Published: Sept. 16, 2016
The Science Learner's Lunch Logo.

Science Learner's Lunch is a workshop series designed to provide students with tools and information that complements the skills they learn in the classroom.

These workshops take place every Wednesday, at 12:00 p.m., in Math 150, inside the Leonard H. Gemmill Library of Enigneering, Mathematics & Physics.

Upcoming Science Learner's Lunch Workshops

September 21: Basic Zotero
Zotero makes managing your research easy by helping you cite sources and track your citations. In this workshop, you’ll install Zotero, learn to add materials, like journal articles and books, and generate bibliographies.

September 28: Advanced Zotero
Zotero can do much more that creating bibliographies and citations. In this advanced Zotero, you’ll learn to back-up PDFs, extract annotations using ZotFile, and other tricks that will make Zotero indispensable to your literature research.

October 5: Implicit Bias at Benson 380
The Leonard H. Gemmill Library of Engineering, Math & Physics is partnering with the BOLD Center and NCWIT to provide a workshop on practical ways you can contribute to a more inclusive college and combat implicit bias and inequality on campus. This workshop is taking place at Benson 380.

October 12: Introduction to ArcGIS
Learn to use ArcGIS Online to map your data quickly and easily. In this workshop will cover setting up an account through creating your own data maps. Please RSVP to Phil White ( within 3 days of the workshop so your free CU Boulder ArcGIS account can be created.

October 19: Building Your Professional Identity
Building and managing your scholarly and professional profile takes time. In this workshop, we’ll help you choose the best time-saving tools for your personal needs. You’ll be able to build your reputation and share your research with ease.

October 26: SciFinder for Chemical Engineers:
Make the most of SciFinder’s unique features to quickly and powerfully search for chemical data and literature. Sign up for a SciFinder account before this workshop for best results at

November 2: Demystifying Patent Searches
Patents are on the cutting edge of technology and have information that isn't available in published journal literature. Learn how to search for patents and find out which ones are useful for entrepreneurial engineers.

November 9: Data Visualization Tools
Use data visualization tools to create new and unique ways to present your data. In this session we'll focus on Gephi and Tableau Online. Please have Gephi and Tableau (they're free!) installed on your computer for best results.

November 16: Productivity Tools
Be a more productive student! Impress your professors and your peers! In this workshop you will get hands-on experience using productivity tools that will keep you organized and on top of your work.

November 30: QGIS: an Open Source GIS Platform
Map your data with the easy, platform spanning, and extensive functionality of QGIS. In this workshop we will introduce the QGIS interface and guide you through common GIS procedures. Please have QGIS (it's free!) installed on your computer for best results. Contact Phil White, if you need assistance installing the software.