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Spring 2023 Workshops & Events


Applying for Summer Research Internships

Thursday, January 26  |   2:30 PM-3:30 PM  |  Loker Student Union, Room 320

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Learn about the application process for summer research internships such as REUs, SROPs. Learn how you can gain a paid research experience, develop skills to transition into a graduate program and build relationships with mentors and fellows. Facilitated by Dr. Erin McCauley, Department of Chemistry & Biochemistry.


Best Practices for Creating & Presenting Research Posters

Tuesday, January 31  |   2:30 PM-3:30 PM  |  Via Zoom

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Join this workshop to learn tips on how to create an effective research poster for any research conference presentation. Your presentation is a continuation of your hard work and should be created and presented successfully to showcase your research findings in a compelling way. Facilitated by Professor Monique Turner, Department of Psychology.


Best Practices for Creating & Delivering an Oral Presentation

Wednesday, February 1  |   5:30 PM-6:30 PM  |  II 2240 (Innovation & Instruction Building)

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Join this workshop to learn tips on how to create an effective oral presentation for any research conference presentation. Your presentation is a continuation of your hard work and should be created and presented successfully to showcase your research findings in a compelling way. Facilitated by Professor Monique Turner, Department of Psychology.


Personal Statement Workshop

Thursday, February 1  |   2:30 PM-3:30 PM  |  LIB 5514

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This workshop will provide you with essential information to begin crafting and drafting a compelling personal statement that accompanies your graduate school application! Facilitated by Dr. Sarah Lacy, OUR Director.


SRC Mock Presentation Practice & Feedback Sessions

Monday-Friday, February 6-10  | Scheduled Time |  Zoom & In-person

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The 2023 Student Research Conference (SRC) is fast-approaching and the Office of Undergraduate Research is here to prepare & help improve student presentation performance. Sign up for a "SRC Mock Presentation & Feedback Session". Students will present their work to an assigned faculty member and receive direct feedback. This activity comes highly recommended for first-time presenters. If you are interested in participating, please click on the link above or scan the QR code to sign up by or before THURSDAY, FEBRUARY 2nd. 


Discovering Primary Sources at CSUDH, CA & Around the Globe

Tuesday, February 7  | 2:30 PM-3:30 PM  |  LSU 324-325

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Archivists collect, preserve and make accessible historical and cultural sources and artifacts for learning, discovery and research! Led by CSUDH faculty archivists, this in-person workshop will feature treasures from the CSUDH archives and introduce you to primary source research tools in the humanities, both locally and around the globe. Using our CSUDH Gerth Archives digital and physical collections, the Online Archive of California (OAC) and the digital collections of The British Library and the Archive of the Indies, we will discuss how to locate and utilize primary sources like historical documents, photographs, art, maps oral histories, speeches, videos, letters/ correspondence, artifacts and editorials. Facilitated by Amelia Medina Castaneda & Thomas Philo.


Getting Started in Undergraduate Research

Thursday, February 9  | 2:30 PM-3:30 PM  |  LSU 326-327

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This workshop will cover how to find a faculty research mentor to work with and the first steps on getting started in research. Learn the importance of becoming an undergraduate researcher, how to find a research mentor, how to develop an email to contact potential research mentors and finding funded student research programs and opportunities on campus. Facilitated by Dr. Sarah Lacy, OUR Director.


Ethics in Scientific Research

Thursday, February 16  | 2:30 PM-3:30 PM  |  LIB 5514

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This workshop will introduce students to a range of ethical challenges they may face in scientific research (with a lens of ecological and biological research, although these issues are not exclusive to these disciplines). Topics introduced include falsification, fabrication, plagiarism, ethical treatment of nonhuman animal and human subjects, collection, fieldwork ethics, data management techniques, and more. Facilitated Dr. Meghan Barrett, Deparrtment of Biology.


Dr. Jackie Ellis: My Career in Animal Behavior Research

Tuesday, February 21  | 2:30 PM-3:30 PM  |  LIB 5514

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Join us as Dr. Jackie Ellis, Director of Animal Behavior Research for the Humane Society shares her career and research journey. Hang around for Q&A’s and make connections. Networking is key! 


Introduction to Citation Practices

Tuesday, February 28  | 2:30 PM-3:30 PM  |  Via Zoom

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This workshop will cover why and how we cite sources in research and everyday life. In addition to covering the role of plagiarism and academic integrity in citation, we’ll also discuss how the act of citation can be a social justice practice. We’ll close the workshop with practical exercises on citation mechanics for APA and MLA and where to find additional citation resources. Facilitated by Carolyn Caffrey & Aric Haas, University Library.


Research & Writing Skills: Part 1

Thursday, March 2 | 2:30 PM-3:30 PM  |  LIB 5514

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How do scientists write grants? What is the process for writing scientific papers or presenting research results at conferences? What tools exist to help scientists manage their time, data, or citations? This workshop will introduce students to many important research and writing skills and processes, and share resources they can use to manage their work. The goal is to prepare undergraduate students for success in their current research by sharing shortcuts for managing research-related information. In addition, students will be better prepared to complete many of the tasks required when doing graduate-level research through writing-related tips aimed at writing theses and grant/research proposals to fund their scientific interests. Facilitated by Meghan Barrett, Department of Biology.


Research in Business & How to Win the CSU Research Competition

Tuesday, March 7 | 2:30 PM-3:30 PM  |  LSU Ballroom A

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Bree Nguyen, (CSUDH Business Alum) will tell us how she approached her initial research in venture capital, how she won the CSU Statewide Title as an undergrad, beating graduate students, and tips and advice so you can become the next CSUDH Student Research winner in Business. 


Research & Writing Skills: Part 2

Thursday, March 9 | 2:30 PM-3:30 PM  |  LSU Ballroom B

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How do scientists write grants? What is the process for writing scientific papers or presenting research results at conferences? What tools exist to help scientists manage their time, data, or citations? This workshop will introduce students to many important research and writing skills and processes, and share resources they can use to manage their work. The goal is to prepare undergraduate students for success in their current research by sharing shortcuts for managing research-related information. In addition, students will be better prepared to complete many of the tasks required when doing graduate-level research through writing-related tips aimed at writing theses and grant/research proposals to fund their scientific interests. Facilitated by Meghan Barrett, Department of Biology.


Which Psychology Graduate Program is Right for Me?

Tuesday, March 14 | 2:30 PM-3:30 PM  |  LSU Ballroom B

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Interested in a psychology graduate degree? Confused on which of the many psychology programs would be best for your interests and career goals? Then this workshop is for you! This workshop will introduce to students the different types of graduate programs that are available to them in the field of psychology: master’s in social work, master’s in marriage and family therapy, master’s in experimental or clinical psychology, PhD in experimental or clinical psychology, PsyD in psychology…etc. Students will not only receive a brief overview of the programs and their differences, but also information about the career opportunities that follow in order to help students make an informed decision on which type of graduate program is best for them. Facilitated by Dr. Kaylie Karbine, Department of Psychology.


Publishing Your Research

Thursday, March 16 | 2:30 PM-3:30 PM  |  Via Zoom

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Are you curious about publishing your research and scholarship? This workshop will provide you with an introduction to publication processes for a number of different types of publications. From creating and participating in undergraduate peer-reviewed research journals to publishing your work in non-academic contexts as a citizen scholar, this workshop will provide you with a general understanding of publishing academic work as well as strategies to get you started. Facilitated by Dana Ospina, University Library.


