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URCA Workshop Series: First Steps


Part I: Introduction to URCA at Gettysburg
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. First and second year students are strongly encouraged to attend.

October 4 - 12:00 pm - 1:00 pm - Breidenbaugh Hall 112  
   Student Discussants: Beth Burton, Keira Koch, Madison Cramer, and Breanna Tichen                                                    
October 11 - 4:00 pm - 5:00 pm - Breidenbaugh Hall 112
    Student Discussants: Richard Gawel, Keira Koch, Hallie Rauch, and Amanda Richman


Part II: Researching a Mentor & Preparing for the Research Conversation
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.

October 24 - 12:00 pm - 1:00 pm - Breidenbaugh Hall 112

Students have been invited to join Professors Amy Daily (Health Sciences), VoonChin Phua (Sociology), and Shannon Egan (Art & Art History), as well as Kolbe Summer Fellow, Amanda Richman’18, in a discussion about how to identify and engage in productive and professional conversations with potential URCA faculty mentors.  Topics include: How to locate information about mentors’ research interests and how to prepare to have the “research conversation” with potential mentors.  A light lunch will be provided for those who have registered.

Online registration is required by October 23rd.

 

 

October 30 - 4:00 pm - 5:00 pm - Breidenbaugh Hall 112

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URCA Workshop Series: Specific Topics


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.


IRB 101
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 writing, and is strongly recommended for students who intend to participate in Celebration.


Developing a Visually Effective Research Poster
January 31 - 11:30am - 12:30am
Breidenbaugh 108
Instructor: Prof. Divonna Stebick

Topics include: Poster basics, formatting tips, and best practices for answering questions. Attendees are encouraged to bring a rough “draft” of the poster to the session to receive feedback and to get help in creating it.

Crafting an Oral Presentation of a Research Paper
Topics include: Presentation basics and formatting tips e.g., how to make the best use of PowerPoint in your talk. Attendees are encouraged to bring a “draft” of their presentation to the session to receive feedback and/or get help crafting it for an audience.