Summer 2022 Workshop Schedule

Tuesday, June 7 Lab Safety Training

** Zoom Lab Safety Training has been cancelled. If your lab requires you to complete safety training, you will receive an email with instructions on how to complete. **

Wednesday, June 8 UROP Welcome Picnic! BU Beach, 12:00 – 1:30 PM

Join us on Wednesday, June 8 on the BU Beach at noon for a welcome picnic to kick off the summer. Games and lunch included! Rain date is Thursday, June 9 at noon.

Wednesday, June 15  Research Ethics and Student-Mentor Relationships  

UROP Director, Dr. Chip Celenza, will discuss program requirements and expectations, research ethics and how to effectively communicate with your mentor and research colleagues this summer.

Wednesday, June 22 Faculty Speaker: Joe Larkin, Assistant Professor of Biology and Physics (CAS)

The Larkin group explores how the physical and chemical environment influences microbes, and how these microbes in turn engineer that very environment. Research focuses on how bacterial biofilms change their local conditions by producing extracellular matrix and how cell-to-cell signals drive such behaviors. They theoretical models of these phenomena with the goal of building toward an emergent understanding of living matter.

Wednesday, June 29 How to Format and Tailor your Resumé; Noelle O’Brien, Manager of Interships and Programs, Center for Career Development

A strong resumé can set you ahead of other applicants for jobs, internships, research positions, and graduate school applications. The Center for Career Development will host an interactive workshop about how to format and tailor your resume to highlight your strengths and skills.

Wednesday, July 6  NO WORKSHOP

Wednesday, July 13 Faculty Speaker: Mary Yang, Assistant Professor Art, Graphic Design (CFA)

Mary Yang is a designer and educator based in Boston, MA. She is the founder of Open Rehearsal, a design practice that works with clients and collaborators in the arts, music, and academia. Her recent research and projects explore the relationship between design and music, identity design in public spaces and urban design, exhibition design, and publishing.

Wednesday, July 20 Faculty Speaker: Detris Adelabu, Clinical Professor of Applied Human Development (Wheelock)

Dr. Adelabu’s most recent publications appear in the Journal of Community Engagement and Scholarship and the African American Learner. Her recent book chapter, “Homes without Walls, Families without Boundaries,” published in Real Sister: Stereotypes, Respectability, and Black Women in Reality TV, (Rutgers University Press, 2015) discusses the impact of reality television on the image of the African American mother and family and explores the impact of these images on children’s development.

Wednesday, July 27 Jeff Berg, Director of National & International Scholarships & Li Liang, Managing Director, BUild Lab Student Innovation Center

Jeff Berg supports Boston University students who may be candidates for a number of nationally-competitive awards. Opportunities requiring the University’s endorsement, such as the Fulbright, Rhodes, and Udall scholarships are supported and administered through this office. Li Liang manages the BUild Lab and will share information on how students can use BU resources to turn research into non-profit or entrepreneurial opportunities. Come learn about the information, outreach, and support offered by these two offices at BU.

Wednesday, August 3 Abstracts, Posters, Presentations: Professor Chip Celenza, Biology

As part of the UROP program you are required to submit an abstract, create a poster, and present at the annual UROP Symposium in October. In this workshop we will discuss; how to structure and submit your abstract, how to format your poster, as well as tips on how to present at a large research event.

Wednesday, August 10 Student Talks – We Want to Hear About Your Research!

One of the best research related skills you can hone is your ability to present your complex research to a diverse audience in different fields. Like a 5- minute Ted talk, students will present their research to all other participating UROP. Participants will get to ask the presenters questions and the whole group can discuss their research more deeply. If you are interested in volunteering to present your research, please email us at  

Friday, August 12 UROP abstracts Due