UR Workshops & Talks - Fall 2021

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.

Fall 2021 Workshops & Talks Series  

Citation Management Workshop 
September 22 at 4:30pm in Clemens B114 – Training Lab 
Presenters: Kelly Kraemer and Jonathan Carlson – CSB/SJU Librarians  

Are you new to research? Looking to build some basic skills that will make you a competitive research candidate? Is your professor encouraging you to get organized for your capstone project? This workshop is a great place to start!  

A key component to successful research is organization – especially when it comes to citations! Join us for a Citation Management Workshop hosted by CSB/SJU Librarians Kelly Kraemer and Jonathan Carlson to learn about citation management tools like Endnote and more!  

Opportunities with Undergraduate Research 
October 19 at 4:30pm via Zoom  | Join Session Here
Presenter: Lindsey Gunnerson Gutsch – Director of Undergraduate Research  

Curious about Undergraduate Research? This workshop is for you! Join us for a session that walks you through our various programs, resources, and opportunities, helping you to envision what your research involvement could look like during your time at CSB/SJU. But wait! Are you a faculty member hoping to get involved in research mentorship? We have endless opportunities for you as well! Join us on Tuesday via Zoom to start your research journey! 

Tips for Selecting Your Research Topic

October 26 at 4:00pm via Zoom | Join Session Here
Presenters: Dr. Lisa Gentile (Chemistry), Dr. Jen Kramer (Communication), and Dr. Christi Siver (Political Science)

Interested in starting an independent research project, but not sure where to start? Join faculty from various disciplines for an interactive session on “Tips for Selecting a Research Topic!” From figuring out how to come up with and write a research question, to brainstorming hypotheses and questions you are going to ask to test them, this workshop is sure to be a great place to get started. Dr. Lisa Gentile (Chemistry), Dr. Jen Kramer (Communication), and Dr. Christi Siver (Political Science), will offer insights that will have you walking away with ideas for your own original research.

Being a Public Intellectual  
November 2 at 4:30pm in Alcuin 378 Event Room  
Presenter: Dr. Pedro dos Santos – Emerging Scholars Faculty Mentor  

Distinguished Thesis Information Session – Interested Juniors and Faculty Mentors  
November 3 at 4:00pm via Zoom  | Join Session Here
Presenter: Lindsey Gunnerson Gutsch – Director of Undergraduate Research 

Calling all juniors! As spring registration is just around the corner, we invite you to consider joining our next Distinguished Thesis cohort and embark on a research experience that is sure to be the ultimate conclusion to your academic career at CSB/SJU. Prospective scholars and their faculty mentors are invited to join us for an info session on November 3 via Zoom to learn more about the Distinguished Thesis process and why you should embark on this prestigious experience!  

Goldwater Scholarship for STEM Information Session  
November 10 at 4:00pm via Zoom | Join Session Here
Presenter: Lindsey Gunnerson Gutsch – Director of Undergraduate Research  

Are you a sophomore or junior interested in a career in research? Join us on November 10 via Zoom to learn all about the Goldwater Scholarship – America’s most prestigious undergraduate scholarship for STEM students.  

Distinguished Thesis Defense  
Presenter: Valerie Doze – Distinguished Thesis Scholar  

Distinguished Thesis Defense  
Presenter: Vince Parisi – Distinguished Thesis Scholar  

Summer Collaborative Grant Workshop – Faculty Only