Biosciences Program

  • Survival Skills Workshop for Young Researchers

    Wednesday, June 4, 2014
    9:00 a.m. - Noon
    2117 Medical Education Research Facility (MERF)

    The Biosciences Program is sponsoring a half-day workshop for summer undergraduate research participants aimed at providing survival skills for young researchers.

     Schedule of Events 
     Registration Form (required)  

    Registration Deadline: May 29th

    Please contact the Biosciences Program if you have any questions.


    Must be an individual of high school or undergraduate status who is conducting research at The University of Iowa during the summer of 2014.


    • A completed registration form
    • Permission from your UI mentor to attend the workshop
    • Registration deadline is Friday, May 29, 2014


    • Participants must attend all sessions

     Schedule of Events Wednesday June 4, 2014

    9:15 a.m Participant Check-in
    2117 MERF
    9:30 a.m. Welcome and Overview
    Jodi Graff, MA, Director of Admissions and First-Year Experience
    9:35 a.m. How to document your research (keep a lab notebook) & prepare a summary of your research experience at The University of Iowa
    Doug Spitz, PhD, Professor of Radiation Oncology
    10:05 a.m. How to give a scientific oral and poster presentation
    Markus Kuehn, PhD, Associate Professor, Ophthalmology and Visual Sciences
    10:35 a.m. Break
    10:45 a.m. How to write a personal statement for your graduate school application
    Jon Houtman, PhD, Associate Professor of Microbiology
    11:15 a.m. Admissions procedures from A-Z
    Jodi Graff, MA, Director of Admissions and First-Year Experience 
    11:45 a.m. Conclusion of workshop