Category Archives: Training and Outreach

McGraw MATLAB, R Statistical Computing & LaTeX Workshops!

Are you an undergraduate student? Need help with MATLAB? Scratching your head over plotting in R? Lost in the syntax of LaTeX? Check out the McGraw Center series workshops at the New Media Center, Writing Center, and Rocky/Mathey starting Monday, February 16! Click the titles for information and registration!

MATLAB-Perplexed-EmailMATLAB-Reacquainted-EmailMATLAB for the Perplexed
Monday, February 16
7pm – 9pm, NMC
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Getting Reacquainted with MATLAB
Weds, February 18
7pm – 9pm, NMC
Click title for description & registration.


Making MATLAB Work for You
Weds, February 25
7pm – 9pm, NMC
Click title for description & registration.

Statistical Programming with R

Series 1:
Part 1: Introduction
Tuesday, February 17
Part 2: Intermediate
Tuesday, February 24

Series 2:
Part 1: Introduction

Monday, February 23
Part 2: Intermediate
Monday, March 2

All sessions 7pm – 9pm 
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Introduction to LaTeX

Thursday, February 26, 4:30pm – 5:30pm
The Writing Center, Whitman College
Co-sponsored by the Princeton Writing Program and the McGraw Center for Teaching and Learning.

LaTeX for Beginners and Non-beginners
Tuesday, March 17, 7:00pm – 8:00pmRocky Classroom, Rockefeller College
Co-sponsored by Rockefeller and Mathey Colleges, Princeton Writing Program, and the McGraw Center for Teaching and Learning.

Useful Tools for Your LaTeX Document
Tuesday, March 24, 7:00pm – 8:30pm
New Media Center (NMC), 130 Lewis Library

Co-sponsored by the Princeton Writing Program and the McGraw Center for Teaching and Learning.

Want to check out workshop descriptions and registration links from one location? Check out the PURC (Princeton Undergraduate Research Calendar)!

The Productive Scholar: Thank You!


The New Media Center, a McGraw Center for Teaching and Learning Lab, as well as the group that comprises the former Educational Technology Center (now The McGraw Center for Teaching and Learning, Educational & Classroom Technologies), sincerely thanks the Princeton University community for its support of the Productive Scholar series. The Fall 2014 series was the final one for the Productive Scholar, which will now be retired. During that last semester, the New Media Center (NMC) became sole host to the series. As a McGraw Center for Teaching and Learning Lab, the NMC has shifted to an increased emphasis on undergraduate teaching and learning initiatives. The NMC continues to be available for hands-on training, and we welcome the opportunity to work with members of the Princeton campus community on such training projects.

R programming language: course available 24-7 online!

RData-segment_2bData Analysis and Visualization Using R: an introductory R programming course available online 24-7 through Princeton Coursera to current Princeton University community members around the globe.

Sometimes you need an R programming lesson on a Tuesday at 12:00am, or 1:00pm on a Sunday. What to do? Princeton Quantitative and Computational Biology graduate students David Robinson and Neo Christopher Chung, in association with Princeton Online/Princeton University Coursera, have created a multi-lesson searchable course based on the successful introductory R programming workshops taught by both Robinson and Chung over the past two years for the McGraw Center for Teaching and Learning and the J Street Library and Media Center.

The course is currently only available to current Princeton University members with a NetID, and does not appear on the Princeton University Coursera webpage.  Check out the course using the Princeton link, and login using your NetID and password.

The Productive Scholar: Effective Tools to Navigate the Institutional Review Board (IRB) Process

Topic: Effective Tools to Navigate the Institutional Review Board (IRB) ProcessPS-Ferguson-Dadas
Speaker: Andrea Ferguson-Dadas

Time: Thursday, November 13, 12:00pm – 1:00pm
Location: New Media Center (NMC), 130 Lewis Library, First Floor

Lunch will be provided. To register for this session:
(Registration is not required for attendance, however refreshments may be limited.)

No post-session documentation of this presentation will be provided.*

An Institutional Review Board is responsible for the protection of the rights, privacy and welfare of all participants in human subjects research. Guided by federal regulatory requirements, the IRB has the authority to review, approve, modify or disapprove research protocols submitted by Princeton faculty, staff and student investigators. This session will introduce key ethical principles, critical elements of IRB review, components of the IRB operations and review processes, as well as tips for successful IRB application.

Andrea Ferguson-Dadas is Assistant Director of Research Integrity and Assurance where she oversees the Princeton Institutional Review Board and Human Research Protection Program (HRPP).  Andrea has over 20 years of research and regulatory experience and has worked for notable institutions such as the Centers for Disease Control, Columbia University, Yale University School of Medicine, Vanderbilt University, and elsewhere. She has developed and managed at least ten University Institutional Review Boards, education programs; QU/QI programs; and information technology support programs for various HRPP organizations and as a President and Chief Consultant at IRB Advisors, Inc. Andrea holds degrees in Social and Behavioral Sciences and Bioethics.

*In keeping with Research Integrity Assurance guidelines for external educational presentations, this Productive Scholar presentation was not documented. However, if  you would like to attend education sessions offered by the Human Research Protections Education Program, or you have questions regarding human subjects research guidelines and regulation and/or the University’s Institutional Review Board, please go to RIA’s Human Research Protections homepage for more details and IRB Staff contact information.

Princeton Peer 2 Peer: Call for Undergraduate Teachers & Learners


Do YOU have a particular set of skills? Test4-P2Pc

Need to provide hands-on training for your members?
Did you know NMC staff can populate our lab computers with your exercise files?

Have an idea for a workshop?
Need a space for training & A/V projection?

Graphic Design, Video/Audio Production, 3D Modeling, Programming, Web Development

Apple Final Cut Pro, Adobe Illustrator, Adobe Photoshop, Adobe Premiere & After Effects, Adobe InDesign. Adobe Dreamweaver, Blender…and much more!

Contact Us to Schedule a Workshop or Training!  

The New Media Center (NMC), a McGraw Center for Teaching and Learning Lab, has projection, A/V support, a 26 seat media lab, and an audio room for your use. Our lab and audio room are available for all undergraduates regardless of academic concentration, and for projects academic, creative, and personal. We are open 1:00pm – 11:00pm 7 days per week during the academic year, with student and professional staff available to assist you.