Friedrich-Alexander-Universität Erlangen-Nürnberg

2010 - Courses for SAOT members

Scientific English Workshop

Students had the opportunity to submit a paper in advance (maximum 10 pages) which is reviewed and corrected by the lecturer. The paper had to be submitted three weeks before the meeting at the latest. Students then met to revise the corrections and review another researcher's paper. Each student's common errors were identified and discussed so that they improved their writing of papers in the future. Maximum students per meeting: 4.

  • Monday, 22nd March 2010, 3.00 p.m. to 7.00 p.m., Paul-Gordan-Strasse 6
  • Friday, 11th June 2010, 3.00 p.m. to 7.00 p.m., Paul-Gordan-Strasse 6
  • Friday, 8th October 2010, 3.00 p.m. to 7.00 p.m., Paul-Gordan-Strasse 6
  • Friday, 10th December 2010, 3.00 p.m. to 7.00 p.m., Paul-Gordan-Strasse 6

Lecturer: Sheila Regan

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Scientific English Workshop

Students had the opportunity to submit a paper in advance (maximum 10 pages) which is reviewed and corrected by the lecturer. The paper had to be submitted three weeks before the meeting at the latest. Students then met to revise the corrections and review another researcher's paper. Each student's common errors were identified and discussed so that they improved their writing of papers in the future. Maximum students per meeting: 4.

  • Monday, 22nd March 2010, 3.00 p.m. to 7.00 p.m., Paul-Gordan-Strasse 6
  • Friday, 11th June 2010, 3.00 p.m. to 7.00 p.m., Paul-Gordan-Strasse 6
  • Friday, 8th October 2010, 3.00 p.m. to 7.00 p.m., Paul-Gordan-Strasse 6
  • Friday, 10th December 2010, 3.00 p.m. to 7.00 p.m., Paul-Gordan-Strasse 6

Lecturer: Sheila Regan

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Scientific writing and publishing

11th December 2010, 9.00 a.m. - 5.00 p.m., Paul-Gordan-Strasse 6

Lecturer: Dr. Georgina Hutber, Jane Fraser Association

Preliminary course outline.

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Basic project management

The one-day-course gave an introduction into fundamentals of project management in a company. It included theoretical sessions and group work on a mini-project.

 

Some subjects:

  • Definition of a project
  • Phases of a project
  • Project organisation
  • Project roles
  • Kick-off meetings
  • Project planning
  • Risk management
  • Team development

Date: Saturday, 13th November, 9.00 - 17.00

Lecturer: Markus Gebhard, Challenge Learning International

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Presentation skills in English

The course is to support students in creating a presentation they have to give on a conference. A presentation which the students design and script will be reviewed and improved throughout the course. The students can be filmed so that they can analyze their own performance.

Outline:

  • Friday 3rd September, 9.30 - 12.30: introductory session for everybody
  • two groups: Saturday, 4th September or Saturday, 9th September, 09.30 - 12.00: delivery of outline of presentation with individual feedbac
  • two groupps: Friday, 10th September, 14.00-19.00 or Saturday, 11th September, 09.30 - 14.30: delivery of complete presenation with individual feedback

(Monday, 6th September, afternoon as additional extra slot if necessary)

Maximum attendants: 10

Lecturer: Sheila Regan, Damien Quinn

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Career development through research funding

9th April 2010, 4.00 p.m. to 10th April 2010, 5.00 p.m., Paul-Gordan-Strasse 6

Lecturer: Dr. Beate Scholz

The seminar gives an introduction into the scientifc system and funding programmes for the development of a scientific career and invidual projects. It covers the aims and characterisitics of selected programmes and how to apply there (both German and European programmes). The students learn about the perspectives of a reviewer. The mechanism of a peer-reviewing process are illustrated by a simulated peer-review of a students' own project. The lecturer formerly worked for the 'Deutsche Forschungsgemeinschaft' (DFG).

Modules:

  • Presentation of imporant German and European research programmes
  • Developing a personal career plan. The attendants are supported in the selection of the research programmes which fits best to their needs and scientific background
  • Writing a proposal. This module covers how to identify the main targets of a research programme which should be met by a proposal and which criteria reviewers have for evaluating a proposal.
  • Excercise. Attendants of the course work on a short draft for a proposal and present it to the group.

Maximum number of attendants: 10

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Getting to a Yes – make your work life easier

This course is specially designed to develop and enlarge your personal skills in these areas by a 2-day intensive course. It will boost your confidence level and make you familiar with specific techniques to increase your power and intensify your message, provides you with more understanding what an agreement really is – even in tough situations. It is better if you join both courses, but it is also possible to just join one.

Lecturer: Markus Gebhard, Challenge Learning International

General outline

To get your job done right and with fun - you have to fulfil different needs and to master successfully two challenges:

  • Getting agreements
  • Manage conflicts

 

Depending on the participants objectives and skills, the trainers will analyze and train on the following issues:

Part I: The deeper understanding – tools and practical approach

Saturday, 6th March, 9.00 a.m - 5.00 p.m.

  • Identify and focus on the audience’s needs (one person or group)
  • How to prepare for important meetings
  • Shape your central message and structure your meeting / presentation
  • Identify and utilize "Impact Techniques"
  • Design and handle appropriate visual support
  • Deal with questions and objections
  • Understand tools form project management
  • Improve your negotiation skills
  • How does an agreement look like

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Mission

SAOT provides an interdisciplinary research and education program of excellence within a broad international network of distinguished experts to promote innovation and leadership in the areas

Optical Metrology
Optical Material Processing
Optics in Medicine
Optics in Communication and Information Technology
Optical Materials and Systems
and Computational Optics.