Spring 2022 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 and to prevent unnecessary gatherings outside of academic coursework for Protect Purdue guidelines. Seminars last one hour.

Mon., Jan. 24 at 4:30pm - Summer Undergrad Research Search Process

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 peak summer research application period. Register for this seminar.

Thurs., Jan. 27 at 4:30pm - Undergrad Research 101: Where to Begin

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. Undergrads will learn what they need to do to prepare. Register for this seminar. Register for this seminar. 

Mon., Feb. 7 from 2-6pm - Undergraduate Research Roundtable

This event, similar to a job/career fair brings undergraduate research mentors and programs seeking applicants together with students seeking opportunities to learn more about available opportunities. All colleges and schools are invited to attend. Find out more information and RSVP to get updates here.

Mon., March 21 at 4:30pm - Creating a Research Pitch

Effectively communicating your research project to your friends, family, and decision-makers takes practice so that the rationale, message, and your involvement are not lost in jargon and too-detailed points that are tangents that lose the interest of your audience. This is helpful for any undergraduate researcher but is especially helpful for those who plan to present during the Undergraduate Research Pitch Competition on March 24. Register for this seminar.

Thurs., March 24 from 7-10pm in Fowler Hall - Undergraduate Research Pitch Competition

The Undergraduate Research Pitch Competition highlights undergraduate researchers' projects while promoting concise and effective storytelling during this event celebrating undergraduate research. Top presenters and an "audience choice" will receive awards during this judged event. This hybrid event will be broadcast from Fowler Hall to YouTube. Co-hosted with the Undergraduate Research Society of Purdue. Find out more information and RSVP to get updates to attend here.

Mon., March 28 at 4:30pm - 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. Those who plan to present either in-person or virtually are encouraged to attend. This session is duplicated on March 29 at 1:30pm. Register for this seminar.

Tues., March 29 at 1:30pm - Creating and Presenting a Research Poster

(Duplicate presentation from March 28.) Novice and expert poster designers are invited to learn best practices in anticipation of the Spring Undergraduate Research Conference. Those who plan to present either in-person or virtually are encouraged to attend. Register for this seminar.

Thurs., March 31 at 4:30pm - Poster Work Day

Want to get feedback on your presentation for the Spring Undergraduate Research Conference? This can also be useful for individuals who will present at conferences outside of the Purdue spring conference. This is a come-and-go style seminar if you only need certain questions answered. Register for this work day seminar.

Mon., April 4 at 4:30pm - Creating and Presenting a Research Talk/Oral Presentation

Novice and expert research talk presenters are invited to learn best practices in anticipation of the Spring Undergraduate Research Conference. Those who plan to present either in-person or virtually are encouraged to attend. Register for this seminar.

Spring Undergraduate Research Conference
April 11 - 18 | Virtual Presentations
April 12 | In-Person Poster Symposium
April 14 | In-Person Research Talks/Oral Presentations

The 2022 Purdue 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. This judged event is the largest gathering of undergraduate research work at Purdue. Currently, the Spring Conference is planned to be hybrid with a week-long virtual conference, an in-person poster symposium, and in-person research talks. More information on how to attend and/or present your work can be found on the Conference website.

Mon., April 18 at 4:30pm - Undergrad Research 101: Where to Begin

(Duplicate presentation from January 24.) 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. Undergrads will learn what they need to do to prepare. Register for this seminar.

Mon., April 25 at 4:30pm - Marketing Your Research Experience

Conducting research develops many skills and highlighting those skills, experiences, and results is key for leveraging the hard work you have put into your project when applying for additional research projects, internships, graduate programs, and/or jobs. Learn how to market yourself with a focus on your research experiences on your resumé/CV, in your interviews, during networking events, and on your online profiles. 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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