Anchoring Research

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The Office of Undergraduate Research and Scholarship strives to support you along your academic journey, no matter what stage you are at. This is why we are so proud to announce our new “Anchoring Research” training program, launching this semester.

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.

How can I get started?

Sign-up on Sprout to register for the sessions you are interested in, and one week before the presentation you will receive a Zoom link to attend live. Presentation slides and/or Zoom recordings will be available for students with time conflicts.


Winter 2021 Workshops


Thursday, February 25th, 4:30 PM

Information Literacy & Library Research Skills
University Libraries

Strong library research skills are crucial to producing excellent research projects. This workshop will help you better understand – and engage in – library research. We’ll explore and practice identifying, accessing, and evaluating the kinds of information you need to produce exceptional work. You may even find that these activities help you in other classwork as well.

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Tuesday, March 16th, 10:00 AM

Responsible & Ethical Research
Office of Research Compliance & Integrity

This session will introduce students to the concepts of responsible conduct of research and the basic ethical principles of research, and provide examples of common research pitfalls to avoid. Participants will also learn about resources available to help GVSU researchers develop a culture of ethical research and how to report ethical concerns if they arise during research activities.

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Monday, March 29th, 3:00 PM

Next Steps: Preparing for Jobs & Grad School
GVSU Career Center

Do you want to know how research can help you after GVSU? Wondering how to best highlight the work you've already? We can help! This session will discuss how undergraduate research can benefit you in the workforce or at graduate school, and provide advice on how to use your research experiences in interviews, applications, cover letters, and more.

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Anchoring Research Winter 2021 Sessions