Summer 2024 Seminar Opportunities

Various programs host seminars throughout the summer. Below are some opportunities for prospective and current undergraduate researchers.

Seminars hosted by the ANVIL REU (open to all)

Sessions June 3, 7, 11, 21, and 26; July 8 & 17 in the Envision Center (STEW B001) from 11am-12pm 
Movie/Game Night on July 1 from 5:30-9pm
Pre-registration is required to ensure space is available.

List of ANVIL REU sessions (.pdf)

Seminars hosted by the ASPIRE REU (open to all)

Sessions June 3-July 18 in WALC 2127 or via Zoom from 4-5pm
Themes: Mon. - DEI Development; Tue. - Workforce Development; Wed. - Academic Writing; Thur. - Entrepreneurship & Industry

List of ASPIRE REU sessions (.xlsx)

Mini-conferences hosted by SURF (open to all)

May 28; June 18; July 9 from 9am-12:30pm

June 18 sessions and descriptions in WTHR (.xlsx)

Virtual seminars hosted by the Office of Undergraduate Research (open to all)

To register for a virtual seminar, you must login with your email associated with the Zoom account. Purdue users can use this link.

Wed., June 12 at 4pm - 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.

Tue., June 18 at 4pm - Marketing Yourself for Undergraduate Research

Learn how to describe yourself on your resumé/CV, within emails, 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.

Mon., July 1 at 6pm - How to Write an Abstract and Apply to the Summer Symposium

In preparation for the Summer Undergraduate Research Symposium abstract submission deadline on July 8, this seminar will discuss how to write an abstract with common components, how to submit it, and what to expect as a presenter at the event. This seminar is open to those who want to learn how to write an abstract, but may not be applying to the Symposium. Register for this seminar.

Tue., July 16 at 10am - Presenting Your Research: Posters

Novice and expert poster designers are invited to learn best practices in anticipation of the Summer Symposium (or other conferences). If you are unable to attend, you can watch a previously recorded YouTube presentationRegister for this seminar.

Thurs., July 18 at 10am - Presenting Your Research: Research Talks

Research talk presenters are invited to learn best practices in anticipation of the Summer Symposium (or other conferences). If you are unable to attend, you can watch a previously recorded YouTube presentationRegister for this seminar.

Summer Undergraduate Research Symposium - July 25-August1
July 25 - Poster Symposium in PMU East & West Faculty Lounges
July 25 - Research Talks in Grissom Hall
July 25-August 1 - Virtual Presentations

The 2024 Summer Undergraduate Research Symposium is an opportunity for undergraduate researchers who are working with Purdue mentors or Purdue students working at another institution to showcase the scholarly work and creative endeavors they have been engaged in through presentations. The Summer Symposium will include posters, research talks, and virtual presentations. To present, submit your abstract by July 8 at 5pm EST.

Tue., July 30 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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