Biosciences Program

  • Survival Skills Workshop for Young Researchers

    Wednesday, June 3, 2015
    9:00 a.m. - Noon
    2117 Medical Education Research Facility (MERF)

    The Office of Graduate and Postdoctoral Studies 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 22nd

    Please contact the Office of Graduate and Postdoctoral Studies 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 2015.


    • A completed registration form
    • Permission from your UI mentor to attend the workshop
    • Registration deadline is Friday, May 22, 2015


    • Participants must attend all sessions

     Schedule of Events Wednesday June 3, 2015

    9:15 a.m Participant Check-in
    2117 MERF
    9:30 a.m. Welcome and Overview
    Tammi Steffen, Administrative Services Coordinator, Office of Graduate and Postdoctoral Studies
    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
    10:05 a.m. How to give a scientific oral and poster presentation
    10:35 a.m. Break
    10:45 a.m. How to write a personal statement for your graduate school application
    11:15 a.m. Admissions procedures from A-Z
    Jodi Graff, M.A. Biomedical Programs Administrator and Assistant to the Associate Dean for Graduate and Postdoctoral Studies
    11:45 a.m. Conclusion of workshop