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Fall Undergraduate Research Week

Join the Research Conversation
[RSVPs] are required!
Monday, September 14, 5:30-6:30pm
150 Thompson Library

Active research is happening across the university, and researchers regularly debate and inspire one another through their writings. Find out how to "hear" this conversation and how to join in - right here at Ohio State - in this interactive session from University Libraries and the Undergraduate Research Office.

Spilling the Beans: Secrets to Undergraduate Research
[RSVPs] are preferred; walk-ins always welcome!
Tuesday, September 15, 5:30-6:30pm
300 Journalism Building

Learn from student panelists in various disciplines about how they got started doing research, what they do, and how you might get involved.

Faculty Perspective on Undergraduate Research
[RSVPs] are preferred; walk-ins always welcome!
Wednesday, September 16, 5:30-6:30pm
130 CBEC Building

Wondering what faculty members really think about research? Come to this panel to hear what professors from various disciplines have to say about working with undergraduate researchers. Learn more about what they expect from undergraduate researchers and what you can expect from the experience of working closely with faculty.

Fall Student Poster Forum
Thursday, September 17, 5:30-6:30pm
The Buckeye Reading Room in Thompson Library

Attend the culminating event of Undergraduate Research Week: a poster forum highlighting the work of undergraduate summer researchers in numerous disciplines, from biomedical sciences to the humanities. Stop by to view their accomplishments and talk to them about the summer research experience. A great opportunity to explore the possibilities of undergraduate research and see the amazing results of learning experiences outside of the classroom!

The 2015 Forum will feature 3 poster sessions throughout the day. Students from a variety of disciplines will be presenting during each session.

      • Session 1: 11:00am-12:30pm
      • Session 2: 12:45pm-2:15pm
      • Session 3: 2:30-4:00pm

An Undergraduate's Guide to Presenting and Publishing
[RSVPs] are preferred; walk-ins always welcome!
Friday, September 18, 2:30-3:30pm
160 Jennings Hall

URO Programs

URO Open House
[RSVPs] are preferred; walk-ins always welcome!
Monday, August 24, 9am-2:00pm
53. W 11th Avenue

Stop by the Open House to learn more about what the URO does on campus, discuss undergraduate research with peer researchers, hear about upcoming events and sign up for our listserv!

Presenting Research with Posters
[RSVPs] are required!
Tuesday, September 1, 5:30-7:00pm
300 Younkin Success Center

In this workshop, we will discuss the essential parts of a poster and how to arrange them to tell a concise story. Students will also have the opportunity to practice presenting their research. In addition, we will discuss ways in which students can share their work with people who may spend as little as thirty seconds or as much as several minutes at your poster. 

IRB Information Sessions
[RSVPs] are preferred; walk-ins always welcome!
Wednesday, September 9, 5:30-6:30pm
160 Jennings
[RSVPs] are preferred; walk-ins always welcome!
Tuesday, October 27, 530-6:30pm
232 Cockins Hall

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!

Guidelines to Keeping a Good Lab Notebook
[RSVPs] are preferred; walk-ins always welcome!
Tuesday, September 22, 5:30-6:30pm
150 Thompson Library

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 maintaining a great lab notebook, whether you are currently in a research lab or interested in joining one!

Have Research, Will Travel
[RSVPs] are preferred; walk-ins always welcome!
Wednesday, September 30, 5:30-6:30pm
020 Page Hall

Research is already exciting, but imagine how exciting it can be when it sends you to a foreign country! Come to this panel to learn about the challenges and rewards of doing research internationally. You will learn about the paths that fellow undergraduates have taken while conducting research abroad and what you need to know to make it happen for you. 

Strategies for Writing a Successful Abstract
[RSVPs] are preferred; walk-ins always welcome!
Tuesday, October 6, 5:30-6:30pm
160 Jennings
[RSVPs] are preferred; walk-ins always welcome!
Wednesday, November 4, 5:30-6:30pm
232 Cockins Hall

Are you interested in presenting your research at a poster forum or conference? During this session you will learn from a faculty member about strategies for writing a research abstract in any field and develop the skills to compose a strong abstract. There will also be a brief overview of the guidelines for applying to present your research at the Denman Forum and the Spring Expo.

Lab Etiquette for the Beginning Researcher
[RSVPs] are preferred; walk-ins always welcome!
Tuesday, October 10, 5:30-6:30pm
218 Cockins Hall

When undergraduate students join a laboratory, they are walking into a new environment that has more rules than a typical workspace. Some rules will become obvious very rapidly, but many are not explicitly written anywhere. Figuring out the rules and knowing good lab etiquette is essential for success. In this session we will go over some basic lab etiquette rules and provide tips on how to figure out the laboratory’s unique culture and expectations.

Research Outside the Beaker
[RSVPs] are preferred; walk-ins always welcome!
Wednesday, October 21, 5:30-6:30pm
160 Jennings
[RSVPs] are preferred; walk-ins always welcome!
Tuesday, November 3, 5:30-6:30pm

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. All sessions are in room 090 in the 18th Avenue Library.

  • Thursday, September 10, 11:30-12:30pm
  • Tuesday, September 22, 2:30-3:30pm
  • Friday, October 2, 11:30-12:30pm
  • Wednesday, October 7, 2:30-3:30pm
  • Monday, October 12, 2:30-3:30pm
  • Thursday, October 29, 5:30-6:30pm
  • Wednesday, November 4, 11:30-12:30pm
  • Thursday, November 19, 2:30-3:30pm
  • Monday, November 30, 11:30-12:30pm

Library advising hours are also available starting September 17, 2015. Students will be on the 1st floor in Thompson Library, across from the elevators Monday-Friday from 1:00-3:00pm.

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