Educational Seminars and Information Sessions

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

  1. "All About Finding Research" Information Sessions
  2. Graduate School Prep Workshops
  3. Responsible Conduct of Research (RCR) 4-part seminar
  4. Preparing for Intersections

"All About Finding Research and Creative Endeavors" Information Session

Looking for Research? Attend this info session! 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. Register to attend via Handshake.

Friday, September 30, 3:15 pm, Handshake Registration

Thursday, October 6, 4 pm, Handshake Registration

Monday, October 10, 7 pm, Handshake Registration 

Thursday, October 20, 4 pm, Handshake Registration

Friday, October 28, 3:15 pm

Tuesday, November 1, 7 pm

Friday, November 11, 3:15 pm

Tuesday, November 15, 7 pm

Friday, December 2, 3:15 pm

Research Abroad Info Session

Sponsored by Study Abroad

Tuesday, September 6, 4 pm, Campus Groups Registration

Tomlinson 135

Graduate School Prep Workshops

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, a panel of faculty share in depth knowledge of the graduate admissions process.

Date: Friday, October 7, 1 - 2:15 pm.  Registration is available via Handshake.  

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: Friday, November 4, 3:30 - 4:40 pm.  Registration is available via Handshake.     

Responsible Conduct of Research (RCR)

Conducted each Fall and/or Spring 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. Each RCR installment will be held virtually and sessions are 50 minutes. Please register for each on Handshake using the links below.

Session 1: Communication & Collaboration in Research, Date: October 6, 4 pm (Handshake Registration)

This session will cover what you should expect from the relationships you have with the principal investigator, the graduate students, post-docs, and lab staff and understanding what training you should have before you start.

Session 2: Lab Safety, Date: October 20, 4 pm (Handshake Registration)

Research involves inherent risks to those working in the laboratory. If you plan to work with viruses, radiation, or other potentially harmful substances, learn how to protect yourself and understand what training you should have before you start.

Session 3: Humans & Animal Research, Date: November 3, 4 pm (Handshake Registration)

When performing research involving humans or animals it is important to understand your responsibilities.  This session will cover how to protect human subjects in research as well as outline the practices employed by the University to ensure humane care and use of animals in research.

Session 4: Data Management, Date: November 10, 4 pm (Handshake Registration)

Data management encompasses many topics including acquisition, analysis, security, confidentiality, sharing, custody, and retention of data. This seminar will introduce the standards available for managing research data and providing guidelines for best practices.

RCR is co-sponsored by the Office of Research Administration and SOURCE.  

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: Date, TBD

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

Pitches in Person: Date, TBD

 - 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)

Date, TBD

This is a virtual session and will be presented by Michelle Cseh, Assistant Director of Student Advancement, Academic Resources, English Language Resources. It will provide information on how to present via video, how to prepare your PowerPoint and how to make a poster.