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Workshops and Information Sessions

We have no more offerings for Fall 2020 workshops, but please see below — many of our workshops have recordings available.

Workshops Count towards the Carolina Research Scholars requirement. Viewing the below recordings does not count toward the workshop requirement for the Carolina Research Scholars. 

Recent Workshops and Info Sessions

FINDING RESEARCH OPPORTUNITIES OUTSIDE YOUR DEPARTMENT
Date: Friday, August 21, 2020
Time: 4:00-5:00 p.m.
Link to the Zoom recording

Talk with OUR Ambassadors who are fellow undergrads conducting research in research centers and departments outside of main campus — the medical school, Lineberger Cancer Center, Adams School of Dentistry, and the Carolina Center for Neurostimulation. Hear their perspectives on identifying mentors, locating opportunities, and getting course credit for your research. After a brief panel, there will be plenty of time for Q&A.

FINDING RESEARCH OPPORTUNITIES IN PSYCHOLOGY AND NEUROSCIENCE
Date: Saturday, August 22, 2020
Time: 10:00-11:00 a.m.
Link to the Zoom recording

Talk with OUR Ambassadors who are fellow undergrads conducting research in Psychology and Neuroscience. Hear their perspectives on identifying mentors, locating opportunities, and getting course credit for your research. After a brief panel, there will be plenty of time for Q&A.

UNDERGRADUATE PERSPECTIVES ON FINDING RESEARCH OPPORTUNITIES: A PANEL WITH O.U.R. AMBASSADORS
Date: Wednesday, August 26, 2020
Time: 6:00-7:00 p.m.

Talk with OUR Ambassadors who are fellow undergrads conducting research in a variety of disciplines. Hear their perspectives on identifying mentors and labs, locating opportunities, and getting course credit for your research. After a brief panel, there will be plenty of time for Q&A.

FINDING RESEARCH OPPORTUNITIES IN BIOLOGY
Date: Thursday, August 27, 2020
Time: 8:00-9:00 p.m.

Talk with OUR Ambassadors who are fellow undergrads conducting research in Biology. Hear their perspectives on identifying mentors and labs, locating opportunities, and getting course credit for your research. After a brief panel, there will be plenty of time for Q&A.

FINDING RESEARCH OPPORTUNITIES IN PSYCHOLOGY AND NEUROSCIENCE
Date: Thursday, September 17, 2020
Time: 6:30-7:30 p.m.
Link to the Zoom Recording

Talk with OUR Ambassadors who are fellow undergrads conducting research in Psychology and Neuroscience. Hear their perspectives on identifying mentors, locating opportunities, and getting course credit for your research. After a brief panel, there will be plenty of time for Q&A.

FINDING RESEARCH OPPORTUNITIES IN THE HUMANITIES
Date: Monday, September 21, 2020
Time: 7:00-8:00 p.m.
Link to the Zoom Recording

Talk with OUR Ambassadors who are fellow undergrads conducting research in the humanities. Hear their perspectives on identifying mentors, locating opportunities, and getting course credit for your research. After a brief panel, there will be plenty of time for Q&A.

HOW TO FIND A RESEARCH MENTOR
Date: Monday, September 28, 2020
Time: 6:00-7:30 p.m.
Register Here

Want to do research but don’t know where to start?  Participate in this workshop to develop the tools to find and interact with faculty researchers whose research aligns with your interests and could be potential research mentors.

ACADEMIC PUBLISHING 101: From idea to article
Presented by the Odum Institute
Monday October 5, 2020
View Recording

While researchers often learn all about methods and design for doing research in their fields, they often get little training on how to approach publishing their work.  How does academic publishing actually work? Where should you publish your research? How do you actually get papers accepted in strong scholarly journals? In this workshop (Part one of a two part series), we will discuss several major ideas in academic publishing, including: Professional integrity and ethics; Who/what are academic journals and how have they changed over time; Strategies for journal selection and publishing; The structure of a peer-reviewed article; The publishing process; and The peer review process.

UNDERGRADUATE RESEARCH ABROAD
Date: Monday, October 19, 2020
Time: 1:00-2:00pm
Recording available here.

More undergraduates are finding creative ways to combine study abroad and research. Join us to learn more about study abroad programs that include credit-bearing research opportunities. Representatives from the Office of Undergraduate Research and the Study Abroad Office will lead the session, and an undergraduate panel will describe their experiences doing research abroad.

This event is part of University Research Week.

GETTING INVOLVED IN RESEARCH
Date: Tuesday, October 20, 2020
Time: 7:00-8:30 p.m.
Recording available here.

Learn how to enter the research community at UNC, including resources for identifying research opportunities, identifying faculty mentors and how the Office for Undergraduate Research can to support your research efforts. The workshop will include a student panel discussing how they got involved in research and a faculty panel to discuss what faculty look for in students to mentor.

This event is part of University Research Week.

GETTING INVOLVED IN UNDERGRADUATE RESEARCH IN BIOLOGY
Date: Wednesday, October 21, 2020
Time: 5:00-6:00pm
Recording available here.

Hear from Dr. Gidi Shemer about how to discover research opportunities inside and outside the Biology department. Learn how to get credit for research.

This event is part of University Research Week.

WRITING ABSTRACTS
Date: Thursday October 22, 2020
Time: 6:00-7:30 p.m.
Registration Here.

In this engaging workshop, you will deconstruct an abstract from your field in order to identify the components of a well written scholarly abstract.  You will then write your own abstract based on your research, so come prepared to start writing your personal research abstract.

This event is part of University Research Week.

Information Sessions

Information sessions do not count towards the Carolina research scholars workshop requirement.

SURF INFORMATION SESSION
Date: October 12, 2020
Time: 4:00-5:00 PM
Register Here

Date: October 27, 2020
Time: 6:30-7:30 p.m.
Register Here

The Summer Undergraduate Research Fellowships (SURF) provides eligible undergraduates $3,000 to carry out original research for 9 weeks during the summer under the supervision of a UNC-Chapel Hill faculty research advisor.  In this information session, you will learn about this fellowship and the application process.  Previous SURF awardees will also talk about their experience with applying and conducting their SURF.