COURI                      

    Campus Office of Undergraduate Research Initiatives

COURI offers professional development training to undergraduate researchers across the campus.  Our workshops prepare students for success through high-quality, interactive, hands on workshops led by subject experts. 

The goals of the workshops are to:

  • Equip students with additional skills necessary to succeed as undergraduate researchers
  • Prepare students for the best summer research programs available in the US and abroad
  • Better prepare undergraduate students for the best graduate and professional programs in the US and abroad
  • Provide UTEP faculty mentors with students that are better prepared for the challenges of undergraduate research participation.

NOTE: Attendees must be enrolled in an RSRC 4033 course to attend. We are using the CampusEdge registration system. If you do not have a UTEP email account, please create a profile using the link on the registration page to save your attendance history.

 

Upcoming Workshops

Date of Workshop: October 13, 2018

Registration Deadline: October 5
Time: 10:00AM to 2:30PM
Location: Chemistry & Computer Science Building (CCSB) G.0706A

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Students will learn about research integrity and the difference between research misconduct and questionable research practices. They will take a close look at the most recent cases of misconduct that have made it to headline news. Participants will work in groups to discuss and reflect on very relevant case studies based on specific topics of current interest. All materials, including the National Academies “On Being a Scientist, A Guide to Responsible Conduct in Research”, will be provided.

First Meeting of Series: October 18/19, 2018

Registration Deadline: October 15
Thursday Meetings: 6:00PM to 7:30PM
Friday Meetings: 1:00PM to 2:30PM
Location: Chemistry & Computer Science Building (CCSB) G.0706A

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Throughout your academic career you will encounter programs and opportunities that require you to submit an application. This workshop series will assist you in preparing documents for an application to a program or opportunity of your choice; whether it is a graduate program, summer internship or scholarship/fellowship application. Throughout this workshop series you will develop an application package with advise from COURI staff and and will receive individual feedback from fellow participants and/or COURI staff to improve your documents. The goal for the end of the series is for you to have a complete application package ready to submit to the opportunity of your choice.

PLEASE NOTE: You MUST attend the first session and every session of this series. This is an in-person time commitment of 6 hours (1.5 hrs x 4 working sessions). You will become part of a special Blackboard course to upload your documents as we progress through each portion of the series. If you do not upload a document or miss one of the sessions you will be ineligible for the remainder of the series.

Date of Workshop: February 2, 2019

Registration Deadline: January 30
Time: 10:00AM to 12:00PM
Location: Chemistry & Computer Science Building (CCSB) G.0706A

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Abstracts are short. Keep it brief but relevant. Learn how at this workshop.

This workshop is intended to further enhance students’ technical writing skills. Emphasis will be placed on using research reports to develop abstracts for technical symposia. Important elements of a good abstract, best practices, and common mistakes will be discussed. Participants will have ample opportunity to review, critique and revise samples as well as write and edit their own.

Date of Workshop: March 9, 2019

Registration Deadline: March 6
Time: 10:00AM to 12:00PM
Location: Chemistry & Computer Science Building (CCSB) G.0706A

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Learn the basics of poster design and presentation skills before you attend a conference/symposium.

In the first part of this workshop, participants will learn about what constitutes a good technical poster and will examine some examples to help with their design phase. In the second part, students will learn the basics of presenting their posters to expert and non-expert audiences.