Emerging Scholars Seminar Series

The Emerging Scholars Seminar Series offers weekly seminars on various topics of interest to undergraduate student researchers at Mines. Any interested undergraduate students are encouraged to attend these free, weekly seminars. There are no limitations on attendance – simply find the seminars that are of interest to you and RSVP if necessary.

 Please contact our office at ugresearch@mines.edu if you have questions about the events listed below.

Current Emerging Scholar Seminars

Fall 2024 Emerging Scholar Seminar Series events will be announced in August 2024! Stay tuned. . . 

Past Emerging Scholar SeminarS

January 2024
Title: Optimizing Research Workflow: A Guide to Efficient Reference Management

Location: Boettcher Room, Arthur Lakes Library

Date & Time: January 17th, 12-12:50pm

Presenter: Seth Vuletich, Scholarly Communications Librarian

Learning the tools to effectively organize and retrieve scientific literature is integral to optimizing the research workflow and increasing research efficiency. This workshop, facilitated by Seth Vuletich, a Scholarly Communications Librarian, introduces citation management software, specifically focusing on the open-source solution, Zotero. Participants will gain insights into the fundamentals of Zotero, from setup to utilization, with a dedicated time for guided practice. By the end of the workshop, participants will have the knowledge and practical experience to efficiently manage bibliographies, making the often-daunting task of handling references more manageable.

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Title: Effectively Integrating Research Experiences in Your Resume

Location: CoorsTek 282

Date & Time: January 18th, 2-2:50pm

Presenter: Ashley Weibel

Undergraduate research provides the opportunity to develop important technical and human skills that are highly valued by employers. To best highlight these skillsets, it’s essential to effectively discuss your research experience within your resume. In this workshop, we will discuss tips and strategies for highlighting your research experiences, achievements, and skills within your resume.

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Title: Effective Strategies for Scientific Literature Reading

Location: Boettcher Room, Arthur Lakes Library

Date & Time: January 23rd, 11-11:50am

Presenter: Dr. Lakshmi Krishna

The ability to effectively review scientific literature is a foundational skill for any researcher. For novice researchers, the prospect of delving into scientific papers for the first time can be both overwhelming and perplexing. This workshop is designed to demystify the process by delving into the anatomy of a scientific paper and providing valuable techniques to enhance reading and retention skills. Attendees will gain insights into deciphering the structure of scientific articles, enabling them to approach their readings with confidence and comprehension.

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Title: Personal Statements 101

Location: McNeil 314

Date & Time: January 24th, 12-12:50pm

Presenter: Ashley Weibel

Personal Statements are a crucial component of scholarship, research and graduate school applications, offering applicants an opportunity to distinguish themselves beyond grades and test scores. These concise essays serve as a bridge between the past, present, and future, providing insight into one’s character, motivations, and the alignment of their goals with the institution or position sought. In this workshop Ashley Weibel, Assistant Director of Undergraduate Research Scholars and Nationally Competitive Scholarships, shares strategies for writing effective personal statements as well as exercises for unlocking your creativity and originality in the writing process. Attendees will gain valuable insights into the art of weaving together personal experiences, professional achievements, and future goals to articulate a narrative that resonates with selection committees and potential mentors.

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February 2024
Title: Unlocking the Innovation Nexus: Bridging Research and Entrepreneurship

Location: Boettcher Room, Arthur Lakes Library

Date & Time: February 5, 1-1:50pm

Presenters: Faculty Panel, including Sebnem Duzgun, Melissa Krebs, Terry Lowe, Bo Wu, and Zhenzhen Yu

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Ever wonder how the seeds of research sown in an academic setting germinate into the blossoms of innovation and entrepreneurship? Join us for an enlightening panel session where Mines faculty members will share compelling narratives of their transformative research initiatives, shedding light on how these academic endeavors evolve into innovative ventures that transcend the boundaries of the academic realm. The session offers a unique opportunity to delve into the entrepreneurial landscape as panelists recount their experiences in the inception, growth, and success of their startups.

