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Undergraduate Research Week is Here! Sept 19 – 23.

Poster promoting undergraduate research weekAfter a long wait, with many life changing events, we are ready for our Second Undergraduate Research Week September 19 – 23, 2022!  All week you will learn about the research, creative, and scholarly activities happening across campus and how you can get involved. You will also learn about the available funding and presentation opportunities for 2022-2023.

Research is not just limited to STEM majors, but open to all disciplines and majors. It is what you study in your fields. Whether you are creating art or poetry, analyzing marketing data, developing new educational practices, or discussing gender equality and historical figures, you are doing research.  AND there are so many benefits to engaging in research, creative, and scholarly activities, including[i]:

  • Building self-confidence;
  • Developing critical thinking and leadership skills;
  • Increased persistence; and
  • Opening career and graduate school pathways.

Research may not be easy, but anything worth doing is never easy, and research is worth it. Come join OHIP for the Second Undergraduate Research Week September 19 – 23, 2022!

Monday, September 19:  Stop by our table in the Nigh University Center (NUC) Food Court from 11am to 1pm to learn about all the opportunities on campus including publishing and funding as well as the rest of the weeks’ events.

Tuesday, September 20: Come to our Diversity, Equity, and Inclusion (DEI) in Research Coffee Chat from 1pm to 2pm in Old North, room 213. Mickey Loveless from UCO’s Diversity Peer Educators will lead the discussion and educate us about improving DEI and creating a more diverse research community.

Wednesday, September 21: Conferences are back in person! Come learn about how to submit an abstract from Dr. Shun Kiang and how to present your work from Steven Dunn and Dr. Melville Vaughan in our Lunch and Learn: Conferencing Workshop. Get STLR credit and free lunch from Noon to 1pm in the NUC room 304 (the Mary Fallin room).

Thursday, September 22: You won’t want to miss the Discover Undergraduate Research Roundtable Discussion in CTL 109 from 12:30pm – 1:45pm. Bring your questions and get ready to learn about how undergraduate research can change your life. Dr. Brittany Bannish will join UCO alumni Dr. Edy Ritt (Southern Nazarene University) and Lorelei d’Andriole (Michigan State University) who will discuss their experiences with research and how it has impacted their lives. Get STLR credit, free lunch and great ideas!

Friday, September 23: Take everything you have learned and get ready to go to the world Congress on Undergraduate Research in Warwick, England! Two UCO students went to WCUR in 2019 and the trip was quite impactful. Be the next Bronchos to represent abroad. Learn more at our virtual information session from Noon to 1pm. Register here: https://forms.office.com/r/md09rZ6Nr5.

Mark your calendars and be sure to bring a friend.

Already involved in research? Follow along on our social media and upload your projects using #ucourw22.

[i] Benefits of Undergraduate Research, University of Oregon, accessed 15 September 2022.

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