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Excel Essentials

Professional Development Opportunities

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Professional Development Opportunities

Location: STI 401

Date: December 8, 2022

Time: 1:00pm - 2:30pm

One of the key benefits of Excel is its primary function: The ability to organize large amounts of data into orderly, logical spreadsheets and charts. With the data organized, it’s a lot easier to analyze and digest, especially when used to create graphs and other visual data representations. 

While just about anyone can pick up Excel and start filling in tables, getting the full benefit of its features takes a lot of practice. Users unfamiliar with Excel syntax may also find entering calculations and calling up other functions a bit frustrating until they get a solid understanding. 

Our next PDO session titled Excel Essentials, is a workshop for undergraduates, graduate students, postdoctoral fellows, staff, or faculty which aims to explore intermediate and advanced Excel techniques including pivot tables, data validation, cross referencing and more. The session has been postponed to December 8th, 2022, at 1:00 PM EST physically in room STI 401, and also virtually (zoom link to be shared with registrants), and will be led by Dr. Mark Richardson, Education and Outreach Officer at the McDonald Institute. A small collection of snacks will be provided for those attending in person. Make sure to register below!

The Professional Development Opportunities (PDO) program aims to offer training opportunities for Astroparticle physics community members, such as yourself, to bolster your skill sets while also bringing together different groups within the McDonald Institute community. 

If you have questions or a request for accommodations to participate, please reach out to me via email in advance at