Biosciences Program


    Survival Skills Workshop for Young Researchers

    Friday, May 31, 2013
    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 24th

    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 2013.


    • A completed registration form
    • Permission from your UI mentor to attend the workshop
    • Registration deadline is Friday, May 24, 2013


    • Participants must attend all sessions

     Schedule of Events Friday, May 31, 2013

    9:15 a.m. Participant Check-in - 2117 MERF
    9:30 a.m. Welcome & Overview  - Jodi Graff, MA, Director of Admissions & 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 - Anne Kwitek, PhD, Associate Professor, Pharmacology 
    10:05 a.m. How to give a scientific oral & poster presentation  - Markus Kuehn, PhD, Associate Professor, Ophthalmology & Visual Sciences
    10:35 a.m. Break
    10:45 a.m. How to write a personal statement for your graduate school application  - Paul Casella, MFA, Writing Consultant, CCOM
    11:15 a.m. Admissions procedures from A-Z - Jodi Graff, MA, Director of Admissions & First-Year Experience 
    11:45 a.m. Conclusion of workshop