From Evidence to Scholarship

Transforming Undergraduate Student Research in the Digital Age

Events & Presentations


Data Repositories, table talk presented by David Isaak at the 2017 Northwest Institutional Repositories User Group Meeting, July 21, 2017.

Dealing with Data, senior thesis writing workshop offered by David Gruber, Kristin Bott, Kara Cerveny, and Linda Maddux (October 2017).

Digital Library Federation eResearch Network, Angie Beiriger, Annie Downey, and David Isaak participated in the 2017 Cohort (May - October 2017).

New and expanded Data @ Reed website launched, August 2017.


Symposium on Data Science and Electionspresentations and posters on student research projects in election science, May 10, 2017.

Dealing with Data, senior thesis writing workshop offered by David Gruber, Kristin Bott, Chester Ismay, David Isaak, and Lucía Martínez Valdivia, February, 2017.

Teaching Introductory Statistics Using the tidyverse via bookdown, invited presentation by Chester Ismay at the RStudio annual conference, January 12, 2017.

ModernDive: An Introduction to Statistical and Data Sciences via R, text book by Chester Ismay and Albert Y. Kim, January 10, 2017.

fivethirtyeight Package - An R package of data and code behind the stories and interactives at FiveThirtyEight, designed to make statistics and data science more accessible to undergraduates. Released by Albert Kim (Middlebury), Chester Ismay (Reed), Jennifer Chunn (Seattle University), January 8, 2017.

Using the bookdown R package to create a free modern introductory statistics textbook focused on data visualization, reproducibility, and resampling techniques - presentation by Chester Ismay at the Joint Mathematics Meeting MAA Session on the Advancement of Open Educational Reseources, January 7, 2017.

"Johnson Creek Watershed Restoration Sites 1990-2014” - spatial dataset published in GeoBlacklight and Dataverse by student Maya Jarrad, 2016. doi:10.7910/DVN/L4DDCR, Harvard Dataverse, V3, UNF:6:vJ4kPLTU92kS3afyt0DVBw==

Data Science with R - public lecture by Hadley Wickham, chief scientist at RStudio, October 10, 2016.

Getting Used to R, RStudio, and R Markdown - introduction to R for the complete beginner, published and made freely available by Chester Ismay, instructional technologist for quantitative applications. September 1, 2016.

Northwest Five Consortium summer data curation workshop series coordinated by David Isaak, data services librarian (summer 2016).


David Isaak participated in the 2016 Orbis Cascade Alliance Exploratory Working Group on Data Sets

Oberlin Digital Scholarship conference - Angie Beriger participated in the conference planning committee, June 10-12, 2016.

Digital Scholarship Week - Join faculty, students, and staff for a week of conversations and presentations showcasing digital scholarship at Reed. Each day will focus on an aspect of digital scholarship and highlight research and projects from departments across campus. March 28 - April 1, 2016.

"Reed Linguistics Gender and Language Project" dataset published the in the Reed College Dataverse by professors Kara Becker, Smeer ud Dowla Khan, and Lal Zimmerman (of the Reed Lab of Linguistics), doi:10.7910/DVN/M1EKER (March 2016).

Dealing with Data, senior thesis writing workshop offered by David Gruber, Kristin Bott, Kara Cerveny, David Isaak (February 2016).

Technology and Pedagogy, discussion facilitated by professors Kara Becker and Kris Cohen, and instructional technology director Trina Marmarelli, on the effective integration of technology into the classroom. Hosted byt the Reed College Center for Teaching and Learning (December 2015).

Classroom Digital Project Collaborations, presentation and discussion by professors Kris Anderson and Morgan Luker on curriculum strategies to provide students with a richer experience in working with digital resources. Hosted by the Reed College Center for Teaching and Learning, November 2, 2015.

"The Databrarian in the Liberal Arts College" by Ryan Clement. In Databrarianship: The Academic Data Librarian in Theory and Practice, edited by Lynda Kellam and Kristi Thompson. ACRL. Forthcoming Winter 2016. 

Fall 2015 Research Skills Workshops. Sessions on data analysis + visualization, mapping and spatial data, and reproducible research.

Off-campus energy: Environmental studies and GIS in Action, presentation by Kristin Bott, 2015 Esri Education User Conference, San Diego, CA, July 18, 2015.


Understanding the Research Needs of Mid-level Undergraduate Students, presentation by Marianne Colgrove and Annie Downey, at the 21st Annual Reference Research Forum, ALA San Francisco, June 28, 2015.

Fry, Juliane L.; Koski, Chris; Bott, Kristin; Hsu-Flanders, Raphaela; Hazell, Marisa. "Downwind particular matters: Regulatory implications of secondary aerosol formation from the interaction of nigrogen oxides and tree emissions". Environmental Science & Policy (2015): 180-190. DOI: 10.1016/j.envsci.2015.02.017

Northwest Five Consortium Data Management & Curation workshop, held at Reed College, June 18-19, 2015.

Northwest Five Consortium Data Management & Curation Workshop: A Preliminary Review, presented by Ryan Clement at PNW Data Curators Meeting, Portland, June 2015.

Enhancing students’ digital research skills: what works?, presentation by Trina Marmarelli at 729 Miles of Technology (Northwest Five educational technology conference), Portland, May 2015.

Getting on the map: Incorporating spatial analysis, spatial thinking, and mapping, presentation by Kristin Bott at 729 Miles of Technology (Northwest Five educational technology conference), Portland, May 2015.

Where's the Data? Building Data Services for Liberal Arts Colleges, panel discussion with Ryan Clement (Reed College), Gina Bastone (Brandeis University) and Kristin Partlo (Carleton College), Association of College and Research Libraries 2015 Conference, March 27, 2015.

Spring 2015 Research Skills Workshops. Sessions on citation management with Zotero, data management, sharing, analysis, and visualization.

Paideia 2015 classes on data analysis, visualization, apps and resources for coursework and research.

Proctor, James D.; Eschelman, Kristen; Chartier, Tim; Taub-Pervizpour, Lora; Bott, Kristin; Fry, Juliane L.; Koski, Chris; Moreno, Tony. "Digital field scholarship and the liberal arts: results from a 2012-2013 sandbox," International Journal on Digital Libraries 16 (2015): 5-13. DOI 10.1007/s00799-014-0126-y

Dataverse Pilot Project presentation by Ryan Clement, and PNW Data Curators Meeting, University of Washington, November 2014.

Needs Assessment Report, September 2014.

Data Skills Workshops for Fall 2014. Sessions on data management, data ethics, data analysis, and data visualization.


Quantitative Research Skills Workshops for Spring 2014. Sessions on data management, data analysis, data visualization, and data presentation.

"The Blueprint as a Map: Designing Better Data Services with Service Blueprinting" poster by Ryan Clement, presented at Research Data Access & Preservation (RDAP) Summit 2014, San Diego, March 27, 2014.

Paideia 2014 classes. Sessions on data analysis, visualization, and other technology resources for students.

Data @ Reed project team provides ongoing support for quantitative tools and working with data.

Reed College Student Mobile Device Survey, Spring 2013.