Educational Seminars and Information Sessions

SOURCE is pleased to host a wide variety of educational seminars and information sessions including:

  1. "All About Finding Research" Information Session 
  2. Federal Reserve Bank of Cleveland and Case Western Reserve University (CWRU) Research Program Q & A session
  3. Graduate School admission and personal statement workshops
  4. Responsible Conduct of Research (RCR) 4-part seminar
  5. Preparing for Intersections
  6. The Beckman Scholars Research Award

Looking for Research? Attend the info session, "All About Finding Research"

Offered Virtually and In Person! This 50-minute information session provides you with the basic information for finding research on and around CWRU during the academic year and provides some guidance for students looking for summer research.  The Fall 2021 schedule is below, please click here to register via Handshake.  

Wednesday, October 27, 4 p.m. (In Person - Room Location in Handshake)

Monday, November 1, 8:30 a.m. (Virtual - Zoom Link in Handshake upon registration)

Tuesday, November 9, 7 p.m. (Virtual - Zoom Link in Handshake upon registration)

Friday, November 19, 8:30 a.m. (Virtual - Zoom Link in Handshake upon registration)

Federal Reserve Bank of Cleveland and CWRU Research Program Q&A Session

The Federal Reserve Bank of Cleveland and Case Western Reserve University are looking for up to 10 students to work on one of two FRBC projects mentored by CWRU faculty from the Department of Computer and Data Sciences. Students from a variety of disciplines, including Computer and Data Sciences, Economics, Finance, Data Analytics and others are encouraged to apply. This session will provide basic information about this opportunity and spend most of the time for Q&A to learn more.  Register here on Handshake.  

Graduate School admission and personal statement workshops

Applying to Graduate School in Social Sciences - and Writing Those Pesky Personal Statements

Offered Virtually! This workshop will have a particular focus on personal statements for students who plan to pursue graduate education in the Social Sciences field.   Date: TBD for Fall 2021.  

The Graduate School Admission Process in STEM Fields: Organizing for Success

Offered Virtually! This workshop will cover many components of the graduate application process, with a particular focus on STEM students.  Also, participants will hear from a panel of faculty who have in depth knowledge of the admissions process for graduate students.

Date: November 5, 1 PM.  Register here via Handshake.

Responsible Conduct of Research (RCR)

Conducted each Fall semester, the Responsible Conduct of Research (RCR) is a 4-part seminar series focused on research ethics for undergraduate researchers.  Students who complete all four sessions receive a Certificate of Completion.  Sessions are 50 minutes.  Please register and find the Zoom link on Handshake.

  1. Laboratory Safety  
  2. Communication & Collaboration 
  3. Humans & Animals 
  4. Data Management

RCR is co-sponsored by the Office of Research Administration and SOURCE. These sessions are held each fall semester.  Fall Dates: TBD. 

Preparing for Intersections

Planning to present at Intersections? Attend these workshops:

The Elevator Pitch Workshops: Presenting Your Research to Strangers

Presented by Dr. Bill Doll and Dr. Barbara Burgess-Van Aken, these workshop will share valuable advice on explaining complex research, maximizing the potential of your video format, as well as strategies for answering questions about your research.

Pitches on Video: Monday, November 8th, 12:45 - 2 p.m.; Register on Campus Groups for this Virtual Session

 - This session will help student to learn how to present their research effectively while maximizing the potential of the video format.

Pitches in Person: Wednesday, November 10th, 12:45 - 2 p.m., Bingham 140; Register on Campus Groups for this In Person Session.

 - This session will help students learn to explain their complex research succinctly in face-to-face situations.

Preparing for Intersections: Improving Presentation Skills (Virtual, Poster, and PowerPoint Presentations)

Tuesday, November 16, 4 p.m.

This will be a virtual session presented by Jennifer DeSantis, Associate Director of Student Advancement, this session will provide information on how to present via video, how to prepare your PowerPoint and how to make a poster. Register and obtain the Zoom link on Handshake.

Beckman Scholars Program Information and Final Presentations

SOURCE is hosting the Final Presentations of the Beckman Scholars. Join us for this virtual session on research conducted by Ramona Johnson and Sakin Kirti along with their Research Mentors. Interested undergraduate students may register to attend and obtain the Zoom link in Handshake. Faculty and Staff may register via Zoom and obtain the session link.

Wednesday, October 27, 6:15 p.m.