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Undergraduate Research & Creative Scholarship Program
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. Hyperlinks will be available below or email [email protected] for the link to the Virtual workshops. ALL WORKSHOPS ARE AT 12:00 PM.
Writing a mini-grant proposal
January 26th, Virtual | January 27th, 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. Click here to join the virtual session.
The Art of Writing an Abstract
February 2nd, Virtual | February 3rd, 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 the virtual session.
February 23rd, Virtual | February 24th, 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 the virtual session.
The Three-Minute Story
March 2nd, Virtual | March 3rd, 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 the virtual session.
Creating a Research Poster
March 16th, Virtual | March 17th, 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 the virtual session.
Preparing an Oral Presentation (NOTE CHANGES)
March 31st, Virtual | April 7th, Science 1015 (Note: These are both Fridays at noon)
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 the virtual session.
Framing Your Research on A Resume (NOTE CHANGES)
April 20th, Virtual | April 21st, 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 the virtual session.
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