educational sessions are designed to heighten one’s understanding in a substantial way that is accommodating to attendees busy schedules and other obligations.  Sessions will be offered in person during the conference week and virtually throughout the year.

Course & Workshop Descriptions

The classes are aimed at instructing attendees on different topics related to applied superconductivity, namely large scale, material and electronics applications. They are suitable for undergraduate or graduate students interested in superconducting applications, as well as physicists or engineers working on superconductivity-related fields who wish to broaden their background.

Date: Wednesday, February 9, 2022 and Wednesday, March 9, 2022

Time: 10:00 a.m. EST and 5:00 p.m. EST

Location: Virtual

Fee: Complimentary to those that register

Organizer: Abiola Temidayo Oloye, Applied Superconductivity Center, NHMFL, FSU

Event Description: Scientific communication is an essential but often overlooked skill in higher educational institutions. To address this gap, ASC’22 DEI presents a Virtual Abstract Writing Workshop (VAWW) with the aim to help prepare participants, aimed particularly at students and young professionals, to write higher quality abstracts. Great abstracts should be able to capture the readers’ attention with as little words as possible while conveying an effective summary of their scientific processes and results. Given that the language standard for scientific communication is generally in the English language, persons whose first language is not English face additional challenges in the scientific writing process. This event will address this need by providing examples of good quality abstracts and explore the pitfalls of abstract writing and how to avoid them while providing useful resources for non-native English speakers. This virtual event will be held during the abstract submission window.

Workshop Instructor:

Dr. Peter J. Lee, Deputy Director: Applied Superconductivity Center, NHMFL, FSU

Peter Lee was Program Chair for the 2020 Applied Superconductivity Conference and has served on the Program Committee since 2000. He was also on the Editorial Board of IEEE Trans. Applied Superconductivity from 2008 to 2018. He is currently Deputy Director of the Applied Superconductivity Center at the National High Magnetic Field Laboratory (Florida State University).

Date: Sunday, August 7, 2022 and Sunday, August 28, 2022

Time: 10:00 a.m. EDT and 5:00 p.m. EDT

Location: Virtual

Fee: Complimentary to those that register

Organizer: Charlie Sanabria, CFS Energy

Event Description: Despite being one of the most crucial steps in the scientific process, scientific writing is rarely taught in educational institutions. In this virtual manuscript preparation workshop we will go through some of the most common elements of style which can make scientific papers more impactful and easier to read. Our workshop will touch many areas: from basic scientific objectivity, to paragraph and manuscript structure, as well as storytelling and flow. We will show various examples of sentences, figures, tables, and paragraphs which can be transformed to create a clearer message—making the key take-aways stand out and, most importantly, be remembered by the readers.

The event is open to all ASC 2022 participants. Registration is required. Please join the discussion!

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As part of the Elevate Program, and with the goal of to promote educational opportunities and professional and leadership development, Short Course will be offered at ASC 2022. The Courses will follow the structure adopted in previous ASC and EUCAS Conferences. The classes are aimed at instructing attendees on different topics related to applied superconductivity, namely large scale, material and electronics applications. They are suitable for undergraduate or graduate students interested in superconducting applications, as well as physicists or engineers working on superconductivity-related fields who wish to broaden their background.

Pre-registering for these Short Courses is required. Sign up for these Short Courses conveniently while registering for ASC’22 by October 16, 2022.

For detailed information on the ASC'22 Short Courses, click here.

Date: Sunday, October 23, 2022

Time: 1:00 p.m.

Location: Hawaii Convention Center

Speaker: Dr. Julia M. Williams

Organizer: Chao Li, Tianjin University, University of Cambridge

Event Description: This course will provide students with proven strategies that can help them make their presentations effective, clear, and compelling. It consists of a 1-hour presentation followed by a 1-hour small group coaching session. This event aims at providing tips to improve the presentation of an oral contribution to a conference and how to better prepare students for job interviews. Those attending this course will have the opportunity of signing up for a single 15-minute one-on-one coaching session with Julia taking place during the Monday or Tuesday poster sessions.  

Date: Monday, October 24, 2022

Time: 12:45 p.m.

Location: Ballroom A

Speaker: Dr. Julia M. Williams

Organizer: Dr. Daniel S. Davis, Applied Superconductivity Center, NHMFL, FSU

Event Description: As you prepare to initiate a job search, you will certainly update your resume, maybe even your wardrobe. But have you considered how you will talk about yourself and your work when a recruiter asks, So tell me about your research? Rather than speaking off the cuff, successful job seekers create a professional “story” that helps them describe not only what they did but why it prepared them well for the job they want. During this lunchtime session, you’ll have the chance to hear effective professional “stories,” as well as write your own story. You’ll also try out your story and receive feedback. By the end of the session, you’ll have a professional story that brings your resume to life.

Those attending this course will have the opportunity of signing up for a single 15-minute one-on-one coaching session with Julia taking place during the Monday or Tuesday poster sessions.

The event is open to all ASC 2022 participants. Registration is required. Please join the discussion!

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