Schedule of Upcoming Workshops & Deadlines


Fall Quarter 2006

Workshop/ Deadline

Date

Time

Location

Research Opportunities Tuesday, Oct. 3 3-5 Student Services II, Classroom 1010A/B
Choosing the Right Opportunity & Mentor Wednesday, Oct. 4 3-5 Student Services II, Classroom 1010A/B
Research Opportunities Wednesday, Oct. 11 3-5 Student Services II, Classroom 1010A/B
Research Methods Tuesday, Oct. 17 3-5 Student Services II, Classroom 1002
Communicate Effectively & Apply for Fellowships Wednesday, Oct. 18 3-5 Student Services II, Classroom 1002
UROP Proposal Writing Thursday, Oct. 19 3-5 Student Services II, Classroom 1010A/B
UROP Fall Call for Proposals Monday, Oct. 30 Deadline Online Submission—UROP Web Site
Research Opportunities Thursday, Nov. 2 4-6 Student Services II, Classroom 1002
Research Opportunities Wednesday, Nov. 8 3-5 Student Services II, Classroom 1002


Winter Quarter 2007

Workshop/ Deadline

Date

Time

Location

Research Opportunities Wednesday, Jan. 17 3-5 Student Services II, Classroom 1010A/B
Research Opportunities Tuesday, Jan. 23 3-5 Student Services II, Classroom 1010A/B
Research Opportunities Tuesday, Feb. 6 3-5 Student Services II, Classroom 1010A/B
Research Design/Methods for the Sciences Tuesday, Feb. 13 3-5 Student Services II, Classroom 1010A/B
Research Methods in the Social Sciences Wednesday, Feb. 14 3-5 Student Services II, Classroom 1010A/B
ID-SURE Proposal Writing Thursday, Feb. 15 4-6 Student Services II, Classroom 1010A/B
Research Methods for the Humanities & the Arts Wednesday, Feb. 21 3-5 Student Services II, Classroom 1010A/B
Research Opportunities Thursday, Feb. 22 3-5 Student Services II, Classroom 1010A/B
ID-SURE Call for Proposals Monday, March 5 Deadline Online Submission—UROP Web Site
IM-SURE Application Monday, March 26 Deadline Online Submission—UROP Web Site

 

Spring Quarter 2007

Workshop/ Deadline Date Time Location
SURP Proposal Writing Thursday, April 5 4-6 Student Services II, Classroom 1010A/B
SURF-IT Application Monday, April 9 Deadline Online Submission—UROP Web Site
Symposium Preparation Wednesday, April 11 3:00-4:30 Student Services II, Classroom 1010A/B
Symposium Call for Abstracts Monday, April 16 Deadline Online Submission—UROP Web Site
SURP Call for Proposals Monday, April 23 Deadline Online Submission—UROP Web Site
UROP Proposal Writing Tuesday, April 24 3-5 Student Services II, Classroom 1010A/B
Research Design/Methods for the Sciences Tuesday, May 1 3-5 Student Services II, Classroom 1010A/B
Research Methods in the Social Sciences Wednesday, May 2 3-5 Student Services II, Classroom 1010A/B
Research Methods for the Humanities & the Arts Thursday, May 3 4-6 Student Services II, Classroom 1002
Presentation Skills Wednesday, May 9 3-5 Student Services II, Classroom 1010A/B
Practice Your Presentation Thursday, May 10 3-5 Humanities Hall (Room TBD)
Practice Your Presentation Friday, May 11 3-5 Humanities Hall (Room TBD)
Symposium Saturday, May 12 8:00-5:30 Humanities Buildings
UROP Spring Call for Proposals Monday, May 14 Deadline Online Submission—UROP Web Site
Journal Submission Process Wednesday, May 23 3-5 Student Services II, Classroom 1010A/B
Journal Submission Process Tuesday, May 29 3-5 Student Services II, Classroom 1010A/B
Journal Application Saturday, June 30 Deadline Online Submission—UROP Web Site

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Workshops

Choosing the Right Opportunity & Mentor
This workshop will motivate you to identify your interests, do your homework on the appropriate research or creative opportunity, and select the appropriate mentor.

