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Spring 2016 Student Research Workshop Series!

Calling ALL Smithites!

It’s that time…

It is time to begin our 2016 student research workshop series and we don’t want you to miss out.  From registering for the CITI training to designing poster presentations, we’ve got your research questions covered!  Take a look at the new schedule below and register by clicking the title of the session you’d like to attend.  **Note: Some workshops are offered on various days.  When registering, please select the date/time that best fits your schedule.**

Johnson C. Smith University

Smith Institute for Applied Research Presents:


Student Research Workshop Series

Spring 2016 SCHEDULE

Date Time Location Title
2/1 11:00a-12:00p MACMAS Lab

RM. TC114

Welcome to the CITI:   Students will be provided hands-on instruction for the registration and completion of all CITI training requirements in compliance with JCSUs Institutional Review Board (IRB).  During this session, students will also be given helpful tips on completing a stellar IRB application, and discuss the “next steps” of developing individual research ideas. *Additional sessions available: 2:30pm 3/1/16 and 2:30pm 4/1/16*
2/10 11:00a-12:00p James B. Duke Library

Rm. 221 (Sandbox)

Research Essentials:   This workshop offers important information geared to helping students understand the basics of research as it is used across disciplines. Students will engage in discussions surrounding some of the most basic, yet valuable research skills, and how they can be useful in their academic and professional careers.

*Additional session available: 3pm on 2/16/16*

2/22 2:30p-3:45p Luther B. Hodges Conf. RM “Do What You Love” – Choosing the Right Topic:   During this informative roundtable session, students will learn about key steps in fine tuning their research interests. This session will also feature highlights of successful research projects led by young scholars from some of the top HBCU’s in the country.
3/1 11:00a-12:00p James B. Duke Library

Rm. 221 (Sandbox)

“Wiki Who?!” – Using Your Resources: This informative session will focus on providing students with information specific to appropriate resources that can be used for their research.   Special “how-to” instructions for utilizing the library databases for conducting research on campus will be conducted by James B. Duke Education Technology Librarian Marcella McGowan.

*Additional session: 3:30pm-4:30pm on 3/1/16*

3/7 11:00a-12:00p MACMAS Lab

RM. TC114

Research in Social Media: This session will discuss the use of social media and other internet-based sources in quantitative/qualitative research.   Students will also receive information surrounding top researchers and their use of social media across a variety of topics.

*Additional session: 3:30pm-4:30pm on 3/15/16*

3/23 11:00a-12:00p James B. Duke Library

Rm. 221 (Sandbox)

Showcasing Your Work-Pt. 1-Poster Presentations: This workshop serves to discuss the various options to research presentation. Students will be informed of multiple avenues to take in determining the best way to showcase and share their work. Additionally, students will discuss “academic currency” and discuss making the best of every networking opportunity.
3/31 3:00p-4:00p Luther B. Hodges Conf. RM Abstract Writing 101:   This session will focus on the importance of proper abstract composition and tips on preparing applications for conference attendance. Students will be provided with the “do’s and don’ts” of drafting an abstract in compliance with the APA and various organizational requirements.
4/6 11:00a-


James B. Duke Library

Rm. 221 (Sandbox)

Showcasing Your Work-Pt. 2-Oral Presentation: This workshop continues the discussion on various options to research presentation.   Additionally, students will be introduced to helpful tips in giving oral presentations, and how to make use of networking opportunities during research/academic conferences.


**Workshops are open to all JCSU students. Events may be added to this schedule; Dates/times subject to change.**

Got questions?  Email Ms. Tiffany Taylor at ttaylor@jcsu.edu

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