Educational Seminars and Information Sessions

The Undergraduate Research Office (URO) is pleased to host a wide variety of educational seminars, events and information sessions to strengthen your skills in and our of the research environment.

Summer Undergraduate Research Seminars

The Undergraduate Research Office sponsors Summer Seminar Series for undergraduates conducting research at Case Western Reserve University in a broad array of topics. Please see the link for each session. 

Tuesday Lunch and Learn Series

Wednesday Lunch and Learn Series

Thursday SURES Presentations 

Students who choose to view a recording instead of attending a session in person or via zoom may complete a reflection here.

Fall Semester Seminars

All About Finding Research and Creative Endeavors

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 some guidance for finding summer research. Registration is available on Handshake (includes the Zoom link).

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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. All sessions are at 9am.  Register on Handshake for zoom link. Past sessions recordings can be found here!

Students may view the recording and submit a summary reflection (300 words maximum) to

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

Summer (Re)Search 

Future Session TBD

Fall semester is the time to learn how to conduct a web search for summer research programs. CWRU summer program directors will be present and National Lab representatives will be virtual. All will share great information!  Most summer program application deadlines are in January and February and some in December and March.

This information session counts as an Explore Program for first year students.

Research Abroad

Future Session TBD

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

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. Register to attend on Handshake.

Future Session TBD

Undergraduate Research for Pre-Med Students: Finding it and Understanding its Value

Hear from the Associate Directors of the Undergraduate Research Office and Healthcare Careers in the Career Center about how to find undergraduate research that will enhance your application to medical school

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UH Clinical Research and Other Internship Opportunities for Summer and Fall

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Learn about opportunities for summer and fall from the more than 3400 active clinical research studies at UH.  Attendees also will review the summer job board and hear tips on applying.

Professional Skills Development for Undergraduate Research

This session will cover the usage of professional skills within a research setting.  These skills include: Building a positive working relationship and communicating within a professional environment (Grad students, Postdocs, Faculty, etc.).  Emotional Intelligence will be introduced as a foundational concept towards the attainment of these professional skills.

Future Date: TBD

Preparing for Intersections: Improving Presentation Skills and How to Make a Poster

This virtual session and will be presented by Shaun Hoversten, Assistant Director of Academic Support Resources for Students. This presentation is designed to help you maximize efficiency when creating your posters and improve your presentation skills when sharing your research with others.


Previous Spring Sessions

Summer Undergraduate Research Application Q&A.  

This hybrid session is designed for you to come with your questions about your summer applications.  This session does not assist in helping you identify opportunities.  (See: All About Finding Research). 

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URO Peer Review Session for STEM/PSURG Project Proposals

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Presented by URO Ambassadors who have successfully applied for SOURCE funding.  Bring your proposal draft with targeted areas for review.  Ambassadors are willing to share their proposals, too.

Writing Summer Application Interest  Statements

This virtual session presented by Dr. Gabrielle Parkin, Director of Writing Center and Department of English Faculty, will cover many components of writing proposal statements for summer undergraduate research applications. 

Future Date: TBD

Research Abroad

Future Session TBD