The OSR staff are available for classroom presentations, workshops, and student club presentations. We offer a variety of topics, including steps to getting involved in research, finding a faculty mentor, introduction to a Ph.D. program, and more. REQUESTS MUST BE SUBMITTED 2 WEEKS IN ADVANCE and must be during regular office hours (Monday-Friday 8am to 5pm). We will make every attempt to accommodate your request.


Please find the list of scheduled workshops for this term below. New workshops may be added so please check back regularly. 

Winter 2019 Workshops

Workshop Title Description Offered
Introduction to a Ph.D. 

The Introduction to Ph.D. programs will provide an overview of how to best prepare for Ph.D. programs. Specifically, we will cover what makes applicants competitive, researching programs, contacting potential mentors, and preparing application materials (i.e., writing your statement of purpose and asking for letters of recommendation).

Date: 1/15/2019
Time: 10:00- 11:00
Location: Meeting Center- Eucalyptus Room
Presenter: Dr. Christina Hassija

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Google Scholar and Advanced Google Search Learn how to get the most out of Google Scholar with some helpful tips, and learn how to find information quickly using advanced Google search commands and tools.
Date: 1/22/2019
Time: 6:10-6:40
Location: PL 2005
Presenter: Xiwen Zhang

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"Meeting of the Minds" Information Session

We will discuss topics related to the “Meeting of the Minds” Student Research Symposium, such as:

  • Symposium day schedule
  • The application process
  • Choosing between a poster and oral presentations

We will also connect you with additional resources to assist you through your application and presentation preparation process, and answer any questions you might have. In addition, we highly encourage you to also attend the Presenting a Poster and Oral Presentation Workshop on April 16th.

This information session is highly student-driven, so please feel free to bring your questions.

Date: 1/30/2019
Time: 1:00-2:00
Location: Meeting Center- Eucalyptus Room
Presenter: Danielle White

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Managing Citations with Zotero In collaboration with the Pfau Library, students will learn how to use Zotero software for citation management.
Date: 2/5/2019
Time: 10:00-11:00
Location: PL 2005
Presenter: Stacy Magedanz

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Evaluating Scholarly Resources This presentation will introduce the importance of evaluating resources when conducting research. Tools to use will be outlined and library resources will be distinguished Date: 2/12/2019
Time: 5:00-6:00
Location: PL 5005
Presenter: Barbara Quarton

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Preparing for Undergraduate Research This workshop is geared toward students who are not involved in research but are interested in what they need to do to prepare.  It provides an overview of what undergraduate research is, definitions of key terms, and steps to take.
Date: 2/12/2019
Time: 2:00-3:00
Location: Meeting Center- Eucalyptus Room
Presenter: Danielle White

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Publishing a Scholarly Article  Curious about what it takes to turn that paper or thesis into a journal article? This hour-long online workshop takes a look at how publishing works, including choosing the right journal, the peer review process, and what to expect if and when your manuscript is accepted for publication. Date: 2/25/2019
Time: 5:00-6:00
Location: Zoom
Presenter: Gina Schlesselman-Tarango

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Steps to Graduate School Your experience as student researchers makes you prime candidates for graduate programs! The Office of Graduate Studies is hosting a workshop specifically for you, to talk about the steps in applying to graduate school, how to craft a personal statement, and tell you about funding opportunities to help finance your graduate education!  Date: 3/19/2019
Time: 5:00-700
Location: PL 2005
Presenter: Erminia Cross

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