Securing Letters of Recommendation for Graduate School

Tuesday, March 21 | 2:30 PM-3:30 PM  |  LSU Ballroom B

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Increase your odds of getting into your dream graduate program! Securing impressive letters of commendation may have the power to sway the admissions committee in your favor, so don’t underestimate it! This workshop will cover who should write your letters, who would write the BEST letter, when to ask and how to ask for a letter, what the letter should include, what pieces of information to provide your recommender, and when to send reminders about your letters. Facilitated by Dr. Sarah Lacy, OUR Director.


Overcoming Impostor Syndrome

Tuesday, April 4 | 2:30 PM-3:30 PM  |  Via Zoom

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In this workshop students will learn how to manage imposter symptoms and build personal confidence in their abilities.  This workshop was designed with underrepresented students and first-generation students in mind, but all students are welcome! Facilitated by Professor Monique Turner, Department of Psychology.


Academic Research & Writing Workshop Panel for Social & Behavioral Sciences

Thursday, April 13 | 2:30 PM-3:30 PM  |  LSU Ballroom A

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The workshop panel will help students learn the basics of academic research, helpful tips on navigating through library databases, and effective writing skills such as creating an outline and understanding your variables.  Students will also learn more about finding, synthesizing, and integrating multiple sources of information. Students will have the opportunity to get live feedback from faculty, staff, and the Writing Center. Students are encouraged to bring their work. Facilitated by: Monique Turner, Kaylie Carbine, Department of Psychology, Carolyn Caffrey, University Library, and the Writing Center.


Graduate Admissions Bootcamp With Dr. Donald Asher

Friday & Saturday |  April 28 & 29  |  10:00 AM-4:00 PM  |  Location TBD

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This workshop provides insight into the graduate admission process. Topics to be discussed are how to prepare for graduate school (i.e. summer internships, research experience, publication, etc.), strategies for searching for the best schools and faculty members that match your research interest, best approaches for getting the best recommendation letters, tips on writing a great personal statement, and funding graduate school. With Dr. Donald Asher, an acclaimed speaker in the area of professional development and higher education.

Fall 2022 Workshops & Events

Fall 2022 Workshops & Events


Applying for the NSF Graduate Research Fellowship Program (GRFP)

Thursday, September 1  |   2:30 PM-3:30 PM  |  Loker Student Union, Rooms 326-327

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The NSF GRFP is a fellowship program that directly supports students in various STEM fields including social science and STEM education. Each Fellowship provides 3-years of support during a 5-year fellowship period. For each of the 3 years of support, NSF provides a $34,000 stipend and $12,000 cost of education allowance to the graduate degree-granting institution of higher education. This workshop is especially for seniors who are applying to graduate school next year. An overview of the application process, tips for strengthening your application, and developing a timeline for productive writing and submission will be discussed.

Facilitated by: Dr. Sarah Lacy, OUR Interim Director

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Get Paid for a PhD in the STEM/Biomedical Sciences Fields

Thursday, September 8  |   2:30-3:30 PM  |   SBS D225

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Did you know that you don’t have to pay to get your PhD in the Biomedical Sciences/STEM fields? Did you know that in most cases you get paid a stipend while you are completing your PhD in the Biomedical Sciences/STEM fields? Lastly, did you know that you don’t have to obtain a Master’s degree before applying to PhD programs? This workshop will cover the ins and outs of what applying to PhD programs looks like, as well as what is expected of you once you are in those programs, and what sort of jobs wait for you once you are done.
Facilitated by Dr. Erin McCauley, Department of Chemistry & Biochemistry

Mellon Mays Program: Drop-In Info Session at the OUR

Monday, September 12  |  10:00-11:00 AM  |  North LIB, Suite 4100

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Interested in pursuing a PhD in the humanities field? Drop by the OUR to learn about the CSUDH Mellon Mays Program including their financial assistance, mentorship, research opportunities, graduate application support, and other activities that help foster intellectual, social and cultural growth!

Facilitated by Dr. Andrea Johnson, Mellon Mays Program Director


McNair Scholars Program: Drop-in Info Session at the OUR

Wednesday, September 14  |  2:00-3:00 PM  |  North LIB, Suite 4100

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Interested in an MS, MA, or PhD? Thinking about your next steps after graduation? Stop by the OUR to learn more about the McNair Scholars Program and see if we are the right fit for you!

Facilitated by Aliza Potter, McNair Scholar


Jason Williams: My Research Journey from CSUDH to UCLA

Thursday, September 15  |  2:30-3:30 PM  |  LSU Ballroom B

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Please join us as Mr. Williams shares his experience as an undergraduate student researcher at CSUDH, his current research a nd graduate life at UCLA!


Substance Abuse Research Training (SART) Program at Charles Drew University: Info Session

Friday, September 16  |  11:00-11:30 PM  |  Via Zoom

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Learn how this program trains researchers at all stages of their career in substance abuse research, responsible conduct of research, and career advancement with a novel emphasis on community engagement and dissemination. SART provides in-person & online training in basic research methods, biostatistics, grant writing, and professional development.

Facilitated by Raven Bean, SART Program Coordinator

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How to Do Research in Other Countries and Get Paid!

Tuesday, September 20  |  2:30-3:30 PM  |  LSU Ballroom B

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If you've ever wanted to get paid for a Master's or Ph.D. and do research abroad, please attend this session led by Dr. Sonja Lind, Study Abroad Programming & Marketing Coordinator at CSUDH. Co-presenters include Study Abroad Advisor Racheal Wangui and Fulbright Advisor Ormond Rucker. In this session, we'll talk about international research programs like DAAD (Germany), EPFL (Switzerland), Boren (worldwide), Fulbright (worldwide), and more. We'll also discuss ways you can find a graduate program in another country and ask for funding.


Managing Stress & Anxiety for Student Researchers

Thursday, September 22  |  2:30 PM-3:30PM  |  LSU 320

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As a student researcher, managing coursework, exams, research projects, graduate school applications, employment and other external demands and challenges that are part of life, can become overwhelming for anyone! Join us to discover healthy ways to deal with stress and anxiety successfully. All students are welcome!

Facilitated by Dr. Sergio Mancilla, Student Psychological Services


U-RISE Program: Drop-in Info Session at the OUR!

Monday, September 26  |  Between 10:00-11:00 AM  |  North LIB, Suite 4100

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Interested in pursuing a PhD in the biomedical sciences? Drop by the Office of Undergraduate Research to learn how you can receive 2-years of PAID hands on research experience, mentorship, a summer research internship, paid tuition & fees, travel and lab supplies funds and graduate school preparation!

Facilitated by Tigress Briggs-Wroten, OUR Specialist/RISE Program Manager


Meet a Mentor Kickoff Event!

Tuesday, September 27  |  2:30-4:00 PM  |  LSU Ballroom C

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Interested in getting involved in research but don't know where to start? Stop by to meet faculty members from all fields looking for student research assistants and representatives from the campus student research and scholar programs!

Sponsored by the Office of Undergraduate Research and the Student Research Conference 2023


Personal Statement Workshop

Thursday, September 29  |  2:30-3:30 PM  |  LSU 324 & 325

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This workshop will provide you with essential information to begin crafting and drafting a compelling personal statement that accompanies your graduate school application!

Facilitated by Dr. Sarah Lacy, OUR Director


Library Resources I (Science & Health)

Tuesday, October 4  |  2:00-4:00 PM  |  Via Zoom

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Are you looking for research in the science and health disciplines? This workshop will feature librarians discussing common research strategies for these fields including specialized databases and resources. We’ll also cover brainstorming and other keyword strategies.

