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Fall Semester

Learn more about how to connect with Smith Institute via our student workshops!

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Friday, August 20th12pm-4pm Student Organization FairIntroduction to Smith Institute, who we are and what we do and program offerings. Table setup located on ”the Block”: Smith Institute Staff.
Wed., Sept. 15th12pmHybrid Location(see description)The Graduate School Application ProcessStudents learn about the graduate school application in this workshop. This session will help students communicate their qualities and characteristics as they prepare a competitive application. For those who pre-register, in-person location is Carnegie Hall; workshop will be available virtually via Zoom. Presenter: Dr. Tara Bengle
Thurs., Sep. 30th12pmHybrid Location(see description)Know Your Source: Research Resource Tools and CitationsThis workshop will provide students with instruction on how to access database and catalog offerings in the James B. Duke Library. Students will learn tips for choosing a research topic and citing scholarly sources. For those who pre-register, in-person location is Carnegie Hall; workshop will be available virtually via Zoom. Presenter: Dr. Erika Dugo
Wed., Oct. 13th12pmHybrid Location(see description)Writing an Effective Abstract for Your Research        This workshop is designed to help students write a clear and succinct description of their research. Students will prepare an abstract to submit to the Student Poster Competition and other research conferences. For those who pre-register, in-person location is MACMAS Lab (Yancey Hall 114); workshop will be available virtually via Zoom. Presenter: Dr. Tara Bengle      
Thurs., Oct. 28th12pmHybrid Location(see description)Writing A Literature Review & Avoiding PlagiarismThis workshop will give students information on the steps involved in the literature review process and tips for writing the literature review. Another important topic that will be discussed is how to ensure academic integrity by avoiding plagiarism. For those who pre-register, in-person location is Carnegie Hall; workshop will be available virtually via Zoom.Presenter: Dr. Erika Dugo
Thurs., Nov. 11th12pmHybrid Location(see description)Finding a Research MentorThis workshop will provide students with tools for successfully finding a research mentor. Students will learn how to identify their research interests and be introduced to potential faculty mentors on JCSU campus. For those who pre-register, in-person location is Carnegie Hall; workshop will be available virtually via Zoom. Presenter: Dr. Erika Dugo
Wed., Nov. 17th12pmHybrid Location(see description)Introduction to Graduate SchoolMany students are just beginning their studies at JCSU and are unfamiliar with graduate school. This workshop introduces students to graduate school and the types of degrees that are offered. For those who pre-register, in-person location is Carnegie Hall; workshop will be available virtually via Zoom. Presenter: Dr. Tara Bengle
Wed., Dec. 1st12pmHybrid Location(see description)Showcasing Research Experience on Your ResumeBy participating in research, students develop skills that are in-demand by employers. This workshop will help students to identify the skills they developed through research experiences and add them to their resumes. For those who pre-register, in-person location is Carnegie Hall; workshop will be available virtually via Zoom. Presenter: Dr. Tara Bengle

Summer/Fall 2021

21st Century Evidence-Based Research Mentoring for Student Success and PersistenceJuly 19-21
CURE Faculty & Staff Fellowships (Apply by May 27th)June 7-June 11
Rising Sophomore Introduction to ResearchTBA
Faculty Writing Workshop Series (Apply by June 4th)June 23-June 25
Graduate School Workshop Part 3Fall date TBA
Student Writing Workshop SeriesTBA


Spring 2021

Graduate School Workshop Part 2February 1
Graduate School Workshop Part 2February 2
Graduate School Workshop Part 2February 3
Abstract Writing WorkshopMarch 1
Abstract Writing WorkshopMarch 2
Abstract Writing WorkshopMarch 3
Poster Presentation WorkshopMarch 22
Poster Presentation WorkshopMarch 23
Poster Presentation WorkshopMarch 24
Student Research Poster Competition (virtually as part of CUR Week)April 19-April 23
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