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Faculty & Staff CURE Fellowship Application Open for 2021

Smith Institute for Applied Research announces the opening of the 2021 Faculty CURE Fellowship application. If you are a faculty member interested in incorporating research experiences into your course and are looking for the time and training to give your students experiential learning opportunities, apply by May 27th at 11:59pm. This year’s fellowship training will take place the week of June 7, 2021 – June 11, 2021.


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!


5 Simple Words Encourage Foster Youth College Attendance

Charlotte, N.C., April 5– Johnson C. Smith University hosted the 3rd Annual Phasing Up to Higher Education Conference to discuss Best Practices in Higher Education Supports for Youth Aging Out of Foster Care. Dr. Ronald L. Carter gave the welcome to an audience of higher education professionals, Charlotte-Mecklenburg Schools guidance counselors, Department of Social Services Youth and Family Services Division case workers, students and faculty.

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.


Mentoring Undergraduate Student Researchers: Best Practices and Lessons Learned with Dr. Dennis Livesay

Join Smith Institute for Applied Research for a presentation¬†and Q&A session with Dr. Dennis Livesay, former Director of UNC Charlotte’s Charlotte Research Scholars program. (more…)

Need an Expert for your Media story?

Johnson C. Smith University has various faculty members that have expertise in topics ranging from parasitology to the impact of the HBCU. The faculty members below have expressed interest in sharing their expertise.


Recap of “Addressing the Disparities of Black Males” at the Sixth Annual Invitational Symposium

November 5-6, 2015 the Smith Institute for Applied Research hosted the Sixth Annual Invitational Symposium in the New Science Center on JCSU’s campus. (more…)

2015 Call for Student Research Posters

JCSU Student Researchers! The Smith Institute for Applied Research requests submissions for the Fall 2015 Research Showcase to be held November 5-6, 2015 at Johnson C. Smith University. JCSU students engaged in research may submit proposals to have a poster highlighting their research included in the showcase. Posters will be displayed during the Research Showcase at lunch in Grimes Lounge both days, and selected poster presenters must be present to answer questions about their research for attendees.

2015 Symposium Save the Date

The JCSU 2015 Research Symposium and Showcase will take place November 5th and 6th in the new Science Center. The symposium will explore two themes: Thursday’s event will focus discussions on the Black Male, and Friday’s topic is Metacognition and Educational Success.

Novant & JCSU Partner on Heart Study

Dr. Indhu Gopal and her students, JCSU juniors Imani Scott, and Waynee Hyman. (more…)