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2021 Annual Student Research Competition Dates Announced

Smith Institute for Applied Research at Johnson C. Smith University will host its annual Student Research Poster Competition virtually as part of the Council on Undergraduate Research’s CUR Week, April 19th-April 23rd.

Leading up to the event, faculty mentors and the Smith Institute team have prepared undergraduate students to develop quality research posters across disciplines. Entrants to the competition represent the work of both individual and team undergraduate researchers. 

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Smith Institute for Applied Research Summer/Fall Calendar

Student Writing Workshop SeriesTBA
Graduate School Workshop Part 3TBA
Faculty Writing Workshop SeriesTBA

JCSU Awarded National Archives Grant to Create 3D Model of Former African-American Neighborhoods Decimated by Urban Renewal

Dr. Tekla Ali Johnson, Instructional Electronic Resources Librarian at Johnson C. Smith University has been awarded a National Historical Publications and Records Commission (National Archives) grant in the amount of $194,000. 

The grant will allow Johnson C. Smith University to lead the creation of 3D Modeling of a virtual site that will replicate African-American neighborhoods in Charlotte, NC that were destroyed under urban renewal. Brandon Lundsford, of JCSU’s James B. Duke Memorial Library will also contribute to the project, and JCSU undergraduate students will support the implementation of the grant once Covid-19 restrictions are lifted.

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Poster Presentation Workshops

In an effort to prepare students for the presentation submission, Smith Institute for Applied Research is offering Poster Presentation Workshops during several dates and times in March virtually.

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Getting Started and Staying Motivated: The Importance of Grant writing and Grantsmanship

Mar 19, 2021 from 10:00-11:00am, JCSU’s Dr. Tracy Brown-Fox, Assistant Professor of Chemistry and Natural Science and Mathematics will speak during a workshop hosted by the office of Sponsored Programs, entitled Getting Started and Staying Motivated: The Importance of Grant writing and Grantsmanship. Faculty and staff are invited to the virtual workshop, which will provide perspectives for successful grant writers, principal investigators and grant-funded project directors to consider about how to manage the grantsmanship process, from grant writing to grant close-out.

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Abstract Writing Workshop Now on YouTube

Smith Institute for Applied Research has offered Abstract Writing Workshops during several dates and times to prepare students for the Poster Competition 2021. The workshops allow students to submit a competitive abstract for the deadline of March 11th at 12 Noon. Missed the live webinar? You can view the information on the How to Write a Research Abstract video. The workshop will feature training, exercises, and activities during which students will complete their abstracts.

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CUR Publishes the newly released Scholarship and Practice of Undergraduate Research

Your JCSU e-mail address gives you CUR membership, allowing each faculty member to download the newly released Winter 2020 issue of Scholarship and Practice of Undergraduate Research.
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Abstract Writing Workshops

Smith Institute for Applied Research has offered Abstract Writing Workshops during several dates and times to prepare students for the Poster Competition 2021. Offered from March 1st-3rd, the workshops will allow students to submit a competitive abstract for the deadline of March 11th at 12 Noon. Not available during the live webinar? You can view the information on the How to Write a Research Abstract video. The workshop will feature training, exercises, and activities during which students will complete their abstracts.

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Graduate School Workshop Series Part 2

If you are ready to learn more about graduate school join our virtual workshop series! Read on to learn when the workshops are being offered, and how to access the replay if you missed Part 1.

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2021 Virtual Student Poster Competition Call for Abstracts

Smith Institute for Applied Research is accepting abstracts for its Poster Presentation! Submit your abstract by the deadline of March 11th at 12 Noon. Below are the guidelines for abstract submission.

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