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Research Workshop Series

The Undergraduate Research Center and Extreme Academics have partnered to bring a research-focused workshop series. Email Shawn Alfrey to sign up for any or all of the workshops.

Fall Quarter

  • Research Opportunities Fair 
    • Tuesday, September 20, 4:00pm-6:00pm
    • Craig Hall Community Room
    • Come learn about internships, research, and other ways to grow your academic resume. Students in all stages of undergraduate work and all majors are welcome.
  • How to write a proposal for a URC grant
    • Dr. Juli Parrish, Director of the Writing Center
    • Friday, September 30, 11:30am-1:00pm
    • Anderson Academic Commons, Room 284 (AAC 284)
    • Learn how to write a proposal that will convince a diverse review committee that your proposal is important and will contribute to your field of study. *Pizza will be provided*
    • RSVP here.
  • Beyond the Elevator Speech: Developing your Academic or Professional Identity
    • Dr. Kate Willink, Associate Professor of Communications
    • Tuesday, October 18, 4:00pm-6:00pm
    • Location - TBA
      Dr. Willink will share her experience and tips on how to develop and articulate your academic and professional identity. A huge help for grant proposals or fellowship and graduate school personal statements.
  • Personal Statement workshop
    • Dr. Juli Parrish, Director of the Writing Center
    • Tuesday, November 8, 4:00pm-6:00pm
    • Location - TBA
    • Learn how to write an effective personal statement for graduate school and/or academic fellowships.

Winter quarter

  • How to write a proposal for a URC grant
    • Dr. Juli Parrish, Interim Director of the Writing Center
    • Date - TBA
    • Location - TBA
    • Learn how to write a proposal that will convince a diverse review committee that your proposal is important and will contribute to your field of study.
  • Finding Research Opportunities
    • John Haag, Internship Director & Career Advisor, DU Career Center
    • Date - TBA
    • Learn about approaches to finding rewarding research and internship experiences.
  • Mentoring Students in Research (faculty workshop)
    • Date - TBA
    • A workshop for faculty to discuss best practices in mentoring students in applied and laboratory research and scholarship.
  • CCESL and the Science Shop: Community-engaged research opportunities
    • Date & Location TBA
  • LinkedIn Workshop
    • Date & location TBA
  • How to write a proposal for a URC grant
    • Dr. Juli Parrish, Director of the Writing Center
    • Date & location TBA
    • Learn how to write a proposal that will convince a diverse review committee that your proposal is important and will contribute to your field of study.

 Spring Quarter

  • Translating Research Experience on Your Resume
    • Dr. Nancy Lorenzon, Dr. Shawn Alfrey, and the Career Center
    • TBA
  • External Fellowships
    • Date & Location - TBA
  • How to write a proposal for a URC grant
    • Dr. Juli Parrish, Director of the Writing Center
    • Date & location TBA
    • Learn how to write a proposal that will convince a diverse review committee that your proposal is important and will contribute to your field of study.
  • DU Alumni Panel
    • Date & location - TBA
    • Meet with recent DU graduates who have embarked on fascinating careers and learn how they launched themselves on their particular career paths.
  • How to Write an Abstract
    • Date & location - TBA
  • Creating an Effective Poster Presentation
    • Writing Program
    • Two dates in April - TBA

P3 Research Fellows Workshop Series

This academic research workshop series equips students with the knowledge and skills essential for future academic research. This series will be offered in the Winter Quarter and is highly recommended for students interested in applying for the P3 Research Fellowship.
  • The Life Cycle of Research
  • How to Read an Academic Article
  • Analyzing and Synthesizing What You Read
  • IRB Training
  • Quantitative vs. Qualitative Research Methods
  • Defining a Research Question

Research Workshops from Library Instruction Services

Each quarter the reference librarians at the library offer a number of free workshops on a variety of topics and resources. The workshops are open to current DU students, faculty, and staff.  Workshops take place in the Anderson Academic Commons or online through Adobe Connect. The location of each workshop is noted in the description. If you sign up for an online workshop, you will receive information via email on how to access the virtual classroom. If you have any questions, please contact Carrie Forbes, Associate Dean for Student and Scholar Services, at (303) 871-3407 or email carrie.forbes@du.edu. Please note that the registration for in-person workshops closes 2 hours prior to the beginning of the workshop, but walk-ins are always welcome.  Registration for online workshops closes the morning of the workshop date in order to email login information to participants.

Workshop schedule