Undergraduate research proposal writing workshops slated

January 24, 2013 | UToday, Honors
By Cathy Zimmer

The Office of Undergraduate Research will host two proposal writing workshops Tuesday and Wednesday, Jan. 29 and 30, at 4 p.m. in Sullivan Hall on Main Campus.

UT students and faculty mentors interested in participating in the Office of Undergraduate Research summer research programs are encouraged to attend.

Summer research programs include the Academic Year Research Program, the First-Year Summer Research Experience, the Undergraduate Summer Research and Creative Activity Program, the UT-City of Toledo Internship Program, and the Work-Study Research Program.

Students pursuing research programs through the Honors College’s Sullivan Grants and Hoch Fellowships also are encouraged to attend either workshop.

“We will focus on different disciplines at each workshop,” said Dr. Tom Kvale, director of the Office of Undergraduate Research. “On Jan. 29, we will focus on the arts, humanities, business, education and other related disciplines. Then on Jan. 30, we will look at the sciences, engineering, math, medical, pharmacy and other related disciplines.”

Workshop speakers will provide advice and tips on how to compose well-crafted proposals and will discuss how to identify various research possibilities. Informal discussions will take place following the presentations.

“Students and faculty mentors are welcome to come to either presentation or both,” Kvale added. “This is a great opportunity for students to learn and get involved in research.”

Detailed information can be found online at utoledo.edu/honors/undergradresearch in the Student Research Handbook or by contacting the Office of Undergraduate Research at 419.530.2983 or undergradresearch@utoledo.edu.

The office was created in 2006 to provide meaningful research experiences for all UT undergraduates, out of a belief that active engagement in research greatly enhances students’ intellectual and professional developments.

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