Facilitated by Tessa Withorn & Maggie Clarke, CSUDH Librarians


McNair Scholars Program: Drop-in Info Session at the OUR

Wednesday, October 5  |  1:00-2:00 PM  |  North LIB, Suite 4100

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Interested in an MS, MA, or PhD? Thinking about your next steps after graduation? Stop by the OUR to learn more about the McNair Scholars Program and see if we are the right fit for you!

Facilitated by Aliza Potter, McNair Scholar


Library Resources I (Social Science & Humanities)

Thursday, October 6  |  2:00-4:00 PM  |  Via Zoom

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Are you looking for research in the social science & humanities disciplines? This workshop will feature librarians discussing common research strategies for these fields including specialized databases and resources. We’ll also cover brainstorming and other keyword strategies.

Facilitated by Carolyn Caffrey & Maggie Clarke, CSUDH Librarians


Mellon Mays Program: Drop-In Info Session at the OUR

Monday, October 10  |  10:00-11:00 AM  |  North LIB, Suite 4100

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Interested in pursuing a PhD in the humanities field? Drop by the OUR to learn about the CSUDH Mellon Mays Program including their financial assistance, mentorship, research opportunities, graduate application support, and other activities that help foster intellectual, social and cultural growth!

Facilitated by Dr. Andrea Johnson, Mellon Mays Program Director


How to Fund My Graduate Degree

Tuesday, October 11  |  2:30-3:30 PM  |  LSU Ballroom A

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Earning a graduate degree can be full of challenges and one of the toughest arrives before you even start! Before thinking about financing your graduate degree with student loans, learn how you can pay for grad school with funds you don't have to repay such as fellowships, scholarships, grants and assistantships!

Facilitated by Dr. Sarah Lacy, OUR Director


LSAMP Program: Drop-in Info Session at the OUR!

Wednesday, October 12  |  2:00-3:00 PM  |  North Library, Suite 4100

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Are you an undergraduate student who face social, educational, or economic barriers to careers in STEM? Drop by the Office of Undergraduate Research to learn how LSAMP participants receive research support including graduate school prep, conference attendance, advising & tutoring, grad school application fee waivers and more!

Facilitated by Gaby Gomez-Dominguez, LSAMP Program Coordinator


Graduate Research Fellowship Program (GRFP) Application Feedback Session

Thursday, October 13  |  2:30-3:30 PM  |  LSU 320

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If you're currently in the process of applying for the NSF GRFP and have a rough draft prepared, be sure to attend this session to have your application reviewed, receive expert advice and live feedback for a successful application submission!

Facilitated by Dr. Sheree Schrager, Dean of Graduate Studies & Research


How to Get Funding for Your Student Research Assistant

Tuesday, October 18  |  11:30 AM-12:30 PM  |  Via Zoom

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Do you want students to contribute to your research? Do you lack resources to support their projects? There are many pots of money on campus to help support student researchers that faculty may not be familiar with and we will go over how to access them. There are also external funding sources faculty can apply to targeted at increasing undergraduate participation in research.

Sponsored by the Faculty Development Center and the Office of Undergraduate Research.


CAHSI, CSP & STEM Advantage Programs: Drop-in Info Session at the OUR!

Wednesday, October 19  |  2:45- 3:45 PM  |  North Library, Suite 4100

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Drop by to learn about the various student programs within the Computer Science Department and the importance of research experience, publications and conference presentations for undergraduate students.

Facilitated by Drs. Bin Tang and Mohsen Beheshti, Department of Computer Science


Dr. Benjamin (BJ) Philmus: "(Cyanobacterial) natural products: Compounds, tools, strains, and alkynes"

Thursday, October 20  |  2:30-3:30 PM  |  LSU 324 & 325

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Associate Professor, Oregon State University, Dept. of Pharmaceutical Sciences

The Philmus lab is focused on developing methods to discover, identify, and produce natural products from bacteria, with a focus on the Gram-negative photosynthetic cyanobacteria. This talk will focus on our work developing a heterologous expression host for cyanobacterial natural products and how this has led us to working with other bacteria.


SACNAS Presentation Practice Session

Tuesday, October 25  |  Date/Time TBD  |  North LIB, Suite 4100

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As we all know, practice makes perfect! We invite all SACNAS presenters to schedule a time on Oct 25th for a mock presentation! Practice your presentation delivery in front of a small student/faculty audience and receive feedback!


Applying for NSF REUs: Summer Research Internships Workshop

Thursday, October 27  |  2:30-3:30 PM  |  LSU 324 & 325

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REU Workshop 2022

Learn about the REU application process and how you can gain a paid research experience, develop skills to transition into a graduate program and build relationships with mentors and fellow interns!

Facilitated by Dr. Horace Crogman, Department of Physics


Publishing Your Research

Tuesday, November 1  |  12:00-1:00 PM  | Via Zoom

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Are you curious about publishing your research and scholarship? This workshop will provide you with an introduction to publication processes for a number of different types of publications. From creating and participating in undergraduate peer-reviewed research journals to publishing your work in non-academic contexts as a citizen scholar, this workshop will provide you with a general understanding of publishing academic work as well as strategies to get you started.

Facilitated by Dan Ospina, CSUDH Librarian


How to Improve Academic Writing

Thursday, November 3  |  2:30-3:30 PM  |  LSU 324 & 325

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This in-person workshop will teach students the basics of APA writing, conciseness, and integration of sources. Critical and abstract thinking will be discussed. Students will receive practice during the workshop and will receive live feedback. Students are encouraged to bring their own work for additional help.

Facilitated by Professor Monique Turner and the CSUDH Writing Center


Managing & Citing Sources with Zotero

Tuesday, November 8  |  2:00-3:00 PM  |  LSU Ballroom B

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Are you having trouble keeping track of your sources? This workshop will introduce you to a free software tool, Zotero, which can help you collect, organize, and cite your sources. Zotero allows you to easily generate in-text citations and bibliographies in MLA, APA, ASA, Chicago, and many more in Google Docs, Microsoft Word, and Open Office. In preparation for this workshop, please download Zotero to your computer and add the Zotero Connector extension to either Chrome or Firefox.

Instructions available at https://www.zotero.org/download

Facilitated by Carolyn Caffrey, CSUDH Librarian


LSAMP Program: Drop-in Info Session at the OUR!

Wednesday, November 16  |  2:00-3:00 PM  |  North Library, Suite 4100

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Are you an undergraduate student who face social, educational, or economic barriers to careers in STEM? Drop by the Office of Undergraduate Research to learn how LSAMP participants receive research support including graduate school prep, conference attendance, advising & tutoring, grad school application fee waivers and more!

Facilitated by Gaby Gomez-Dominguez, LSAMP Program Coordinator


Effective Study Strategies for Student Researchers

Thursday, November 17  |  2:30-3:30 PM  |  Via Zoom

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This workshop will identify an overview of effective study strategies, including the importance of social environments that nurture one's study habits. The SQ3R method will be discussed and applied to multiple disciplines.

Facilitated by Professor Monique Turner, Department of Psychology


U-RISE Program: Drop-in Info Session at the OUR!

Monday, November 21  |  12:00-1:00 PM  |  North LIB, Suite 4100

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Interested in pursuing a PhD in the biomedical sciences? Drop by the Office of Undergraduate Research to learn how you can receive 2-years of PAID hands on research experience, mentorship, a summer research internship, paid tuition & fees, travel and lab supplies funds and graduate school preparation!

