The Office for Undergraduate Research (OUR) is committed to providing comprehensive training and support to undergraduate researchers. To that end, the OUR offers an extensive selection of workshops throughout the academic year that focus on skill acquisition and professional development.
Students who want to learn about the research process at USF should attend all three workshops offered in the Getting Started in Undergraduate Research workshop series. Together, these three interactive workshops provide the essential information and skills necessary to search for and successfully obtain a research experience.
For students who want to acquire additional professional development skills the OUR administers the Professional Development Workshop series. Topics include Attending an Academic Research Conference, Demystifying Graduate School, and Developing and Writing a Persuasive Research Abstract. Finally, the OUR conducts several Colloquium Preparation workshops each spring semester in conjunction with the annual OUR sponsored Undergraduate Research and Arts Colloquium.
Undergraduate Research Workshop Series
This interactive workshop provides a comprehensive overview of the entire undergraduate research process at USF.
In this interactive workshop students will learn about the importance of mentoring and how to develop research topics.
In this workshop students will learn and apply foundational research problem-solving skills necessary across all disciplines.
Topics include how to prepare for the event and how to manage your time and successfully network during the event.
Writing Center staff will discuss strategies for successful academic writing. Students are encouraged to bring written work to review/discuss.
Students will be given advice on the “best practices” for developing an abstract for presentation at a research conference.
Students will learn how to construct and present an effective poster for presentation at a research conference.
Students will learn how to develop and present an oral presentation using PowerPoint.