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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 

Learn from student panelists how they got started doing research, what they do, and how you might get involved. Be ready to be inspired!

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!

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:
All sessions will be held in 060 Jennings

  • 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 the Science Majors:
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 majors:
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 effective 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

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

Fair use myths and misunderstandings abound, and it can be difficult to find accurate information about this important copyright exception. Join the Copyright Resources Center for this “Fair Use in February” event, and learn how to use copyrighted material confidently and legally in your research and/or teaching. Whether you know the four factors like the back of your hand or this is the first time you’ve heard of fair use, we invite you to participate.The workshop will address the following topics: the real definition of fair use, how to evaluate whether something may qualify as fair use, fair use tools and resources, best practices and applications for research and higher education

Keys to Research Success: Keeping Your Data Organized
Register [here]
Monday, March 9, 5:00-6:30pm
Thompson Library, Room 150 A/B

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.

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