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Get Your Free Copy of CUR’s SPUR journal

Your JCSU e-mail address gives you CUR membership, allowing each faculty member to download the newly released Winter 2022 issue of Scholarship and Practice of Undergraduate Research.
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Happy New Year

Welcome to 2022 to all students, faculty, and staff! At Smith Institute, we look forward to supporting your research efforts and wish you a fruitful year at JCSU!

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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.

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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.

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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

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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.

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Funding Available for Students to Participate in NCUR Conference

Students are invited to submit their abstracts for the Council on Undergraduate Research (CUR)’s annual conference, the National Conference on Undergraduate Research (NCUR). In order to compete, the regular abstract submission deadline is November 29th, 2021. Participating in the conference will allow students to practice the skills that will help to advance in their careers after graduation. The virtual NCUR @ Home event will take place April 4-8 2022. Interested students should follow the steps below:

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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. 

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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.

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