Centers of Study

NASA’s MSI/HBCU Engagement Forum Highlights

Charlotte, N.C.-  NASA leadership, historically black colleges and universities, and other minority serving institutions visited gathered in Charlotte for NASA’s MSI/HBCU Engagement Forum. The forum, which was hosted by Johnson C. Smith University’s Government Sponsored Programs provided an opportunity for NASA employees and contractors, and university leadership and educators to address NASA’s mission to engage with post-secondary institutions around government contracts, SBIR/STTR funding, and understanding needs and capabilities. (more…)

JCSU Represented at AUTM Annual Meeting

February 10th, industry leaders, governmental agencies, and university representatives gathered in Austin, Texas for the Association of Technology Transfer University Managers (AUTM) 2019 Annual Meeting. It was clear that the leadership of AUTM were intentional about including individuals in the tech transfer space that were successful who also happened to be people of color and women.

2019 NC Political Science Association Annual Meeting

Charlotte, N.C.– Friday, February 22, 2019, Johnson C. Smith University will host the 2019 North Carolina Political Science Association’s 48th Annual Meeting, from 8am-6pm in its New Science Center building. The university serves as a venue as a result of the NCPSA’s recently installed President, and conference chair, Dr. Terza Lima-Neves who will be the first woman of color to serve as President in the organization’s history.

What is Technology Transfer?

Technology transfer, or “tech transfer” is the process of applying academic research for public use and make it a viable product or service. (more…)

JCSU Undergraduate Research Overview

Every student conducts research for their student investigative paper as a requirement for graduation. This JCSU requirement provides a basis to not only learn about your topic in preparation for graduate study and your professional career, but also provides a means to applying what you are learning in the classroom. The Smith Institute for Applied Research staff is here to help you along the way. (more…)

2018 Reflection

We appreciate all faculty, students, staff, and community members that have engaged with us through the years and hope that each of you has a safe, enjoyable holiday season.


Vote . . . Today! Like, Now!

The general election is today. Find your district and visit your assigned polling place to vote. (more…)

Pitching Your Project: Identifying the Value of Your Ideas

As part of the Student Research Workshop Wednesdays series, “Pitching Your Project”-Identifying the Value of Your Ideas is about selling your research ideas, which is such an important aspect of the research process.  What is the purpose of your project? Who serves to benefit from your ideas? Why should anyone care about this issue?  (more…)

#MakerMondays Recap at the Library October 22nd

Here are some of the 3D Printers bringing students’ creation into reality during #MakerMondays at the James B. Duke Memorial Library October 22nd. (more…)

2018 CASE Summit

New tentative schedule now available! November 15-17, 2018 Johnson C. Smith University will host the Carolinas Alliance for Success in Education (CASE) Summit. This year’s theme is HBCUs as Engines for Economic Growth Communication. Collaboration. Competitiveness. Register Here!

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