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Spring 2016 Student Research Workshop Series!

Calling ALL Smithites!

It’s that time…

It is time to begin our 2016 student research workshop series and we don’t want you to miss out.  From registering for the CITI training to designing poster presentations, we’ve got your research questions covered!  Take a look at the new schedule below and register by clicking the title of the session you’d like to attend.  **Note: Some workshops are offered on various days.  When registering, please select the date/time that best fits your schedule.**


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“Five Essential Skills for Every Undergraduate Researcher”: Making the Most of Your Research Experience!

The Council on Undergraduate Research (CUR) is well-known for its efforts to provide great information and insight to undergraduates on getting the most out of all their academic experiences, ESPECIALLY research. (more…)

Student Research Training Workshops Fall 2015


We are moving along into this new school year,  and The Smith Institute will be continuing its offerings in student research training opportunities! (more…)

The Smith Institute for Applied Research PRESENTS: Student Research Ambassadors Program!!

This year, the Smith Institute for Applied Research will be introduced the University’s FIRST EVER Student Research Ambassadors Program!  As a part of our efforts to continue to enhance and promote a comprehensive culture of research at JCSU, it has become increasingly important to provide JCSU students with opportunities to not only develop their skills in basic and applied research, but to provide a platform that will allow students to engage, educate, and encourage their peers to bring awareness to the importance of undergraduate research skill development. (more…)

Should Your Students Showoff Their Work?

The State of North Carolina Undergraduate Research and Creativity Symposium (SNCURCS) will be held November 14, 2015 at High Point University.


2016 CUR Conference

The 30th Anniversary National Conference on Undergraduate Research will be held at the University of North Carolina at Asheville on April 7-9, 2016. (more…)

Introducing STAR Grants for Student Researchers

Would you like money to conduct research related to a topic you’re interested in? Students interested in conducting research may be eligible for up to $1,000 in grant funding from the Smith Institute for Applied Research. (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.