Program Schedule

          Week             

Launch Components

Assignments

May 24-28

Orientation

Workshop: “What is Research?”

Project, Social Space

  • Pre-LAUNCH survey
  • Orientation checklist

May 31-Jun 4

Workshop: “How to do a Literature Review”

Project, Seminar, Social Space

Jun 7-11

Workshop: “How to do a Literature Synthesis”

Project, Seminar, Social Space

Jun 14-18

Workshop: “Hypothesis-driven Research”

Project, Seminar, Social Space

  • Paragraph on the chosen research topic

Jun 21-25

Workshop: “Writing a Technical Research Paper I”

Project, Seminar, Social Space

  • Research paper introduction, literature review, method sections

Jun 28-Jul 2

Workshop: “Oral Slide Development and Research”

Project, Seminar, Social Space

  • Two-minute oral presentation

July 5-9

Workshop: “Graduate School Preparation, Application and Funding”

Project, Seminar, Social Space

  • Resume
  • Graduate student and faculty interviews

July 12-16

Workshop: “Poster Development and Presentation”

Project, Seminar, Social Space

  • Poster presentation*

July 19-23

Workshop: “Writing a Technical Research Paper II”

Project, Seminar, Social Space

  • Draft research paper

July 26-30

Workshop: “Engineering Leadership and Teamwork Skills”

Project, Social Space

  • Final research paper**
  • Poster research presentation Post-LAUNCH survey

Notes: *Students will be required to present at the virtual ISU Summer Research Experiences for Undergraduates poster session; **If students are unable to complete the final research paper by the end of the tenth week, they will be given an additional two weeks to complete it.

Summer 2021 – Application now open

 

Application Due:

February 26, 2021

 

2021 Summer Program Dates:

May 24-July 30, 2021