Spring 2023 Seminar Series

The Undergraduate Research Seminar Series is valuable to prospective and current undergraduate researchers.

Unless otherwise noted, events will be hosted online this semester for access. Seminars last one hour.

Tue., Jan. 17 at 10am - Searching for Summer Undergraduate Research

Purdue students can apply to summer undergraduate research programs at Purdue and off-campus. Summer research programs can be a great time to expand your discipline knowledge full-time. This presentation will discuss how to search for summer research programs and how to apply for these opportunities. This presentation is delivered during the summer research application period. Register for this seminar.

Wed., Jan. 18 at 1pm - Undergrad Research 101: Where to Start

Learn how to search and apply for undergraduate research opportunities at Purdue. This presentation will discuss the various types of research opportunities, how to find programs or potential mentors, and how to approach the application/email process. Register for this seminar.

Wed., Jan. 25 at 10am - Marketing Yourself for Undergraduate Research

Learn how to describe yourself on your resumé/CV, in your interviews, during networking events, and on your online profiles that could help you locate research positions. Leverage the hard work you have put into your courses, experiences, and/or projects for a research position at Purdue or beyond. Register for this seminar.

Thur., Feb. 9 at 12:30pm - How to Find and Prepare for Fellowship Applications

Join Lisa Nielsen, Grant Writer and Postdoc Director in The Purdue Graduate School, to learn about preparing for fellowship applications. Dr. Nielsen works directly with students on their application materials and will discuss the Program and how students should consider applying. Register for this workshop.

Thur., Feb. 16 at 4:30pm - How to Write an Abstract and Apply to the Spring Conference

In preparation for the Spring Undergraduate Research Conference abstract submission deadline on March 1, this seminar will discuss how to write an abstract considering common components, and how to submit it for the Spring Conference. Additionally, this seminar is open to those who want to learn how to write an abstract and may not be applying to the Spring Conference. Register for this seminar.

Wed., March 22 at 10am - Creating and Presenting a Research Poster

Novice and expert poster designers are invited to learn best practices in anticipation of the Spring Undergraduate Research Conference. If you are unable to attend, you can watch a previously recorded YouTube presentation. Register for this seminar.

Wed., March 22 at 1:30pm - Creating and Presenting a Research Talk/Oral Presentation

Research talk presenters are invited to learn best practices in anticipation of the Spring Undergraduate Research Conference. If you are unable to attend, you can watch a previously recorded YouTube presentation. Register for this seminar.

Tue., March 28 at 11am - Graduate School 101

Learn all you need to know about Grad School in less than 60 minutes! What it is, should you do it, how to prepare for it, and how to get paid to go.

Presented by Dr. Janet Beagle, Sr. Director of Graduate Programs for Purdue University’s College of Engineering. Dr. Beagle previously served as the director of graduate admissions for Purdue’s central graduate school overseeing more than 100 graduate programs on 4 campuses. If you’ve ever wondered if graduate school is right for you, come hear what she has to say! Register for this seminar.

Tue., April 5 at 12:30pm - How to Avoid Common Fellowship Application Mistakes

Prepare for Fellowship Season by learning how to avoid common mistakes that graduate students and postdocs make in their applications. This webinar will cover the difference between academic journal writing and fellowship writing, as well as how you can make a good impression with reviewers. Register for this workshop.

Spring Undergraduate Research Conference
April 11: Poster Symposium in PMU Ballrooms
April 13: Research Talks in Stewart Center 214
April 10-14: Virtual Presentations

The 2023 Spring Undergraduate Research Conference is an opportunity for undergraduate researchers conducting research at Purdue to showcase the scholarly work and creative endeavors they have been engaged in through presentations. The Spring COnference will include a hybrid virtual conference, an in-person poster symposium, and in-person research talks. To present, submit your abstract by March 1 at noon EST.

Thurs., April 27 at 4pm - Marketing Your Undergraduate Research Experiences

Conducting research and/or presenting your work develops many skills that you should market. You must highlight those skills, experiences, and results to leverage the hard work you have put into your project when applying for additional research projects, internships, graduate programs, and/or jobs. You will learn how to describe your work on projects on your resumé/CV, in your interviews, and during networking events. Register for this seminar.

Managing Your Research Data
On-Demand Seminar via YouTube

Presented by previous Purdue University Libraries and School of Information Studies staff member, Sandi Caldrone.

So you’ve finished your research project. Now, what do you do with your data? Learn how to wrap up a data project the right way, get author credit for your work, and communicate your data management skills on your resume or grad school application.

PDF of the slides can be found here and the video of the presentation can be found here.

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