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: 10pm May 22

Option 1: 4 pm May 29 (Wed)
Option 2: 4 pm May 30 (Thurs)
Location: Chemistry & Computer Science Building (CCSB) G.0706A

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How do you keep a record of what you do in your project/research? There are many different ways to do this. Let us introduce you to a few.

In the first part of this workshop, students will learn what a research notebook is and what it is not; the do’s and don’ts of maintaining one; why it is important to keep accurate records; and what are the fundamentals of data management. In the second part of the workshop, students will learn about the most common elements required in research reports and how to extract information from the research notebook to write effective reports.

Registration Deadline: 10 pm May 29

Option 1: 4pm June 5 (Wed)
Option 2: 4pm June 6 (Thurs)
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: 10pm June 12

Option 1: 4 pm June 12 (Wed)
Option 1: 4 pm June 13 (Thurs)
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.

Registration Deadline: 10 pm July 10

Option 1: 4 pm July 17 (Wed)
Option 1: 4 pm July 18 (Thurs)
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.