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Summer in January

Spilling the Beans: The Secrets of Summer Research
[RSVPs] are preferred; walk-ins always welcome!
Tuesday, January 20, 5:30-6:30
150 Cunz Hall 

Summer is a great time to devote to undergraduate research!  Hear from student panelists in various fields speak about their experiences conducting full-time summer research projects throughout the country, and find out how you can do the same!

OSU Summer Research Fair
Wednesday, January 21, 4:30-6:00pm
165 Thompson Library

This event is for students who are interested in exploring summer research at Ohio State. Representatives from summer research programs throughout the university will be present to speak with students. Explore many options for funding, existing research projects and other opportunities to just get started.

Intro to Research Proposal Writing
[RSVPs] are preferred; walk-ins always welcome!
Thursday, January 22, 5:30-6:30pm
251 Hagerty Hall

Interested in applying for summer research programs? Come learn how you can write a proposal that a program can't resist!

Summer Research Proposal
Peer-to-Peer Help Sessions
Come to one of our Peer-to-Peer Help Sessions to learn how you can write and improve your proposal for summer research programs. Students who have previously participated in summer research programs will be there to offer advice as you prepare to submit your proposals.

Peer Help Session #1
[RSVPs] are preferred; walk-ins always welcome!
Thursday, January 29, 5:00-7:00pm
291 Mendenhall

Peer Help Session #2
[RSVPs] are preferred; walk-ins always welcome!
Monday, February 2, 1:00-3:00pm
Mortar Board Room in Thompson Library

Peer Help Session #3
[RSVPs] are preferred; walk-ins always welcome!
Monday, February 9, 4:00-6:00pm
Mortar Board Room in Thompson Library

URO Programs

IRB Training for Undergraduates
[RSVPs] are preferred; walk-ins always welcome!
Wednesday, February 4, 5:30-6:30pm
160 Jennings

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!

Mix and Mingle--for students interested in health related fields
Wednesday, February 4, 6:00 - 9:00pm
115 Biomedical Research Tower
RSVP preferred

The Global Health Initiative and the URO are hosting this professional development evening for students interested in health related fields. OSU faculty who conduct research in fields such as public health, environmental science, chemistry, biology, biochemistry, microbiology, neuroscience, and nutrition will speak, be available to answer questions, discuss opportunities for working in their labs, and accept resumes.  Experts will also be available to give feedback on resumes.   

Join the Research Conversation - CANCELLED!!!!
[RSVPs] are preferred; walk-ins always welcome!
Thursday, February 19, 4:30-6:00pm
Thompson Library, Room 150

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.  

Pre-Denman Workshops

The Denman Demystified: Intro to the Forum
[RSVPs] are preferred; walk-ins always welcome!
Tuesday, January 27, 5:30-6:30pm
14 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 demystify yourself. 

Preparing and Presenting a Winning Poster For the General Audience:
The session on March 3 will be held in 104 Aronoff Lab; the session on March 11 and 12 will be held in 060 Jennings Lab

  • Tuesday, March 3, 5:30-6:30pm [RSVP]
  • Wednesday, March 11, 5:30-6:30pm [RSVP]
  • Thursday, March 12, 5:30-6:30pm [RSVP]

Preparing and Presenting a Winning Poster for STEM Disciplines:
All sessions will be held in 060 Jennings

  • Tuesday, February 24, 5:30-6:30pm [RSVP]
  • Wednesday, March 4, 5:30-6:30pm [RSVP]

Preparing and Presenting a Winning Poster for the Arts, SBS and Humanities:
All sessions will be held in 060 Jennings

  • Wednesday, February 25, 5:30-6:30pm [RSVP]

Research Commons Workshops

Prepare, Present, and Preserve: Moving Your Research Posters from Physical to Digital
Register [here]
Wednesday, January 28, 5:00-6:30pm
Thompson Library, Room 150A/B

Looking for tips on how to prepare an eye-catching and informative research poster? Curious about how to archive and increase access to your poster so it can still make an impact long after the forum is over? Join the Knowledge Bank and the Undergraduate Research Office to learn more about best practices for preparing research posters and opportunities to preserve them digitally. If you’re a graduate preparing for the Hayes or an undergraduate preparing for the Denman, then this session is for you!

Fair Use in Research and Education
Register [here]
Thursday, February 26, 12:30-2:00pm
Thompson Library, Room 150A/B

Do you use copyrighted materials from third party sources in your teaching or research publications? Have you heard that all educational use is fair use but have concerns about whether this is accurate? How can you evaluate whether something may qualify as fair use or determine if you need to seek permission? Join the Copyright Resources Center to learn how to use copyrighted material confidently and legally in your research publications and teaching.

Keys to Research Success: Keeping Your Data Organized
Register [here]
Monday, March 9, 5:00-6:00pm (workshop), 6:00-7:00pm (mixer)
Thompson Library, Room 150 A/B (workshop), Room 165 (mixer)

Tired of searching for lost files? Worried the spreadsheet you’re editing isn’t the most recent version of your data? Looking for a better way to keep track of your methods and results? Join the Libraries’ Data Management Services and the Undergraduate Research Office to learn more about creating a file naming system, tracking versions, and maintaining meaningful metadata for your research projects.

Research Writing 101: Best Practices for Citation Management
Register [here]
Thursday, April 9, 12:30-2:00pm
Thompson Library, Room 150 A/B

Looking for tips on creating an annotated bibliography and keeping your references organized? Want to learn more about the citation management tools available to you at Ohio State? Join the Writing Center and the Libraries’ Research Services for a discussion about the resources that can keep you efficient and organized as you prepare to publish your research.BYOD: Bring your own device for hands-on demonstrations of citation management tools available through the University Libraries.


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, January 15, from 2:30-3:30pm
  • Monday, January 26, from 2:30-3:30pm
  • Tuesday, February 10, from 5:30-6:30pm
  • Wednesday, February 25, from 11:30-12:30pm
  • Thursday, March 12, from 11:30-12:30pm
  • Monday, March 30, from 5:30-6:30pm
  • Tuesday, April 7, from 5:30-6:30pm
  • Wednesday, April 15, from 5:30-6:30pm

Library advising hours are also available Monday-Friday from 1:00-3:00pm on the 1st floor in Thompson Library, across from the elevators. Note: Library advising has concluded for Spring Semester. We will be back in the Autumn!

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