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Taking Control of Your Research Path Workshop

The guide accompanies the "Taking Control of Your Research Path Workshop" held in the Carlson Student Research Space.


Stephanie, Moriana and Sue are excited to meet with you and hold this workshop.
Our first session will be on Thursday 9/13 @ 3:30-4:30, Carlson Library 2nd floor near the windows.  
Future sessions will be held on the first floor of Carlson, near the VISTA.


Taking Control of Your Research Path is a six-session workshop designed for the undergraduate student who wants to pursue research at the University of Rochester but is unsure of how to get started.  Students from all disciplines are welcome! 

September sessions:

  • 9/13 “You and Your Interest in Research” Introduction to Office of Undergraduate Research and FAQ about doing research at UR with Teresa Long.  
  • 9/20 “What Research is Happening at the UR”  Find out what research is happening at the UR and discover how your interests connect to this research.  
  • 9/27 “Asking Questions” Learn about “informational interviewing” – to gain knowledge, not a position, and learn how Career Services can help focus your interests and strategize to pursue your ideal research experience.

October sessions:

  • 10/4 “Investigate Potential Advisors”  Find recent and highly cited publications of potential advisors and explore their social media presence.  
  • 10/11 "Networking with Peers”  Network with peer advisors and learn from their experiences and uncover opportunities in their areas.
  • 10/18 “Connect with Faculty”  * Featuring Kathryn Knowles & Garrett Hoteling*  Faculty & student pairs describe how they met, how they work together and answer questions about best practices in getting connected 

While the sessions work well together, you may come to one or more sessions that interest you.  By the end of this workshop, you may identify an interesting research group, determine what prerequisites to complete before joining a group or even join a group.  

Workshop Facilitators:

  • Sue Cardinal, Outreach Librarian for Science & Engineering,
  • Stephanie Barrett, Outreach Librarian for Social Sciences,
  • Moriana Garcia, Outreach Librarian for Science & Engineering

If you have questions, please contact Sue Cardinal (

Co-sponsored by the River Campus Libraries and the Office of Undergraduate Research

Registration Page for 2018