The We R: R Users @ Penn State meet-ups provide an interdisciplinary work space, discussion and presentation forum for Penn State graduate students (undergraduates, postdocs, faculty, staff, etc. also welcome) who use (or would like to learn) R for science. Members come from a diverse range of departments including but not limited to HDFS, communication, psychology, biology, nutrition, statistics, political science, demography, geography, and sociology. Those of all skill levels are encouraged to attend.
The general structure involves a reserved weekly space for members to come as they please (bring your laptop!) to work on their own projects, ask for help, provide help to others (reciprocity is key!), and have opportunities to present and attend short tutorials to the group on how to do something cool in R.
There is no designated programming for these meet-ups - we rely solely on attendees to set the agenda. We have had good success with individuals in classes coming to the meet-ups to work on homework together and have also learned a lot from those who have signed up to give tutorials. Later this semester we will have a tutorial on using R to create a website - stay tuned for the date announcement of this. If you are also interested in presenting a tutorial this semester, please email Libby (firstname.lastname@example.org). We are also always looking for new ways to engage meet-up attendees, so if you have ideas for other meet-up activities you would like to coordinate or get help coordinating, please get in touch.
The Fall 2018 meet-ups are from 3-4ish in the afternoon on Mondays in 101 Health and Human Development Building. Hope to see you there!