In October, we held a workshop for Phi Theta Kappa and Lane Honors Program members on how to create a CV and how to present at academic conferences. The workshop took place on our Discord server in the Honors voice channel. Claire Dannenbaum shared information about the University of Oregon’s Undergraduate Research Symposium coming up this spring. Erika Masaki discussed why someone might want to participate in an academic conference and what to expect at conferences. Ce Rosenow explained what a CV is and reviewed how to create one. Use the links in this post to access the materials shared during the workshop. You can also visit the University of Oregon’s website for information about their symposium. We will hold more workshops in winter and spring, including additional mentoring for presenting at conferences and creating ePortfolios.
Consider sharing your work from a previous or current class at these two events! They are open to a wide variety of projects and presentation types.
The University of Oregon Undergraduate Research Symposium takes place May 27. You can be on a panel, read a paper, show an academic poster, share creative work including performances, or share a five-minute data story where you just explain a project you are working on that isn’t finished. Register by 5:00 pm April 12 here: https://undergradsymposium.uoregon.edu/symposium-abstract-submission. You just need to confirm you’ll participate, give the title of your work, and select the type of work you’ll be presenting. The event will be virtual and is free.
The Lane Community College Undergraduate Research Fair takes place the week of May 24. You can share an academic poster, read a paper, participate in the ePortfolio Showcase, or present a creative work. Here is the link to the Google form to register: https://docs.google.com/forms/d/e/1FAIpQLSdVAjMj9KuN7Ccmf_uVFl19MFWYp7OP6lIGIyaJ_F-mf1LqYA/viewform. The event is free and will be virtual.
This weekend, members of our chapter participated in the PTK Rocky Mountain-Cascade Region’s first time ever virtual Spring Convention. The event was organized by Regional Coordinator Michelle Gietl and the regional team. Regional officers provided a wide range of presentations and evening fellowship opportunities.
At Saturday’s Awards Gala, our chapter received several awards! In addition to being recognized as a three-star chapter, we also received a Rising Star Award for our chapter activities and development; a REACH Award for recruiting; and a Horizon Award for chapter advising.
Next year’s convention will hopefully be in person. If it is, it will be at Umpqua Community College, where this year’s convention was supposed to have been held. Our members will be there, and we plan to be a four-star chapter by then!
Our Regional Coordinator, Michelle Gietl, and the regional officers have done an amazing job creating a virtual Spring Convention! May 15 and 16 are packed with presentations and workshops with topics ranging from scholarships to public speaking to what to do once you are a chapter officer. There is also an awards gala on May 16 from 5:00-7:00 PST.
If you’ve registered, you’ll receive the schedule in an email message.
You can still register for this free event: registration form
Follow our region on Facebook for fellowship opportunities during the convention!
Each year, our Rocky Mountain-Cascades Region of Phi Theta Kappa holds its Spring Convention. This year, the event was to be held nearby at Umpqua Community College.
With the current stay-at-home orders in place, the event will now be virtual on the weekend of May 15, with the awards ceremony being held at 5:00 on Saturday, May 16. More details about the days/times/schedule will be coming soon!
Register now for this free event and represent our Sigma Zeta Chapter at Spring Convention!
Here is Registration Form!