UR Workshops & Talks - Spring 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 and hosted on Zoom, unless otherwise noted.

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

February 3 at 4:00pm
Time Management & Productivity
Presenter: Dr. Bret Benesh, Mathematics 
A key component to success as a student researcher is mastering time management and staying productive! Join Dr. Benesh for a timely session to kick off your semester on the right foot with strategies for balancing your time and energy.

February 10 at 4:00pm
Jumpstart on CSC Day 2021!
Presenters:  Lindsey Gunnerson Gutsch, Undergraduate Research Assistant Director
Virtual CSC Day is on April 19! Get a jumpstart preparing to present on CSC Day  in a workshop with event coordinator, Lindsey!  This workshop will walk through the day's sessions, technology platforms, registration process, and a to-do list to ensure a successful presentation!

February 19 at 10am
Legit Lit! Crafting Quality Literature Reviews and Finding Trustworthy Sources
Presenters: Dr. Mary Stenson & Kelly K. Kraemer -- Join Zoom Session
Ready to start your own original research project? At the heart of every successful research proposal is a high-quality literature review. Join us for a workshop that dives deep on how-to craft a professional literature review and find trustworthy sources. 

March 3 at 4:30pm
Navigating Professional Conferences
Presenter: Dr. Ted Gordon, Emerging Scholars Mentor -- Join Zoom Session
Attending a professional conference for your first time can be intimidating! From professionalism to networking, join us for a conversation on how to grow as a professional during your experience at a professional conference. 

March 19 at 10:00am
Professional Posters and Presentations 
Presenters: Dr. Alexa Evenson and Dr. Jonathan Nash, Emerging Scholars Mentors -- Join Zoom Session
Just in time for CSC Day, join us for a how-to workshop for developing professional posters and presentations to share with others in your field and the general public! Walk away with ideas for how to design a poster for your discipline and how to professionally present your work in-person or virtually!

April 19 - All Day Virtual Event
Celebrating Scholarship & Creativity Day 2021
Presenters: CSB/SJU Student, Faculty, and Staff 
CSC Day will continue our tradition of recognizing and honoring the achievements of students, faculty, and staff who have undertaken significant research, scholarship, or creative works during this academic year. New this year, CSC Day will highlight research and creative work that aligns with our institutional learning goal of “Embrace Difference.” Presenters will have the option to be highlighted as part of the Embrace Difference series through designation on their registration form. Visit the CSC Day website for more info!