Educational Seminars and Information Sessions

SOURCE Summer Research Learning Sessions

The Sessions below are for all students participating in undergraduate research with Case Western Reserve University in Summer 2020.  Registration can be done via Handshake.  Questions, please contact SOURCE office at 

Schedule of Tuesday Sessions:  

May 26 - Intro, Welcome and Announcements, Dr. Sheila Pedigo (SOURCE Director); Developing Personal Leadership, Oscar Ramos (SOURCE Associate Director) 

June 2 - Research services and research databases provided by CWRU Libraries, CWRU Research services librarians, Kelvin Smith Library: Evan Meszaros and Daniela Solomon.

June 9 - Student Presentation - Introduction to Intellectual Property, Asset Creation to Monetization, Daniel Pendergast, CWRU Senior Director of Operations, Technology Transfer Office. 

June 16 - Student Presentation - Rhodes, Truman, Fulbright, Oh My!, Amanda McCarthy, Assistant Dean, CWRU Office of Undergraduate Studies. 

June 23 - Student Presentation - Applying to Medical School and The Admissions Process, Tom McKenzie, Assistant Director of Admission of CWRU Medical School.

June 30 - Student Presentation - An Insider’s Guide to Getting Into Medical School, Liz Myers, Director, Admissions & Student Services Cleveland Clinic Lerner College of Medicine. 

July 7 - Student Presentation - Applying to Graduate School in STEM, Dr. Ina Martin, MORE Center Director of Operations, Department of Physics. 

July 14 - Student Presentation - Preparing for Intersections: Improving Presentation Skills and How to make a Poster Presentation, Jenn DeSantis, Assistant Director, CWRU Academic Resources and Student Advancement.

July 21 - Student Presentation - Tips for Effective Resume Writing, Laura Papcum, CWRU Assistant Director for Alumni Career Services, Post Graduate Planning and Experiential Education. 

July 28 - Student Presentation - Discovering Launchnet, Victoria Avi, Program Manager, CWRU Launchnet.

Schedule of Wednesday Sessions:  

May 27 (11 am) - Welcome and Introductions - Dr. Qing Zheng, Modeling Human Ear Diseases in Genetics, Genomics, Proteomics and Drug Discoveries, CWRU Department of Otolaryngology - Head and Neck Surgery,  School of Medicine

 June 3 (9 am) - Student Presentation - Dr. Alan Levine, The Essential Triad:  How the gut really protects us, CWRU Molecular Biology and Microbiology Department 

June 10 (9 am) - Student Presentation - Dr. Jenny Hawkins, Circumventing Antitrust Law: Cooperation Between Government and Industry During Times of Crisis, 1910-1945, CWRU Economics Department

June 17 (11 am) - Student Presentation - Dr. Qinzhong Kong, Prions and prion-like diseases, CWRU Pathology Department with Medical School 

June 24 (11 am) - Student Presentation - Dr. Lin Mei, Title: TBD, CWRU Neuroscience Department

July 1 (10 am) - Student Presentation - Dr. Julie Renner, Peptide Controlled Interfaces, CWRU Climo Assistant Professor Department of Chemical and Biomolecular Engineering

July 8 (11 am) - Student Presentation - Dr. Lydia Kisely, Science at the ultimate concentration limit – imaging one molecule at a time, CWRU Physics Department

July 15 (11 am) - Student Presentation - Dr. Lauren Calandruccio, The "cocktail party problem" isn't just a problem at cocktail parties, CWRU Department of Psychological Sciences

July 22 (11 am) - Student Presentation - Dr. James Reynolds, Title: TBD, CWRU Department of Anesthesiology and Perioperative Medicine

July 29 (10 am) - Student Presentation - Dr. Anant Madabhushi, Computational Imaging and Artificial Intelligence for Precision Medicine,  F. Alex Nason Professor II, CWRU Department of Biomedical Engineering

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

Offered Virtually!  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 schedule of sessions for Fall 2020 will be posted in August.  Stay tuned and we look forward to seeing you at a future Info Session. 

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

Offered Virtually!  This workshop provides the basics of the graduate admissions process.  In addition, participants will learn about the various application materials that are a part of the graduate application packet.  The goal of this workshop is to give its participants the knowledge, skills and tools to successfully gain admission into competitive graduate programs.  To be offered again in the Fall 2020. 

A recording of this session can be viewed by clicking here.

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.  To be offered again in the Fall 2020. 

A recording of this session can be viewed by clicking here.

Responsible Conduct of Research (RCR)

Conducted each Fall semester.

Responsible Conduct of Research (RCR), a 4-part seminar series focused on research ethics for undergraduate researchers:

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

Certificate of Completion is awarded for completing all four sessions. RCR is co-sponsored by the Office of Research Administration and SOURCE. These sessions are held each Fall semester.