Research Workshops

OUR Events Calendar

Spring 2020 Workshops coming soon

Getting Involved in Research
Monday September 23, 2019. 5:00-6:30 or – Workshop Full Registration Closed 
Tuesday November 5, 2019. 5:00-6:30 – This workshop is full, Registration Closed.  We will hold this workshop again in January 2020.
Location: 2nd Floor Hub Space Davis 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.


Networking This workshop is full, Registration Closed
Monday October 7, 2019. 4:00-5:30 p.m.
Location: Hanes 239
Registration Required

Learn to talk to potential research mentors and/or broaden your research network with the help of this workshop. You will learn the basics of networking including tips on how to talk to new people, share information about yourself, and ask questions to get the info you want while leaving a stellar first impression. Co-sponsored with the career center.  This workshop will fulfill a Carolina Research Scholars workshop requirement.

SURF Information Sessions
Monday October 14, 2019. 5:00-6:30 p.m. and Tuesday November 19, 2019. 5:00-6:30 PM
Location: 3408 Student Union

In this information session, you will learn about the requirements for the Summer Undergraduate Research Fellowship (SURF) program and be provided tips and strategies for developing a successful proposal.  You will also hear from past SURF recipients about how they developed their proposals and discover where to find SURF Peer Writing Advisors, who can give you valuable feedback on your proposal prior to submitting your application. This does not fulfill a Carolina Research Scholars workshop requirement.

Deconstructing Abstracts This workshop is full, Registration Closed
Thursday, November 7, 2019. 3:30-5:00 PM
Location: Undergraduate Library Room 124
Registration Required

In this interactive 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.  Please bring your laptop. This workshop will fulfill a Carolina Research Scholars 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.