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Fall 2016 Calendar of Events


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Fall Undergraduate Research Week Events

Join the Research Conversation
Monday, September 12, 2016
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
Tuesday, September 13, 2016
120 Baker Systems

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
Wednesday, September 14, 2016
165 Thompson Library

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 Undergraduate Student Poster Forum
Thursday, September 15, 2016
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!

Presenting and Publishing Your Research
Friday, September 16, 2016
Research Commons (3rd Floor of the 18th Avenue Library)

Discover the ins-and-outs of presenting and publishing your research! Learn strategies for presenting research at national conferences and how to find funding to support conference travel. Dr. Lorraine Wallace (URO Director, Associate Professor of Biomedical Education and Anatomy) will discuss publishing in scholarly journals outside of OSU and you can find out how to submit your work to JUROS, OSUís all inclusive, student-run peer-reviewed undergraduate research journal.

URO Events

URO Open House
Friday, August 26, 2016
105 Biomedical Research Tower

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!

IRB Training for Undergraduates
September 7, 2016
160 Jennings
October 25, 2016
312 Enarson Classroom

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!

Research Etiquette for the Beginning Researcher
September 21, 2016
110 Orton 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.

Keeping a Good Lab Notebook
September 27, 2016
110 Orton hall

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
October 5, 2016
60 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.

Research Outside the Beaker
October 19, 2016
60 Page Hall

Are you majoring in the humanities or the social & behavioral sciences and wondering how research works for you? Would you like to know how to get funding and pursue a thesis in these disciplines? Come to hear from current undergraduate researchers, a faculty member, and a URO staff member at this session designed specifically for you!

Writing a Successful Abstract
October 27, 2016
Research Commons (3rd floor of the 18th Avenue Library)
November 9, 2016
Research Commons (3rd floor of the 18th Avenue Library)

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 annual Denman Undergraduate Research Forum.

Finding & Applying for Summer STEM Research Programs
Thursday, November 3
60 Page Hall

There are multitudes of national and international research programs for students in the STEM (Science, Technology, Engineering, and Mathematics) fields during the summer. Attend this session to learn what is out there and how to find programs, what is required to apply, and get insight and tips for a successful application from previous participants in summer undergraduate research programs.

Recipe for Success: Basic Ingredients for Undergraduate Research
Presented by the Mershon Center for International Security Studies
Monday, November 14
120 Mershon Center

An event for students in SBS and Humanities who want to know what research opportunities exist in their fields, how to develop an appropriate research question and methodology, and what foundation is needed to begin their research. A faculty panel will discuss research in their specific disciplines and the building blocks of a good research project in the Social and Behavioral Sciences and Humanities.

Getting Involved in Research Information Sessions
Come to one of our information 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.

  • Thursday, September 1 at 11:30am in 090 18th Avenue Library
  • Friday, September 9 at 2:30pm in 090 18th Avenue Library
  • Tuesday, September 13 at 11:30am in 090 18th Avenue Library
  • Monday, September 19 at 5:30pm in 150B Thompson Library
  • Tuesday, September 27 at 2:30pm in 150B Thompson Library
  • Wednesday, October 5 at 11:30am in 090 18th Avenue Library
  • Thursday, October 20 at 5:30pm in 150B Thompson Library
  • Friday, October 28 at 11:30am in 090 18th Avenue Library
  • Wednesday, November 2 at 5:30pm in 150B Thompson Library
  • Monday, November 7 at 2:30pm in 090 18th Avenue Library
  • Tuesday, November 15 at 11:30am in 090 18th Avenue Library
  • Wednesday, November 30 at 2:30pm in 090 18th Avenue Library

Advising Hours

The URO offers walk-in advising hours to answer any questions you have about undergraduate research! Meet with a peer advisor at one of two locations on campus.

URO Office
53 W. 11th Avenue
Monday-Friday, 10am-4pm

Thompson Library
1st floor, next to the Info Desk
Monday-Friday, 1pm-3pm (from September 12-November 18)

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