Classes & Events

Event/Description Date/Time/Location

Using Excel to Manage and Analyze Data

Do you have data that you need to organize or analyze? This short course will cover techniques for organizing, importing, manipulating and summarizing your data using advanced Excel features such as data lists, pivot tables and functions. It will also provide tips for using Excel productively.


Friday, September 20, 2019 - 10:00am to 11:30am
Fondren Library Basement Collaboration Space, B43A

Fondren 101 - Learn the Library

Learn your way around with Fondren 101. It’s a tour, followed by a short class to show you where to go and how to look in the library. It’s your Fondren Library orientation. 

Classes will meet in the Quad (East) entrance area of Fondren Library. Each session, including tour and classroom time, will last about 50 minutes.


Friday, September 20, 2019 - 1:00pm to 2:00pm
Meet in the Quad (East) entrance area of Fondren Library

Introduction to GIS Data Management (Individual Course)

Geographic Information Systems (GIS) enable users to visualize and analyze spatial information in a dynamic digital environment. This short course will introduce students to general GIS concepts and applications. Participants will become familiar with the ArcGIS Desktop 10 environment and will gain hands-on experience using ArcMap to create a GIS project utilizing a variety of data layers.


Friday, September 20, 2019 - 4:00pm to 5:00pm
Fondren Library B43A

Patent Searching Class

The class covers preliminary U.S. patent searching using the resources in our patent searching area and online resources from the USPTO. Note: The scope of the class does not include trademark searching.


Saturday, September 21, 2019 - 10:30am to 12:30pm
Fondren B43 Collaboration Space

Getting Started with ArcGIS Boot Camp (2-in-1 Combined Course)

All topics from the following two courses will be covered:


Sunday, September 22, 2019 - 1:00pm to 4:00pm
Fondren Library B43A

Fondren 101 - Learn the Library

Learn your way around with Fondren 101. It’s a tour, followed by a short class to show you where to go and how to look in the library. It’s your Fondren Library orientation. 

Classes will meet in the Quad (East) entrance area of Fondren Library. Each session, including tour and classroom time, will last about 50 minutes.


Monday, September 23, 2019 - 3:00pm to 4:00pm
Meet in the Quad (East) entrance area of Fondren Library

Introduction to Census Geographies

Learn about all the various geographic units at which the U.S. Census Bureau tabulates data and how to select the most suitable geographic unit based on your research needs and data availability.

 


Monday, September 23, 2019 - 4:00pm to 5:00pm
Fondren Library B43A

Create a Web Site Using CampusPress

Learn how to use Rice University's new Campus Press platform. 


Tuesday, September 24, 2019 - 1:00pm to 2:30pm
Fondren Library Collaboration Space B43A

Python-Pandas

Pandas is one of the most useful Python libraries, used for the creation, manipulation, and analysis of data tables. Attendees will learn the fundamentals of table creation and manipulation in Pandas.


Tuesday, September 24, 2019 - 3:00pm to 4:30pm
Fondren Library Basement Collaboration Space, B43A

Introduction to Time Series Analysis

This course will teach the basics of time series analysis, a statistical approach to dealing with sequential data sets.


Tuesday, September 24, 2019 - 5:00pm to 6:30pm
Fondren Library Basement Collaboration Space, B43A