Research Workshops

OUR Events Calendar

Getting Involved in Research

Tuesday January 21, 2020. 3:00-4:30 PM
Location: Pleasants Family Assembly Room; Wilson Library
Registration Required

In this workshop, you will 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 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 workshop will fulfill a Carolina Research Scholars workshop requirement.

Combine Research and Study Abroad

Wednesday, January 29th, 2020. 4:40-5:30 PM
Location: Davis Library Research Hub (2nd Floor)
Register here

Did you know you can combine study abroad and research? You can! Come to an information session 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. This workshop will fulfill a Carolina Research Scholars workshop requirement.

Using Twitter for Research

Monday, February 24, 2020. 4:00 – 5:30 PM
Location: Room 124 Undergraduate Library
Registration Required

Researchers in different fields around the world are using twitter to connect and share information about their work. Twitter can serve as a great tool for staying up to date with new articles in your field, learning about conferences and job opportunities, or finding funding information. In this workshop you will learn how to setup a professional twitter account, find helpful accounts to follow, and learn how to use hashtags to find and share research-related posts. Please bring your laptop or smart device to get started in the academic side of social media. This workshop will fulfill a Carolina Research Scholars workshop requirement.

Poster Design
Thursday April 2, 2020 3:30-5:00 p.m.
Location: 124 Undergraduate Library
Registration Required

Get ready for the Celebration of Undergraduate Research or other symposia this Spring and create an academic poster that stands out in the presentation hall! In this workshop, learn the design principles and guidelines that will help you create an effective and aesthetically pleasing poster. We’ll discuss layout, fonts, colors, graphics and more. This workshop will fulfill a CRSP workshop requirement.

Other Research Related Workshops Across Campus (these do not fulfill the CRSP workshop requirement)

BeAM@CAROLINA is a network of makerspaces where any UNC student, staff, or faculty member can join the UNC maker community in the design and making of physical objects. Get help with your research projects, whether that’s iterating on studio art techniques, building instruments for scientific experiments, or prototyping entrepreneurial inventions. Enjoy spaces equipped with emerging technologies like 3D printing and laser cutting, along with areas dedicated to sewing and woodworking. A schedule of trainings offered by BeAM can be found here.

The Undergraduate Libraries offers multiple workshops for students that may be useful in your research. These include Introduction to Adobe Graphic Design, Working with Data in Excel and Illustrator I: Draw Shapes and Icons. Visit the Workshops at the UL page here for more information.