How to do science

Mon 17.08 - Fri 21.08 2020

Introduction course Autumn term 2020

How to do science

Department of Biology, NTNU Trondheim, 17.08 - 21.08.2020
Course coordinator: Martin Wagner 

Photo: Colourbox/NTNU

This course is mandatory for students enrolled in one of these master programs which contains biology: MSc in Biology, MSc in Environmental Toxicology and Chemistry, MSc Ocean and MSc Natural Resource Management

Please sign up for the course here. In case the link does not work please register by sending an email to studier@bio.ntnu.no and please inform us of your full name, study programme and food allergies/preferences (in case you can attend physically).

Course schedule

Monday 17th of August

Location: Room KJL4, Kjelhuset, Campus Gløshaugen 

12.30 - 13.00
- Welcome to the department by Thorsten Hamann 
- Basic information about teaching activities/support by Ingeborg Hollekim Bringslid

13.15 -15.00
How to do science – in theory and practice by Jonathan Wright
Introduction to scientific research projects by Jonathan Wright

15.15 - 16.00 
How to be a master student?
Group work with MSc students starting their 2nd year

16.15                     
Science Café
Pizza, soft drinks and meet the academics
                       

Tuesday 18th of August

Location: Room KJL4, Kjelhuset, Campus Gløshaugen 

09.15 - 11.00
How to do science…. – what is it all about? by Jonathan Wright    
Ethical Concerns in Research - COPE guidelines - Vancouver Protocol by Jonathan Wright  

11.15 - 12.00
How to save the world with science by Martin Wagner 

 

Wednesday 19th of August

Location: Room KJL4, Kjelhuset, Campus Gløshaugen 

12.15 - 14.00
How to design a MSc project I 
by Martin Wagner with second year MSc students and PhD fellows. 

14.15 - 15.00
What we expect from a good master thesis – on quality and grades by Åse Krøkje  

15.15 - 16.00
Sources, peer review journals and academic databases by Jo Kristen Breivik Forthun


Thursday 20th of August

Location: Room KJL4, Kjelhuset, Campus Gløshaugen 

10.15 - 12.00
How to write a master thesis by Sigurd Einum
Animal experimentation in research by Sigurd Einum

12.00 - 13.00
Lunch break

13.00 - 13.45 
Career talk - women in STEM by Florence Kermen

14.00 - 17.00
How to design a MSc project II by Martin Wagner 
Group work facilitated by MSc students

 

Friday 21st of August

Location: Room KJL4, Kjelhuset, Campus Gløshaugen 

09.30 - 12.30
Presentation of group work results in plenum by Martin Wagner  

12.30 – 
Lunch and mingling with academics

10 Aug 2020