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Smith Institute introduces “Workshop Wednesdays”!!

The Fall 2016 semester has gotten off to a great start and the Smith Institute is following suite!  This semester we are continuing our student research workshops, but with a twist…introducing Workshop Wednesdays, a monthly mash-up of ALL things research! (more…)

So You Wanna Be an Ambassador?!

If you haven’t heard already, we are looking for new talent to join our Student Research Ambassador team!  Think you have what it takes?  Check out the information below and complete the interest form.  Go ahead…you know you want to!   (more…)

Spring 2016 Student Research Recap!

The Smith Institute for Applied Research has been on the move this semester in efforts to motivate and engage JCSU students in research activities on and off campus.  From special events, meet & greets, and conference visits, our students have been quite busy spreading the word about Undergraduate Research and its important role in student success at JCSU!

Keep reading to see what we’ve been up to… (more…)

Smith Institute for Applied Research Student-Developed PSA!!!

The Smith Institute for Applied Research is continuing its mission to cultivate a comprehensive culture of research at JCSU.  See what a few of our students, Korey Smith and Ayanna Perry had to say about the Smith Institute their experience in this sneak peak of our new promo! (more…)

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.**


“Five Essential Skills for Every Undergraduate Researcher”: Making the Most of Your Research Experience!

The Council on Undergraduate Research (CUR) is well-known for its efforts to provide great information and insight to undergraduates on getting the most out of all their academic experiences, ESPECIALLY research. (more…)

Student Research Training Workshops Fall 2015


We are moving along into this new school year,  and The Smith Institute will be continuing its offerings in student research training opportunities! (more…)

The Smith Institute for Applied Research PRESENTS: Student Research Ambassadors Program!!

This year, the Smith Institute for Applied Research will be introduced the University’s FIRST EVER Student Research Ambassadors Program!  As a part of our efforts to continue to enhance and promote a comprehensive culture of research at JCSU, it has become increasingly important to provide JCSU students with opportunities to not only develop their skills in basic and applied research, but to provide a platform that will allow students to engage, educate, and encourage their peers to bring awareness to the importance of undergraduate research skill development. (more…)

CITI Training for Students

There comes a time for all students to start thinking about their research, and in order to conduct research at JCSU, ALL students must adhere to the University’s IRB requirements.  This includes the completion of the Collaborative Institutional Training Initiative (CITI).   (more…)

Spring Highlights!!!

The Smith Institute had a successful run at tackling important topics surrounding student research at JCSU.  Check out some of the highlights from events this semester! (more…)