Program Schedule

          Week             

Launch Components

Assignments

May 23-27

Orientation

Workshop: “What is Research?”

Project, Social Space

  • Pre-LAUNCH survey
  • Orientation checklist

May 30-Jun 3

Workshop: “How to do a Literature Review”

Project, Seminar, Social Space

Jun 6-10

Workshop: “How to do a Literature Synthesis”

Project, Seminar, Social Space

Jun 13-17

Workshop: “Hypothesis-driven Research”

Project, Seminar, Social Space

  • Paragraph on the chosen research topic

Jun 20-24

Workshop: “Writing a Technical Research Paper I”

Project, Seminar, Social Space

  • Research paper introduction, literature review, method sections

Jun 27-Jul 1

Workshop: “Oral Slide Development and Research”

Project, Seminar, Social Space

  • Two-minute oral presentation

July 4-8

Workshop: “Graduate School Preparation, Application and Funding”

Project, Seminar, Social Space

  • Resume
  • Graduate student and faculty interviews

July 11-15

Workshop: “Poster Development and Presentation”

Project, Seminar, Social Space

  • Poster presentation*

July 18-22

Workshop: “Writing a Technical Research Paper II”

Project, Seminar, Social Space

  • Draft research paper

July 25-29

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.