Title: Maximizing the Undergraduate Research Experience: Navigating the Mentor/Mentee Relationship

Location: McNeil 314

Date & Time: February 12th, 12-12:50pm

Presenters: Dr. Lakshmi Krishna, Ashley Weibel

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Engaging in undergraduate research is a transformative journey, and the dynamics of the mentor/mentee relationship play a significant role in fostering a culture of belonging and shaping the research experience. In this session, participants will delve into the foundations of effective mentorship, exploring key elements that contribute to a successful collaboration. From setting clear expectations to fostering open communication, this workshop will provide practical insights on how both mentors and mentees can contribute to a positive and enriching research experience.

Title: Navigating the Path to Scholarly Recognition: A Workshop on Publishing Your Research

Location: McNeil 314

Date & Time: February 28th, 1-1:50pm

Presenter: Dr. Lakshmi Krishna

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For undergraduate students, the prospect of publishing research is often considered the pinnacle of scholarly achievement. While serendipity may occasionally play a role, a deeper understanding of the publication process is essential to navigate this academic milestone systematically. In this workshop, we explore the critical questions surrounding research publication, providing aspiring scholars with the tools and understanding needed to proactively prepare for and embark on their publishing journey Participants will gain valuable knowledge on the why, when, where, and how of publishing an article.

March 2024
Title: Writing Scientific Abstracts

Location: McNeil 214

Date & Time: March 4th, 2-2:50pm

Presenter: Dr. Lakshmi Krishna

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With registration for the Mines Undergraduate Research Symposium underway, students are gearing up to craft an abstract describing their research. Despite the concise nature of the abstract, the challenge lies in distilling the essence of complex research into a succinct paragraph. This workshop is tailored to provide participants with a hands-on experience in refining their abstract-writing skills. Through critical examination of sample abstracts, attendees can fine-tune their abilities in crafting accessible and effective abstracts. The session will offer clarity on what elements to include and what to omit, empowering participants to create compelling abstracts that precisely convey the essence of their research.

Title: Writing Scientific Abstracts

Location: Zoom, https://mines.zoom.us/meeting/register/tJwlfu2qqjkrHdyIlUTDIPbB9m8xRxyQ0mbN 

Date & Time: March 12th, 8-8:50am

Presenter: Ashley Weibel

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With registration for the Mines Undergraduate Research Symposium underway, students are gearing up to craft an abstract describing their research. Despite the concise nature of the abstract, the challenge lies in distilling the essence of complex research into a succinct paragraph. This workshop is tailored to provide participants with a hands-on experience in refining their abstract-writing skills. Through critical examination of sample abstracts, attendees can fine-tune their abilities in crafting accessible and effective abstracts. The session will offer clarity on what elements to include and what to omit, empowering participants to create compelling abstracts that precisely convey the essence of their research.

Title: Designing Scientific Posters

Location: McNeil 314

Date & Time: March 25th, 1-1:50pm

Presenter: Dr. Lakshmi Krishna

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With your registration for the Mines Undergraduate Research Symposium confirmed, it’s time to enhance your skills in designing and presenting impactful scientific posters. This workshop aims to equip participants with strategies to prepare and showcase their research effectively. The session will delve into the advantages of employing a backward design strategy for poster creation and exploring poster layout principles that enhance readability and engagement with the audience. An interactive component will challenge participants to put their skills to the test by critiquing existing posters.

 

April 2024
Title: Designing Scientific Posters

Location: Brown 206

Date & Time: April 2nd, 5-6pm

Presenters: Undergraduate Research Ambassadors Praise Olusoji, Silje Ostrem

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With your registration for the Mines Undergraduate Research Symposium confirmed, it’s time to enhance your skills in designing and presenting impactful scientific posters. This workshop aims to equip participants with strategies to prepare and showcase their research effectively. The session will delve into the advantages of employing a backward design strategy for poster creation and exploring poster layout principles that enhance readability and engagement with the audience. An interactive component will challenge participants to put their skills to the test by critiquing existing posters.

