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Smith Institute Announces its 2022 Student Spring Schedule!

Smith Institute prepares students to be successful contributors to research through its workshop and bootcamp offerings this Spring. We will use a hybrid model, and have a limited number of in-person slots that you must pre-register for- all other participants will be virtual, and the Zoom links will be available closer to the dates of each workshop!

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Graduate School Bootcamp Announced

Smith Institute for Applied Research presents its Graduate School Bootcamp: Developing a Curriculum Vitae (CV) and Personal Statement for Your Graduate School. The series will support students in developing a CV and personal statement for their graduate school applications. Students can improve their chances of being accepted into their chosen graduate school! Through this bootcamp, students will engage in activities that allow them dedicated time to plan ahead, ensure that their personal statements are specific to each program to which they apply, and include appropriate activities on their CVs.  Be sure to have your resume and list of graduate schools handy when you register for the Bootcamp by February 17th at 12pm Noon.

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CUR Week 2022

This year, the Council on Undergraduate Research has designated April 18th-April 22nd as CUR Week! Johnson C. Smith University will participate with activities that will engage both students and faculty. Smith Institute for Applied Research will host its annual Student Research Poster Competition during CUR Week, and will announce the winners later on its YouTube Channel.

Leading up to the competition, students will engage with Smith Institute to prepare for the competition. Students interested in competing can review guidelines in our Call for Abstracts!

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Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr. Day 2022

We remember. We act. We lift our voices.

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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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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2021 Student Fall Schedule Announced!

Smith Institute’s Workshop Series covers various research topics and tools such as identifying a research topic and using Qualtrics to design an online survey. Our workshops help students develop the research skills that are needed to be a successful graduate of JCSU and competitive in the job market. We also host a graduate school workshop series to provide relevant information to students who are considering education beyond their four-year degree. We will use a hybrid model, and have a limited number of in-person slots that you must pre-register for- all other participants will be virtual, and the Zoom links will be available closer to the dates of each workshop!

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This one’s on us! Get your Free CUR Membership with your JCSU E-mail Address

Your JCSU e-mail address grants you access to a membership with the Council of Undergraduate Research (CUR). The mission of CUR is to support and promote high-quality mentored undergraduate research, scholarship, and creative inquiry. The organization hosts several meetings and conferences annually. Faculty, staff, administrators, and students can join CUR at no cost under Smith Institute’s institutional membership. Members are eligible to participate in meetings and conferences hosted by CUR. 

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Find Virtual Internships with FREE Access to Student Opportunity Center with your JCSU E-mail Address

Student Opportunity Center (SOC) is a centralized online platform where students can learn about internships, global and national conferences within their industry, or career development opportunities. The mission of SOC is for every student to participate in experiential learning opportunities so they are prepared for a great life and career in the 21st century. Faculty, staff, administrators, and students can create an account with SOC as part of Smith Institute’s institutional membership. Students and faculty get FREE access to the Student Opportunity Center (SOC) with your JCSU e-mail address!  (more…)