Student WorkshopsGet Started!

OURI, in collaboration with the FAU Library, is pleased to offer the following workshops during the Fall, Spring, and Summer semesters.  Encourage your friends to join you as well!  If there are additional workshops you would like for us to offer please email us at


Other FAU Workshops:
University Libraries Workshop schedule 
Graduate College Responsible Conduct in Research workshops 

2019 Boca Raton Summer Workshop Schedule

Date: Time: Workshop Title: Campus Room Videoconferencing
Wednesday, May 15, 2019 12:30 p.m. - 1:30 p.m. How to Contact Professors Boca GS 214 B Davie LA 150; Jupiter AD 204; Harbor Branch LE 103
Thursday, May 23, 2019 10:00 a.m. - 11:00 a.m. How to Get Started in Research and Inquiry Boca GS 214 B Davie LA 150; Jupiter AD 204; Harbor Branch LE 103
Tuesday, May 28, 2019 2:30 p.m. - 3:30 p.m. How to Contact Professors  Boca GS 214 B Davie LA 150; Jupiter AD 204; Harbor Branch LE 103
Wednesday, June 5, 2019 12:30 p.m. - 1:30 p.m. How to Get Started in Research and Inquiry Boca GS 214 B Davie LA 150; Jupiter AD 204; Harbor Branch LE 103 

Davie and Jupiter Workshop Schedule TBD

Workshop Descriptions

How to Get Started in Research and Inquiry: 
This workshop, offered each month, will discuss the beginning steps on how to get started
in undergraduate research and inquiry, including what is research, how to get involved,
how to contact faculty members, and much more!  

Contacting Professors: 
This workshop will explain the importance of effective communication when contacting

potential faculty mentors. Students will learn how to select an appropriate faculty
mentor and how to contact them to begin research projects.

Research Ethics:
Students will learn a historical perspective about  projects that require  research
compliance through the Division of Research and the roads to take to conduct ethical research.   

Life Hacks for Undergraduate Researchers: 
Students will learn useful tips to succeed in undergraduate research and academic course loads.

Students will gain valuable advice that will be used throughout their time at FAU, and in life after graduation.

How to Apply for Undergraduate Research Grants: 
This workshop will explore grant opportunities for undergraduate students offered through OURI.
Students will also receive information on how to submit an application through FluidReview,
learn about application deadlines, requirements and much more!

Attending a Conference: 
Topics will include identifying appropriate conferences in your discipline, submitting an abstract,

funding opportunities, getting the most from your conference experience,
networking, and appropriately representing your institution.

Summer Research Experience:
Students will learn about different summer research opportunities available to

Undergraduate researchers through OURI and how to fund external summer opportunities
and Research Experiences for Undergraduates (REUs).

Creating a Poster and Oral Presentation: 
Students will be assisted in the process of creating a poster and oral research presentation,

just in time for the annual OURI Undergraduate Research Symposium!  

Mock Poster/Oral Presentation: 
Students will have the opportunity to practice their presentation by preparing
and presenting a mock oral or poster presentation from beginning to end.  
There will be an audience to provide students the opportunity to practice
and answer questions the audience may have at the end of the presentation.

Preparing for Graduate School: 
Students will learn how to prepare for graduate school from the freshman
to senior academic years. Topics covered will consist of financial aid,
testing, personal statements, letters of recommendation and more!

(Offered Occasionally) Data Interpretation – Understanding 
the Method  and Results Sections of a Research Article:
A common practice in reviewing research articles is reading the Introduction and
then skipping to  the Discussion section. However, the Method and Results sections
often contain valuable information  that is critical to truly understanding the research. 
The purpose of this presentation is to highlight and  interpret the contents of the
Method and Results sections. The contents of current research articles
will be explained and interpreted in an easy to understand fashion.  

University Libraries:  FAU’s Library hosts a variety of workshops that can
assist throughout the  research process such as conducting a literature review,
APA help and much more! View the spring schedule here!