Academic Workshops


A wide variety of Academic Workshops are offered throughout the academic year to assist graduate students with their pursuit of advanced degrees and professional development efforts. The workshops are organized by Ms. Emily Bongiovanni, the Mines Scholarly Communications Librarian, and Dr. Roel Snieder, Mines Professor in Geophysics and W.M. Keck Distinguished Professor of Professional Development Education.

The workshops are listed in the website link below. You must register the workshops in advance at the website below.

*All workshops are currently being held virtually due to the ongoing pandemic.*

Current Workshops : Fall 2020

Past Workshops: Spring 2020

If you have general comments or ideas for future Academic Workshops, please contact the GSG Academic Chair.

Professional Development course Offerings


The Center for Professional Development Education promotes and coordinates teachings for general professional skills through courses, seminars, and a speaker series, and make tools and resources available for students’ professional development pursuits. Professional development course offerings, seminars, and speaker series information can be found here. They also offer resources specifically for graduate students here.

Example of Course Offerings:

  1. Research skills for graduate students (SYGN501)
  2. Introduction to research ethics (SYGN502)
  3. Integrating into the CSM community (SYGN503)
  4. College teaching (SYGN600)
  5. Oral communication skills (SYGN683)
  6. Writing skills (SYGN684) 
  7. Advanced science communication (HASS523)
  8. Academic publishing (HASS601)
  9. Professional oral communication (LICM501)

Dr. Snieder also has office hours (given below) for one-on-one discussions. 

Roel Snieder (via Zoom currently):
Tuesdays 3:30 pm – 5:00 pm
Fridays 8:00 am – 9:30 am
Or by appointment