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Summer Faculty Writing Workshop Series: Call for Applicants

Smith Institute for Applied Research is accepting applications for its 3-day virtual Summer Faculty Writing Workshop series. All faculty members who have a publication, book chapter, article, or other research or creative work are encouraged to apply by the application deadline of June 4th at 11:59pm EST! The series will be held June 23-June 25, 2021. Smith Institute invites you to dust off that draft, and join us to gain valuable tips for enhancing your writing productivity and garner support from your peers. For full eligibility requirements, please see below.


How to Write a Research Abstract

If you have ever wanted to learn how to write a research abstract, Smith Institute for Applied Research has developed a video specifically for this purpose.


5 Simple Words Encourage Foster Youth College Attendance

Charlotte, N.C., April 5– Johnson C. Smith University hosted the 3rd Annual Phasing Up to Higher Education Conference to discuss Best Practices in Higher Education Supports for Youth Aging Out of Foster Care. Dr. Ronald L. Carter gave the welcome to an audience of higher education professionals, Charlotte-Mecklenburg Schools guidance counselors, Department of Social Services Youth and Family Services Division case workers, students and faculty.

Faculty Research Discussion Breakfast

Faculty members, join us for the next faculty research discussion breakfast! (more…)

Recap of “Addressing the Disparities of Black Males” at the Sixth Annual Invitational Symposium

November 5-6, 2015 the Smith Institute for Applied Research hosted the Sixth Annual Invitational Symposium in the New Science Center on JCSU’s campus. (more…)

2015 Symposium Save the Date

The JCSU 2015 Research Symposium and Showcase will take place November 5th and 6th in the new Science Center. The symposium will explore two themes: Thursday’s event will focus discussions on the Black Male, and Friday’s topic is Metacognition and Educational Success.

Lessons Learned: “Learn to Fail”

“‘We pay a heavy price for our fear of failure. It is a powerful obstacle to growth. It assures the progressive narrowing of the personality and prevents exploration and experimentation. There is no learning without some difficulty and fumbling. If you want to keep on learning, you must keep on risking failure—all your life…One of the reasons mature people stop learning is that they become less and less willing to risk failure.” –John W. Garder   (more…)

Spring Highlights!!!

The Smith Institute had a successful run at tackling important topics surrounding student research at JCSU.  Check out some of the highlights from events this semester! (more…)

Showcasing Your Work

March 12, 2015 in the JCSU MACMAS Lab, TC 114 from 11:00am to 12:00pm, Tiffany Taylor will discuss the various options to research presentation. Students will be informed of multiple avenues to take in determining the best way to showcase and share their work. Additionally, students will discuss networking opportunities and the appropriate ways to gain academic currency in applied research. (more…)

Let There Be Light on Charlotte Talks

UPDATE: Missed the broadcast? Listen here to a discussion with Mike Collins and authors of the Let There Be Light anthology which aired Wednesday, December 17, 2014 at 9:00am on 90.7 fm on WFAE’s popular radio show, Charlotte Talks.