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 session on 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
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.
How to Design a Research Poster
Wednesday, Nov. 2, 2:30-4 p.m. in FAC 330
Research posters are a key method of communicating research in the sciences, so we invite you to learn about creating and presenting research posters at our poster design workshop. We’ll discuss the organization and goals of poster sessions; design principles that will help you present key information on a poster in a visually appealing way; and strategies for discussing your work with poster session attendees. All students will be given access to a poster design template via Canvas.
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.