Graduate Students, learn how to format your thesis or dissertation at one of two sessions by Office of Academic Affairs publications editor Kristie Bixby at 5-7 p.m. Sept. 15 at 266 RSC or noon-2 p.m. Sept. 22 at 142 RSC. During the presentations, Bixby will discuss how to format a thesis or dissertation and avoid common formatting errors. Space is limited, and registration is required.

Advisors to graduate students, please urge your students that are working on a thesis or dissertation to attend one of two presentations by Office of Academic Affairs publications editor Kristie Bixby at 5-7 p.m. Sept. 15 at 266 RSC or noon-2 p.m. Sept. 22 at 142 RSC. During the presentations, Bixby will discuss how to format a thesis or dissertation and avoid common formatting errors. Space is limited, and registration is required.

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Dr. Stephanie Vivod, NASA John H. Glenn Research Center research chemical engineer, will present how to successfully apply for NASA funding and will give an overview of NASA funding opportunities at a workshop at 2 p.m. Sept. 8 via Zoom.

Vivod will also be available for one-on-one meetings to answer questions and provide guidance on applying to NASA for funding.  after the virtual session.

To attend the NASA funding overview workshop, contact or sign up via myTraining. Please also email to sign up for a session to meet individually with Vivod Sept. 8 or 9.

The Graduate School is hosting a session for first-year domestic graduate student or undergraduate seniors in a STEM discipline, who are (or will be) pursuing a research-based master’s or doctoral degree, 5:30-7:30 p.m. Sept. 8 at Jardine Hall.

During the event, Dr. Coleen Pugh, who will help students craft a competitive application for the National Science Foundation’s Graduate Research Fellowship Program (NSF-GRFP),

The NSF-GRFP is one of the most prestigious programs to recognize and support outstanding graduate students. The five-year fellowship includes three years of financial support including an annual stipend for the school and a cost of education allowance for the institution.

All WSU faculty and staff are invited to attend one of four Curriculum Management (CIM) upcoming virtual training sessions available in September at the following dates and times:

  • 1-2:30 p.m. Thursday, Sept. 8
  • 1-2:30 p.m. Tuesday, Sept. 13
  • 1-2:30 p.m. Wednesday, Sept. 14
  • 1-2:30 p.m. Thursday, Sept. 22

This 1.5-hour Zoom session will provide a demonstration of how to submit a curriculum change proposal via the online CIM course and program forms, how to search for existing proposals, how a proposal moves through the electronic workflow and how to approve proposals. The last 30 minutes will be dedicated to questions.

Registration is required. To register, visit the myTraining link on the Faculty/Staff tab of myWSU, then search for “CourseLeaf Curriculum (CIM) Administrator & Faculty Remote Training.”

Once registered, a link to the session will be emailed to you in advance. Please reach out to the instructor if you do not receive the Zoom link within 24 hours of the registered session, contact the following:

To log into CIM during the training session, you will need your dual authentication (DUO) device.

If you are unable to attend the session, user guides are available at

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Faculty and staff who need classroom technology training or a classroom technology key can visit the Campus Media Services’ (CMS) Classroom Training and Key Checkout page.

The page features the fall 2022 training schedule of when open lab training is available for Master Classrooms and Grey Media Box rooms. Appointments for one-on-one training can also be made on the page.

For more information, contact CMS at 316-978-3588.

The Wichita State Office of Research has many upcoming workshops to assist faculty and staff in applying for external funding. Fall 2022 semester workshop topics currently include the following:

  • Introduction to the WSU Office of Research
  • Using Pivot to Search for Funding
  • Creating a Biosketch with SciENcv

For more information or to sign up or to watch previous workshop recordings, visit the workshop website.

Faculty and staff who need assistance with building their spring 2023 schedule, or needing a quiet space to work, can sign up for the weekly Schedule Building open labs in myTraining. There are also remote sessions available.

The spring 2023 schedule is due Sept. 2.  For all Schedule Building-related documents, please visit the Wichita State Schedule Building website. For more information, contact

Wichita State University continues to host Beoshock, a High-performance Computing Cluster (HPC). This HPC is available and free to faculty members, researchers and students engaged in course work or research activities.

BeoShock runs the CentOS Linux operating system and features approximately 720 processor cores, two high memory compute nodes with 1.5 terabytes of memory, and four graphics processing unit (GPU) accelerators.

For more information, visit the HPC web page.

The budget and accounting components of an SBIR/STTR application are one of the most error-prone parts of a typical Small Business Innovation Research Program (SBIR) and Small Business Technology Transfer Programs (STTR) application. Learn how to make sense of it at a presentation event hosted by Jim Greenwood 9-11:30 a.m. Tuesday, July 19 via Zoom.

During the presentation, participants will learn the following:

• How to make sense out of the perplexing world of the SBIR and STTR cost proposals.
• How to keep records to the government’s satisfaction when you win an SBIR award.
• How to determine the best way to develop an indirect rate, what to expect in the way of government audits and how to navigate government accounting terminology.

While aimed at SBIR and STTR competitors and awardees, this is a one-of-a-kind regional workshop that provides valuable information for all applicants or recipients of government contracts and grants.