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Online Summer Undergraduate Research Poster Session

The Center for Undergraduate Research will host an online Summer Undergraduate Research Poster Session.

The event will launch at 8AM on Friday, July 30, 2021. 

 Registration for presenters will open on Monday, May 17, 2021: (

The deadline to register is 11:59PM on Sunday, July 25, 2021.



Getting the Mentoring You Need

Wednesday, June 9th, 4:00-5:00, Online Event

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Presenter: Nikki Perry, Center for Undergraduate Research

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.  Join us for a fun discussion!

Professional Online Identity for Undergraduate Researchers

Wednesday, July 7th, 4:00-4:45p.m., Online Event

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Presenter: Erin Murray, University Career Center

Join Erin Murray from 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.

Abstract Writing and Poster Presentation Basics Workshop

Tuesday, July 14th, 4:00-5:00p.m., Online Event

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Presenter: Brianna Hyslop, Writing Center

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 KU's Summer Undergraduate Research Poster Session, but the event is open to any undergraduates interested in refining their abstract-writing skills.

Presenter: Dawn Tallchief, Center for Undergraduate Research

Join us for an interactive session about the nuts and bolts of putting together a poster presentation.  We recommend that students watch our online Research Byte video prior to attending this session.

Updated: 5/13/21

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