Facilitated by Tigress Briggs-Wroten, OUR Specialist/RISE Program Manager and Obi Onyekwere, Program Coordinator


Student Research Conference: Information Sessions for Students & Research Mentors

Monday, November  28  |  11:30 AM  | Via Zoom

Tuesday, November  29  |  2:30 PM  | Via Zoom

Join Here:  https://csudh.zoom.us/j/82124731846 (same link for both days)

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Stop by to learn about the new SRC presentation categories and how to submit your research abstract through the new submission system.

Facilitated by the SRC 2023 Chair/Co-Chair.


How to Write a Research Abstract

Tuesday, November 29  |  2:30-3:30 PM  |  LSU Meeting Room 326 & 327

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The abstract submission deadline for the 2023 Student Research Conference is just around the corner (December 9th)! Join the Office of Undergraduate Research for a workshop on how to sell your work by properly writing a well-developed abstract for any research paper! Be prepared to learn and understand what an abstract is, its relevance and importance, the basic content and structure, and the importance of following guidelines for research publications and conference presentations. Feel free to bring a hardcopy of your abstract draft!

Facilitated by Professor Monique Turner, Department of Psychology


Dr. Corina Grigorescu Monagin: Public Health in Industry, Academia, and Government

Thursday, December 1  |  2:30-3:30 PM  | LSU Ballroom A

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The RISE/U-RISE Programs and the Office of Undergraduate Research invites you to meet Dr. Corina Grigorescu Monagin! Dr. Monagin is the International Organizations Manager of the Biological Threat Reduction Program of the Defense Threat Reduction Agency within the Department of Defense and will be giving a talk entitled, “Public Health in Industry, Academia, and Government”! Come learn about the trajectory of her career and the differences in managing public health programs in various environments.

Spring 2022 Workshops & Events

Spring 2022 Events & Workshops

SRD: Tips on Creating Effective Oral & Poster Presentations (Virtual)

Monday, January 31   |   5:30 PM-6:30 PM 

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Tips on Creating Effective Oral & Poster Presentations Workshop

CSUDH’s annual Student Research Day is just around the corner! Join this workshop to learn tips on how to create effective poster and oral presentations for any research conference presentation. Your presentation is a continuation of your hard work and should be created successfully to showcase your research findings in a compelling way. Topics will include presentation content, organizational strategies, effective visual aids, and guidelines. 

Facilitated by: Monique Turner, Steven Frieze and Erin Barrett, Department of Psychology 

Register Here [closed]  |   Participant's Survey   | Video Recording


SRD: Mock Presentations & Feedback Sessions (Virtual)

Monday-Friday, February 7-11  (Assigned Meeting Times)

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SRD Mock Presentations & Feedback Sessions Flyer- Feb 7-11 2022 

2022 Student Research Day (SRD) is fast-approaching and the Office of Undergraduate Research is here to prepare & help improve student presentation performance. Sign up for a "SRD Mock Presentation & Feedback Session". Students will present their work to a faculty-audience and receive direct feedback from faculty. This activity comes highly recommended for first-time presenters. 

If you are interested in participating, please click on the link below to sign up by or before Thursday, FEBRUARY 3rd 

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Please direct questions/concerns to the Faculty Organizer, Monique Turner at mturner34@csudh.edu.


Student Research Day at CSUDH (In-Person & Virtual)  

Wednesday-Thursday, February 16-17 

SRD 2022 Flyer

Student Research Day provides a unique opportunity and celebration for scholars to present their research or creative projects to the campus community. Participants are undergraduate and graduate students, as well as recent alumni from all disciplines across campus. Your attendance is welcomed and strongly encouraged!

Visit the SRD website for more information at https://www.csudh.edu/gsr/research/student-research-day/ 


IRB Workshop for Student Researchers (Virtual)

Friday, February 25   |   10:00 AM-10:45 AM 

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IRB Workshop 2-25-22

Learn how you can streamline your IRB experience at CSUDH! 

Topics to be discussed:

  • What is an IRB?
  • Historical and ethical background of the IRB process
  • Navigating the IRB process to secure approval
  • Tips for successful IRB submissions 

Facilitated by Judy Aguirre, Research Compliance Officer, Graduate Studies & Research 

Register Here [closed] |   Participant's Survey   |   Video   |    Slides


Dr. Jeffrey Golden: Using Data to Transform Healthcare (In-Person)

Wednesday, March 9   |   2:00 PM   |  Location: Loker Student Union - Ballroom C

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Jeffrey Golden-Using Data to Transform Healthcare 3-9-22 Flyer

The CSUDH Department of Clinical Science and Office of Undergraduate Research presents...Dr. Jeffrey Golden, Director, Burns and Allen Research Institute, Vice Dean, Research and Graduate Education Pathology at Cedars-Sinai!

Dr. Golden will examine the role of data utilization and integration (Bioinformatics) in modern clinical diagnostics. The audience will gain an insight into the future of medicine and an approach to healthcare. Current and emerging opportunities for students in medical fields will also be discussed. Students are encouraged to attend!

RSVP on ToroLink  |  Participant's Survey   |   Bio and Presentation Description  |  Video Recording 


Dr. David McIver: Epidemiology in the Field (In-Person)

Friday, March 11  |  11:30 AM-1:00 PM   |   Location: Loker Student Union - Meeting Room 323

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Dave McIver Flyer 3-11-22

Dr. David McIver is an Epidemiologist and Senior Research Manager at the Institute for Global Health Sciences at the University of California, San Francisco. In this presentation, Dr. McIver will discuss his career path to date, ranging from a post-doctoral fellowship, working in private industry, and now with a public university. Each of these milestones was an opportunity to use his skills gained through graduate school to pursue different avenues of research – from computer-based modeling and projects with pharmaceutical companies to trekking through remote jungles in Asia and Africa searching for new viruses. Dr. McIver will give his perspective on the different types of career opportunities that exist for scientists with post-graduate experience. 

RSVP on Torolink  |  Participant's Survey   


Writing a Personal Statement Workshop (In-Person)

Wednesday, March 16  |  11:30 AM-12:30 PM   |   Location: Loker Student Union - Meeting Room 320

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Personal Statement Workshop 3-16-22

This workshop will provide you with essential information to begin crafting and drafting an effective personal statement that accompanies your graduate school application.

Facilitated by: Dr. Sarah Lacy, OUR Interim Director/Department of Anthropology

RSVP on ToroLink  |  Participant's Survey   |  Slides


Graduate Admissions Bootcamp (In-Person)

Friday, March 18 | 10:00 AM-5:00 PM  |  Loker Student Union, Ballroom C

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Graduate Admissions Bootcamp Flyer

This workshop provides insight into the graduate admission process. Topics to be discussed are how to prepare for graduate school (i.e. summer internships, research experience, publication, etc.), strategies on searching for the best schools and faculty members that matches your research interest, best approaches for getting the best recommendation letters, tips on writing a great personal statement, and funding graduate school.

Facilitated by Dr. Donald Asher, of Asher Associates

RSVP on ToroLink  |   Participant's Survey


Managing Stress and Anxiety for Student Researchers Workshop (Virtual)

Wednesday, March 23  |  12:00 PM-1:00 PM  

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Managing Stress & Anxiety Workshop Flyer

As a student researcher, managing coursework, exams, research projects, graduate school applications, employment and other external demands and challenges that are part of life, can become overwhelming for anyone!  Join in to discover healthy ways to deal with stress and anxiety successfully. All students are welcome!

