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Upcoming Higher Education Webinar- "Powerful Skills from Undergraduate Research"


Hazel Sive

Please join the J-WEL team for our upcoming Higher Education webinar with Prof. Hazel Sive, J-WEL Higher Education Faculty Director. The webinar is entitled, "Powerful Skills from Undergraduate Research."

The event will be held on Wednesday, June 5th, from 9:00 - 10:00 a.m. Eastern Time.

Webinar Description

Successful and employable students have a broad skill set, that comes from academics, problem-solving acumen and personal growth. Prof. Sive will discuss how undergraduate research promotes the development of all three parts of this skill set. 


Webinar Takeaways:
Education and research interdigitate in the most productive ways.
We can define research as ‘the process of solving problems in an organized way’.

Undergraduates can get research experience through the following approaches:

  • Lecture class: discuss the application of concepts
  • Lecture class: write research papers
  • Hands-on classes: can include research
  • Faculty research: undergraduate projects
  • Extracurricular: research in Makerspaces
  • Industry: internships

Education comes from research where students...

  • Understand the relevance of concepts
  • Exposed to multidisciplinary, real-life problems
  • Understand innovation and entrepreneurship
  • Gain valuable technical skills 
  • Become confident in solving problems 
  • Learn how to communicate project progression 

In turn, research comes from education since...

  • Faculty explore new research topics by teaching them
  • Undergraduate students can be effective researchers who 
    • Start new projects
    • Contribute to ongoing research/ product development
    • Refine existing/ try new techniques
    • Analyze and interpret data  
    • Prepare papers, posters, talks
    • Teach other students


Register for the webinar

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How to join the webinar

If you are a J-WEL member but haven't received an email with information on how to join the webinar, please contact us.