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 workshop series are to:
|Thursday, June 7, 2018||Registration Deadline|
|Registration Link||9 pm - May 31|
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.
In this workshop, you will explore and discuss professional reports based on your research field. Topics of discussion will include proper writing style, citations and paraphrasing. You will also get a chance to ask for details about the comments from your first COURI report.
|Thursday, May 31, 2018||Registration Deadline|
|Registration Link||9pm - May 24|
|Thursday, June 21, 2018||Registration Deadline:|
|Registration Link||9pm - June 14|
|Thursday, July 5, 2018||Registration Deadline:|
|Registration Link||9pm - June 28|
Topics of discussion include what constitutes research; what are the various stages of the research cycle; what are the benefits of involvement in undergraduate research; how to prioritize and schedule responsibilities; what are the professional skills that characterize a good researcher; how to search for and connect with a research advisor in the area of interest; what does it take to build a productive mentor-mentee relationship; and what are the dynamics of teamwork in a research group.
This workshop involves a presentation and work in small groups. Depending on scheduling, a round table discussion with graduate students and faculty may be included to provide participants with the knowledgebase necessary for discussion. The guiding theme for the workshop is “What do you want to be when you grow up: Mapping the road for success, driving on the road, shifting gears, and what to do when you get there (or not)”.
Topics of discussion will include:
• What is an advance degree and what does it take to get one? Is it for me?
• Why, how, where, and when to apply to graduate school
• How to succeed in graduate school: Ins and outs
• What to do after you get the degree
• Do I want a career in academia or elsewhere?