Title: Designing Scientific Posters

Location: Zoom, https://mines.zoom.us/meeting/register/tJMvcOitqj8vGdO4y4uwLLtVUktMT8Vgo00N

Date & Time: April 4th, 6-6:50pm

Presenters: Dr. Lakshmi Krishna, Ashley Weibel

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With your registration for the Mines Undergraduate Research Symposium confirmed, it’s time to enhance your skills in designing and presenting impactful scientific posters. This workshop aims to equip participants with strategies to prepare and showcase their research effectively. The session will delve into the advantages of employing a backward design strategy for poster creation and exploring poster layout principles that enhance readability and engagement with the audience. An interactive component will challenge participants to put their skills to the test by critiquing existing posters.

Title: Mines Undergraduate Research Fellowship (MURF) 101

Location: Berthoud 243

Date & Time: April 8th, 12-12:50pm

Presenters: Dr. Lakshmi Krishna, Ashley Weibel

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Unlock the potential of your research aspirations with the Mines Undergraduate Research Fellowship (MURF)! Did you know that undergraduate students can secure funding and professional development opportunities to fuel their research endeavors at Mines through MURF? This presentation will provide an overview of MURF-including the structure of MURF, application process, selection process, eligibility requirements and student expectations.  The best part? The program is inclusive, welcoming all undergraduate students, and boasts a no-GPA-requirement policy.

Title: Delivering Impactful Oral Research Talk

Location: McNeil 313

Date & Time: April 10th, 5-6pm

Presenter: Undergraduate Research Ambassadors, Emmelia Ashton and Silje Ostrem

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Ever sat through a research talk that left you captivated, feeling like you were part of a compelling story? A well-delivered research talk shares a striking resemblance to storytelling. In this presentation, we will discuss tips to craft and deliver a research talk that not only conveys information but also engages and resonates with your audience. The talk will explore key aspects, including the art of structuring content, honing presentation skills, and infusing passion into your delivery.

Title: Presenting your Scientific Poster

Location: Brown 206

Date & Time: April 10th, 5-6pm

Presenter: Undergraduate Research Ambassadors, Praise Olusoji and Claire Nelson

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Learn how to effectively present your poster by giving an impactful, coherent, concise “pitch” during the Undergraduate Research Symposium poster sessions. 

Title: Goldwater Scholarship Panel and Information Session

Location: McNeil 313

Date & Time: April 10th, 4-4:50pm

Presenters: Ashley Weibel, Mines Goldwater Scholars

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The Goldwater Scholarship recognizes sophomores and juniors who are committed to pursuing a career in STEM research, and who show the potential to be leaders in their respective fields.  During this event, Ashley Weibel, Assistant Director of Undergraduate Research Scholars and Nationally Competitive Scholarships, will provide an overview of the Goldwater Scholarship and discuss how to craft a compelling application. The session also features a panel of previous Mines Goldwater Scholars who will share their firsthand accounts of the application process and the transformative impact of the Goldwater Scholarship on their academic and professional trajectories. Attendees will walk away empowered to take the first steps toward becoming a successful Goldwater applicant.

Title: Delivering Impactful Oral Research Talk

Location: Brown W475

Date & Time: April 11th, 11-11:50am

Presenter: Dr. Lakshmi Krishna

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Ever sat through a research talk that left you captivated, feeling like you were part of a compelling story? A well-delivered research talk shares a striking resemblance to storytelling. In this presentation, we will discuss tips to craft and deliver a research talk that not only conveys information but also engages and resonates with your audience. The talk will explore key aspects, including the art of structuring content, honing presentation skills, and infusing passion into your delivery.

