Workshops for undergraduate researchers
The goals of the workshops are to:
- Equip students with additional skills necessary to succeed as undergraduate researchers
- Prepare students for the best summer research programs available in the US and abroad
- Better prepare undergraduate students for the best graduate and professional programs in the US and abroad
- Provide UTEP faculty mentors with students that are better prepared for the challenges of undergraduate research participation.
NOTE: Attendees must be enrolled in an RSRC 4033 course to attend.
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Remember lab reports and book reports? Now that you are advancing, those old methods have evolved. Keeping track of your research is essential in all disciplines.
This workshop will introduce you to some methods and practices in recording your research and data for posterity. We will discuss research “notebooks” in several fields: the do’s and don’ts of maintaining one; why it is important to keep accurate records; and the fundamentals of data management.
Research integrity must be practiced by everyone on the team. What is misconduct and what may be questionable are not always the same.
You will discuss research integrity and the difference between research misconduct and questionable research practices. We will examine some historical and recent cases of misconduct that have made headlines. You will also work in a group to critically discuss and reflect on case studies across several disciplines.
Abstracts are short. Keep it brief but relevant. We will help you do that in this workshop.
This workshop is intended to further enhance your writing skills. Emphasis will be placed on using research reports to develop abstracts for technical symposia. Important elements of a good abstract, best practices, and common mistakes will be discussed. Participants will have an opportunity to review, critique and revise samples as well as prepare a draft of their own.
Research is meant to be shared. Posters are one of the most common ways you will share information about your project.
In the first part of this workshop, you will get tips on what constitutes a good technical poster and will examine some examples to help with your design phase. In the second part, you will learn the basics of presenting your poster to expert and non-expert audiences.