UR Workshops & Talks - Spring 2022

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.

Missed a workshop? Check out our Virtual Showcase of Workshop Recordings! 

Spring 2022 Workshops & Talks Series  

DEIJ Approaches to Mentorship in Undergraduate Research & Other High-Impact Practices – Part of the Becoming Community Certificate Series
*Faculty/Staff Only*
Presented by Undergraduate Research, Becoming Community, & the Experience Hub
January 5 at 12pm-1:30pm via Zoom [pre-registration required]
Presenter: Dr. Buffie Longmire-Avital, Elon University

Faculty and Staff are invited to join us for an interactive conversation with Dr. Buffie Longmire-Avital to discuss the important topic of mentoring students engaged in research (and other high-impact practices) with a diversity, equity, inclusion, and justice lens. Dr. Longmire-Avital is at Elon University and a thought leader in campus DEIJ work within academic affairs.

How to Run Focus Groups
January 19 at 7:00 p.m. in HAB 128B, hybrid
January 26 at 7:00 p.m. in HAB 128B, hybrid
Presenter: Dr. Jen Kramer

Are you interested in learning more about qualitative research methodology? Join us for an interactive workshop to learn about a popular method: focus groups! This session will introduce and train attendees on best practices in successfully developing and executing focus groups for research, ensuring you obtain data that will be useful for your work.

Tips on Finalizing Your Research Topic – DT Focused Session for Juniors
February 7 at 4:15 p.m. on Zoom
Presenters: Dr. Lisa Gentile (Chemistry), Dr. Jen Kramer (Communication), and Dr. Christi Siver (Political Science)

Are you pursuing a Distinguished Thesis or starting an independent research project? 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, Dr. Jen Kramer, and Dr. Christi Siver, will offer insights that will have you walking away with ideas for your own original research.

Citation Management and Quality Literature Reviews
February 24 at 4:30 p.m. in Clemens Computer Lab B114
Presenters: Kelly Kraemer (CSB/SJU Libraries)

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 distinguished thesis or 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! 

Intellectual Property, Copyright and Fair Use for ARts and Humanities Research
March 15 at 4:30 p.m. in Clemens Computer Lab B114

Overview of intellectual property, copyright, and fair use for undergraduate research in the arts and humanities. Includes Creative Commons, public domain, use of images, and litigation examples. 

Celebrating Scholarship & Creativity Day
April 21, starts at 8:15 a.m.

  • Kick off, 8:15 a.m.-8:30 a.m. in Gorecki 204
  • Large Poster Session, 8:30 a.m.-10:00 a.m. in Gorecki 204
  • Distinguished Thesis Flash Talks, 11:00 a.m.-12:00 p.m. in Gorecki 120
  • Scholars Reception, 12:15 p.m.-12:45 p.m. via Zoom