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Undergraduate Research

Research Workshops

Our workshops give undergraduate students the skills they need to succeed in research.

Workshop Schedule

All students are welcome to all sessions.

About the workshop
Research is all about asking questions and finding answers. It is a great way to gain real-world experience, work closely with faculty members, and build your resume. This online workshop is designed to get you thinking about your research interests and teach you how to find and reach out to potential faculty mentors. Let us help you get started on your research path!

For the full workshop, click here.

Looking for something specific?

One workshop is REQUIRED for ALL Magellan Scholar applicants. Attend any workshop that fits your schedule.

Dates, times and locations on the Scholar page

About the workshop
Learn tips, hints, guidelines, and requirements for writing and submitting your Magellan Scholar proposal. Magellan Scholars receive up to $3,000 to help fund a research project, competing for this award with the submission of a research, scholarship, or creative project proposal developed in collaboration with the faculty mentor. You must have a faculty mentor, a project plan, and attend a workshop to apply.

 About the workshop

Planning to apply for a Magellan Mini-Grant or Magellan Apprentice (for Capstone Scholars)? You are required to attend one application drop-in session. Your application may be declined if you have not attended a session. These sessions are ~15 minutes, followed by optional question and answer session.

Dates, times, and locations on the corresponding grant pages:

Magellan Mini-Grant

Magellan Apprentice for Capstone Scholars

About the workshop

As an undergraduate researcher, you know the importance of sharing your work with others. Learning how to effectively communicate your research with a wide audience is a valuable skill to hone. Join us for this interactive workshop as we delve into the components of an effective elevator pitch. You will have time to draft and edit your research elevator speech as well as get feedback from your peers. Open to all disciplines, majors, and years!

*Co-sponosroed by SC-AMP

Dates and times:

Monday, Feb 10 | 4 pm | Legare 322

About the workshop

Have you ever wondered what research looks like in different majors/disciplines? What kinds of projects other students have done? What is expected of undergraduate researchers in your discipline? Get your questions answered! Join us for the LEADING IN RESEARCH SERIES to learn about research in your field of study.

Dates and times:

Leading in Research: PRE-MED

Mon, Feb 10 / 3 pm - 4 pm / Legare 322

Leading in Research: HUMANITIES

Tue, Feb 11 / 3 pm - 4 pm / Welsh Humanities Classroom Building 301

Leading in Research: ARTS

Wed, Feb 12 / 1 pm - 2 pm / McMaster College 239

Leading in Research: BUSINESS

Thur, Feb 13 / 3 pm - 4 pm/ Darla Moore School of Business 125

About the workshop

Need help writing your abstract for Discover USC? This workshop will guide you through how to write an abstract for beyond the classroom experiences such as research, global learning, service learning, internships, and more. Come prepared to work on a draft of your abstract!

Dates and times:

Mon, Feb 24 / 6:00 PM / Russell House 305

Tues, Feb 25 / 12:00 PM / Russell House 305

About the workshop
Getting ready to present at Discover USC? Come learn how to create, print, and present a poster for the big day. This workshop will help you prepare for Discover USC with tips and hints aimed at all beyond the classroom experiences.

*Download workshop materials here

Dates and times: 
This workshop will be offered in a webinar format. Details coming soon.

About the workshop
Are you an undergraduate planning to present at Discover USC? Have questions about what to expect? This panel will feature students who have been there, done that. Join us as we talk about our Discover USC experience and answer YOUR questions.

Dates and times:

Spring 2020 panel cancelled.

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