Research Your Research

Starting Monday, April 16 and running through Friday, April 20, Undergraduate Research Week will show off the work done by NDSU students as well as provide resources about research and applying to graduate school.

There are weeklong activities, such as Cooperative Question and the Visual Art Baccalaureate Exhibition, but there will also be daily events.

Happening all week

Cooperative Question is an interactive project that explores research questions and how they help contribute to research, our personal interests in research and creativity. This weeklong event will take place on the second floor of the Memorial Union.

The other weeklong event is the Visual Art Baccalaureate Exhibition, which shows off work that art students have worked on all semester and emphasizes “individual exploration,” according to the NDSU event page.

Monday, April 16

There are three activities going on Monday: Resources for Research, Applying for and Managing an NSF REU Program and the Undergraduate Research Student Panel.

Resources for Research, noon in Memorial Union Badland, is an hour-long program that shows students resources and services the library provides, including the Libraries’ Undergraduate Research Award, which awards one student $250 for utilizing the library and its resources in their research.

Applying for and Managing an NSF REU Program, 1 p.m. in A. Glenn Hill room 300, will give students an opportunity to learn from a National Science Foundation Research Experiences for Undergraduate team on how they created an effective method for undergraduate research.

Lastly, taking place on Monday is the Undergraduate Research Student Panel in Memorial Union Badlands at 3 p.m. Students can expect the panel to talk about their personal experiences and share stories. Students can also engage in a discussion with the panel.

Tuesday, April 17

Tuesday’s events include the Innovation Challenge Awards Ceremony, Demystifying National Scholarship Opportunities and the Baccalaureate Exhibition Reception.

After months of hard work and competition, the final round of the Innovation Challenge will take place 11 a.m. at the Fargodome. The winners will receive a monetary prize to start up their idea.

All students have experienced applying for scholarships, and Demystifying National Scholarship Opportunities aims to help students learn to manage and sustainably apply to the larger scholarships that may make them feel more apprehensive. Faculty will be available to show students scholarship opportunities and help students along the way. Demystifying National Scholarship Opportunities will take place 3 p.m. in Memorial Union Hidatsa.

The Baccalaureate Exhibition Reception is simply the reception for the baccalaureate program that’s happening all week in the Memorial Union Gallery.

Wednesday, April 18

Only two events are taking place Wednesday. They are Mentoring Undergraduate Researchers and Preparing to Apply for Graduate School.

Mentoring Undergraduate Researchers, 9 a.m. in Memorial Union Meadow Lark, is designed to attract undergraduates to certain fields based on the research they’re interested in and how to use their strengths to their advantages.

Preparing to Apply for Graduate School, noon in Memorial Union Meadow Lark, is an event where students can get helpful tips and tricks for the graduate school application process.

Thursday, April 19

Thursday is another two-event day with the Graduate Student Panel and Communicating Science events.

The Graduate Student Panel, 1 p.m. in Memorial Union Mandan, is to expose undergraduate students to an outlet for their questions if they’re considering graduate school.

Communicating Science, 3:30 p.m. in Memorial Union Hidatsa, aims to deliver a discussion based activity that looks at our science-based environment.

Friday, April 20

Only one event will be taking place Friday. Undergraduate Research Student Organization Informational Session and starts at noon in the Memorial Union Activities Office room 120.

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