MSU Denver

Student Workshops - Spring 2022

Each of the 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 1015) and virtual workshops will be held on Thursdays at noon. Follow the hyperlinks below or email [email protected] for the link to the Virtual workshops.

Writing a mini-grant proposal

January 20th, Virtual | January 21st, Science 1015

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.

Summer undergraduate research programs 

February 3rd, Virtual

In this workshop, students will explore undergraduate research programs available to STEM students, evaluate programs of interest, and compile information needed for applications. Click here to join.

The Art of Writing an Abstract

February 3rd, Virtual | February 4th, Science 1015

An abstract is a brief summary of your research / project / work. An abstract is often required when writing a grant proposal, writing a paper for publication, or submitting a proposal to present at a conference. But how do you compellingly distill your work into 300 words or less? This workshop will provide you with useful tips for writing an abstract and give you an opportunity to get started on your own abstract. Click here to join Thursday’s session.

Networking

*Friday’s session has been moved online. Click here to join.

February 17th, Virtual | February 18th, Science 1015

Mentoring and support networks are important in reaching your personal and professional goals. In this workshop, students will define their current support network, explore how to establish professional relationships, and discuss how to can engage a mentoring network to help advance your career goals. Click here to join Thursday’s session.

The Three-Minute Story

March 3rd, Virtual | March 4th, Science 1015

The goal of this workshop is to practice oral research communication skills by crafting and delivering an elevator pitch: a three-minute research story that communicates some sort of research in a short, concise, but engaging manner to a specific audience. The intent of an elevator pitch is to get someone interested in what you have to say and to engage in further discussions, not to tell them everything there is to know. Click here to join Thursday’s session.

Creating a Research Poster

March 10th, Virtual | March 11th, Science 1015

Posters are one method of communicating your research or work. The design of your poster is important in helping your audience understand your work. This workshop will help you get started. We will discuss programs to use, information to include, and how to use visuals to draw the attention of your audience. This workshop is tailored to students who are participating in MSU Denver’s Annual Undergraduate Research Conference, but all are welcome to attend. Click here to join Thursday’s session.

Preparing an Oral Presentation

March 17th, Virtual | March 18th, Science 1015

Up to 75% of the population has some form of anxiety around public speaking, so you are not alone! However, oral communication is one of the top skills employers look for when hiring. This workshop will help you organize your talk, design effective visual aids, and draw the attention of your audience. This workshop is tailored to students who are participating in MSU Denver’s Annual Undergraduate Research Conference, but all are welcome to attend. Click here to join Thursday’s session.

Framing Your Research on A Resume

April 7th, Virtual | April 8th, Science 1015

This workshop is designed to help students translate the skills acquired during their research experience onto their resume in a way that is appealing to potential employers. Click here to join Thursday’s session.