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

Registration Deadline: Sept 17 @ 12 noon

Saturday, September 21 9:00am - 1:30pm
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.

Registration Deadline: Sep 25, 2019

Workshop Date: Sep 27, 2019
Friday AM Session: 10:00AM to 11:00AM
Friday PM Session: 1:00PM to 2:00PM

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Throughout your academic career you will encounter programs and opportunities that require you to submit an application/documents. This session will assist you in finding, and to begin preparing documents for, a program or opportunity of your choice; whether it is a graduate/professional school, summer internship or scholarship/fellowship application. Attendees will also have the opportunity to receive individual feedback from COURI staff to improve your documents/application. Your full package must be submitted on or before Nov 8th via a link that will be provided.

Registration Deadline: Oct 9, 2019

Workshop Date: Oct 11, 2019
Friday AM Session: 10:00AM to 11:00AM
Friday PM Session: 1:00PM to 2:00PM

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Many opportunities such as summer research programs and graduate schools will require you to prepare a "personal statement." This workshop will help you learn the ABCs of a good personal statement, and how to create one that stands out from the crowd. At the end of the workshop, you should have a beginning draft of a personal statement. NOTE: If you attend the "Finding a Professional Opportunity" workshop, please follow the guidelines from that opportunity here. You will also have the opportunity to receive individual feedback from COURI staff if you submit your full package on or before Nov 8th via a link that will be provided after attending.

Registration Deadline: TBA

Option 1: SPRING 2020 TBA
Option 1: SPRING 2020 TBA
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.