URCA Workshop Series: First Steps
All activities will be held in the OSSE , Breidenbaugh 107
Introduction to URCA at Gettysburg
Wednesday, October 3 -12:00 pm - 1:00 pm
Students will learn about how to get involved in research at Gettysburg. Led by current undergraduate researchers, seminar attendees will have a unique opportunity to engage with students who have achieved success in their research endeavors: Tyler Mann, Christina Noto, Leah Gulyas, and Ben Poltz . First and
Lunch Provided. Registration required.
Researching a Mentor & Preparing for the Research Conversation
October 24 - 12:00 pm - 1:00 pm
Seminar attendees will learn strategies for engaging in productive and professional conversations with potential mentors. Topics include: How to locate information about potential research mentors on the GC website; How to use information posted on a faculty’s web page to start the “research conversation” with a potential mentor; and How to prepare to have the “research conversation” with potential mentors.
Registration required. Lunch provided.
Designing and Presenting Interesting and Readable Research Posters
January 24 & 29 - 7:00pm - 8:00pm
Topics include: Poster basics, formatting tips, and best practices for answering questions.
Given by Prof. Chloe Ruff. Bring a copy of the paper or presentation being converted and your laptop.
Creating a Personal Vision Statement and Credentialing Yourself, Sessions 1 & 2
During this two-part workshop attendees will learn how to do the following: prepare a personal vision statement with regard to their research and creative activity goals, start a research e-portfolio, and learn how to talk about the skills they’ve acquired while engaging in URCA activities.
Summer Research Experiences for Undergraduates
Learn about summer research opportunities throughout the US and abroad.
Overview of the Institutional Review Board and requirements for conducting human subjects’ research.
Developing and Writing a Persuasive Research Abstract
Students will be given advice on the “best practices” for developing an abstract for presentation at a research conference. Topics include: What reviewers are looking for, how to develop a concise hypothesis/goal, composing the different sections on the abstract, the most effective way to state the conclusions, how to work with results that are not yet complete, and a discussion of authorship. This seminar is designed for students in all years of study who desire to improve the effectiveness of their