Professional Development

The SPUR Professional Development Workshop series offers weekly interactive presentations on issues relating to research career practices and opportunities. The list below details topics covered in sessions during a typical summer. To view the sessions from prior summers, please visit the links in the Menu to the right.

  • How to Have a Meaningful, Productive, and Enjoyable Summer Experience
  • Understanding Your Research Project in Detail
  • On Being a Scientist:┬áCultures in Science
  • Research Skills: Data Management
  • Research Skills: Reading and Evaluating Scientific┬áLiterature
  • Research Skills: Internet Tools in Life Sciences Research
  • Responsible Conduct of Research
  • Diversity in Science Professions
  • Navigating Careers in Science
  • Graduate and Professional Schools
  • Preparing and Developing Professional┬áScientific Talks in Oral and Poster Presentation
  • Make the Most of National Conferences
  • Program Evaluation