The Office for Undergraduate Research Initiatives (URAF) is hosting a variety of events to introduce you to summer research opportunities. Now that the fall term is winding down, believe it or not it is time to begin making plans if you are considering undertaking some kind of research experience during the summer of 2013. Most summer opportunities and programs have application deadlines soon after your return following the January break, so you are encouraged to attend these seminars and activities after Thanksgiving devoted to undergraduate research:
ENTERING THE WORLD OF RESEARCH ("RESEARCH 101")
Wednesday, December 4, 4:00-5:30 pm
Lamont Library Forum Room
This two-hour overview is intended for freshmen and any undergraduate upperclassmen who have not yet had a research experience at Harvard. The program includes guidance on how to develop a research proposal from an idea, how to navigate the various funding resources for research available to undergraduates, how to build critical connections with mentors, and how to write a research proposal. THIS IS A “DON’T MISS” EVENT FOR FRESHMEN CONSIDERING A RESEARCH EXPERIENCE AND OTHERS WHO HAVE NOT YET HAD AN OPPORTUNITY TO DO RESEARCH!!
HOUSE MEETINGS ON SUMMER RESEARCH OPPORTUNITIES
Tuesday, December 3, 7:30-9:00pm
Pforzheimer House Hastings Room
Wednesday, December 4, 7:30-9:00 pm
Quincy House SCR
Harvard College’s annual House meetings to explore Harvard, domestic, and international research opportunities, including how and where to find program information; Harvard programs such as PRISE, BLISS, and PRIMO, Herchel Smith, HCRP, and regional center programs; how to prepare for the application process; and, how research projects are funded.
HUMAN SUBJECTS TRAINING-FALL TERM SEMINAR
Thursday, December 5, 5:00-6:30pm
CGIS-South S-020 (Belfer Case Study Room)
Mandatory training for students planning to conduct research involving human subjects in the spring and summer, hosted by the Office of the FAS Committee on the Use of Human Subjects in Research. (Please note: if you already have taken the training as an undergraduate, you do not have to repeat the seminar before submitting a human subjects protocol.)
THE ANNUAL OCS SUMMER OPPORTUNITIES FAIR
Friday, December 6, 12:00-4:00pm
The SOCH and the Sheraton Commander Hotel
OCS hosts over 80 summer programs to help you begin your summer search. Programs are both Harvard affiliated and public or private sector and include internships, public service, funding, travel, and research. Check out: http://www.ocs.fas.harvard.edu/summer_fair.htm
OURI WALK-IN ADVISING
Daily, Monday-Friday, 2:00-4:00 pm
77 Dunster Street, 2nd floor
Have a question (or a bunch of questions) about research opportunities? Come to URAF's daily walk-in advising hours and speak with one of our advising staff.