Getting Started in Research Workshop (GSIRW)

During this workshop, we will discuss the various forms of undergraduate research that take place on campus, guide students to develop a plan of action to locate research opportunities on campus, and discuss ways to contact faculty research mentors. Students will leave the workshop with (1) a better understanding of undergraduate research and how it takes place on our campus, (2) increased confidence to contact faculty research mentors, and (3) a list of faculty mentors to contact.

Each workshop is limited to the first 50 applicants. Confirmed participants will be contacted in advance of the workshop. Please note, workshops are limited to 50 students to allow for individualized instruction.

Requirements:

  1. Participation is by advanced registration only; see calendar below. Students are encouraged to register as soon as possible, as these workshops fill up very quickly.
  2. Students may register for one workshop ONLY; duplicate registrations across multiple dates will be deleted.
  3. Students must bring either a laptop computer or tablet device to the workshop.
  4. Students are expected to commit to the full time requirements of the workshop; please do not register for these workshops if you plan to leave early or arrive late due to other scheduling conflicts.

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The Value of Undergraduate Research Workshop (VURW)

During this workshop, we will discuss the importance (i.e. the personal and professional benefits) of conducting research as an undergraduate student at the University of Illinois. Students will leave the workshop with (1) a better understanding of how to deal with problems faced when getting started in research, and (2) an idea of how undergraduate research can benefit them both personally and in their future careers.

Requirements:

  1. Participation is by advanced registration only; students are encouraged to register as soon as possible, as these workshops fill up very quickly.
  2. Students are expected to commit to the full time requirements of the workshop; please do not register for these workshops if you plan to leave early or arrive late due to other scheduling conflicts.

Please read the project descriptions carefully. While these workshops are meant for students with few or no research skills, participation in this program does require diligence, enthusiasm, and commitment.

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Proposal Writing for Undergraduate Researchers Workshop (PWRW)

During this workshop, we will discuss the fundamentals of proposal writing, guiding students to formulate successful research projects and explain their research in a concise and compelling manner that is understandable to a general audience. Students will leave the workshop with (1) basic knowledge about research proposals and their structure, (2) tactics and tools to write successful research statements, and (3) a list of resources for assistance in the writing process.

Requirements:

  1. Participation is by advanced registration only; students are encouraged to register as soon as possible, as these workshops fill up very quickly.
  2. Students may register for one workshop ONLY; duplicate registrations across multiple dates will be deleted.
  3. Students are expected to commit to the full time requirements of the workshop; please do not register for these workshops if you plan to leave early or arrive late due to other scheduling conflicts.

Please read the project descriptions carefully. While these workshops are meant for students with few or no research skills, participation in this program does require diligence, enthusiasm, and commitment.

See Calendar For Registration