Save the date for the 11th Annual
SC Upstate Research Symposium
The 11th Annual SC Upstate Research Symposium will be held on April 17, 2015. Make plans to attend now!
Best student presentations, posters and papers are recognized with award certificates and prizes at the symposium’s closing ceremony.
For information on past symposiums, visit our archive page.
For more information, contact Dr. Melissa Pilgrim, symposium chair.
Scope and Purpose:
Provide a forum where both faculty and students from primarily undergraduate institutions throughout the Upstate of South Carolina can interact to discuss and share information regarding their research, scholarly and/or creative endeavors. Goal: stimulate research, grant writing and multi-disciplinary collaborations between Upstate universities and colleges.
Provide a forum where students can experience a professionally organized research symposium. Both student and faculty submissions require a coversheet and a two to three page short paper that must be specifically formatted and presented orally or by poster. Goal: expose students to a very important and sometimes overlooked aspect of research dissemination.
Provide a forum where high school students throughout the Upstate can interact with college-level faculty and students, and learn about the types of research being pursued at the colleges and universities throughout the Upstate. Goal: encourage Upstate high school students to remain in the Upstate for their college education.
Provide a forum where business and community leaders throughout the Upstate can interact with faculty and students, and learn about the types of research being pursued at the colleges and universities throughout the Upstate. Goal: stimulate grant writing and other research-oriented partnerships between Upstate universities and community organizations and businesses.
Provide tutorial sessions that educate Upstate faculty, students and community representatives on important aspects of research and scholarship. Example tutorials could include: grant writing; helpful technology used in research; and engaging students in research. Goal: increase the knowledge and expertise of Upstate faculty, students and community representatives on the art of grant writing and other research-related activities.