Facilitated by: Dr. Sergio Mancilla, Student Psychological Services 

Register Here   |   Participant's Survey   |   Video Recording


Dr. Kari Debbink: Using Structural Modeling of Viral Surface Proteins to Understand Viral Infection and Pathogenesis Characteristics (In-Person)

Friday, March 25  |  11:30 AM-1:00 PM   |   Location: Claudia Hampton Lecture Hall, Welch Hall D165

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Kari Debbink Flyer 3-25-22

Human viral pathogens evade host immunity in a variety of ways, one of which is through alteration of virus surface proteins that directly interact with host cell receptors, viral enzymes, and antibodies. These viral variants may exhibit differential abilities to bind and infect host cells, be processed by viral enzymes, and escape neutralizing antibodies, potentially promoting phenotypic changes that increase viral infectivity and/or pathogenesis. Advances in structural modeling capabilities allow for detailed studies of the structure-function relationships that result from genetic variation in viruses. Dr. Kari Debbink, Associate Scientist and Director of Graduate Studies in the Department of Molecular Microbiology & Immunology at John Hopkins University, will showcase how structural modeling has forwarded our understanding of norovirus antigenic variation, SARS-like coronavirus host range, and most recently, SARS-CoV2 pathogenesis. 

RSVP on ToroLink  |   Participant's Survey


Tips on Developing a Curriculum Vitae (CV) Workshop (In-Person)

Wednesday, April 13  |  11:30 AM-12:30 PM  |  Location: Loker Student Union - Meeting Room 320

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CV Workshop 4-13-22

Learn how to develop your CV for use in scholarships, fellowships, research opportunities and graduate school applications. Learn essential information on how to market your research skills and highlight your academic and professional experiences.

Facilitated by: Dr. Sarah Lacy, OUR Interim Director/Department of Anthropology

RSVP on ToroLink  |   Participant's Survey  |   Slides


Student Panel: Voices in Undergraduate Research (STEM, Social & Behavioral Sciences) Virtual

Friday, April 15  |   11:30 AM-1:00 PM   

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Student Research Panel Flyer  (STEM SOC & BEH) Student Research Panelist

Come hear from a panel of your fellow peers and alumni as they discuss their undergraduate research experience at CSUDH, the importance of faculty mentorship, networking, presenting their research, graduate school preparation, as well as real-life obstacles they’ve faced. Students will give tips and advice on how to get started in undergraduate research and research funding opportunities!

Panel Moderated by: Dr. Erin McCauley, Dept. of Chemistry & Biochemistry and Dr. Ken Seligson, Dept. of Anthropology

Register Here   |   Participant's Survey   |   Video Recording


Student Panel: Voices in Undergraduate Research (Arts & Humanities) Virtual

Friday, April 22  |   11:30 AM-1:00 PM   

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Student Research Panel Flyer  (ARTS & HUM)  Student Research Panel

Come hear from a panel of your fellow peers and alumni as they discuss their undergraduate research experience at CSUDH, the importance of faculty mentorship, networking, presenting their research, graduate school preparation, as well as real-life obstacles they’ve faced. Students will give tips and advice on how to get started in undergraduate research and research funding opportunities!

Panel Moderated by: Dr. Alfredo Gonzalez, Department of Chicana and Chicano Studies


NSF Graduate Research Fellowship Program (GRFP): Information Session (In-Person)

Thursday, April 28  |   10:30 AM-11:30 AM   |  LSU Ballroom B

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GRFP Information Session Flyer

The NSF GRFP is a fellowship program that directly supports students in various STEM fields including social science and STEM education. Each Fellowship provides 3-years of support during a 5-year fellowship period. For each of the 3 years of support, NSF provides a $34,000 stipend and $12,000 cost of education allowance to the graduate degree-granting institution of higher education for each Fellow who uses the support in a fellowship year. This info session is especially for seniors who are applying to graduate school next year. An overview of the application process, tips for strengthening your application, and developing a timeline for productive writing and submission will be discussed.

GRFP application deadlines starts in October so NOW is the time to get started!

Facilitated by Dr. Sarah Lacy, OUR Interim Director/Department of Anthropology

RSVP on ToroLink  |   Participant's Survey   |   Slides

Fall/Winter 2021 Workshops & Events

Fall/Winter 2021 Series of Virtual Events


How to Write a Research Abstract 

Wednesday, December 15   |   5:30 PM-6:30 PM 

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How to Write a Research Abstract

The abstract submission deadline for Student Research Day is just around the corner (December 23rd)! Join the Office of Undergraduate Research for a virtual workshop on how to sell your work by properly writing a well-developed abstract for any research paper! Be prepared to learn and understand what an abstract is, its relevance and importance, the basic content and structure, and the importance of following guidelines for research publications and conference presentations. Facilitated by Ms. Monique Turner, MA, Department of Psychology.

SRD Abstract Submission Form 

Register Here [closed]  |   Participant's Survey   |   Video Recording  


Applying for the NSF-Graduate Research Fellowship Program (GRFP) 

Tuesday, August 31   |   11:00 AM-12:00 PM 

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Applying for the NSF-GRFP WORKSHOP Flyer 8-31-21

The NSF-GRFP is a fellowship program that directly supports students in various STEM fields including social science and STEM education. Each Fellowship provides 3-years of support during a 5-year fellowship period. For each of the 3 years of support, NSF provides a $34,000 stipend and $12,000 cost of education allowance to the graduate degree-granting institution of higher education for each Fellow who uses the support in a fellowship year. This workshop is especially for seniors who are applying to graduate school next year. The workshop will provide an overview of the application process, tips for strengthening your application, and developing a timeline for productive writing and submission. The deadline for GRFP applications starts October 18th,so NOW is the time to get started!  Facilitated by Dr. Sarah Lacy, Department of Anthropology.

For more information: https://www.nsfgrfp.org/

Important deadlines: https://www.nsfgrfp.org/applicants/important-dates/ 

Register Here [closed]  |   Participant's Survey   |   Video Recording   |   Slides    |   NSF GRFP Example Applications (personal statements, research proposals and ratings) 


Pathway to the PhD- Part I: Get Paid to Get a PhD!

Friday, September 3   |   10:00 AM-11:00 AM

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Pathway to PhD Part 1 9-3-21

This workshop will cover  how PhD programs in the STEM and biomedical sciences fields work, funding and a preparation timeline, including when to take the GRE, writing your personal statement, research statement & CV;  discussion on career pathways that open up to PhD recipients, including current average salaries in academia, industry, and government, reaching out to faculty who you’re interested in doing your PhD with; volunteering/working in a research lab as early as possible.  The content for this workshop applies to students in the STEM and Biomedical Science fields, but anyone from any field is welcome to join.

Facilitated by Dr. Erin McCauley, Department of Chemistry & Biochemistry 

Register Here [closed]  |  Participant's Survey   |   Video Recording


Library Resources for Student Researchers (Science & Health)

Wednesday, September 8   |   4:00 PM-4:45 PM

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Library Resources for Student Researchers (Science and Health)

Are you looking for research in the science and health disciplines? This workshop will feature librarians discussing common research strategies for these fields including specialized databases and resources. We’ll also cover brainstorming and other keyword strategies.  

Facilitated by Tessa Withorn & Maggie Clarke, University Library

Register Here [closed]  |   Participant's Survey   |   Video Recording


Library Resources for Student Researchers (Social Sciences & Humanities)

Wednesday, September 15   |   12:45 PM-1:30 PM

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Library Resources for Student Researchers (Social Sciences & Humanities)- 9-15-21

Are you looking for research in the social science and humanities disciplines? This workshop will feature librarians discussing common research strategies for these fields including specialized databases and resources. We’ll also cover brainstorming and other keyword strategies.

