The Tenth Annual SC Upstate Research Symposium
The Tenth Annual SC Upstate Research Symposium will be held on Friday, April 18, 2014 from 7:30 a.m. – 5:00 p.m. on the campus of USC Upstate. This free Symposium provides a forum for faculty, students and community representatives throughout the Upstate to interact, share information and expertise and to nurture future research collaborations. Lunch and conference materials are provided. While the symposium is free to all participants, registration for the event is required and will open in March. The call for paper and poster presentation submissions is closed, as submissions were due on March 5, 2014. The tentative schedule for the day is available; a more detailed breakdown of the schedule will be posted in April.
Dr. Louis Guillette, Professor of Obstetrics and Gynecology and Director of the Marine Biomedicine and the Environmental Sciences Center at the Medical University of South Carolina, will be our keynote speaker.
Best student presentations, posters and papers are recognized with award certificates and prizes at the symposium’s closing ceremony.
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.