Upcoming workshops, informational sessions, events, & conferences

Get started in research and develop your research skills.


    Workshops and other research skill building opportunities

    R for data science: getting started, EDA, data wrangling
    Fri, Sep 18, 2020 — 10:00 AM, Presented by John Little and the Duke Center for Data and Visualization Sciences
    This workshop is part of the Rfun series. R and the Tidyverse are a data-first coding language that enables reproducible workflows. In this two-part workshop, you’ll learn the fundamentals of R, everything you need to know to quickly get started. You’ll learn how to access and install RStudio, how to wrangle data for analysis, gain a brief introduction to visualization, practice Exploratory Data Analysis (EDA), and how to generate reports.  
    Register and find the details here.

    IRB Approval Workshop (TBA)

    Past Grant Writing Workshop
    Powerpoint: Grant Writing Workshop Powerpoint
    Past Getting Started in Research Event
    Hosted by the URS Office Director, Dean Sarah Russell and Directors of Academic Engagement, the Getting Started in Research Workshop focuses on types of research experiences available for Duke Undergraduates and helps students connect to opportunities for research.

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


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

    State of North Carolina Undergraduate Research and Creativity Symposium (SNCURCS)
    Colleges, universities and community colleges in North Carolina host a symposium each year to showcase N.C. undergraduate student research and creative work. SNCURCS provides undergraduate scholars in all fields a forum to share the results of their work through posters, presentations, performances, and works of art. If you’re a sophomore in North Carolina, you’re also eligible for the Barthalmus Research Grant to support ongoing undergraduate research (Find the application here) East Carolina University and Elizabeth City State University are proud to co-host the SNCURCS live virtual event.

    Significant Undergraduate Conferences:
    February 10-13, 2021 - College Arts Association Annual Conference, Location: New York City, NY
    Late March or Early April 2021-ACC Meeting of the Minds, Location:  Chapel Hill, NC
    April 2021 - Visible Thinking, Duke Undergraduate Research Symposium, Location: Penn Pavilion 
    March 26-28, 2020- National Conferences on Undergraduate Research (NCUR), Location:  Bozeman, MT
    April 10-12, 2020 - Stanford Research Conference (SRC), Location: Stanford, CA (Stanford University)
    Past Events Held Annually:
    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
    April 9, 2020 - NC Breathe: Health, Equity and the Climate Crisis in North Carolina, Location: Charlotte, NC (UNC Charlotte)