Research Week

Monday: 4/5

Research Documentation Compliance Workshop (11:00-12:00 pm)                                          Are you a novice researcher? Have hopes of one day running a clinical trial? Or are you interested in ensuring your research subjects are protected? Attend this workshop facilitated by Wendy Duncan (with the Research Integrity and Compliance office) and learn how to develop a study that is easily replicated! This workshop will help students understand how to ensure the quality of their study while staying compliant with the regulations that are behind document compliance. Watch here


Journey from Researcher to Entrepreneur (2:00-3:00 pm)
Do you have a great idea for solving a problem but are not sure of what to do next? Are you passionate about getting your research out of the lab where it can help people? If so, you should consider starting your own company! It’s not that hard. After all, Daniel Ek was just 23 when he decided to create Spotify. The USF Technology Transfer Office helps students in every college patent, license, and create startups based on their research or other ideas. Watch here

THRIVE 'n Shine (4:00-5:00 pm)
Are you looking for an opportunity to publish your research with THRIVE, an Undergraduate Research Journal at the University of South Florida? If yes, you should attend and meet our editors, ask any questions, and learn about Thrive's submission requirements! Watch here

Tuesday 4/6

Undergraduate Research Conference (All Day Event)
The USF Undergraduate Research Conference celebrates and showcases the contributions that undergraduates make to research in a wide range of disciplines. This event provides a unique space for students to share ideas and discoveries. Support your fellow bulls by attending and learning more about the research they have conducted. 

  • Conference Award Ceremony (1:00-2:00 pm)
    Join the Office of Undergraduate Research for this live, virtual, Conference Award Ceremony on Microsoft Teams. Watch here

Wednesday 4/7

How Marketing Research Helps You Chart Your Entreprenuerial Journey (11:00-12:00pm)    This virtual workshop provides an overview of the campus Student Innovation Incubator, and how students with business ideas are selected into the incubator. Workshop participants will be familiarized with the National Science Foundation (NSF) I Corps program and how this 6-week program allows students to conduct market research to gain a better understanding of the industry, identify specific customer needs, assess the competition. By going through this process of customer discovery students will be in a position to select a market segment that is the right one for your product or service. Students will also learn how they can pursue a minor or major in entrepreneurship that allows them to become a business owner or an innovator in an established company. Watch here


REU Talk (1:00-2:00 pm) 
What are REU’s and why should you participate in an REU? This workshop provides an overview of Research Experiences for Undergrads (REU’s) at USF and beyond. In addition to learning about what they are, participants will learn how to find the REU that fits their research goals and how to apply to participate. Attendees will be given concrete examples of current REU’s and how these experiences can successfully enhance your undergraduate experience. Watch here


What now? What’s next?: How your research experiences impact your career (2:00-3:00)
This workshop will discuss ways in his research experiences plays into competitiveness for graduate school, prestigious national awards, and gives an edge even for professional pursuits after college is over. Dr. Sayandeb Basu will cover topics on how to navigate the 21stcentury landscape, how publications stemming from research helps create impact, how to use your campus research to seek-and-apply to Research Experiences for Undergraduates (REUs) outside USF. At the end of the presentation he will open up an early-bird recruitment season for the 2022 Barry M. Goldwater scholarship, the nation’s most prestigious STEM recognition. The Goldwater scholarships is nomination-based nationally competitive scholarship, and the early recruitment season gives you a chance to be nominated and work with Dr. Basu this summer and fall to craft a competitive application. Watch here

Thursday 4/8

The Undergraduate Student Research Experience Workshop (11:00-12:00 pm)

If you missed the March 2nd workshop, you have a second chance to catch Sandra Justice discuss how undergraduate researchers can get engaged in research. Students as early as their freshman year are encouraged get involved in research. Across USF, research teams include faculty, graduate and undergraduate students. This team approach provides a model for mentoring and invites creative ideas from the team to help move the research forward. Students are encouraged to participate in the research enterprise, as this provides experiential learning opportunities. This workshop provides an overview of the student research experience, from identifying a mentor/lab team, to undergraduate paper/presentations a national conference. Watch here


Lightning Talks (3:00-5:00 pm)
The University of South Florida St. Petersburg Campus Nelson Poynter Memorial Library has collaborated with the Office of Undergraduate Research to host this research week Lightning Talk Event. Lightning talks are 5-minute presentations of faculty research. Attend and learn about the amazing research efforts of current faculty members who have mentored USF students in research projects. Watch here

Friday 4/9

Graduate Student Research Symposium (1:00-4:00pm)
The Office of Graduate Studies and the Graduate and Professional Student Council (GPSC) will host its Annual Graduate Student Research Symposium virtually. This virtual event will provide an excellent, multidisciplinary venue for graduate students in all disciplines to present their current research as poster presentations in front of audiences ranging from students, faculty, and administrators from across the university. Undergraduate students are encouraged to attend and learn more about the innovative research projects being conducted at the graduate level. Click here for more information.