In weekly information sessions, undergraduate research advisors answer questions and talk about strategies for getting involved in undergraduate research at UT. Info sessions are open to students from all disciplines and majors.
Fall 2016 Info Sessions
Sept. 6 – Dec. 2 in FAC 330
Tuesdays from 12-1 p.m.
Thursdays from 1-2 p.m.
Fridays from 11 a.m.-12 p.m.
There will be no regularly scheduled info sessions on Sept. 23, Sept. 30, and Oct. 20.
Please register to attend.
If you are unable to attend an info session, or need further help, we also offer advising appointments.
Fall 2016 OUR Workshops
Workshop on Short Video Production
Tuesday, Sept. 27, 1-2:30 p.m. in the PCL Media Lab
Learn about the basics of iMovie video editing software and hear tips for making your project accessible to a general audience within the constraints of a short video. Students are encouraged to bring 2-3 minutes of video footage for workshopping and feedback. This workshop is recommended for students submitting a video to the Texas Student Research Showdown, and counts as a Research Communication workshop for the OUR Research Training Certificate.
Making the Most of an Academic Conference
Wednesday, Oct. 12, 2-3 p.m. in FAC 332
This 1-hour workshop will help students strategically approach their first academic conference. We’ll orient students to how conferences are set up; how to get the most out of the sessions they attend; how to network with peers and with established scholars; and how to prepare for their own presentation without losing sight of the other benefits of attending a conference. This workshop counts as a Research Communication workshop for the OUR Research Training Certificate.
Independent Student Research Workshop
Monday, Oct. 17, 2-3 p.m. in FAC 330
Attend an information session about independent undergraduate research. Learn how to initiate your own research project, share your findings, and get formal recognition for your work. This workshop counts as a Research Preparation workshop for the OUR Research Training Certificate.
Academic Publishing for Student Researchers
Thursday, Oct. 27, 3-4 p.m. in FAC 332
Before you become involved in writing up research findings for publication, get an overview of how academic publishing works. We’ll discuss the options that student researchers can consider for submitting their work for publication, and we’ll orient you to the submission and revision process. This workshop counts as a Research Communication workshop for the OUR Research Training Certificate.
Establishing Yourself as a Researcher
Monday, Nov. 7, 2-3 p.m. in FAC 332
When it comes to career planning for the long term as a researcher, it’s important to have a coherent profile—a common thread running throughout your work, and an online presence establishing your expertise on your topic. We’ll discuss ways you can fine-tune your ideas into an agenda you can pursue in graduate school, online venues for establishing your footprint as an up-and-coming researcher (e.g. digital repositories, blogs, Twitter, Academia.edu, Researchgate, Google Scholar) and more general advice for taking ownership of your expertise. This workshop counts as a Research Preparation workshop for the OUR Research Training Certificate.