OUR Summer Research Kickoff canceled, other events still planned for summer

Photo provided by the Office of Undergraduate Research
Photo provided by the Office of Undergraduate Research.

LEXINGTON, Ky. (June 5, 2024) — The University of Kentucky Office of Undergraduate Research (OUR) has canceled its sixth annual Summer Research Kickoff set for June 6 due to unforeseen circumstances.

Other OUR summer events are still planned and the current event schedule is as followed: 

Abstract Writing Workshop — June 26, noon-12:45 p.m., 200 Funkhouser Building

Learn hands-on, practical steps to plan and develop an abstract. The workshop will cover best practices, common pitfalls, tips and tricks to writing an excellent abstract for a variety of purposes. To register, click here.

Midsummer Research Social — July 10, 11:30 a.m.-1 p.m., Young Library loop

Register for the Summer Research Kickoff and the Midsummer Research Social here.

Poster Design Workshop — July 17, noon-12:45 p.m., 103 Jacobs Science Building 

Learn how to create an effective and engaging research poster. The OUR staff will guide participants through the poster-making process, specifically emphasizing poster design principles, layouts/formats, understanding your audience and evaluating sample posters by applying the design principles discussed at the workshop. Register here.

Sixth annual Summer Undergraduate Research Symposium — Aug. 27, 4:30-6 p.m., Ballrooms B and C, Gatton Student Center

Wrapping up the summer series, OUR is hosting the sixth annual Summer Undergraduate Research Symposium which offers undergraduate students a platform to present their summer research or creative projects through five-minute presentations. This casual event aims to enhance students’ presentation and research communication skills by challenging them to describe their work to an audience and develop critical communication skills by highlighting their research.

“Participating in summer workshops has been beneficial during my journey as an undergraduate student," said Deep Patel, 2024 OUR Research Ambassador. "The abstract writing and poster design workshops equipped me with the essential skills to effectively communicate my research findings to other students alike in my field of research in biology. These workshops provide an environment where I can refine my ideas, receive constructive feedback and network with successful peers.”

Learn more about the Office of Undergraduate Research here.

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