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Undergraduate Research & Scholarship Symposium

2017 Undergraduate Research & Scholarship Symposium

Research Workshop Series

The Undergraduate Research Center and Extreme Academics have partnered to bring a research-focused workshop series.

Fall Quarter

  • Undergraduate Research & Scholarship Open House 
    • Date: Tuesday, September 26, 4-6 PM
    • Location: Engineering & Computer Science Building, room 510 (Events Room)
    • Find answers to your questions: What is undergraduate research? What are some of the benefits of undergraduate research? What does UR look like in the major? What opportunities for research and funding are available? Learn about the different avenues for undergraduate research and the resources available on campus to support your research. Hear from DU students about their experiences in undergraduate research, and find out how each of these departments supports undergraduate research:
           University Advancement
           Arts, Humanities, & Social Sciences
           Career Center
           Center for Community Engagement & Service Learning (CCESL)
           Honors/Extreme Academics
           Internationalization/ EuroScholars
           IRISE/P3 Program
           ORSP- Research Compliance
           Pre-Health Advising
           Sustainability
           Undergraduate Research Center
           University Libraries
           Writing Center
  • How to write a proposal for a URC grant
    • Dr. Juli Parrish, Director of the Writing Center
    • Date: Wednesday, September 27, 4:00-5:30 PM
    • 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.
  • Partners in Scholarship (PinS) Application Deadline
    • Wednesday, October 4 at 11:00 PM
  • Finding Research Opportunities
    • Kimberly White & Kyle Inselman, DU Career Center
    • Date: Thursday, November 2, 4-5 PM
    • Engineering & Computer Science building, room 410
    • Learn about approaches to finding rewarding research and internship experiences.
  • CCESL and the Scholar Shop: Community-engaged research opportunities
    • Alison Turner, Center for Community Engagement & Service Learning (CCESL)
    • Date & Location TBA

Winter quarter

  • How to Write a Proposal for a URC Grant
    • Dr. Juli Parrish, Director of the Writing Center
    • Date: Wednesday, January 17 from 4:00-5:30pm
    • Anderson Academic Commons, room 340
    • 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.
    • RSVP here.
  • Explain it like I'm 5: Strategies for Sharing Your Research with a Wider Audience
    • Date: Wednesday, January 24, time TBA
    • Location - TBA
    • Learn how to create your research elevator speech
  • Partners in Scholarship (PinS) Application Deadline
    • Wednesday, January 24 at 11:00 PM
  • How to Design an Effective Resume: Translating your Research Experiences
    • Kimberly White, Career Center
    • Monday, January 29th, time TBD
    • Learn how to translate your research experience onto your resume
  • Mentoring Students in Research (faculty workshop)
    • Nancy Lorenzon & Corinne Lengsfeld (Associate Provost for Research)
    • Date - January XX (TBA), 4-6 PM
    • A workshop for faculty to discuss best practices in mentoring students in applied and laboratory research and scholarship.
  • How to write a proposal for a URC grant
    • Dr. Juli Parrish, Director of the Writing Center
    • Tuesday, February 27 from 4:00-5:30pm
    • Anderson Academic Commons, room 340
    • 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.
    • RSVP here.
  • Partners in Scholarship (PinS) Application Deadline
    • Wednesday, March 7 at 11:00 PM

 Spring Quarter

  • How to Build Your Professional Network (At Meetings, Conferences, Online, etc.)
    • DU Career Center
    • Date TBA
  • How to write a proposal for a URC grant
    • Dr. Juli Parrish, Director of the Writing Center
    • Wednesday, March 28th from 4:00pm-5:30pm
    • Anderson Academic Commons, room 340
    • 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.
    • RSVP here.
  • Partners in Scholarship (PinS) Application Deadline
    • Wednesday, April 4 at 11:00 PM
  • Abstract Writing Workshop
    • Kim Yalango, Center for Community Engagement & Service Learning (CCESL)
    • Thursday, March 29, 1-2 PM
    • Wednesday, April 4, 4-5 PM
    • Wednesday, April 11, 12-1 PM
    • Learn how to write and/or improve a research abstract for the Undergraduate Research & Scholarship Symposium. Also, Get help preparing an "elevator pitch" of your project.
  • Learn how to design an effective poster presentation: Are you wondering 'How do I design, create, and print a poster for a research symposium?'
    • DU Writing Program
    • Tuesday, April 24, 4-5:30 PM
    • Wednesday, April 25, 4-5:30 PM
    • Tuesday, May 1, 12-1:30 PM
    • Anderson Academic Commons, room 340
  • DU Undergraduate Research & Scholarship Symposium
    • Wednesday May 9th or 16th (TBA), 4:00 - 6:00 PM
    • Cable Center
  • Benefits of Undergraduate Research: DU alumni panel (with Extreme Academics)
    • 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.

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