Facilitated by Hannah Lee & Maggie Clarke, University Library

Register Here [closed]  |   Participant's Survey   |   Video Recording


Cold Spring Harbor Laboratory: Diversity Recruitment Events

Friday & Saturday, September 17-18   |   1:00 PM-5:00 PM

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CSHL Virtual Diversity Recruitment Event 2021

The School of Biological Sciences at Cold Spring Harbor Laboratory is hosting a virtual Diversity Recruitment Event scheduled for September 17 and 18, at 1pm to 5 pm. Undergraduate and graduate students from minority groups underrepresented in STEM are invited to learn about their educational programs, hear from faculty about cutting-edge research, and meet current graduate students and post-docs. 

Join in to learn about their PhD graduate program, summer undergraduate research program, and postdoctoral program! Research programs include: Cancer, Neuroscience, Genomics, Plant Biology, and Quantitative Biology. Register by September 15th.

Register Here [closed]   |   Join Event Here [closed] 


Securing Letters of Recommendation for Graduate School

Thursday, September 23   |   10:00 AM-11:00 AM

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Securing Letters of Recommendation for Graduate School Flyer 9-23-21

Increase your odds of getting into your dream graduate program! Securing impressive letters of recommendation may have the power to sway the admissions committee in your favor, so don’t underestimate it! This workshop will cover: Who should write your letters, who would write the BEST letter, when to ask and how to ask for a letter, what the letter should include, what pieces of information to provide your recommender, and when to send reminders about your letters.

Facilitated by Dr. Sarah Lacy, Department of Anthropology 

Register Here [closed]  |   Participant's Survey   |   Video Recording   |  Slides


UT Southwestern: Information Session with Dr. Nancy Street

Tuesday, September 28   |   10:00 AM-11:00 AM  

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UTSW-Nancy Street Presentation Flyer 9-28-21

Learn about PhD and MD/PhD Education and Summer Research Opportunities at the University of Texas Southwestern Graduate School of Biomedical Sciences. 

Facilitated by Dr. Nancy Street, UT Southwestern

Register Here [closed]  |   Video Recording 


Pathway to a PhD- Part II: You Applied to Graduate School, Now What?

Friday, October 1   |   10:00 AM-11:00 AM

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Pathway to PhD Part 2 10-1-21

Submitting your graduate school applications is such a relief – but what comes next can be just as critical. Join us to find out the next steps to take once hitting that submit button! This workshop will cover how to prep for grad school interviews, a detailed overview of how PhD programs work, including rotations, picking a PI, teaching assistantships vs. research assistantships, and what the comprehensive/qualification exams are all about. The content for this workshop applies to students in the STEM and Biomedical Science fields, but anyone from any field is welcome to join.

Facilitated by Dr. Erin McCauley, Department of Chemistry & Biochemistry  

Register Here [closed]  |   Participant's Survey   


Getting Started in Undergraduate Research

Monday, October 4   | 5:30 PM-6:30 PM

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Getting Started in Undergraduate Research 10-4-21

Get ready, Get set, Go! Learn how to find an undergraduate research experience that is right for you. This workshop will cover how to find a faculty research mentor to work with and the first steps on getting started in research. Learn the importance of becoming an undergraduate researcher, how to find a research mentor, how to develop an email to contact potential research mentors and finding funded student research programs and opportunities on campus.

Facilitated by Monique Turner, MA, Department of Psychology 

Register Here [closed]  |   Participant's Survey   |   Video Recording


Managing and Citing Sources with Zotero

Tuesday, October 12   | 2:00 PM-3:00 PM

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Managing & Citing Sources with Zotero 10-12-21

Are you having trouble keeping track of your sources? This workshop will introduce you to a free software tool, Zotero, which can help you collect, organize, and cite your sources. Zotero allows you to easily generate in-text citations and bibliographies in MLA, APA, ASA, Chicago, and many more in Google Docs, Microsoft Word, and Open Office. In preparation for this workshop, please download Zotero to your computer and add the Zotero Connector extension to either Chrome or Firefox. Instructions available at  https://www.zotero.org/download 

Facilitated by Aric Haas, University Library 

Register Here [closed]  |   Participant's Survey   |  Video Recording


Applying for NSF-Research Experiences for Undergraduates (REU) 

Thursday, October 14   |   11:00 AM-12:00 PM

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REU Workshop Flyer 10-14-21

Learn about the REU application process and how you can gain a paid research experience, develop skills to transition into a graduate program and build relationships with mentors and fellow interns!

Facilitated by Dr. Horace Crogman, Department of Physics

Register Here [closed]  |   Participant's Survey  |  Video Recording


The Pleasure of Finding Things Out: A Career in Science

Friday, October 22   | 10:00 AM-11:00 AM

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The Pleasure of Finding Things Out- Flyer 10-22-21

Join us for a virtual informal talk to discuss research career paths through science, graduate school and what you can do with a PhD. Find out what research is taking place at Berkeley and in Dr. Garcia’s research group. Ask questions about how to best navigate your own scientific career!

Facilitated by Dr. Hernan Garcia, UC Berkeley

Register Here [closed]  |   Participant's Survey   |  Video Recording


Publishing Your Research

Monday, November 1   |   12:00 PM-1:00 PM

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Publishing Your Research 11-1-21

Are you curious about publishing your research and scholarship? This workshop will provide you with an introduction to publication processes for a number of different types of publications. From creating and participating in undergraduate peer-reviewed research journals to publishing your work in non-academic contexts as a citizen scholar, this workshop will provide you with a general understanding of publishing academic work as well as strategies to get you started. 

Facilitated by Dana Ospina, University Library

Register Here [closed]  |   Participant's Survey  |  Video Recording


Pathway to a PhD in the Social & Behavioral Sciences

Friday, November 5   |   10:00 AM-11:00 AM

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Pathway to a PhD for Social & Behavioral Sciences 11-5-21

This workshop will cover topics on choosing the best program for you, navigating the admissions process, crafting a compelling application, interviewing with faculty, and applying for fellowships and funding opportunities.

Facilitated by Drs. Philip Vieira and Sarah Lacy, Department of Psychology

Register Here [closed]  |   Participant's Survey   |   Video Recording 


How to Build a Successful Relationship With Your Research Mentor

Thursday, November 18   |   5:30 PM-6:30 PM

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How to Build a Successful Relationship with Your Research Mentor 11-18-21

Learn the importance of honest and open communication with your research mentor such as discussing your goals and expectations, informing your mentor of your learning and communication preferences, setting realistic timelines, active listening, giving feedback and accepting constructive feedback, being consistent and reliable, and respecting your mentor’s time demand. Learn how a mentor/mentee relationship is a two-way street!

Facilitated by Monique Turner, MA, Department of Psychology 

Register Here [closed]  |   Participant's Survey   |  Video Recording

Summer 2021 Workshops & Events

Summer 2021 Series of Virtual Events


How to Write a Literature Review

Tuesday, June 15 | 1:00 PM-2:00 PM

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How to Write a Literature Review Workshop

Research literature reviews are essential towards demonstrating the substantive impact of your own work by illustrating how your research adds to the already existing narrative within your research topic. In this informative workshop, students will learn the various aspects and significance of a research literature review, and the process of properly writing a literature review. Facilitated by Ms. Monique Turner, MA, Department of Psychology. 

Register Here [closed]  |  Participant's Survey   |   Video Recording   |   Slides   |   Handout


Pathway to a PhD - PART I: Get Paid to Get a PhD!

