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Undergraduates: reserve your spot for the Advanced Research Skills program!

The Advanced Research Skills program will introduce you to undergraduate research and opportunities available on campus. You’ll practice high-level research skills, such as managing data, using citation managers, and giving poster presentations, that will prepare you for undergraduate research. You can expect to gain confidence in your research skills as well as an understanding of what it takes to share your research with the campus community and beyond.

In order to successfully complete the program, students must complete both online modules, attend five of the six in-person sessions, and submit the activity for each session.


Becoming a Researcher (online)

Finding Scholarly Literature (online)

Understanding Data (January 25)

Managing and Organizing Information (February 1)

Using Data and Information Ethically (February 8)

Writing Successful Conference Proposals and Research Abstracts (February 15)

Creating Effective Research Posters (February 22)

For session descriptions and registration, visit

Space is limited to 70 students, so register soon to secure your seat! Open to current Virginia Tech undergraduate students only.