Workshops & Advising

Current Research Workshops for Undergraduates

URAD’s workshops are designed to help you navigate your own path to research. Our workshops introduce you to foundational concepts of research, and show you various pathways to building your own research interests and skills. Some workshops are in-person, and some are virtual. All workshops are available to undergraduate students at all UNM campuses.

New workshops are under development, so check back often to see new opportunities.  

Getting Started in Research

This interactive workshop will guide you in taking the first steps to get involved with research at UNM. We will help you narrow down or select a topic, teach you how to find a faculty mentor with similar interests and help build your confidence to start your journey in research now. You will leave the workshop with (1) specific steps to take to get involved in research at UNM, (2) increased confidence in contacting faculty members and (3) knowledge of the research programs offered at UNM.

Getting Started in Research Workshops 

Past Research Workshops

Creating Your Own ePortfolio  

An ePortfolio is a digital collection of your ideas, values, experiences, and scholarly work. Through your ePortfolio, you can tell the story of YOU, including your worldview, your personal interests and a self-assessment of your professional strengths. ePortfolios can be useful in communicating this information informally to future employers, graduate schools or peers. During our ePortfolio workshops, you will work through the process of telling your own story in a way that is both professional and uniquely personal.

Creating Your Own ePortfolio

Scientist-Engineer Toolkit

This interactive workshop is taught by a NASA scientist and engineer, Chuck Finley, who will walk you through the similarities and differences between how scientists and engineers think and approach problems. If you are curious about differences among the STEM disciplines and want to consider research in the STEM disciplines, this workshop is for you!

Scientist-Engineer Toolkit

How to Turn Your Class Assignment into a UROC Poster

In this workshop, you will learn methods and tools for creating a poster to present at UROC 2023 (Undergraduate Research Opportunity Conference) from an existing assignment you have done for a course. No prior research experience is needed, just an interest in sharing what you have learned from an assignment to the larger UNM community at our annual UROC event in the Spring.

How to Turn Your Class Assignment into a UROC Poster


Undergraduate Research Advising

If you would like to talk further about pursuing research opportunities at UNM, please schedule an advising session with us by clicking the button below. If you would like to learn more about undergraduate research in a group setting, we also encourage you to attend one of our regular Getting Started in Research Workshops.

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