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 ouri@fau.edu. Please check back on the website for all up to date information and location information. 
In addition to our face to face workshops, OURI now offers virtual workshops online via canvas. Please meet with an OURI staff member or peer mentor to gain access to the online workshops.
Other FAU Workshops:
University Libraries Workshop schedule 
Graduate College Responsible Conduct in Research workshops 

2020 Boca Raton Spring Workshop Schedule: 

All workshops are about 45-60 minutes.

Date: 

Time:

Workshop:

Campus:

Room:

January 17

1:00pm

How to Get Started in Research 

Boca Raton

GS 212

January 21

10:00am

How to Contact Professors

Boca Raton

GS 212

January 29

9:00am

How to Get a Summer Research Experience

Boca Raton

GS 212

January 29

11:00am

How to Apply for Undergraduate Research Grants

Boca Raton

GS 212

February 4

2:00pm

How to Get Started in Research

Boca Raton

GS 212

February 12

11:00am

Attending a Conference

Boca Raton

GS 212

February 14 

TBD

Falling In Love with Research 

Boca Raton

GS 212

February 18

1:00pm

How to Contact Professors

Boca Raton

GS 212

February 18

9:00am

Research Ethics

Boca Raton

GS 212

February 19 

3:00pm 

How to Apply for Undergraduate Research Grants

Boca Raton

GS 212

March 2

12:00pm

Creating an Oral and Poster Presentation

Boca Raton

GS 212

March 3

10:00am

How to Apply for Undergraduate Research Grants

Boca Raton

GS 212

March 6

1:00pm

Creating an Oral and Poster Presentation

Boca Raton

GS 212

March 18

11:00am

How to submit your Manuscript to the FAURJ

Boca Raton

GS 212

March 19

3:00pm

Preparing for Graduate School

Boca Raton

GS 212

March 24

3:00pm

How to Get Started in Research

Boca Raton

GS 212

March 25

CANCELLED

1:30pm

Mock Presentation Session (Poster Presentations)

VC to Davie (LA139) and Jupiter (AD222)

You must RSVP, space is limited. 

Boca Raton

GS 214B

March 25

CANCELLED

2:30pm

Mock Presentation Session (Oral Presentations)

VC to Davie (LA139) and Jupiter (AD222)

You must RSVP, space is limited. 

Boca Raton

GS 214B

March 25

3:00pm

How to Contact Professors

Boca Raton

GS 212

April 7

1:00pm

How to Get Started in Research

Boca Raton

GS 212

April 10

3:00pm

Attending a Conference (VIRTUAL! Like us on Facebook for details!)

Boca Raton

GS 212

April 17

1:00pm

How to Contact Professors (VIRTUAL! Like us on Facebook for details!)

Boca Raton

GS 212

April 21

1:00pm

Preparing for Graduate School (VIRTUAL! Like us on Facebook for details!)

Boca Raton

GS 212

May 5

1:00pm

How to submit your Manuscript to the FAURJ (VIRTUAL! Like us on Facebook for details!)

   

Davie Workshop Schedule

Date: Time: Workshop Title: Campus: Room:
January 28 5:30pm-6:30pm How to Get Started in Research and Inquiry Davie ES 118
February 25 5:30pm-6:30pm Creating an Oral and Poster Presentation Davie ES 118
March 31 5:30pm-6:30pm Preparing for Grad School Davie ES 118
For questions regarding the Davie Workshops please contact Tolu Famuyiwa.

Jupiter Workshop Schedule

Date: Time: Workshop Title: Campus: Room:
January 21 1:00pm-2:00pm Creating an Oral and Poster Presentation Jupiter AD 202
January 23 1:00pm-2:00pm Attending a Conference Jupiter AD 103
February 11 1:00pm-2:00pm How to Apply for Undergraduate Research Grants Jupiter AD 202
February 13  1:00pm-2:00pm Creating an Oral and Poster Presentation Jupiter AD 103
March 10 1:00pm-2:00pm Creating an Oral and Poster Presentation Jupiter AD 103
March 12 1:00pm-2:00pm Summer Research Experiences  Jupiter AD 103 
March 19 1:00pm-2:00pm Mock Poster Session Jupiter AD 103
For questions regarding the Jupiter Workshops please contact Jessica Young and Olivia Curtis.

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! Please visit the website for additional details.