Thursday, July 8 | 10:00 AM-11:00 AM

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Pathway to PhD Part 1

This workshop will cover how PhD programs work, funding and a preparation timeline, including when to take the GRE, writing your personal statement, research statement & CV; discussion on career pathways that open up to PhD recipients, including current average salaries in academia, industry, and government, reaching out to faculty who you’re interested in doing your PhD with; volunteering/working in a research lab as early as possible; and undergraduate research training programs on campus that are here to support students. Facilitated by Dr. Erin McCauley, Department of Chemistry. 

Register Here [closed]  |   Participant's Survey   |   Video Recording


Math and English (GRE Prep) Workshop

Thursdays & Fridays: July 15, 16, 22, 23, 29, & 30  |  9:00 AM-12:30 PM (each day)

Math & English (GRE Prep) Workshop- Summer '21

This Math and English Workshop is designed to increase students’ English, analytical and mathematics proficiency and to polish knowledge already attained in required English and math classes. Improvement will be reflected in coursework, as well as GRE scores, making students more competitive and prepared for graduate school. Many graduate programs are waiving the GRE requirement. However, this is not the case for all programs. We strongly advise you to not pick a graduate program just because they are not requiring the GRE. Choose programs because you find them fascinating and a great fit for your educational plan and apply. If that means you have to take the GRE, then do it! Don't limit yourself.

Please be aware that signing up does not guarantee participation. This workshop has limited space. Student's full commitment to attend all 6-sessions is required. If you are not certain you are able to attend all sessions, please do not sign up. This is a 2.4 CEU award course, however, credit will only be given to those who satisfy all requirements.

Sign-up Here [closed]


UCLA Virtual Science PhD Science Fair

Tuesday, August 17   |   10:00 AM-12:00 PM

UCLA_Virtual_Science_Ph.D_Grad_Fair (8-17-21)

UCLA Graduate Programs in Bioscience is proud to host the fifth annual UCLA Virtual Science Ph.D. Graduate Fair at UCLA! In light of ongoing COVID-19 restrictions, this event will consist of a virtual graduate fair. Participants will have a chance to meet representatives of various STEM graduate Ph.D. programs and learn about individual programs, research opportunities, funding, and campus resources. The Fair is meant to provide an opportunity for prospective students to network with UCLA faculty/staff prior to applying to a graduate program.

Students from CSU, HBCU, Tribal Land, and Hispanic and Minority Serving institutions are highly encouraged to attend.

Register Here [closed]


Pathway to a PhD - PART II: You Applied to Graduate School, Now What?

Friday, August 20 | 10:00 AM-11:00 AM

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Pathway to PhD Part 2 (8-20-21) Flyer

Submitting your graduate school applications is such a relief – but what comes next can be just as critical. Join us to find out the next steps to take once hitting that submit button! This workshop will cover how to prep for grad school interviews, a detailed overview of how PhD programs work, including rotations, picking a PI, teaching assistantships vs. research assistantships, and what the comprehensive/qualification exams are all about. Facilitated by Dr. Erin McCauley, Department of Chemistry. 

Register Here [closed]  |   Participant's Survey   |   Video Recording

Spring 2021 Workshops & Events

Spring 2021 Series of Virtual Events


UCLA Graduate Division: Beyond the Bachelor's Webinar, Preparing for Graduate Research Opportunities

Thursday, January 14 | 12:00 PM-2:00 PM

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UCLA Beyond the Bachelor's Webinar Flyer

In this interactive workshop participants will develop effective virtual communication skills to reach out to potential mentors. This workshop will help students begin to search for summer research opportunities, email faculty, and prepare to facilitate a meeting with faculty on Zoom. Questions? Email Erika Salazar at esalazar@grad.ucla.edu.

Register Here (Closed)


Tips on Creating Effective Oral & Poster Presentations Workshop

Thursday, February 4 | 10:00 AM-11:30 AM

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ips on Creating Effective Oral & Poster Presentations Workshop

Join this workshop to learn tips on how to create effective poster and oral presentations. CSUDH’s annual Student Research Conference is just around the corner! Your presentation is a continuation of your hard work and should be created successfully to showcase your research findings in a compelling way. Topics will include presentation content, organizational strategies, and effective visual aids, meeting poster guidelines and preparing a 2-3 minute pitch. 

Register Here (Closed)   |   Participant's Survey   |   Video Recording


Dr. Cesar De Leon: My Research Journey from CSUDH to USC to Yale

Friday, February 19 | 1:00 PM-2:00 PM

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Dr. De Leon will be sharing his experience as a CSUDH undergraduate researcher and how he successfully survived graduate school at USC to becoming a Hanna H. Gray Postdoctoral Fellow at Yale University.

Register Here (Closed)   |   Participant's Survey   |   Video Recording


SRC Mock Presentations & Feedback Sessions

Monday-Friday: February 22-26 | 9:00 AM-5:00 PM (each day)

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SRC Mock Presentations & Feedback Sessions Flyer

The 2021 Student Research Conference (SRC) is approaching and the Office of Undergraduate Research (OUR) is here to prepare & help improve student presentation performance primarily in a virtual setting. Sign up for a "SRC Mock Presentation & Feedback Session". Students will present their work to a faculty-audience and receive direct feedback from faculty. This activity comes highly recommended for first-time presenters.  If you are interested in participating, please click on the link below and select a day and time.

Sign-up Here (Closed)


Math & English (GRE Prep) Workshop

Saturdays: March 13, 20, 27; April 10, 24 & May 1 | 9:00 AM-12:30 PM (each day)

Math & English (GRE Prep) Workshop- Flyer

This Math and English Workshop is designed to increase students’ English, analytical and mathematics proficiency and to polish knowledge already attained in required English and math classes. Improvement will be reflected in coursework, as well as GRE scores, making students more competitive and prepared for graduate school. Many graduate programs are waiving the GRE requirement. However, this is not the case for all programs. We strongly advise you to not pick a graduate program just because they are not requiring the GRE. Choose programs because you find them fascinating and a great fit for your educational plan and apply. If that means you have to take the GRE, then do it! Don't limit yourself.

Please be aware that signing up does not guarantee participation. This workshop has limited space and students will be selected on a first-come, first serve basis. Student's full commitment to attend all 6-sessions is required. If you are not certain you are able to attend all sessions, please do not sign up. This is a 2.4 CEU award course, however, credit will only be given to those who satisfy all requirements.

Sign-up here (Closed) 


Monique Turner, M.A.: My Research Journey from CSUDH to a PhD Candidate at Alliant International University

Tuesday, March 9 | 10:00 AM-11:00 AM

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Monique Turner: My Research Journey Flyer

Please join us as Ms. Turner shares her experience as a CSUDH RISE undergraduate researcher and her current graduate life at Alliant International University.

Register Here (Closed)   |   Participant's Survey   |   Video Recording


Stress Management for Student Researchers

Tuesday, March 16 | 12:00 PM-1:00 PM

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Stress Management Presentation

As student researchers, managing coursework, exams, research projects, graduate school applications, employment and other external demands and challenges that are part of life, can become overwhelming for anyone!  Join in to discover healthy ways to deal with stress successfully. All students are welcome!

Register Here (Closed)   |   Participant's Survey   |   Video Recording


Writing a Statement of Purpose Workshop

Friday, April 9 | 10:00 AM-11:00 AM

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Writing a Statement of Purpose Workshop

This workshop will provide you with essential information to begin crafting and drafting an effective statement of purpose that accompanies your graduate school application. Come prepared to start writing!

Register Here (Closed)   |   Participant's Survey   |   Video Recording   |   Slides


Tips on Developing a Curriculum Vitae (CV) Workshop

Tuesday, April 13 | 10:00 AM-11:00 AM

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Tips on Developing a Curriculum Vitae (CV) Workshop

Learn how to develop your undergraduate or graduate CV for use in scholarship, fellowship, research opportunities and graduate school applications. Learn essential information on how to market your research skills and highlight your academic and professional experiences.

