COMMUNICATION

COMMUNICATION

Employ an understanding of audience, purpose and context to communicate effectively in a range of situations using appropriate media

CREATIVE AND CRITICAL THINKING

CREATIVE AND CRITICAL THINKING

Use divergent (e.g., generation of novel ideas, thinking out of the box, brainstorming) and convergent thinking (e.g., critical thinking, evaluation of ideas, quantitative and qualitative analysis, scientific reasoning) to generate novel and relevant ideas, strategies, approaches, or products

ETHICAL REASONING

ETHICAL REASONING

Assess their own ethical values and the social context of ethical problems, recognize ethical issues in a variety of settings, think about how different ethical perspectives might be applied to an ethical problem, and consider the consequences of alternative actions

INFORMATION LITERACY

INFORMATION LITERACY

Possess the skills and knowledge to access, evaluate and use information effectively,
competently, and creatively

SELF-DIRECTED LEARNING

SELF-DIRECTED LEARNING

Establish goals and monitor progress toward them by developing an awareness of the personal, environmental and task-specific factors that affect attainment of the goals

TECHNOLOGY USE

TECHNOLOGY USE

Make appropriate use of technologies to communicate, collaborate, solve problems, make decisions, and conduct research, as well as foster creativity and life-long learning

GLOBAL COMPETENCE

GLOBAL COMPETENCE

Employ an understanding of audience, purpose and context to communicate effectively in a range of situations using appropriate media

LEADERSHIP

LEADERSHIP

Engage in, reflect upon, and demonstrate open mindedness toward all issues of diversity at the local, national and international level

PROFESSIONAL PRACTICE

PROFESSIONAL PRACTICE

Apply knowledge and skills gained from a program of study to the achievement of goals in a work, clinical, or other professional setting

RESEARCH, SCHOLARSHIP, AND CREATIVE EXPRESSION

RESEARCH, SCHOLARSHIP, AND CREATIVE EXPRESSION

Make meaningful contributions in their chosen field, participating in use-inspired (e.g., inspired by and applied to real-world problems) research, scholarship or creative activity as an individual or in a collaborative effort

RESPONSIBLE CITIZENSHIP

RESPONSIBLE CITIZENSHIP

Create and sustain a healthy, engaged, public life

BUILD YOUR FUTURE

BUILD YOUR FUTURE

Continue to develop the goals, values, and aspirations that have guided them through their Drexel education into a foundation for a successful future

Technology Use
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Technology Use

July 31, 2013

As new academic research initiatives become increasingly interdisciplinary, it is imperative that science and engineering librarians develop and implement new approaches to the dissemination of library research tools and techniques. At Drexel University, several such initiatives have resulted in the State of the Art Interdisciplinary research in areas such as biology, engineering and medicine. Many of these research projects may lead to inventions and therefore increased patent applications.

In alignment with the Technology Use Drexel Student Learning Priority, this hands-on workshop will introduce you to advanced techniques and tools for searching patents using case studies from these groundbreaking research developments. You will learn how to use the U.S. and International patent classification systems to improve your search results and explore new online tools for keeping up to date with emerging technologies.

Learning objectives include:

  • Develop awareness of current interdisciplinary research and potential for innovation
  • Create account in databases to receive alerts on current research. Monitor alerts.
  • Understand basics of patent searching
  • Use patent classification system for efficient searching
  • Apply patent searching skills in individual projects and/or senior projects and/or collaborative research projects when required.

This workshop will offer insights into making appropriate use of technologies to communicate, collaborate, solve problems, make decisions, and conduct research, as well as foster creativity and life-long learning.

Date: Wednesday, July 31, 2013

Time: 3:00 PM – 4:30 PM

Location: MacAlister 2020, Chestnut Steet, Philadelphia, PA, 19104

Presenters: Jay Bhatt, Liaison Librarian, Engineering, Drexel University Libraries

Refreshments will be served. Promotional materials will be distributed to all students that attend the event.

Winning Question:

Please discuss why keywords are problematic when searching for patents. Please incorporate the definition of the Technology Use DSLP in your answer.

Please email your response to dslp@drexel.edu. The winner will be announced at the end of the month.