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Join us for our next MET COMMUNITY TechTalk

AI for Graduate Students: Finding the Signal in the Noise

Tuesday April 9th at 5:00PM PST 

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As AI tools proliferate in academia, graduate students face the challenge of distinguishing transformative applications from those that contribute to noise and hinder productivity. This workshop provides a critical framework for evaluating the credibility and relevance of AI tools across disciplines.


We will explore methodologies for identifying trustworthy, peer-reviewed AI solutions applicable to students' fields of study. Participants will learn strategies for vetting AI tools, emphasizing evidence-based selection processes.


Through hands-on exercises, attendees will assess various AI tools using a provided checklist, evaluating their potential value (signal) versus hype or irrelevance (noise). This interactive approach aims to cultivate a discerning mindset toward AI adoption, enabling graduate students to leverage high-impact applications effectively in their academic and professional pursuits.

About Academic insights lab:

At AI Lab, we're not just AI experts - we have years of combined experience coaching scholars on improving their research writing. Our founders have worked closely with graduate students across disciplines to help them effectively convey complex ideas, structure rigorous arguments, and produce compelling academic manuscripts.


Before we began developing generative AI solutions, we built careers understanding exactly where students and professionals struggle with writing and publishing. We didn't just study writing - we practiced it through our own journey in academia. Our extensive experience in academic coaching and consulting has allowed us to not only leverage powerful AI but to do so by drawing on our proven techniques for tackling writer's block, organizing thoughts, and crafting academic arguments. The personalized feedback and suggestions integrate the same guidance we used to deliver one-on-one to empower students.

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AI Lab’s technology enhances rather than replaces human insight. Our compassion as former writing mentors informs the design of every AI tool. We are driven by the mission to pass on hard-won knowledge that helps all scholars showcase their best work with confidence. We still actively publish and present research - and we face the same writing challenges as our users. This motivates us to continuously improve how AI can augment academic writing in an ethical, equitable way for all.

Our Philosoph:

We see AI as a collaborative partner in the academic process, designed to support scholars in presenting their work confidently. We continue to actively contribute to academic discourse, facing the same challenges as our users, which drives our relentless pursuit of innovation. Our mission extends beyond the practical application of AI; we aim to instill a culture of ethical use, focusing on the importance of transparency, the educational value of AI tools, and the integrity of research.

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About the Founder:
Jessica L. Parker, Ed.D.


Co-Founder & Health Sciences Educator and Interdisciplinary Researcher


Jessica Parker is an educator, researcher, and entrepreneur. She is the Owner & Founder of Dissertation by Design, Co-Founder of the Academic Insight Lab, and a Lecturer in the Doctor of Healthcare Administration program at MCPHS University. Jessica's research interests are at the intersection of technology and education. She is particularly intrigued by the potential of generative AI for academic purposes, exploring how this technology can revolutionize the way we conduct research, teach, and learn. Beyond her professional pursuits, Jessica is committed to helping young women and girls achieve educational excellence through reading and writing. When she's not working, you can find her at the beach, immersed in a good book, hiking, or catching waves. Click here to view Jessica’s research on ResearchGate.

About the Founder: Kimberly Becker, Ph.D.

Co-Founder & Applied Linguist Specializing in Disciplinary Academic Writing


Kimberly is an applied linguist who specializes in disciplinary academic writing and English for research publication purposes. She has a Ph.D. in Applied Linguistics and Technology (Iowa State University, 2022) and an M.A. in Teaching English as a Second Language (Northern Arizona University, 2004). Kimberly’s research and teaching experience as a professor and communication consultant has equipped her to support native and non-native English speakers in written, oral, visual, and electronic communication. She has taught at the high school, community college, and university levels. Her most recent publications are related to the use of ethical AI for academic research and writing and a co-authored e-book titled Preparing to Publish, about composing academic research manuscripts. In her spare time, she enjoys practicing yoga, gardening, and walking with her two poodles. Click here to view Kimberly’s research on ResearchGate.

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