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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!

Undergraduate Student Research Competition hosted virtually by Smith Institute

Cheer on JCSU undergraduate researchers as they compete for cash prizes! See the research posters!

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Become a Grow With the Green Fellow

JCSU has partnered with the American Heart Association to develop the Grow with the Green Fellowship, an intensive two-semester long program for students interested in community-based research, food security, and health and nutrition. During this program, Fellows develop research skills while implementing initiatives in the Historic West End to help increase food security. (more…)

Visit JCSU Alerts site for updates to COVID-19 Response

Visit JCSU Alerts site for updates to COVID-19 Response. Please be safe!

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.

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Abstract Writing Workshops

Smith Institute for Applied Research has offered Abstract Writing Workshops during several dates and times to prepare students for the Poster Competition. Missed the presentation? You can now view our YouTube Research How-to Playlist to learn some fundamentals of research. 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.

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Poster Presentation Workshops

UPDATE 04-15-20: These sessions will be hosted online Subscribe to our YouTube channel to follow-along with our Research How-To Video Playlist regardless of whether you were accepted to compete. Those who were accepted received an e-mail on how to access the necessary files.

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.

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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 essay@kenstonjgriffin.com, 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?

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Annual Student Poster Competition

UPDATE 04-15-20: Subscribe to our YouTube channel to follow-along with our Research How-To Video Playlist even if you were not accepted to compete. Those who were accepted received an e-mail on how to access the necessary files.

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Abstract Submission Guidelines

UPDATE 04-15-20: Although applications for the presentations are closed, you can still subscribe to the Smith Institute YouTube channel where we’ll post videos in our Research How-To Video Playlist¬†regardless of whether you were accepted to compete. Those who were accepted received an e-mail on how to access the necessary files.

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