The Office of Undergraduate Research (OUR) is excited to host Fall Undergraduate Research Week. This week of events will include our annual Fall Undergraduate Research Symposium as a venue for students to present their research in a virtual format to the greater WashU community. The symposium will open September 27th and run concurrently with a series of panels and workshops. Additionally, check out our panels and workshops on topics ranging from getting started in research in different disciplines to leveraging research experience towards graduate school.
To participate, go to the Welcome Page starting September 27. On the page, there will be two links in the upper right hand corner that will be most useful to you: “Presentations” and “Live Sessions.”
- The Presentations page is home to students’ pre-recorded posters, talks, exhibits, and performances. You may filter by subject area or search by presenters' names or poster titles. Anyone can view the posters, but you will be asked to create a ForagerOne Symposium account in order to comment on posters and interact with other virtual attendees. From the welcome page, click on the “Sign in” tab on the upper right to create an account. You must use an approved @wustl.edu email address to create your account.
- Visit the Live Sessions tab to access links for panels and workshops.
OUR Director's Welcome, Monday, September 27
The Office of Undergraduate Research Director, Dr. Joy Kiefer, will kick off Undergraduate Research Week with a welcome message and overview of events.
Graduate School Statement of Purpose Workshop, Tuesday, September 28, 2021, 4:00pm - 5:30pm CDT
Research experience can be central to an application to graduate school. Are you wondering how to write a Statement of Purpose that makes that experience come alive? If you are applying to Graduate School, join this virtual workshop hosted by the Writing Center! We will talk about the writing process, what a SOP looks like, and brainstorm ideas on how to get started.
Faculty Getting Started in Research Panel Series in STEM, Humanities, Social Sciences, and Biology
Are you interested in getting involved in undergraduate research? Wondering how to get started? This series of faculty panels provides an opportunity for students to learn from WashU faculty about research and how undergraduates can get involved. Learn tips for approaching faculty and what undergraduate research looks like in your discipline and others.
Leveraging Undergraduate Research for Graduate School
Have you enjoyed research as an undergraduate? Wish to continue as a grad student? In this panel, WashU graduate students and alums discuss their journey to and through graduate school. Topics to be covered include: How to decide whether to pursue to a PhD; How to find, evaluate, and select programs; The role of an advisor in the application process and throughout graduate school; How to manage the application process and whether to go right away or take time off.