Friday, September 10, 2021

Register for a 'Think Like a Researcher' online mini-course or in-person workshop this fall

University Libraries, in partnership with the Office of Undergraduate Research, is offering "Think Like a Researcher" online mini-courses and in-person workshops to help undergraduate students become comfortable with the research skills and tools needed to participate in a variety of research and creative opportunities.
Interested in doing research? Level up!

University Libraries, in partnership with the Office of Undergraduate Research, is offering "Think Like a Researcher" online mini-courses and in-person workshops to help undergraduate students become comfortable with the research skills and tools needed to participate in a variety of research and creative opportunities.

"Think Like a Researcher" workshops are designed to help undergraduate students learn about the wide variety of ways to get started with research including volunteering, taking a course, applying to the Undergraduate Research Opportunities Program (UROP), and more.

For Fall 2021, "Think Like a Researcher" will be offered in two formats, either as an online mini-course in Canvas or an in-person, 90-minute workshop. 

"Think Like a Researcher" in-person workshop
Friday, Oct. 8, 2021
Time to be determined
Register for the in-person workshop
Once registered for the in-person workshop, you will receive updates with next steps.

Mini-course and workshop topics include:
  • Benefits and challenges of research
  • Finding faculty mentors
  • Panel of student researchers
  • Examples of student projects
The workshops are free and open to all U of M undergraduate students. Those who want to participate are asked to complete the short application form.

Online Mini-Course

The Canvas course will include a mix of videos, short activities, and an optional synchronous online Q & A session. In total, the online course will take about 2-3 hours to complete on your own timeline. Visit the University Libraries "Think Like a Researcher" webpage to register and learn more.

Peer Research Consultants

Additionally, the Libraries and the Office of Undergraduate Research offer one-on-one consultations with the Peer Research Consultants (PRC). Students can make an appointment with a fellow student to demystify the faculty-sponsored research process.

Peer consultants draw on material from the workshop and work to give students action steps to take as they learn more about all of the opportunities on campus, as well as peer tutoring for research.

To learn more, visit the workshops website. If you have any questions, please contact Kate Peterson at katep@umn.edu or 612-626-3746.

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