UR Workshops & Talks - Fall 2020

The Undergraduate Research Program is excited to offer a series of workshops and talks for faculty, staff, and students that promote professional development and accessibility to undergraduate research. Our topics range from research skill development, training on useful tools and techniques, development of competitive proposals, preparing for conference presentations, and more! Workshops are open to the campus community, unless otherwise noted.

To view recordings of our sessions, visit our virtual showcase.

October 21, 3:30pm 
Citation Management
Presenters: Kelly K. Kraemer and Jonathan Carlson, CSB/SJU Librarians 
A key component to successful research is organization - particularly when it comes to citations! Join CSB/SJU Librarians for a workshop to learn all about Citation Management tools like EndNote, Zotero, and more! 

October 23, 1pm 
Opportunities through CSB/SJU Undergraduate Research Program
Presenters: Dr. Kate Bohn Gettler, Dr. Mary Stenson, Lindsey Gunnerson Gutsch - Undergraduate Research Team
Curious to learn more about Undergraduate Research? This workshop is for you! Join us for a workshop that walks you through our various programs and opportunities, and teaches you what your involvement could look like during your four years at CSB/SJU. 

October 28, 4pm 
Launching: CSB/SJU Distinguished Thesis
Presenters: Dr. Kate Bohn Gettler, Dr. Mary Stenson, Lindsey Gunnerson Gutsch - Undergraduate Research Team
In Spring 2020, Undergraduate Research took over the management of the All-College Thesis Program due to the retirement of ACT Directors, Molly Ewing and Jim Parsons. We are excited to share that the thesis has found its permanent home with Undergraduate Research and will launch this Fall 2020 as the CSB/SJU Distinguished Thesis. We believe the rebrand and streamlined process will create an even more robust and prestigious experience for student scholars and members of the thesis committees. Prospective scholars, faculty mentors, and committee members are invited to attend this informational session to learn more! 

November 11, 3:30pm
Having Fun While Getting the Work Done
Presenters: Dr. Pedro dos Santos and Dr. Susan Vollbrecht - URFAC Members
You've made it half way through the semester! Let's finish your research and creative work projects strong by regrounding ourselves through a conversation on having fun while getting the work done. Join Dr. dos Santos and Dr. Vollbrecht for an interdisciplinary conversation and stress-relieving workshop to stay inspired during a busy semester. 

November 18, 4:00pm - Location: Join Zoom session here!
Goldwater Scholarship Information Session
Presenter: Lindsey Gunnerson Gutsch -- Assistant Director for Undergraduate Research & Competitive Fellowships
Undergraduate Research is partnering with the Office of Competitive Fellowships to identify high achieving STEM and Psychology research students for the Goldwater Scholarship.  Students must be sophomores or juniors, have considerable research experience, and aspire to have a career in STEM research. Lindsey Gunnerson Gutsch, CSBSJU Goldwater Rep, will be hosting a virtual information session on Wednesday, November 18 at 4pm for students interested in applying. Please encourage your mentees and advisees to attend.

November 20, 11am - Location: Join Zoom session here!
Summer Collaborative Grant Proposal Workshop - *Faculty Only*
Presenters: Dr. Kate Bohn Gettler and Dr. Mary Stenson -- Undergraduate Research Co-Directors
Undergraduate Research is excited to host a workshop for faculty interested in applying for our competitive Summer Collaborative Grant. Join us for an interactive workshop, giving you the inside scoop on our proposal criteria and a guarantee that you will walk away with great ideas for a competitive proposal!

December 2, 4pm - Location: Join Zoom session here!
Udall Environmental Scholarship Information Session
Presenter: Lindsey Gunnerson Gutsch -- Assistant Director for Undergraduate Research & Competitive Fellowships 
Undergraduate Research is partnering with the Office of Competitive Fellowships to identify research students with interested in Environmental Studies, Policy, or Justice for the Udall Scholarship.  Students must be sophomores or juniors, have considerable research experience. Lindsey Gunnerson Gutsch, CSBSJU Udall Rep, will be hosting a virtual information session on Wednesday, December at 4pm for students interested in applying. Please encourage your mentees and advisees to attend.