The Office for Undergraduate Research is committed to providing support to undergraduate researchers through training, preparation and professional development. OUR workshops are scheduled throughout the academic year and focus on a variety of topics. Students who want to learn about the research process at USF should register for an attend the Getting Started in Undergraduate Research workshop followed by the
Researching a Mentor and Developing an Undergraduate Research Project workshop. Together, these workshops provide both critical instruction and the essential tools necessary to develop, search for, and successfully obtain a research experience. For students who want to acquire additional professional development skills, each semester, the OUR administers the OUR Professional Development Workshop series. Topics include Attending an Academic Research Conference, Demystifying Graduate School, and Developing and Writing a Persuasive Research Abstract. Finally, the OUR conducts several Colloquium Preparation workshops each spring semester in conjunction with the annual OUR sponsored Undergraduate Research and Arts Colloquium.