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The Office of Research Offers Summer Research Workshops for Undergraduate Students

The Office of the Vice President for Research is hosting Research: Next Steps to Success, a series of workshops for undergraduate student researchers this summer. We invite all interested student researchers to participate in these workshops, and to sign up for our weekly summer research newsletter using the form at right.

Topics, dates, times and locations for all workshops are listed below, and in the Research: Next Steps to Success Document [pdf]. There is no registration required to attend these sessions, and all undergraduate researchers are welcome to participate.

For questions regarding these workshops, please contact Lauren Clark in the Office of Research.


 

Research: Next Steps to Success Workshops for Undergraduate Researchers

 

Preparing for Graduate School

Wednesday, June 7 • 3:30 p.m. to 4:45 p.m. • Jones Physical Sciences Center, room 104
Presented by a panel of faculty and graduate students

In this workshop, a panel of faculty and graduate students will discuss reasons to consider graduate school, M.S. vs Ph.D. programs, and how to be a competitive candidate for graduate school. This workshop will also explain options for funding your graduate education, including assistantships and fellowships.


Effective Poster Presentations

Wednesday, June 14 • 3:30 p.m. to 4:30 p.m. • Jones Physical Sciences Center, room 104
Presented by Dr. Lauren Clark, Research Program Manager, Office of Research

This workshop will provide an introduction to creating effective poster presentations using PowerPoint.


Research and Ethics

Wednesday, June 21 • 3:30 p.m. to 4:30 p.m. • Jones Physical Sciences Center, room 104
Presented by Dr. Jeff Dudycha, Professor, Department of Biological Sciences

In this workshop, we will present case studies to provide a framework for discussion of common ethical questions in research.


Applying to Graduate School

Wednesday, June 28 • 3:30 p.m. to 4:45 p.m. • Jones Physical Sciences Center, room 104
Presented by a panel of faculty and graduate students

This panel discussion will feature a discussion of the graduate school application process, with emphasis on how to select a graduate program and what to consider when looking for a graduate advisor. Common parts of an application packages will be discussed, including research/personal statements, resumes and recommendation letters.


Communicating Your Research

Wednesday, July 5 • 3:30 p.m. to 4:30 p.m. • Jones Physical Sciences Center, room 104
Presented by Dr. Lauren Clark, Research Program Manager, Office of Research

This workshop will provide guidance on how to communicate your research in a clear and concise manner to different audiences. Students will have the opportunity to outline a brief talk on the importance of their research and also identify specific skills developed during their research experience.


Effective Resumes and Cover Letters

Wednesday, July 12 • 3:30 p.m. to 4:30 p.m. • Jones Physical Sciences Center, room 104
Presented by Ashley Byrd-White, Career Development Coach, USC Career Center

This workshop will provide guidance on crafting effective resumes and cover letters in a format tailored to undergraduate student researchers.


 

 

Other Student Research Training Opportunities

 

Environmental Health and Safety Training

All three sessions offered by USC Environmental Health and Safety—Laboratory Safety, Hazardous Waste and Biosafety—will be held in the Green Quad, room 102/103 during the week of May 22.

These sessions, unlike all other workshops below, do require registration. To choose your session and register, view the USC Environmental Health and Safety Training Schedule [pdf] and email the presenter of your desired session to let them know you will be in attendance.


 

 

12 May 2016