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Writing A Literature Review & Avoiding Plagiarism

Thursday, October 28th at 12pm, Dr. Erika Dugo will present a workshop that 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.


CANCELLED: Writing an Effective Abstract for Your Research Workshop

This workshop has been cancelled due to staff illness. Please stay tuned for updates.


Know your Source: Research Resource Tools & Citations Workshop

Thursday, September 30th at 12pm, Dr. Erika Dugo 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.


Student Research and Creative Works Award

Student Research and Creative Opportunities Award.

This program supports JCSU students in completing student-driven research and creative projects in their disciplines by providing funds to make that work possible. Students must submit a proposal that describes why the proposed project is worthwhile and relevant. Each student who receives an award must present their project during the annual CUR Week Student Poster Competition in April. Apply here for the Research and Creative Works Award!


Reference Materials Available in Carnegie Hall

Visit Carnegie Hall to view Smith Institute for Applied Research’s reference materials! Titles include: Writing Your Journal Article in 12 Weeks, Research Methods for Community Change, Principles of Modeling and Simulations, Washington and Wesley Heights Neighborhood Plan, West End Land Use and Pedscape Plan, and others. To check-out items, please be sure to sign the sign in sheet attached to the clip board and return materials within a month.

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!


EmPOWERED to Serve Scholars Application

College Freshmen, Sophomores, and Juniors are encouraged to apply for the American Heart Association EmPOWERED to Serve Scholars Program by January 20, 2020. The program is geared towards college students who are actively addressing social determinants of health such as food insecurity, safe housing, job opportunities and access to health care. (more…)

Beatties Ford Road Research Experience for Undergraduates

Applications are due February 1, 2020 for the Research Experience for Undergraduates (REU) program. Presented by Davidson University, UNC Charlotte, and Johnson C. Smith University, the Beatties Ford Road experience provides undergraduate students with an opportunity to conduct community-engaged research in Charlotte from June 14 to August 8, 2020. The REU is aimed at addressing inequalities in food, housing, and health through a grant provided by the National Science Foundation. (more…)

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.


Meet Past Innovo Pitch Competition Contestants

In March, 2016 thirteen undergraduate students applied to become part of the Innovo Pitch Competition in the hopes of winning top prize of $2500. After coaching, and refining their pitches, five contestants made the final round. Through the process of receiving feedback from judges and fellow pitch contestants, some of those contestants told us about their experience. Here’s what they had to say. (more…)