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Awards Ceremony for the 2020 Student Research Poster Competition

Congratulations to all of our undergraduate students who participated in the 2020 Student Research Poster Competition! Watch, below to see who won in each category!

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CURE Fellows Present Research at SoTL Commons Conference

February 20, 2020– The 2019-2020 cohort of CURE Fellows presented their research during the Scholarship of Teaching and Learning academic conference. Their research evaluated the effectiveness of the courses they redeveloped during the Fellowship.

Research on the effectiveness of CUREs focuses on STEM disciplines, with little attention to the social sciences, arts, or humanities. Additionally, CURE research exclusive to HBCUs is lacking. This project fills this gap by introducing research on the efficacy of CURE across multiple disciplines at an HBCU.

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2020 CURE Fellowship & Grant Application now due December 10th!

Apply for the 2020 Course-Based Undergraduate Research Experiences (CURE) Fellowship & Grant Program. Up to 10 faculty who apply by December 10th and are selected will participate in six workshops, that will assist them as they redesign their courses to include an undergraduate research project in the curriculum. Faculty/teaching staff selected for the fellowship program who satisfactorily complete all components of the program will receive a $1000 stipend for their participation. Apply to be a CURE Fellow by December 10th!

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2020 CURE Fellowship & Grant Program

Join Smith Institute for Applied Research in a webinar on November 21st from 11-11:30am and November from 22nd 12pm-12:30pm to learn about the 2020 Course-Based Undergraduate Research Experiences (CURE) Fellowship & Grant Program. Up to 10 faculty who apply by December 2nd and are selected will participate in six workshops, that will assist them as the redesign their courses to include an undergraduate research project in the curriculum. Faculty/teaching staff selected for the fellowship program who satisfactorily complete all components of the program will receive a $1000 stipend for their participation. Apply to be a CURE Fellow now!

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Students Present E-Portfolio Research

Students Develop Research-based E-Portfolio Career Template

Students at Johnson C. Smith University used data analysis to investigate, develop, and market a template for an e-portfolio to be used in their careers post-graduation. The tool would be used to accumulate accomplishments, credentials, and successes by all JCSU students across majors during the entirety of their college career and beyond.

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Smith Institute Settled into Carnegie

There’s a particular crispness in the air. You hear birds chirping, see new faces, and the something great is in the air!

So you go over to Crutchfield to visit Ms. Tiffany, Ms. Margaret, or Ms. Keisha . . . wait. When did this happen? (more…)

Register to Vote

Need a ride to vote in NC? Sign-up for a ride!

This year’s election is important and if you have not registered to vote in NC, you can register and vote if you vote early.

If you are not yet registered in NC- VOTE EARLY (by 11/05)! You may register and vote at any early voting location. Here’s how to vote in your state! (more…)

7 Undergrads dance “3 Faces” for Study on Professional Readiness

In the Spring of 2015, Professor Jaclyn O’Toole applied for the 15th Anniversary Gala year of the White Wave Dance Festival in New York City.  The work submitted was entitled Eve, which presents a women’s struggle with dissociative identity disorder.  Instead of taking professional dancers, Prof. O’Toole chose to take the JCSU Repertory Dance Company to NYC to perform Eve.  To help fund part of this trip, Professors Ebright and O’Toole co-wrote the Smith Institute grant “Evaluating Professional Readiness in Dance”.  (more…)

John Bannister of Metropolitan College Receives National Treasure Award

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John Bannister, Metropolitan College‘s instructional designer, received the 2016 National Treasure Award for his dedication and support to nontraditional students. The presentation, “ANTSHE at JCSU,” highlighted the progress of the organization and the impact that it has had on JCSU’s nontraditional student population.

John is a member of the Smith Institute’s STAR Research Mentor Group and ensures nontraditional students’ viewpoints are considered in all of our decision making.

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Collaborative Research Cites Geography Cost & Economic Development as Impacting Food Security

Charlotte N.C., March 31, 2016– Key findings for the collaborative research project, State of the Plate assessment were presented to an audience of community members, policy makers, health practitioners, and researchers in JCSU’s HealthPlex, yesterday.
Speakers included Dr. Romano, Food Policy Council Chair Young-Sun Roth and Elliott Royal of the Mecklenburg County Health Department. Members of Charlotte City Council, Mecklenburg County Commission, and community stakeholders will also be present.

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