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3-D Printing: A Roundtable Discussion

3D Printing is the construction of three-dimensional objects from a CAD (Computer Aided Design) model or digital 3D model using materials like ABS (Acrylonitrile butadiene styrene). 3D printing has many potential applications in the biomedical field, such as printing laboratory equipment, anatomical and molecular structures, and prototypes. Join this roundtable discussion to learn about different ways 3D printing technology is being used at NIH.

Patent Search and Analysis in CAS SciFinder-n

This session teaches students to use SciFinder-n in their approach to infringement and patentability searches. Explore the science hidden in patents, search patent Markush structures, and check the chemical landscape. By the end of this training, students can expect to learn: about the patent content in SciFinder-n, how to use an AI-driven prior art analysis, how to explore a chemical landscape, how to find substance locations with PatentPak, and how to search Markush structures.

Introduction to Adobe After Effects

Adobe After Effects is a software tool used for creating visual effects, motion graphic designs, and animations. The class provides an overview of the interface and demonstrates software fundamentals, including working with composite layers and keyframes. This introductory class is for participants who have minimal or no experience with video editing applications. Participants are not required to have access to Adobe After Effects to attend this class

Intermediate Adobe Premiere Pro

Adobe Premiere Pro, which is part of the Adobe Creative Cloud Suite, is video editing software for film, TV, and the web. This intermediate class will demonstrate advanced post-production techniques using this software. Participants will learn how to bring their video projects to the next level with graphics, popular effects, and audio editing. Previous experience with Adobe Premiere Pro is recommended.  

Video Recording and Presenting From Anywhere

Video is increasingly being used to share scientific information, whether as part of an online conference, educational course, or promotional tool. This class will share tips and tricks for preparing media, capturing high quality images and sound, and ensuring an overall professional appearance. Specific guidance for remote presentations, video abstracts, and audiovisual software and equipment will also be provided.

Tables, Charts, and Figures for Publication

Tables, charts, and figures are often used to describe and share complex scientific information. However, it can be difficult to determine when it's appropriate to use these visual tools and how to design them effectively. During this session, participants will learn the best practices for creating tables, charts, and figures and how to customize them for specific journal requirements. An overview of design tools and resources will also be provided.

Introduction to Camtasia

Camtasia is an all-in-one screen recording and editing software suite used to create video tutorials and presentations. In this introductory class, participants will learn how to use this tool to record their screen, add narration, video effects, transitions, and more. The class also provides an overview of basic controls and features available in Camtasia, during which participants will gain skills to produce a video from beginning to end.

Introduction to Adobe Illustrator

This session will build a foundation for using Adobe Illustrator, a vector art tool available for use in the NIH Library Technology Hub. This introductory class is geared for participants new to Illustrator or for those interested in a refresher. The instructor will demonstrate software fundamentals, including working with colors and graphs, drawing and editing figures, and using layers.

Introduction to Adobe Photoshop

This introductory class is geared for participants new to Adobe Photoshop or for those who need a refresher. This session will build a foundation for using Photoshop and understanding its most popular tools. Participants will become familiar with the Photoshop interface and commonly used features of this powerful design program. The instructor will demonstrate advanced fundamentals including working with layers and changing backgrounds.

3D Printing and Modeling Fundamentals

3D printing is revolutionizing biomedical research by enabling scientists to engage in creative problem solving, build customized solutions, and develop faster prototypes of their ideas. Join us to learn about the NIH Library's free 3D Printing service and how you can utilize it by printing free online models or designing your own. Participants will understand how 3D printers work and how this technology is being applied at NIH, locate resources for 3D printing software and models, and manipulate shapes to create a basic design using TinkerCAD, a free online tool.

Introduction to Adobe Premiere Pro

Adobe Premier Pro, which is part of the Adobe Creative Cloud Suite, is the leading video editing software for film, TV, and the web. In this introductory class, participants will learn how to use this powerful tool to edit videos during post-production of video projects. The class will provide an overview of basic concepts for working with videos, during which participants will gain skills on how to import and edit video and audio files.

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