Title: Fulbright Program Panel & Information Session Panel: Exploring Global Opportunities

Location: CoorsTek 150

Date & Time: April 24th, 4-5pm

Presenters: Ashley Weibel, Mines Fulbright recipients (Ellie Miller, Jesse Hudspeth

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Discover how the Fulbright U.S. Student Program opens doors to collaborative research, teaching, graduate study, and cultural immersion in countries around the world. During this event, Ashley Weibel, the Mines Fulbright Program Advisor and head of the Office of Nationally Competitive Scholarships, will provide an overview of the Fulbright Program and discuss how to craft a compelling application. Additionally, Ellie Miller, recent Fulbright grantee to Denmark, will discuss her experience applying to and embarking on a Fulbright grant. Attendees will walk away empowered to take the first steps towards their Fulbright application.

September 2023
Title: incorporating Research in your resume

Location: McNeil 213

Date & Time: September 5th, 4 pm – 5pm

Presenters: Ashley Weibel

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Title: Designing scientific Posters

Location: McNeil 213

Date & Time: September 8th, 12-1pm

Presenters: Dr. Lakshmi Krishna

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Title: Goldwater scholarship information session

Location: McNeil 214

Date & Time: September 20th, 4-5pm

Presenters: Ashley Weibel

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October 2023
Title: Creating effective scientific figures 

Location: McNeil 313

Date & Time: October 23, 12-1pm

Presenters: Dr. Prashun Gorai

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Title: Giving Science a narrative

Location: McNeil 313

Date & Time: October 30, 12-1pm

Presenters: Professor Harry Archer

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November 2023
Title: Applying to NSF REUs (National Science Foundation Research Experiences for Undergraduates)

Location: Brown W475 (changed from CoorsTek!)

Date & Time: November 2, 12-1pm

Presenters: Dr. Lakshmi Krishna

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Title: REU Student Panel

Location: McNeil 213

Date & Time: November 3, 3-4pm

Presenters: Mines students Tori Wagner, Claire Nelson, Max Garza

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Title: Amgen Scholars Program Information Session

Location: McNeil 313

Date & Time: November 6, 12-1pm

Presenters: Dr. Lakshmi Krishna and Amgen Scholar Shawn Muhr

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Title: Applying for SURF to Conduct Summer Research at NIST (National Institute of Standards and Technology)

Location: Green Center 200F

Date & Time: November 7, 4-5pm

Presenters: Cara O’Malley, NIST

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Title: Applying for SULI (Science Undergraduate Laboratory Internships) to Conduct Summer Research at NREL (National Renewable Energy Laboratory)

Location: McNeil 213

Date & Time: November 14, 4-5pm

Presenters: Marcus Giron, NREL

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January 2023
Title: Introduction to Reading and Understanding Scientific Literature

Location: McNeil 314

Date & Time: January 23 rd at 12:00 pm

Presenters: Dr. Christine Morrison

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Title: Incorporating Research into Resume

Location: Marquez 204

Date & Time: January 26th at 12:00 pm

Presenters: Clayton Hoschouer and Dr. Lakshmi Krishna

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February 2023
Title: Writing Scientific Abstracts

Location: McNeil 314

Date & Time: February 10 th at 12:00 pm

Presenters: Gretchen Hack and Josh O’Brien

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March 2023
Title: Designing Scientific Poster 

Location: McNeil 314

Date & Time: March 6 th at 12:00 pm

Presenters: Dr. Lauren Shumaker

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Title: Scientific Communication

Location: McNeil 313

Date & Time: March 16 th at 4:00 pm

Presenters: Dr. Harry Archer

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April 2023
Title: Perfecting your Poster Pitch

Location: Marquez 122

Date & Time: April 4th at 12:00 pm

Presenters: Dr. Lakshmi Krishna

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Title: Mines Undergraduate Research Fellowship: Information Session

Location: McNeil 213

Date & Time: April 7th at 12:00 pm

Presenters: Dr. Lakshmi Krishna

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