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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.


Abstract Writing Workshops

Smith Institute for Applied Research is offering Abstract Writing Workshops during several dates and times to prepare students for the Abstracts Call for Proposals. Offered from March 2nd-5th, the workshops will allow students to submit a competitive abstract for the deadline of March 11th at 11:59pm. The workshop will feature training, exercises, and activities during which students will complete their abstracts. (more…)

Poster Presentation Workshops

In an effort to prepare students for the presentation submission, Smith Institute for Applied Research is offering Poster Presentation Workshops during several dates and times in March in the MACMAS Lab. (more…)

2020 CIAA Essay Contest- Win a Scholarship!

The CIAA is providing a scholarship for students through the CIAA Essay Contest! Last year, JCSU student Adrien Simmons won the contest and was awarded a $5,000 scholarship. To enter, submit a 700-800 word essay (save files as LastName_FirstName_CIAAEssay) to, by February 15, 2020 on the following topic: The CIAA has been supporting basketball for 75 years to serve students of its member institutions. What impact has your CIAA school had on this Legacy?


Annual Student Poster Competition

Submit your abstract to participate in the Annual Student Poster Competition. Johnson C. Smith University students from all academic fields are invited to submit an abstract for consideration. The deadline to submit your abstract is March 11th at 11:59pm in order to compete during this year’s Student Poster Competition during Council on Undergraduate Research (CUR) Week in April.


Abstract Submission Guidelines

Smith Institute for Applied Research is accepting Abstracts for its Poster Presentation. Submit your abstract. Prior to the submission deadline of Wednesday, March 11th at 11:59pm, Students will have the opportunity to attend an abstract writing workshops to refine their message. Below are the guidelines for abstract submission.


Student Poster Competition Guidelines

The Student Poster Competition takes place on Wednesday, April 22nd from 11-1pm. Each poster session will last 2-hours. Please see below for full student poster competition guidelines. (more…)

MACMAS Lab Open Hours

Smith Institute for Applied Research announces the MACMAS Lab Open Hours. The Multidisciplinary Applied Computational Modeling and Simulations Lab will be available for students, faculty, and staff to use on a first-come, first-served basis without reservation on Tuesdays from 9:30am-12pm and Wednesdays from 1:30pm-4:30pm in Yancey Hall 114. (more…)

Recognize your Student Researcher During Grantsmanship 2020

Have you mentored students in a research project beyond their Senior Investigative Paper and outside of a classroom setting between January 1 – December 31, 2019? If so, Smith Institute for Applied Research and Government Sponsored Programs and Research, would like to honor them at our Annual Grantsmanship Awards Ceremony. This year’s date is Tuesday, February 18th. Faculty must submit their student researcher information by January 24th (more…)

FREE Access to Student Opportunity Center With JCSU E-mail Address

Students and faculty get FREE access to the Student Opportunity Center (SOC) with your JCSU e-mail address? SOC is  an organization dedicated to connecting students with national conferences, research opportunities, and internship opportunities across the globe. (more…)

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