Presenting Research Workshop

Join us Friday, April 19th during common hour in Thun 137 for the third and final workshop in our undergraduate research series.  Also, learn more about the University Libraries Undergraduate Research Award at Berks!  Questions? Contact Alex at aec67@psu.edu or 610-396-6242.

Session Description

Poster presentations are a great way to get started with sharing your research. But how do you share complex research in a short amount of time? Get ready for the HECBC Undergraduate Research & Creativity Conference with the Library. At the Presenting Your Research Workshop on Friday, April 19th from 12:15-1:15pm in Thun 137, we will talk about what to expect at a research poster exhibition, including what to bring, what to say, and how to leverage your research poster into new opportunities. This workshop is designed for anyone who wants to improve how they present and discuss their research with an audience. Participants will leave with an elevator pitch to share their research quickly and effectively with anyone they meet.

Research & Writing Carnival Spring 2019

It’s time for the Research & Writing Carnival again!  The Thun Library & the Writing Center will be hosting the carnival April 9th and 10th.  Encourage your students to stop by and get help with their final papers and projects from Writing Tutors & Research Coaches.  Download our flyer to distribute below.

Download the event flyer

Download the extra credit attendance form

If you have any questions, please reach out to us at the Thun Library – Alex Chisholm (aec67@psu.edu or 610-396-6242) is the event contact.

Designing & Creating Effective Research Posters

Join us Friday, March 15th during common hour in Thun 137 for the second workshop in our undergraduate research series.  Also, learn more about the University Libraries Undergraduate Research Award at Berks!  Questions? Contact Alex at aec67@psu.edu or 610-396-6242.

Session description

Making a research poster can be a daunting process. How do you put all your research on one piece of paper? But never fear, the Research Coaches of the Thun Library are here to help! Don’t miss our workshop Designing and Creating Effective Research Posters on Friday, March 15th from 12:15-1:15pm in Thun 137. This workshop is designed for students at all stages of the poster creation process. Participants can expect to learn about best practices for creating visually appealing and effective posters, along with having the opportunity to put those best practices to use.

Undergraduate Research Award at Berks

Undergraduate Research Award at Berks

Penn State Berks Thun Library will be awarding the University Libraries Undergraduate Research Award on our campus for the first time!

Details for our campus are as follows:

Questions or comments

For more information about the University Libraries Undergraduate Research Award at Berks or our upcoming workshops, please contact Alex at aec67@psu.edu or 610-396-6242.

Research: Source Discovery & Management Workshop

Research: Source Discovery & Management Workshop

Join us next Friday, February 22nd during common hour in Thun 138 for the first workshop in our undergraduate research series.  Also, learn more about the University Libraries Undergraduate Research Award at Berks!  Questions? Contact Alex at aec67@psu.edu or 610-396-6242.

Session description

Undergraduate research is an overwhelming undertaking.  So how can you conquer the unanticipated challenges of a major original research project?  The Research Coaches at the Thun Library are here to help you manage your research project and troubleshoot your concerns.  Mark your calendar for our workshop Research: Source Discovery & Management on Friday, February 22nd from 12:15-1:15pm in Thun 138.  We will focus on an interactive approach that concentrates on individual participants’ unique research challenges – come prepared with questions!  Anticipated topics of discussion may include: identifying gaps in the literature, search persistence and creativity, interpretation of nontraditional formats like data and visual media, active reading and synthesis strategies, source attribution/citation management, and more!

Undergraduate Research Workshop Series

Undergraduate Research Workshop Series

In conjunction with the University Libraries Undergraduate Research Award at Berks, the Thun Library will be offering an Undergraduate Research Workshop Series.  Join us for one or all of our three workshops on preparing for your senior thesis, capstone project, poster session, or the HECBC Undergraduate Research & Creativity Conference!

Workshop Descriptions

Research: Source Discovery & Management

Undergraduate research is an overwhelming undertaking.  So how can you conquer the unanticipated challenges of a major original research project?  The Research Coaches at the Thun Library are here to help you manage your research project and troubleshoot your concerns.  Mark your calendar for our workshop Research: Source Discovery & Management on Friday, February 22nd from 12:15-1:15pm in Thun 138We will focus on an interactive approach that concentrates on individual participants’ unique research challenges – come prepared with questions!  Anticipated topics of discussion may include: identifying gaps in the literature, search persistence and creativity, interpretation of nontraditional formats like data and visual media, active reading and synthesis strategies, source attribution/citation management, and more!

Designing & Creating Effective Research Posters

Making a research poster can be a daunting process. How do you put all your research on one piece of paper? But never fear, the Research Coaches of the Thun Library are here to help! Don’t miss our workshop Designing and Creating Effective Research Posters on Friday, March 15th from 12:15-1:15pm in Thun 137. This workshop is designed for students at all stages of the poster creation process. Participants can expect to learn about best practices for creating visually appealing and effective posters, along with having the opportunity to put those best practices to use.

Presenting Your Research

Poster presentations are a great way to get started with sharing your research. But how do you share complex research in a short amount of time? Get ready for the HECBC Undergraduate Research & Creativity Conference with the Library. At the Presenting Your Research Workshop on Friday, April 19th from 12:15-1:15pm in Thun 137, we will talk about what to expect at a research poster exhibition, including what to bring, what to say, and how to leverage your research poster into new opportunities. This workshop is designed for anyone who wants to improve how they present and discuss their research with an audience. Participants will leave with an elevator pitch to share their research quickly and effectively with anyone they meet.

Questions or comments

For more information about the University Libraries Undergraduate Research Award at Berks or our upcoming workshops, please contact Alex at aec67@psu.edu or 610-396-6242.