Undergraduate Research Training


The Office of Engaged Learning offers Undergraduate Research Training workshops approximately once a month during the academic year. Often these are coordinated with outside departments, such as SMU Libraries and the Hegi Career Center. Recent topics include:

  • From Idea to Publication
  • Engaging Presentations
  • Resumes for Researchers
  • Designing Awesome (Research) Posters
  • The Elevator Pitch
  • ELF & ELSA Info Sessions

We are more than happy to present these workshops (or general information sessions) during class time. Please email engagedlearning@smu.edu to schedule a time.


Video Modules

We have produced a number of brief modules to prep students on different professional development topics in research. More to come!


Summer Research Intensive

The Summer Research Intensive program provides funding to faculty to support research and scholarly productivity. Our office matches funding to hire undergraduate research assistants and provides these students with specialized training in research methods, oral and written presentation techniques, and other professional development skills. 


Lab Hopping

Lab Hopping is a twice-a-year event for students to visit open labs and research groups. Faculty, staff, and students in various departments will be on hand to show their research and answer questions.