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Student Workshops and Information Sessions

The KU Center for Undergraduate Research offers a variety workshops for undergraduate students throughout the year. Check below for workshop descriptions, dates, and times.

Workshops dates are updated throughout the year.

SPRING 2024: Getting Started in Research - Perspectives from Undergraduate Researchers

A panel of undergraduate researchers share how they got started in research, what type of research they are doing, and their research experiences.

When: Tuesday, February 13, 2024, 4-5pm 

Registration required 

The Zoom login will be automatically emailed to the registrant after registration is submitted. 

Writing an abstract can be a difficult task, especially if you have never done it before. Come to this workshop to learn abstract-writing basics and to work on your own rough draft. This workshop will be especially helpful to those who need an abstract to register to present at one of KU's student presentation events, but the event is open to any undergraduates interested in refining their abstract-writing skills. This workshop is usually held before a student presentation event in the spring, summer, and fall semesters. 

Please check back for updates about the next Abstract Writing Workshop that is being planned for summer 2024.


The Center for Undergraduate Research and the Writing Center are hosting a Undergraduate Research Award (UGRA) Proposal Writing Workshop. Students can bring drafts of proposals and get feedback during one-on-one consultations. This workshop is held a few weeks before the UGRA application deadline each spring and fall semester.

Please check back for updates about the UGRA Spring 2023 Proposal Writing Workshop information.


A Presentation Preparation Resources document is available for download.

Check back for more information that will be posted.

Join us and the University Career Center to learn more about how to portray a professional image online. You will learn more about LinkedIn and how you can represent your research experiences online. This workshop is held each summer.

Date: N/A - The Center for Undergraduate Research will not be hosting any summer 2023 workshops.

A good mentor can help a new researcher navigate the content knowledge, skills, and dispositions needed to excel in research and creative work. As an undergraduate student, what can you do to make sure you are getting the mentoring you need to take off? This workshop will give you strategies to use to get the training and support you need as an undergraduate researcher. This workshop is held each summer.

Date: N/A - The Center for Undergraduate Research will not be hosting any summer 2023 workshops.

This workshop, hosted by the Center for Undergraduate Research and the University Career Center, focuses on the basics of resumes and translating undergraduate research experiences onto your resume or CV. Learn how to describe your research projects so your skills and experience and clearly communicated in graduate school or job applications. This workshop is held in April and November each year. 

Virtual via Zoom

Date: Check back for fall 2023 updates.