Upcoming workshops, informational sessions, events, & conferences

Get started in research and develop your research skills.

Workshops and other research skill building opportunities

Keep Calm and Do Research: A Virtual Summer Workshop Series
Synthesizing All the Literature: A Practical Overview of Systematic Search Methods

Tuesday, July 14, 2020 at 2:00 PM
This workshop will help participants learn about the systematic review method and understand the key tools and steps involved in conducting a systematic search of the literature. Workshop hosted by the Duke Libraries and Pratt's Graduate Communications and Intercultural Programs, and presented by Hannah Rozear. This workshop may be especially helpful for rising juniors and seniors interested in pursuing research graduate opportunities.
Registration link: https://duke.libcal.com/calendar/events/KeepCalmDoResearch5

Keep Calm and Do Research: A Virtual Summer Workshop Series
Organize Your Research with Endnote

Tuesday, July 21, 2020 at 2:00 PM
Want to know a secret for managing hundreds of citations? Join us at this workshop to learn the powerful features of EndNote, the most heavily used citation management software in the sciences. In this workshop, participants will learn how to create an Endnote library, fill it with citations, connect to the libraries to add PDFs, and automatically create a bibliography. Bonus: We will show you how to Cite While You Write by connecting Endnote with Word! Workshop hosted by the Duke Libraries and Pratt's Graduate Communications and Intercultural Programs, and presented by Jodi Psoter.
Registration Link: https://duke.libcal.com/calendar/events/KeepCalmDoResearch6

Keep Exploring: Keep Being, Keep Connecting Session
Community-Partnered and Community-Engaged Research 

Wednesday, July 22, 2020 at 4:00 PM
Engaging and partnering with community members and community entities in research can be a powerful mechanism for fostering social change and ensuring that research is appropriately situated within context. This session will focus on what these and related concepts mean, the ways in which they can be relevant and meaningful for both researchers and community entities, core ethical matters informing these perspectives, and how they can - and should - look in practice. Led by Cade Bourne, Kathy Sikes, and Jessica Sperling.
Find the details here.

Getting Started in Research Workshop
Late August or Early September 2020 - Webinar
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 Undergradautes and helps students connect to opportunities for research. You can take a look at last year's slides here: Getting Started in Research Powerpoint

How to Land a Lab Workshop
September 2020 - Webinar
Interested in Medical and/or Natural Sciences Research? Dr. Francois Lutzoni will be hosting undergraduate research workshops for students interested in joining research labs at Duke. This workshop will cover: finding a lab, what to look for in a lab, hot to approach a principal intestigator, and navigating through lab interviews. 

IRB Approval Workshop (TBA)

Past Grant Writing Workshop
Powerpoint: Grant Writing Workshop Powerpoint

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.

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: Duke University
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)