Loyola University Chicago

Center for Experiential Learning

Workshops

This spring, the Center for Experiential Learning is co-hosting a workshop series with the Libraries  and the Writing Center to guide you through the process of developing and presenting research and community engagement projects at the 2018 Undergraduate Research & Engagement Symposium and beyond!

Want to know more about presenting at a professional conference or symposium? Not sure where to start? Need help designing your poster, writing your presentation, or honing your public speaking skills? Bring your questions and/or projects to one of our workshops! 


 Writing Oral Presentations

Wednesday, April 11th at 4PM in Sullivan 202

Presenting research can be daunting, especially when trying to communicate complex ideas to listening audiences. In preparation for 2018 Undergraduate Research & Engagement Symposium, the Writing Center will lead this interactive workshop on transforming dense writing into engaging presentations that give listeners meaningful access to your work. Skills covered will include organization, style, and connecting with audience. Learn to create writing that’s meant to be heard!

RSVP to help us get an estimate of who will be attending the workshop. (RSVPs are encouraged but not required. Feel free to drop by with any questions you might have!)


Past Workshops

Share Your Experience: Communicating your Engaged Learning Project with Others

Wednesday, January 31st at 4PM in IC 120

Conference presentations and posters don’t always have to be about research projects. The knowledge gained through a community engagement project can be shared with others in way that connects your personal experience to broader theoretical, professional, or civic contexts. This session will give you a simple framework for translating your community engagement project into a poster or presentation for the Undergraduate Research and Engagement Symposium. We’ll address topics like defining your audience, making connections to academic disciplines and community contexts, and identifying experiences that can be generalized and made valuable to others. 

RSVP here to help us get an estimate of who will be attending the workshop. (RSVPs are encouraged but not required. Feel free to drop by with any questions you might have!)


Writing the Abstract

Wednesday, February 14th at 4PM in Cuneo 218 

Abstract writing presents a special challenge for researchers. How do you condense all your work into several hundred words? How do you produce an abstract for a project that hasn’t been completed yet? In this practical writing workshop, the Writing Center will help students across the disciplines prepare clear working abstracts for future projects, including applications for LUROP and the 2018 Undergraduate Research & Engagement Symposium. Students are encouraged to bring topic ideas, working materials, abstract drafts, or questions.

RSVP here to help us get an estimate of who will be attending the workshop. (RSVPs are encouraged but not required. Feel free to drop by with any questions you might have!) 


Visualization Tools: Create Images and Graphics for Poster Presentations 

Tuesday, March 27th at 4PM IC 120

This workshop will introduce you to tools you can use to visually display information, as well as strategies for choosing the right type of chart, how to make your graphics visually appealing and more. We’ll cover web-based graphic design and data visualization tools such as Canva and Google Drive. This workshop will be geared towards those presenting in the sciences. Questions may be sent to Terri Artemchik (tartemchik@luc.edu).

RSVP to help us get an estimate of who will be attending the workshop. (RSVPs are encouraged but not required. Feel free to drop by with any questions you might have!)

Thursday, March 29th at 4PM IC 120

This workshop will introduce you to tools you can use to visually display information, as well as strategies for choosing the right type of chart, how to make your graphics visually appealing and more. We’ll cover web-based graphic design and data visualization tools such as Canva and Google Drive. This workshop will be geared towards those presenting in the arts, humanities, and social sciences. Questions may be sent to Terri Artemchik (tartemchik@luc.edu).

RSVP to help us get an estimate of who will be attending the workshop. (RSVPs are encouraged but not required. Feel free to drop by with any questions you might have!)

 

 

Questions about the workshops or developing your project? Get in touch via email at experiential@luc.edu.