Communicate Effectively & Apply for Fellowships
Learn to present clearly and effectively the results of your research project in a professional setting. This workshop will cover techniques for making an oral or poster presentation. You will also learn strategies for finding and applying to the right fellowship in support of post graduation research and professional activities.

Journal Submission Process
Do you want to get published? This workshop will discuss how you can strengthen the content and format of your paper, and review the journal guidelines for submitting a publishable paper to The UCI Undergraduate Research Journal.

Practice Your Presentation
Get valuable advice from peers and UROP Advisors on how to develop an effective presentation. Attend a practice session and get familiar with the equipment and software available during your presentation at the Symposium.

Proposal Writing
At some point in your future career, you will be expected to convince an individual or organization to invest in you or your ideas by writing a proposal. Learn how to develop a winning UROP or SURP proposal, which include: background and introduction of your research or creative project, what you are proposing to work on, expected results and timeline, references, personal statement, and faculty mentorís letter of recommendation. These workshops will also address meeting university research conduct requirements.

Research Design/Methods
Learn how to design and implement an excellent research study. The workshops will introduce you to research methods specific to the sciences, social sciences, humanities, or the arts.

Research Opportunities
Learn how to find the appropriate research or creative opportunity on or off-campus. The UROP Undergraduate Research Counselors will guide you and provide tips on how to manage and succeed in the research process.

Symposium Preparation
Were you funded by UROP this year? If so, you are required to present at the UCI Undergraduate Research Symposium. This workshop will guide you through the process of applying to present at the Symposium, developing and submitting your abstract, and preparing your presentation according to Symposium guidelines.



Deadlines

UROP Fall and Spring Calls for Proposals
UROP provides funding for research-related supplies and expenses through two separate calls for proposals. Proposals should be prepared by the student applicant and jointly submitted by the student and faculty mentor. UROP funds a varied set of projects, with grants up to $1,000.

Summer Undergraduate Research Program (SURP)
SURP provides up to a $3,000 stipend for UCI undergraduates from all disciplines who are conducting summer research projects or creative activities under the guidance of UCI faculty members.

Inter-Disciplinary Summer Undergraduate Research Experience (ID-SURE)
ID-SURE provides $2,400 stipend for UCI undergraduates from all disciplines who are conducting interdisciplinary summer research projects or creative activities related to health promotion and disease prevention under the guidance of UCI faculty members.

Integrated Micro/Nano Summer Undergraduate Research Experience (IM-SURE)
IM-SURE provides a unique 10-week summer research opportunity for undergraduates nationwide to become fully immersed in cutting-edge micro/nano research and applications. IM-SURE Fellows receive a $3,000 stipend, housing and travel allowance.

Summer Undergraduate Research Fellowship in Information Technology (SURF-IT)
SURF-IT through Calit2 at UCI, provides a unique 10-week summer research opportunity for UCI undergraduates to become immersed in IT-related research and applications. Participants have the opportunity to choose from a variety of challenging research projects. SURF-IT Fellows receive a $4,000 stipend.

The UCI Undergraduate Research Journal
The Journal, published by UROP, is a compilation of outstanding research papers completed by UCI undergraduate students. Papers are reviewed by the UROP Faculty Advisory Board and Student Editorial Board.

The UCI Undergraduate Research Symposium
Sponsored by UROP, the Symposium is an annual event that provides undergraduates the opportunity to present their research results in a professional setting. The dayís activities include oral and poster presentations, student performances, a keynote speaker, roundtable discussions, and an awards ceremony. Everyone is welcome to attend and participate in this celebrated UCI event. The call for abstracts is issued during the Winter Quarter. This yearís Symposium will be held on Saturday, May 19, 2007.

For more information, please contact:

Undergraduate Research Opportunities Program (UROP)
Division of Undergraduate Education
University of California
Student Services II, Suite 2300
Irvine, CA 92697-5685
Office: (949) 824-4189
FAX: (949) 824-1607
e-mail: urop@uci.edu
www.urop.uci.edu

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