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Spring 2014 Calendar of Events


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URO Programs

Summer in January

DAAD RISE Information Sessions
Presented by the Undergraduate Fellowship Office
Wednesday, January 8, 12:30pm, 201 Kuhn House and
Monday, January 13, 4:15pm, 100 Kuhn House

RISE (Research Internships in Science and Engineering) offers undergraduate students in the fields of biology, chemistry, physics, earth sciences, and engineering the opportunity to conduct research at institutions throughout Germany. More information on DAAD RISE is available here.

Spilling the Beans: The Secrets of Summer Research
Tuesday, January 14, 5:30-6:30pm
150 Cunz Hall [RSVP]

Summer is a great time to devote to undergraduate research!  Hear from student panelists about their experiences conducting full-time summer research and get tips on how to develop your own "summer of research."

OSU Summer Research Fair
Wednesday, January 15, 5:30-7:00pm
165 Thompson Library

Representatives from summer research programs and funding providers throughout the university will be present to speak with students. Learn about opportunities to fund an existing research proposal, or about participation in a sponsored research program. Walk-ins welcome! View the list of OSU representatives attending the fair here.

Summer Research Proposal Peer-to-Peer Help Sessions
All sessions at URO Offices at 53 W. 11th Ave.
Thursday, January 16, 5:00-7:00pm
Wednesday, January 22, 5:00-7:00pm
CANCELLED DUE TO WEATHER- Rescheduled to Tuesday, February 4, 5:00-7:00pm

If you are applying for any of the joint URO/Mayers/Holbrook/Honors Summer Research Fellowship, these sessions are available to help you get feedback and discuss your research proposal.  Undergraduate students who have applied and been awarded summer funding will be on hand.  RSVP requested, but not required. Stop by if you can!


Ohio LSAMP Alliance Interest Meeting
Presented by the Office of Diversity and Inclusion
Thursday, January 30, 6:00pm in 281/285/289 SAS Building.

The purpose of The Ohio LSAMP Alliance is to significantly increase underrepresented minority student recruitment, retention, persistence, and attainment of science, technology, engineering, and mathematics (STEM) degrees. The Ohio LSAMP Alliance is an alliance among 7 four-year institutions and 4 community colleges in Ohio. Ohio State students interested in LSAMP will participate in special programming and receive a stipend for their participation. Contact Dr. Kari L. Jordan at jordan.722@osu.edu for more information.

New Event! Join the Research Conversation-STEP program
Presented by University Libraries
Wednesday, February 5, 3:30-4:30
150 Thompson Library [RSVP]- Walk-Ins and Non-Step students are also welcome

Have fun while you uncover the role of publications and posters as means of communication among researchers and learn to use publication searching to find researchers at OSU.

New Event! Discover Research in Economics
Presented by Dr. Trevon Logan
Monday, February 17th, 5:30pm
388 Arps [RSVP]

Come hear what research is all about in the field of Economics! Dr. Trevon Logan, an Associate Professor of Economics at OSU and a Research Associate at the National Bureau of Economic Research will be discussing information that can be helpful to undergraduate students who are interested in starting their research experience.

New event! Guidelines for Keeping a Good Laboratory Notebook
Presented by Dr. Marcela Hernandez
Tuesday, February 25, 5:30-6:30pm
1035 McPherson Lab [RSVP]

Keeping records of your research is crucial to a successful project in any field of study.  Many undergraduate researchers are working in laboratories, where they are asked to keep a laboratory notebook.  This session will teach you how to maintain and organize your lab notebook to keep track of protocols, experiments, and results.  Join Dr. Marcela Hernandez to learn the secrets to a great lab notebook, whether you are currently in a research lab or interested in joining one!

New Event! Thesis Writing 101-STEP program
Wednesday, February 26th, 5:30-6:30
253 Denney Hall [RSVP]

Choosing the Undergraduate Research option for your STEP experience, but not sure about how to start writing a thesis? Find the whole process confusing? Not sure what it takes or how to proceed? Join representatives from A&S and Engineering as they explain the steps involved and answer your questions about writing a thesis so that you too can get started with confidence.

IRB Training for Undergraduates
Presented by the Office of Responsible Research Practices
CANCELED-Wednesday, January 29, 5:30-6:30pm, 2017 McPherson Lab [RSVP] and
Tuesday, April 8, 5:30-6:30pm, 160 Jennings Hall [RSVP]

Are you interested in working with human subjects or their data in your research?  Do you need IRB approval?  Not sure?  Doing research that involves human subjects, especially in the Social and Behavioral Sciences and allied fields, requires prior approval from an Institutional Review Board (IRB). Come learn about the approval process, and know the rules before you start!


Pre-Denman Workshops

The Denman Demystified: An Introduction to the Forum
Thursday, January 16, 5:30-6:30pm
10 Psychology Building

Maybe you’ve heard about the Denman Undergraduate Research Forum, but you’re not really sure what it is. Or maybe you think you have a handle on what the Denman is, but you still have some questions about who can present, what the application process entails, etc. Either way, this is your one-stop shop to answer your questions. All are welcome! RSVP preferred. Walk-ins welcome!

Preparing and Presenting a Winning Poster

Faculty members will discuss preparing your posters and presenting your research at the Denman Undergraduate Research Forum. Walk-ins welcome!

Focus on Arts, Humanities, and Social & Behavioral Sciences
Tuesday, February 18, 5:30-6:30pm, 260 Ramseyer Hall

Focus on STEM Majors
Wednesday, February 26, 5:30-6:30pm, 60 Jennings Hall and
Thursday, March 6, 5:30-6:30pm, 60 Jennings Hall

General Focus
Tuesday, March 4, 5:30-6:30pm, 260 Ramseyer Hall and
Wednesday, March 19, 5:30-6:30pm, 260 Ramseyer Hall

The Denman Undergraduate Research Forum
Wednesday, March 26, 12:00-3:00pm, RPAC

Visit the largest undergraduate poster forum on campus and see the amazing research projects that students are doing throughout the university. More information and accepted abstracts can be viewed at denman.osu.edu.

URO Info Sessions

Come to one of our monthly info sessions to learn how to get started in research! Learn how to develop a research topic, find a research mentor, and find resources to help make research a part of your undergraduate education. These sessions offer a great introduction to students who are just beginning to think about the possibilities of undergraduate research.

New Session Added! Wednesday, April 9 at 6:30 pm in 253 Denney Hall.

All sessions are in Rm. 90 of the 18th Avenue Library (formerly SEL)

January 27
January 22
January 23
February 12
February 13
March 5
March 6


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