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List of Summer Events

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Upcoming Event Details

  • All-Program Orientation & Welcome

    Date: Thursday, May 31
    Location: CUE Atrium (2nd floor) and CUE 203

    • 8:30 – 9:00 a.m.: Coffee and light breakfast served. Feel free to mingle and meet people!
    • 9:00 – between 10:30 and 11:00 a.m.: Formal program in CUE 203.

    See the staying connected section below for instructions on how to join our Facebook group and sign up for event reminders delivered to your phone through SMS text messaging.

  • Brown Bags

    Dates: Every Thursday
    Time: 12:00 – 1:00 p.m.
    Location: CUE 507

    At these informal lunch meetings, faculty representatives from each of the summer programs will talk about their research as well as their career path. ALL summer research students are invited to attend – Bring your own lunch.

    Brown Bag Schedule

  • Summer BBQ on the Mall

    Dates: Every Wednesday midday
    Location: Glen Terrell Mall (outside Compton Union Building–the “CUB”)

    Wednesdays on the MallA weekly-rotating lunch menu will offer options including smoked German sausage, ribs, 1/3-pound Angus burgers and veggie burgers. Cooler drinks and sides of potato salad and cookies are also available separately or in a meal deal. Visit the WSU Dining website for more information.

  • Graduate School Information Session

    Date: Monday, June 25
    Time: 1:00 – 2:30 p.m.
    Location: CUE 518

    This session will focus on graduate school opportunities at WSU and the application process.

  • “How to Write an Abstract” Workshop

    Date: Thursday, July 5
    Time: 9:00 a.m.
    Location: CUE 209

    Provided training on how to write an effective abstract, which is perhaps the most important yet difficult-to-perfect element of research writing.

    Download last year’s PowerPoint slides:
    Download last year's PowerPoint slides.

    Download last year’s slides as a PDF file:
    Download last year's slides as a PDF file.

  • NSF presentation on Graduate Research Fellowship Program (GRFP)

    Date: Monday, July 9
    Time: 11:00 a.m. – 12:00 p.m.
    Location: CUE 209

    GRFP: NSF Graduate Research Fellowship Program.NSF Program officers for the GRFP will be offering a webinar on how to apply for the program. We will meet in CUE 209 to watch the webinar together.

    More about the program: GRFP fellows receive a three-year annual stipend of $34,000 along with a $12,000 cost of education allowance for tuition and fees (paid to the institution), opportunities for international research and professional development, and the freedom to conduct their own research at any accredited U.S. institution of graduate education they choose.

  • DEADLINE: Abstracts Due for Summer Poster Symposium

    Date: Monday, July 16

    Submission of your abstracts online on or before this date is required if you plan to participate in the poster symposium.

  • “How to Make a Poster” Workshop

    Date: Wednesday, July 18
    Time: 9:00 a.m.
    Location: CUE 209

    This workshop covers the key elements of an effective research poster and takes you through the process of creating one that represents your efforts well.

    Download last year’s PowerPoint slides:

    Download last year's PowerPoint slides.

  • Nehal Abu-Lail: Preparing for the GRFP

    Date: Wednesday, July 18
    Time: 10:00 a.m. – 12:00 p.m.
    Location: Spark 227

    Nehal Abu-lail and GRFP: NSF Graduate Research Fellowship Program.Dr. Nehal Abu-Lail will be giving a talk on how to best prepare and write an application for the Graduate Research Fellowship Program (GRFP). It is a great opportunity to learn from an expert who used to evaluate these applications.

  • DEADLINE: Submit poster for printing

    Date: Wednesday, August 1
    Time: by 10:00 a.m.

    To ensure that your poster will be printed in time for the poster symposium and to avoid rush fees, you must have submitted it by this time to the Biomedical Commmunications Unit (BCU) in the College of Veterinary Medicine. See BCU’s policy and payment page for more information on their poster printing turn-around time.

  • Summer Undergraduate Research Symposium

    Date: Friday, August 3
    Time: 8:15 a.m. – 1:00 p.m.
    Location: CUE Atrium

    Symposium schedule

    • 8:15 a.m.: Students hang posters and participate in photo session (s). Students should arrive no later than 8:15 a.m. to hang their posters on assigned display-board spaces; groups will be called for photos
    • 9:00-9:45 a.m. (in nearby CUE 202): Symposium welcoming remarks, featuring keynote speaker
    • 10:00 a.m. – 1 p.m.*: Summer Undergraduate Research Symposium open to the public
    • 1:00 p.m.: Posters may be removed
    • *11:30 a.m. (in nearby CUE 303): Lunch for presenters only

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Summer 2018 Orientation Video

How to Stay Informed Over the Summer

Staying Connected

Instructions for Signing Up for the Reminder System

Download instructions for signing up for important Summer Research reminders via an online-form or SMS messaging.
On your smart phone, open your web browser and navigate to rmd dot at slash wsu218.

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