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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.

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: Wednesday, March 22, 2023, 4:00-5:00pm

Where: Virtual via Zoom

Register in advance for this panel discussion: 

After registering, you will receive a confirmation email containing information about joining the meeting.

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. 

Date: TBA

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.

When: March 21, 2023, 4:00PM–5:00PM

Where: Kansas Room (Level 6) in Kansas Union

A brief general presentation preparation basics video slide show will be available on Canvas that registered presenters of the 2023 Undergraduate Research Symposium can watch at their convenience. The 2023 Undergraduate Research Symposium Presentation Preparation Resources document is available for download. It contains the presentation resources and the Zoom consultation sessions information. 

The Canvas site/course will be set up by March 20th and registered presenters will be invited to join the course. 

Two virtual drop-in presentation consultation sessions will be held on the following days. Registration is not required.

Tuesday. March 28th, 4-5pm & Wednesday. March 29th, 4-5pm Central Time

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: TBA Summer 2023

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: TBA Summer 2023

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: November 10th, 3:00–4:00pm

Register in advance for this meeting: Research to Resume Registration Link

After registering, you will receive a confirmation email containing information about joining the meeting.