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Undergraduate Research & Creative Scholarship Program
Each of the eight workshops will be offered twice, one on campus and the other on Microsoft Teams. On campus workshops will be held on Fridays at noon (Science 1011 or 1015) and virtual workshops will be held on Thursdays at noon.
Writing a mini-grant proposal
September 23rd, Virtual | September 24th, Science 1011
This workshop will guide the participants through the components of the mini-grant proposal and allow students to get peer feedback on their abstracts. Using their abstracts, students will have the opportunity to think through the other components of their mini-grant proposal.
What is Undergraduate Research / Creative Scholarship? Discussion with experienced undergraduate researchers
September 30th, Virtual | October 1st, Science 1015
Students learn about undergraduate research / creative scholarship, what it looks like in their field, and the career-related skills gained by participating. A panel of undergraduate students will share their experiences with undergraduate research / creative scholarship.
Finding a research mentor
October 7th, Virtual | October 8th, Science 1011
In this workshop, students will learn how to identify and contact potential research mentors. Students will also learn how to interview with potential research mentors.
Effective communication: communicating with your mentor and team
October 14th, Virtual | October 15th, Science 1015
Good communication is a key element of any relationship, and a mentoring relationship is no exception. It is important for students to reflect upon and identify characteristics of good communication and take time to practice communication skills. In this workshop, students will learn strategies for improving communication across multiple mentors and practice effective ways to communicate with their research mentors.
Developing coping strategies
October 28th, Virtual | October 29th, Science 1011
Research experiences are rewarding but can also pose unexpected challenges. Juggling coursework, research, and other responsibilities can be stressful. The goal of this workshop is to help students identify effective coping strategies for challenges they may face while pursuing a degree. This workshop is open to all students whether they are engaged in research or not.
Responding to feedback
November 4th, Virtual | November 5th, Science 1015
This workshop aims to emphasize the role of constructive feedback, develop effective interpersonal communication skills, develop skills to communicate effectively across diverse backgrounds and cultures, and develop strategies to cope with and respond to feedback that negatively influences student confidence.
Fostering your own research self-efficacy
November 11th, Virtual | November 12th, Science 1011
This workshop is designed to help students develop their confidence and independence as a researcher. Students will learn about self-efficacy and its sources and articulate how the four sources of self-efficacy can be used to build confidence to complete research-related tasks.
Summer undergraduate research programs
December 2nd, Virtual | December 3rd, Science 1015
In this workshop, students will explore undergraduate research programs available to STEM students, evaluate programs of interest, and compile information needed for applications.