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Writing a Successful Abstract
January 11, 2017, 5:30-6:30pm, 160 Jennings Hall. RSVP
January 17, 2017, 5:30-6:30pm, 250 Schoenbaum Hall RSVP

Are you interested in presenting your research at a poster forum or conference? During this session you will learn from a faculty member about strategies for writing a research abstract in any field and develop the skills to compose a strong abstract. There will also be a brief overview of the guidelines for applying to present your research at the annual Denman Undergraduate Research Forum.

Speaking of Summer Research
January 18, 2017, 5:30-6:30pm, 110 Orton Hall

Summer is a great time to devote to undergraduate research! Hear from student panelists in various fields speak about their experiences conducting full-time summer research projects throughout the country, and find out how you can do the same!

OSU Summer Research Fair
January 19, 2017, 4:30-6:00pm, 165 Thompson Library
No RSVP needed

This event is for students who are interested in exploring summer research at Ohio State. Representatives from summer research programs across the university will be present to speak with students. Explore many options for funding existing research projects and other opportunities to just get started.

IRB Training for Undergraduates
January 25, 2017, 5:30-6:30pm,160 Jennings

Are you interested in working with human subjects or their data in your research? Do you need IRB approval? Not sure? Doing research that involves human subjects, especially in the Social and Behavioral Sciences and allied fields, requires prior approval from an Institutional Review Board (IRB). Come learn about the approval process, and know the rules before you start!

Research Etiquette for the Beginning Researcher
February 16, 2017, 5:30-6:30pm,110 Orton Hall

When undergraduate students join a laboratory, they are walking into a new environment that has more rules than a typical workspace. Some rules will become obvious very rapidly, but many are not explicitly written anywhere. Figuring out the rules and knowing good lab etiquette is essential for success. In this session we will go over some basic lab etiquette rules and provide tips on how to figure out the laboratory’s unique culture and expectations.

Keeping a Good Lab Notebook
February 21, 2017, 5:30-6:30pm, Location TBD

Keeping records of your research is crucial to a successful project in any field of study. Many undergraduate researchers are working in laboratories, where they are asked to keep a laboratory notebook. This session will teach you how to maintain and organize your lab notebook to keep track of protocols, experiments, and results. Join Dr. Marcela Hernandez to learn the secrets to maintaining a great lab notebook, whether you are currently in a research lab or interested in joining one!

Preparing and Presenting a Winning Denman Poster

Learn how to prepare and present a winning poster for the Denman Undergrad Research Forum! Hear from an OSU faculty member about what they look for in a research poster, and see an example poster presentation and judging from a prior Denman participant and the faculty presenter. This workshop will be offered multiple times. RSVP preferred, but walk-ins are welcome. 

For All Fields:
March 1, 2017, 5:30pm in 110 Orton Hall
March 21, 2017, 5:30pm in the Research Commons (3rd Floor of 18th Ave Library)
March 22, 2017, 5:30pm in 110 Orton Hall

For Arts, Humanities, and Social and Behavioral Sciences:
March 2, 2017, 5:30pm in the Research Commons (3rd Floor of 18th Ave Library)

For STEM Fields:
March 8, 2017, 5:30pm in the Research Commons (3rd Floor of 18th Ave Library)
March 9, 2017, 5:30pm in 110 Orton Hall    

Come to one of our information sessions to learn how to get started in research! Learn how to develop a research topic, find a research mentor, and find resources to help make research a part of your undergraduate education. These sessions offer a great introduction to students who are just beginning to think about the possibilities of undergraduate research.

  • Thursday, January 12 at 2:30pm in 070/090 18th Ave Library
  • Friday, January 27 at 11:30am in 070/090 18th Ave Library
  • Monday, February 6 at 5:30pm in 150 A/B Thompson Library
  • Tuesday, February 21 at 11:30am in 070/090 18th Ave Library
  • Wednesday, March 8 at 2:30pm in 070/090 18th Ave Library
  • Thursday, March 23 at 5:30pm in 070/090 18th Ave Library
  • Wednesday, April 5 at 5:30pm in 070/090 18th Ave Library
  • Tuesday, April 11 at 2:30pm in 070/090 18th Ave Library


Walk-in advising is available to answer any questions you have about undergraduate research! Meet with a peer advisor at one of two locations on campus.

OURCI Office
53 W. 11th Avenue
Monday-Friday, 10am-4pm

Thompson Library
1st floor, next to the Info Desk
Monday-Friday, 1pm-3pm (from January 23 - April 7, 2017 excluding Spring Break)