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2022 Student Research Poster Competition

The 2022 Student Research Poster Competition is underway! JCSU students entered their research into the competition, and their posters are available for viewing in the JCSU Canvas platform. Support our student researchers across disciplines by viewing the posters today!


Showcasing Research Experience on your Resume

Students are invited to join Dr. Tara Bengle on Wednesday, December 1st at 12pm to learn how to present research experiences on their resume. By 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.


Introduction to Graduate School Workshop

Wednesday, November 17th at 12pm, Dr. Tara Bengle will provide a hybrid workshop addressing graduate school. Many 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.


Rescheduled: Finding a Mentor Student Workshop

Update: This workshop has been rescheduled to November 23rd at 10am. Dr. Erika Dugo 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’s campus.

Presenter: Dr. Erika Dugo


Writing A Literature Review & Avoiding Plagiarism

Missed the webinar? Watch the Replay!

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.


Writing an Effective Abstract for Your Research Workshop

Missed the webinar? Watch the Replay! Wednesday, October 27th from 12pm-1pm Dr. Tara Bengle will present “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 Smith Institute Student Poster Competition in April and other research conferences. 


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!