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Fall 2014 Undergraduate Research Workshop Series

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The "Tomorrow" Trap: Procrastinators Beware!

9/10/14

12:00 p.m. – 1:00 p.m.

Teaching, Learning, and Professional Development Center 152 (first floor of library)

Procrastinating and postponing critical tasks can result in time pressure, poor performance and bad decisions. Habitual procrastination can result in poor academic performance in students but can also impact career opportunities if procrastination persists after graduation. Dr. Marianne Evola, Responsible Conduct of Research (RCR) Administrator in the Office of the Vice President for Research, will discuss why we procrastinate and provide strategies for avoiding procrastination and better managing our time.

"I Hope They Choose Me": Finding the right Research Environment

9/24/14

12:00 p.m. – 1:00 p.m.

Teaching, Learning, and Professional Development Center 152 (first floor of library)

Choosing a mentor or research group is an active and important decision. Unfortunately, students are often so worried about being accepted into a research group that they fail to investigate whether the group will be a good "fit" with their academic and career goals. Dr. Marianne Evola, Responsible Conduct of Research (RCR) Administrator in the Office of the Vice President for Research, will discuss the notable differences that exist among mentors and research groups. The goals are to provide students with information and strategies to effectively choose a research group that will provide them with beneficial research experience and career guidance. Furthermore, she will discuss what to expect when you start working in your first research position and how to interpret the behavior of others in these uniquely stimulating environments.

Responsible Conduct in Research

10/15/14

12:00 p.m. – 1:00 p.m.

Teaching, Learning, and Professional Development Center 152 (first floor of library)

Yes, there are "rules" to appropriately conducting research. However, more importantly, there are practices that can maximize your productivity and the efficacy of your research. Dr. Marianne Evola, Responsible Conduct of Research (RCR) Administrator in the Office of the Vice President for Research, will discuss the rules of research and what happens when those rules are broken. However, she will also address how making good decisions in your daily research activities that can enhance your work, your relationships with colleagues and your productivity.

Graduate School/GRE Prep

10/22/14

12:00 p.m. – 1:00 p.m.

Teaching, Learning, and Professional Development Center 152 (first floor of library)

Shannon Samson from the TTU Graduate School and Nick Daniels from Kaplan will speak about Graduate School and GRE preparation.