Getting Started in Undergraduate Research Workshop Series
Want to engage in undergraduate research but don’t know where to start? The OUR has developed two introductory workshops for students interested in obtaining a research opportunity; Getting Started in Undergraduate Research and Researching a Mentor and Developing an Undergraduate Research Project.
All workshops are held in LIB 210 and facilitated by Dr. Richard S. Pollenz, Associate Dean and Director, Office for Undergraduate Research.
Getting Started in Undergraduate Research
Students should attend this workshop FIRST. This interactive workshop provides a comprehensive overview of the entire undergraduate research process at USF. In addition, students who attend the Getting Started workshop are added to the Undergraduate Research Interest Group Blackboard organization, which contains a listing of current research opportunities.
Note: The listings on Blackboard represent an additional resource for students searching for an undergraduate research experience. The Blackboard list is NOT comprehensive, but contains positions developed by the OUR and university partners. The Blackboard list should not be used as the only resource for seeking current opportunities. Students searching for a positions with USF faculty should consult and engage with their department and professors in addition to reviewing the listings on Blackboard.
- What is undergraduate research and what types of experiences are available
- How to engage in cross-disciplinary research experiences
- How to prepare for and obtain a research position
- How to network with potential research mentors including faculty, graduate students, and post-docs
- How to develop professional skills that will help you gain a competitive advantage
- The role of the OUR including funding opportunities and how to receive credit for a research experience
|Getting Started in Undergraduate Research Workshops|
|Fri. June 21||12:00-1:00||LIB 210||FULL|
|Thurs. July 25||1:00-2:00||LIB 210||FULL|
Researching a Mentor and Developing an Undergraduate Research Project
After attending a Getting Started in Undergraduate Research workshop students should attend the workshop Researching a Mentor and Developing an Undergraduate Research Project. In this workshop, students will learn tips for researching and approaching a potential mentor and will learn how to develop and thoughtfully discuss a research project with a potential mentor.
- The importance of mentoring
- How to determine the type of mentoring you need
- How to research a USF faculty member
- Learn how to find research topics
- Learn how to develop a proposal/prospectus
- Identify helpful USF resources
FALL 2013 SCHEDULE WILL BE ANNOUNCED SOON!