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 Sessions
  2. Graduate School Prep Session
  3. Responsible Conduct of Research
  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 some guidance for finding summer research. Registration is available on Handshake (includes the Zoom link).

Friday, November 17th, 9 a.m. Virtual (Handshake Registration + Zoom Link)

Friday, December 1st, 3 p.m. Hybrid, Sears Library 213 (Handshake Registration + Zoom Link)

Research Abroad

Thursday, September 14, 4:00 p.m. - 5:00 p.m.; Tomlinson Hall 135

Graduate School Prep Workshops

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.

Friday, September 29, 1:00 p.m. - 2:00 p.m.; Location: Nord 410

Tailoring Personal Statements for Graduate School

This session will feature Dr. Gabrielle Parkin, Director of Writing Center and Department of English Faculty Member. 

Date: Fall Schedule, TBD.

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: Fall Schedule, TBD.

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!

October 13 - Session 1: Communication, Collaboration and Authorship 

November 3 - Session 2: Research Misconduct

November 17 - Session 3: Mentoring (Register on Handshake)

December 1 - Session 4: Data Management (Register on Handshake)

These sessions will be recorded.  Students who are registered on Handshake but must miss and/or cannot attend a session(s) 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 

November 3rd, 12:30* p.m. to 2 p.m., Tinkham Veale University Center, Ballrooms A & B

*Pizza available at 12:30 p.m.; Program begins at 12:45 p.m.

Register in Handshake before October 26th for the event and pizza!  All undergraduates students may join us, but we cannot guarantee pizza. 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.

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

Presentation Recording

This is an in person session and will be presented by Shaun Hoversten, Assistant Director of Academic Support Resources for Students. It will provide information on how to present in person and how to make a poster.