Deugo says the workshops will cover various topics, from talks about co-op and future employment opportunities from someone in the industry, to seminars on how to write a proper lab report.
As for those underprepared Yale students, this was 100% not their fault. Yale structures its majors in a way that I feel is detrimental to STEM fields. Students are allowed to take courses in any order, which means about 30% of any given class will be redundant to each student, and the lab portion of classes can be taken entirely separately from lecture (even years later), which loses the benefit of the practical work reinforcing the book learning. It also means that because the first 1-2 years of a biology major are so chemistry heavy, I was teaching junior majors who had never taken a biology lab class or written a proper lab report. Which is insane.
How to Write a Proper Lab Report |authorSTREAM
Lab reports are the centerpiece of scientific documentation. They are used in all fields of science to communicate scientists’ findings to their colleagues and the world at large. Experimentation may be original or may be used to either validate or refute established work. No matter what the focus of the experiment may be, the purpose of the lab report remains: to document scientific findings, present data, and analyze results. They are used by all scientists, from beginners in the classroom to leaders in their field. Learning to write a proper lab report is an essential scientific skill.