Curious about student research on central Florida’s dynamic traffic message signs, mobile web apps, eating disorders, or Lower Keys marsh rabbits? Come to the Graduate Research Forum or Showcase of Undergraduate Research Excellence to see these posters and other topics students are researching. The Graduate Research Forum will be on Tuesday, March 30, from 1:00pm to 4:00pm in the Pegasus Ballroom. The Showcase of Undergraduate Research Excellence will be on Thursday, April 1, from 1:30pm-5:00pm.

Interested in starting research? There will be professional development workshops about grant writing, sharing research, and finding research funding. Learn how to write successful grant proposals in the “Effective Grant Writing” Workshop on Monday, March 29. Discover tips and tricks for sharing your research with a wide variety of audiences in the “Communicating Your Research” workshop on Monday, March 29. Considering a career in research? See the diverse paths UCF faculty took to become researchers in the “Career Paths in Research” panel discussion on Tuesday, March 30. Having trouble finding funding for your research? Hear UCF faculty and graduate students share their experiences obtaining research funding in the College of Graduate Studies’ panel discussion “Getting Funding for Your Research” on Tuesday, March 30.

Thinking about graduate school? Come to the “What is Graduate School?” workshop to see if grad school is for you. Already a grad student? Find out what you should be doing to maximize your graduate career in the College of Graduate Studies’ panel discussion “Getting the Most Out of Graduate School.”

The 2010 Student Research Week has been made possible through a generous sponsorship from Progress Energy. The event is the week March 29 through April 1 in the Student Union. All events are free and open to the public. For a full list of scheduled events at Student Research Week, see