Upcoming workshops, informational sessions, events, & conferences

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    Workshops and other research skill-building opportunities

    2021 Global Health Research Showcase, October 25th, 12-1:30pm in Trent Semans Center, Great Hall
    Join us as Duke students from all academic levels present posters on their global health research projects and experiences in a casual, small-group setting. We're very excited for students to once again have this invaluable opportunity to share their work and receive feedback face-to-face with mentors and peers, and are hopeful members of the Duke community will come by to chat with the students, provide valuable feedback and show them the support they deserve after a difficult year. 
    The event will be divided into two parts, with half of the students presenting up until 12:45 and half presenting after. You will have the opportunity to explore the posters at your own pace. You will be amazed to see the work they’ve done despite so many challenges due to the pandemic. 

    Bass Connections Foundational Research Modules
    A complete list is available here: Bass Connections Foundational Research Modules (PDF)
    Upcoming sessions:
    Friday, October 29 (11:45am-1:15pm): Survey Design with the Social Science Research Institute
    Friday, November 5 (12:30-2:00pm): Data Analysis and Workflow Management with the Center for Data and Visualization Sciences
    Friday, November 12 (11:45am-1:15pm): Community Engaged Research with the Social Science Research Institute
    Spring 2022 Modules: Dates TBA 
    Registration for session(s) is available on the Bass Connections website.

    Duke Undergraduate Summer Opportunities List
    A frequently-updated resource with Duke-sponsored summer opportunities for undergraduates

    Past Grant Writing Workshop
    Powerpoint: Grant Writing Workshop Powerpoint
    Past Getting Started in Research Event
    View the 2021 recording: http://duke.is/Wd1ACu
    Hosted by the URS Office and Directors of Academic Engagement (DAEs), the Getting Started in Research Workshop focuses on types of research experiences available for Duke Undergraduates and offers information on how and when students can learn about and pursue research opportunities.

    Past Events Held Annually:
    November- Summer Opportunites Fair, Location: Penn Pavilion
    October - Majors Fair, Location: Penn Pavilion
    April - Visible Thinking, Location: Penn Pavilion


    Communicating your results is a critical part of the research experience.

    Significant Annual Undergraduate Conferences:
    November 13, 2021 - State of North Carolina Undergraduate Research & Creativity Symposium Virtual, Hosted by Elon University, Catawba College, and Livingstone College. (SNCURCS 2021 Flyer)
    January- National Collegiate Research Conference (NCRC) Harvard College Undergraduate Research Association (HCURA) held by Harvard University
    NCRC is a large-scale, multidisciplinary conference held annually at Harvard University, where accomplished undergraduate students from across the United States and internationally convene each year to share their research in the humanities, social sciences, and natural sciences.  The core vision behind the conference is to provide student researchers with the opportunity to hear from the world’s leading authorities in academia, policy, and industry, as well as to foster important exchanges and dialogue between students. Last year, after being selected through a competitive application process, over 200 participants from nearly 75 universities across America and abroad attended the conference. NCRC, hopes to expand the perspective of undergraduate researchers through offering exposure to diverse fields and to facilitate the discourse on collaboration, leadership, and social impact in research that will be invaluable in future pursuits. 
    February - College Arts Association Annual Conference, Location: New York City, NY
    Late March or Early April - ACC Meeting of the Minds 
    April 2022- Visible Thinking, Duke Undergraduate Research Symposium, Location: Penn Pavilion 
    April - Stanford Research Conference (SRC), Location: Stanford, CA (Stanford University)
    April - Collegiate Association for Inequality Research (CAIR) Conference on Inequality and Social Justice - Location: Virtual, hosted by Wake Forest University
    Past Events Held Annually:
    April 9, 2020 - NC Breathe: Health, Equity and the Climate Crisis in North Carolina, Location: Charlotte, NC (UNC Charlotte) 
    October 30-November 2 2019 National Diversity in STEM Conference (October 30-31 - Modern Math Workshop) Honolulu, Hawaii
    November 13-16, 2019 - Annual Biomedical Research Conference for Minority Students (ABRCMS), Location: Anaheim, California
    November 23, 2019 - State of North Carolina Undergraduate Research & Creativity Symposium (SNCURCS), Location: 2020 Virtual Conference, No Registration Fee
    June 19-22, 2019 - Conference for African American Researchers in Mathematical Sciences- Location: Princeton University, Princeton, NJ
    November 14-17, 2018- Annual Biomedical Research Conference for Minority Students (ABRCMS), Location: Indianapolis, IN