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Students: Summer Undergraduate Research at Virginia Tech

Welcome to your summer research experience at Virginia Tech!

Summer Research Period: May 23-July 29, 2022
Orientation: May 24, 2022
Summer Research Conference: July 28, 2022

Summer Experiences to Build Research Skills

The Office of Undergraduate Research (OUR) is excited to announce its summer program, aimed at supporting summer researchers as well as students wanting to gain skills that will prepare them to engage in research during the academic year. All activities are free of charge.

The OUR summer program starts May 24, 2022 and includes:

Communication Skill Building: Join other summer researchers to practice talking about your research. This group will meet virtually each Friday during lunchtime and will build communication skills and confidence through guided small group conversations. Sign up

Community: OUR summer peer mentors will build a vibrant community for all summer researchers, offering support and fun activities to complement their summer research, such as hiking, cook outs, and other activities unique to the New River Valley.

German Fulbright Program at VT and the Office of Undergraduate Research Collaboration: Undergraduate researchers are invited to participate in giving small group tours of your lab (with your faculty mentor's approval), and join the visiting German Fulbright students for several fun activities. Students must sign up to participate. Space is limited so don't delay! If you have questions, please email Nicole.

Listserv: Join our summer listserv and keep informed of events and activities throughout the summer. Sign up for our listserv.

OUR Summer Research Conference: Scheduled for July 28, this conference will give summer researchers an opportunity to share their work through poster presentations and engage with the VT community. Learn more on the conference webpage.

Professional Development Workshops and Seminars: Students can participate in weekly professional development workshops and presentations. Session topics will include Communicating Your Research, Writing a Personal Statement, Graduate School Panel, Funding Graduate School, Highlighting Research Skills on your Resume, and Be An Effective Mentee. Learn more

Undergraduate Research Alumni Discussion Group: This discussion group on Hokie Connect is moderated by the OUR and aims to connect students with VT alumni working in research fields. This is a great way to connect with VT alumni and build your personal network.

Undergraduate Research Training Series: Developed by University Libraries, this 6-module self-paced virtual training series provides students with the building blocks to engage in research. Modules include: Becoming a Researcher, Using Data and Information Ethically, Managing and Organizing Data, Managing and Organizing Information, Writing Successful Proposals, Abstracts & Titles, and Sharing Your Research. Students can earn a certificate of completion and list this series on their resume. Students must register to participate

We invite students to take advantage of these free activities to learn something new, build their resume, connect with peers and alumni, and simply have some fun!

Please direct any questions to Keri Swaby.