Anchoring Research

What is Anchoring Research?
Anchoring Research is a workshop seminar series for students interested in research, and for students with prior experience in research. Each session is led by speakers from various departments on campus, and designed to equip you with the confidence and skills you need to excel in research at GVSU and beyond.

What Will I Learn?
Students with no prior experience in research will learn about the various aspects of research, how to communicate professionally at GVSU and beyond, and what career paths are available in research.

Students who already have experience in research will learn how to further develop the skills they’ve acquired, how to communicate professionally at GVSU and beyond, and how to effectively highlight their research experiences as they prepare to graduate.

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Winter 2023 Workshops

Subtle Superpowers: Professional Communication for a Chaotic World 
Thursday, January 26, 4:00-5:00 p.m.
2201 Kirkhof Center

Ever wondered… how to write professional emails? How to navigate feedback from supervisors or faculty? How to network and connect with future employers or graduate programs? This workshop will provide guidance and resources on developing your professional communication style, managing conflict, and navigating the subtle expectations of the professional and academic world. Bring your questions. We have answers, insights, and snacks!

Want to learn more? Join us!

Learning to Love Failure (in research)  
Monday, February 13 from 4-5pm via Zoom  

This session will be a discussion-based introduction to failure in research. There will be a faculty panel to facilitate a discussion about the frequency of failure in research, how to approach failure, and steps to move forward after failure. Students of all levels of research experience are welcome! 

Panelists: Dr. Anna Hammersmith, Dr. Michael Scantlebury, Dr. Grace Coolidge, Dr. Stephan Glass 

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How to Construct a Research Poster (in your discipline)  
Recordings available: Monday, March 13th  

The OURS Student Ambassadors have each made a video about how they construct a research poster in their discipline. You can select the most relevant discipline to you and watch the video to help you with creating your research poster for Student Scholars Day! 

Want to learn more? Join us!

Student Scholars Day (SSD) Alumni Panel: Taking Your Research into the World 
Thursday, April 6th from 4-5pm via Zoom 

Join us as we talk with recent GVSU alumni about their experiences after undergrad. Learn from former students about how they utilize their undergraduate research experience in their current careers. This event will be a collaboration with Alumni Relations.  

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Recorded Workshops

How to Construct a Research Poster

How to Construct a Research Poster

Introduction to Zotero

Introduction to Zotero

Unlock the Library: Introduction to Research Resources

Strong library research skills are crucial to producing excellent research projects. This five-part session will help students better understand the library’s resources. We will discuss identifying, accessing, and evaluating journal articles. Students may even find that these activities help in their classwork as well.

Introduction to Anchoring Research

Introduction to Anchoring Research

Part 1 of Unlock the Library: Introduction to Research Resources

Evaluating Information

Evaluating Information

Part 2 of Unlock the Library: Introduction to Research Resources

Scholarly and Peer Reviewed Sources

Scholarly and Peer Reviewed Sources

Part 3 of Unlock the Library: Introduction to Research Resources

Finding Journal Articles

Finding Journal Articles

Part 4 of Unlock the Library: Introduction to Research Resources

Building a Search Strategy

Building a Search Strategy

Part 5 of Unlock the Library: Introduction to Research Resources



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