Register Here (Closed)   |   Participant's Survey   |   Video Recording   |   Slides

CV Samples →  Sample #1   |   Sample #2    |  Sample #3


Graduate Admissions Bootcamp 

Friday & Saturday, April 16-17 | 10:00 AM-4:00 PM

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Graduate Admissions Bootcamp Flyer

This workshop provides much insight into the graduate admission process. Topics to be discussed are how to prepare for graduate school (i.e. summer internships, research experience, publication, etc.), strategies on searching for the best schools and faculty members that matches your research interest, best approaches for getting the best recommendation letters, tips on writing a great personal statement, and funding graduate school.

Register Here (Closed)  |   Participant Survey   |   Video Recording (Day 1)   |   Video Recording (Day 2)   |   Handouts
   

Fall 2020 Workshops & Events

Fall 2020 Series of Virtual Events


CSUDH Department of Biology: Student Research Panel

Friday, November 20 | 3:00-4:00 PM

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CSUDH Biology Student Research Panel Flyer

Interested in research? Come hear from your fellow Biology Toros on how you can get involved!

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Participant's Survey 

Video Recording

Biology Research Flyer


Research Experiences for Undergraduates (REU) Workshop

Monday, November 16 | 11:00 AM - 12:00 PM

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REU Workshop Flyer

Learn about the REU application process and how you can gain a paid research experience, develop skills to transition into a graduate program and build relationships with mentors and fellow interns! Facilitated by Dr. Horace Crogman, CSUDH Assistant Professor.

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Participant's Survey

Video Recording

Presentation Slides


Dr. Hernan Garcia, UC Berkeley- The Pleasure of Finding Things Out: A Career In Science

November 10 | 12:00-1:00 PM

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Hernan Garcia Flyer

Join us for a virtual informal talk to discuss research careers with Dr. Hernan Garcia, Assistant Professor, University of California at Berkeley!

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Participant's Survey

Video Recording


Dr. Teresa Ramirez, CSUDH RISE Alumna: My Research Journey from CSUDH to Brown University

Friday, November 6 | 1:00-2:00 PM

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Teresa Ramirez Flyer

Dr. Ramirez will be sharing her experience as an CSUDH undergraduate researcher and how she successfully survived graduate school at an Ivy League Research Institution. In addition, she will discuss the importance of diversity, equity and inclusion in academia and research.

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Video Recording


Joselyn Yamamoto, CSUDH RISE Alumna: My Research Journey from CSUDH to Johns Hopkins University

Wednesday, October 28 | 2:00-3:00 PM

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Joselyn Yamamoto Flyer

Please join us as Ms. Yamamoto, PhD Candidate/CSUDH RISE Alumna, shares her experience as an undergraduate student researcher at CSUDH and her current graduate life at Johns Hopkins University! Ms. Yamamoto is a CSUDH alumna and former participant in the RISE Program under the mentorship of Dr. Fang Wang in the Department of Biology.

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Participant's Survey

Video Recording


Dr. Nancy Street, UT Southwestern: Information Session

Tuesday, October 13 | 2:00-3:00 PM

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UTSW-Nancy Street Presentation Flyer

Learn about PhD and MD/PhD Education and Summer Research Opportunities at the University of Texas Southwestern Graduate School of Biomedical Sciences.

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Grad School 101 Workshop

Wednesday, September 29 | 2:00-3:00 PM

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Grad School 101 Flyer

This workshop will provide strategies for submitting an impressive graduate school application and an overview of the graduate school application timeline, researching potential faculty mentors, preparing personal statements, tips for obtaining strong letters of recommendation, and preparing for entrance exams. Hosted by the Career Center, McNair Program and the Office of Undergraduate Research. Facilitated by Dr. Michelle Martinez, CSUDH McNair Scholars, Program Director.

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Participant's Survey

Video Recording


Graduate Admissions Workshop: Part 2

Wednesday, September 23 | 12:00-1:00 PM

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Graduate Admissions Workshop- Part 2 Flyer

How prepared are you for graduate school? This workshop is designed for seniors who are pursuing graduate studies. Join in to learn about the graduate school admissions process and tips on how to develop a strong application. Topics to be covered: Master’s vs. PhD Programs, researching grad schools and programs, application timeline, writing personal statements, asking for letters of recommendation, and seeking funding opportunities. Facilitated by Dr. Michelle Martinez, CSUDH McNair Scholars, Program Director.

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Participant's Survey

Video Recording


Applying for the NSF GRFP Workshop

Wednesday, September 16 | 12:00-1:00 PM

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NSF-GRFP Workshop Flyer

The NSF GRFP is a fellowship program that directly supports students in various STEM fields including social science and STEM education. Each Fellowship provides 3-years of support during a 5-year fellowship period. For each of the 3 years of support, NSF provides a $34,000 stipend and $12,000 cost of education allowance to the graduate degree-granting institution of higher education for each Fellow who uses the support in a fellowship year. This workshop is especially for seniors who are applying to graduate school next year. The workshop will provide an overview of the application process, tips for strengthening your application, and developing a timeline for productive writing and submission. Facilitated by Dr. Terry McGlynn, CSUDH OUR Director.

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Participant's Survey

Video Recording


Graduate Admissions Workshop: Part 1

Friday, September 11 | 12:00-1:00 PM

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Graduate Admissions Workshop- Part 1 Flyer

It's never too early to start preparing for graduate school? If you are a Sophomore, Junior or New Transfer Student, join in to learn about the graduate school admissions process and have your questions answered! Topics to be covered: Applying to REUs/SROPs, Master’s vs. PhD Programs, researching grad schools and programs, application timeline, writing personal statements, studying for the GRE, getting GRE/application waivers, asking for letters of recommendation, and seeking funding opportunities. Facilitated by Dr. Michelle Martinez, CSUDH McNair Scholars, Program Director.

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Participant's Survey

Video Recording

California Forum for Diversity in Graduate Education

California Forum for Diversity in Graduate Education

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Experience the opportunity to hear dynamic speakers, exclusive time with graduate recruiters, graduate school preparation and professional development workshops hosted throughout the day covering topics related to graduate admissions and best practices for succeeding in graduate school.

Examples of topics you should expect to be covered: 

  • How to Select the Right Graduate School
  • How to Prepare for and Apply to Graduate School
  • How to Write a Winning Statement of Purpose
  • How to Prepare for the GRE
  • Sources of Funding for Graduate School
  • The Role of Undergraduate Research in Graduate Admissions
  • The Relation of the Master's Degree to the Ph.D.
  • Keys to Success and Survival in Graduate School
  • Graduate Education for Re-Entry Students

 Sample Questions for Graduate School Recruiters:

  • When is the deadline to apply?
  • When do graduate exam scores need to be sent?
  • How many letters of recommendation are required?
  • What is the minimum GPA required for admittance to the university AND to the specific program you are interested in?
  • What graduate exams are required and would they know the minimum score for admission? (Remember a graduate program at a university may have different criteria than for the general university requirements).
  • Do they offer financial assistance?  In what form?  (This could be financial support as a graduate assistant, teaching assistant or research assistant).
  • If the university is out of state, what kind of housing do they offer?  If you’re married, do they have residences for married couples (or significant other)?
  • If you have a very high GPA and you qualify as a potential candidate, do they pay your travel or stay to be interviewed at the university by the faculty there?
  • How long is the program – how much time would it take to complete?
  • Do they offer placement assistance upon completing degree?