Student Workshops

OURI offers workshops to engage and support students in research and creative projects.

Check out events listing for upcoming offerings of these workshops.

Research 101

Ever wonder what research looks like in your field? Curious about the type of work undergraduate researchers do? Want to learn more about how to get involved in research while at Rice? This workshop covers all of these and more to help you get started in your own research path. OURI staff and Peer Research Ambassadors will discuss different research program structures and advice for finding a good "fit" for you, how to find out about research for course credit options, and exploring on- and off-campus opportunities. Research 101 is a great place to start seeing yourself in research.

Date: September 14th, 2023

Time: 4 pm - 5 pm

Location: Miner Lounge @ Rice Memorial Center Building

RSVP here: Coming Soon!

Research 201

Involved in research already and wondering how to tailor your research experience to meet your personal and professional goals? This generative workshop will cover topics on managing effective research mentorships, advancing your knowledge and skills, and reflecting on the right next step for you on the research pathway.

Date: TBD

Time: 4 pm - 5 pm

Location: Miner Lounge @ Rice Memorial Center Building

Contacting faculty about research opportunities

Whether you are responding to a posted position or contacting faculty about potential opportunities, the initial email can make the right first impression. Join us for a workshop-style session on contacting faculty to serve as mentors for research and creative projects.

Date: TBD

Time: 4 pm - 5 pm

Location: Miner Lounge @ Rice Memorial Center Building

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Finding Opportunities (Summer Research Edition)

With a focus on finding summer opportunities, this workshop-style session will help you plan for your summer and beyond. We will provide an overview of resources for searching for opportunities, strengthening your application, and integrating your experience into your personal and professional goals. While summer may be six months away, don't let application deadlines for summer programs and opportunities sneak up on you.

Research Ethics

Ethics governs the responsible conduct of research. Not only does this protect rights and welfare of research subjects, but it also contributes to integrity and validity of research outcomes. This workshop addresses procedures and policies for ethical research conduct.

Exploring Rice Undergraduate Scholars Program Information Session

For students who plan to engage in sustained research and creative projects, this workshop explores the application process for the Rice Undergraduate Scholars Program.

Abstract Writing for RURS

The Center for Academic and Professional Communication and OURI join up to help students prepare abstracts for the Rice Undergraduate Research Symposium. Get detailed information about submission guidelines and help organizing the information about your research in a succinct format.

Poster Design for RURS

Poster design can be a challenge because of the limited space to display your research. This workshop helps you develop a poster that makes your work accessible and helps you prepare for the poster presentation.

Presenting at RURS

The Center for Academic and Professional Communication consultants are trained in academic communication of research using oral and visual presentations. Schedule an appointment to get feedback on your slide design and presentation preparation.