The Office of Graduate Studies

Research Week

Research Week is a celebration of student research across UT Dallas.
For more information, please visit the Undergraduate Education Research Week website.

Download the flier for the list of events.

Wednesday, April 12

Graduate Workshop Series: Publishing Your First Article
3:00 - 4:00 p.m. MC 2.524

Publishing your research in academic journals is one of the most important things you can do as a scholar. For those who have never published before, the process can seem very confusing. This workshop will introduce participants to the basic steps involved in publishing academic research in any discipline. Participants will learn how to choose an appropriate journal, communicate with a journal's editorial team, tailor a manuscript to a journal's expectations, and respond to editorial decisions.

Registration is required: http://survey.az1.qualtrics.com/SE/?SID=SV_a4zkCWoKGcX2R4p


Monday, April 17

Effective Strategies for Supervising Undergraduate Researchers
12:00 - 1:00 p.m. MC 2.410

In this session, graduate students and post-docs will learn how to improve the undergraduate research experience for both undergraduate students and lab supervisors. Topics include productive communication, necessary delegation, effective orientation methods, reasonable expectations, and more. Lab supervisors will receive best practice advice for assessing and strengthening the management and teaching culture of their labs, thereby optimizing the undergraduate research experience for all lab members. This session may also be of interest to junior faculty who are establishing new research groups. Lunch will be served.

Undergraduate Research Panel
5:00 - 6:00 p.m. ECSS 2.102

Undergraduate students and faculty researchers share their research experiences, tips on competing for research programs and fellowships, and strategies for obtaining the ideal research position.

Research Resume Panel
6:00 - 7:30 p.m. ECSS 2.102

Students receive valuable advice on how to prepare a scientific/research-oriented resume or to strengthen an existing research resume. The workshop, sponsored by the Office of Undergraduate Education and the UT Dallas Career Center, also covers best practices for approaching the research interview and guides students in preparing their best presentation during Undergraduate Research Match Day.


Wednesday, April 19

Match Day
3:00 - 5:00 p.m. Visitor's Center Atrium

The Match Day event is designed to facilitate the process of pairing motivated undergraduates with faculty who are conducting research projects.

PHD the Movie
7:30 - 9:30 p.m. GR 3.420

"Piled Higher and Deeper (PHD)" is a live-action adaptation of the popular web comic strip by Jorge Cham. With humor and heart, the film follows the personal journeys of two graduate students as they struggle to find their place in the confusing (and often hilarious) world of high-stakes Academic research.

Thursday, April 13

How to Present Your Poster Panel
2:00 - 3:00 p.m. JSOM 2.714

You've been working hard on your research these last few semesters. The data has been collected, sorted, and analyzed. And now you are going to present your findings at a disciplinary conference. This event is to help all students unsure about how to handle a poster presentation, through discussions of how to prepare your speech, how to be ready for questions and other tips for thriving during a poster session.


Tuesday, April 18

Exley Lunch & Learn
11:30 - 1:00 p.m. Founders 2nd Floor Atrium

Students receive valuable advice on how to prepare a scientific/research-oriented resume or to strengthen an existing research resume. The workshop, sponsored by the Office of Undergraduate Education and the UT Dallas Career Center, also covers best practices for approaching the research interview and guides students in preparing their best presentation during Undergraduate Research Match Day.

Graduate Student Research and Creative Activities Poster Session
2:00 - 5:00 p.m. Visitor's Center Atrium

Celebrate the research and creative accomplishments of UTD graduate students.

UGRA Poster Contest
2:00 - 5:00 p.m. Visitor's Center Atrium

Current recipients of the Undergraduate Research Scholar Awards discuss their research with event attendees, utilizing a research poster and their in-person research presentation skills.


Thursday, April 20

3MT
2:30 - 4:00 p.m. ECSS 2.102

An academic competition challenging PhD students to describe their research within three minutes to a general audience. 3MT celebrates the discoveries made by research students and encourages them to communicate the importance of their research to the broader community.