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Research Skills Academy & Symposia

The Office of Undergraduate Research (OUR) provides students with a multitude of opportunities for professional development and career training in research. Students are encouraged to use newly acquired skills to present their research at one of OUR’s triannual, professional, and judged symposia. All of these experiences serve as a real-world proxy to prepare students for graduate school, professional workforce, and life beyond college.

Research Material Instructions and Templates – coming soon

  • CV and resume templates
  • Professional communication (e.g., writing emails) guidelines
  • Information about abstracts and templates
  • Information about annotated bibliographies and samples
  • Information about documentation styles in different fields
  • Information on professional presentations including lightning talks, posters, and infographics

Current RSA Workshops

Event Title Date Time Location
OUR Open House Thursday, January 30, 2020 1:00pm
Room 106
How To Get Students Involved in Research Monday, February 3, 2020 2:30pm
BEH 240
What is Research? Understanding the Research Cycle Tuesday, February 4, 2020 2:30pm
Green Room (behind Starbucks and next to elevators)
All Things Lab Safety Monday, February 10, 2020 10:00am
SU 211
Active Reading: How to Effectively Interrogate Text Tuesday, February 11, 2020 2:30pm
Eureka Room (LLB 1146)
Involving UNLV Students in Research with SOM Thursday, February 13, 2020 3:00pm
Green Room (Behind Starbucks and next to the elevators)
Spectra Undergraduate Research Journal Tuesday, February 18, 2020 3:00pm
Eureka Room (LLB 1146)
Understanding Abstracts, Annotating, & Citing Properly Wednesday, February 19, 2020 2:30pm
Room 1020
Research with Human Subjects & the IRB Process Thursday, February 20, 2020 3:00pm
Room 282
Nuts and Bolts of Admissions: UNLV Law Monday, February 24, 2020 3:00pm
Room 384
Research Ethics Tuesday, February 25, 2020 12:00pm
Room 106
How To Effectively Prepare Manuscripts for Publication Wednesday, February 26, 2020 2:30pm
Eureka (room 1146)
Nuts and Bolts of Funding: Internal and External Source Monday, March 9, 2020 2:30pm
Room 1020
Developing a Strategy for Your Information Search Thursday, March 12, 2020 2:30pm
Eureka Room
Writing Abstracts for Professional Conferences Monday, March 23, 2020 3:00pm
Green Room (behind Starbucks and next to the elevators)
How to Effectively Review Manuscripts for Publication Tuesday, March 24, 2020 2:30pm
Eureka Room (LLB 1146)
Research with Human Subjects and the IRB Process Wednesday, March 25, 2020 3:00pm
Room 235
Undergraduate Intellectual Property and Entrepreneurship Thursday, March 26, 2020 2:30pm
SU 205
Data Visualization Tuesday, March 31, 2020 2:30pm
SU 222
All Things Lab Safety Thursday, April 2, 2020 1:00pm
SU 205
How To Effectively Create Posters Tuesday, April 7, 2020 2:00pm
Amargosa Room (LLB 1149)
Understanding Research & Research Involvement at UNLV Tuesday, April 21, 2020 10:00am
Green Room (behind Starbucks and next to the elevators)
Are You Research Ready for Grad School? What to Expect Wednesday, April 22, 2020 3:00pm
SU 222
Nuts and Bolts of Writing Research Proposals and Grants Thursday, April 23, 2020 3:00pm
SU 211
Spring Undergraduate Research Symposium Friday, May 1, 2020 9:00am
Ballroom, 2nd Floor

Past RSA Workshops – coming soon

Symposium Submission Portal