The 2016-2017 team has launched an academic workshop series! This is your chance to learn technical skills from other Students of the Water Institute - Graduate Section (SWIGS) members that can be of benefit to your career in water. Stay tuned for event announcements in the near future.

Please feel free to email us directly and let us know if you are interested in leading or assisting in a workshop, or have an idea for future topics.

Potential workshop topics include:

  • Hydrologic modeling
  • Fish, benthic, insect, or plant identification
  • Programming (including Python, R, Matlab, and Excel plus Visual Basic for Applications (VBA))
  • Geographic information systems (GIS) applications (ArcMap, MapWindow)
  • Instrumentation, such as mass spectrometry
  • whatever our members want to see or do!

Our workshops so far have been a large success! We have had great feedback and are thankful to everyone who has made them happen so far. These have included workshops on:

  • Mass spectrometry instrumentation
  • Matlab programming
  • Professional development
  • Geospatial information systems (GIS)

We will try to stick to hosting one workshop at the end of each month until at least April 2018, although we will be taking a break in the month of December. The tentative schedule for upcoming events is listed below (will be subject to updates as each event is planned).

  • September: ?
  • October: ?
  • November: R Statistical Language

Again, please let us know if you have ideas or want to run a workshop! This is a tentative list and be adjusted if any of our members want to do something, or see something happen, in particular.