Undergraduate students at SCICU member campuses, supported by their faculty sponsors/mentors, are preparing multimedia presentations related to the research projects completed in mid-December 2018.
These young researchers went through a rigorous project submission and review process, much like what they will experience in graduate school and in professional research.
Undergraduate students and their faculty sponsors/mentors submit project proposals to SCICU for funding consideration each February. Based on the projects submitted, a review panel comprising subject-matter experts drawn from the faculties of SCICU member institutions convene in Columbia in March to review project merits and award funding.
During 2018, 33 undergraduate student research projects were selected for funding. The projects include a wide variety of research topics, ranging from medical and environmental issues to analysis and reviews in the areas of music, literature, history, and psychology. Please click here to review the projects selected for research funding in 2018.
SCICU, with support from generous donors, provided a total of $90,000 in grants for undergraduate research projects in 2018.
Immediately following the March 2018 selection of projects for funding, students started their research activities, concluding in mid-December.
On February 21, student researchers will gather at the Milliken & Company headquarters in Spartanburg to present the findings from their 2018 research. Students will use multimedia tools with oral presentations or posters to present their findings to symposium participants.
The public is invited to participate in the Feb. 21 SCICU Research Symposium. If you’d like to attend the symposium, please call SCICU at 803-799-7122 by February 1 to reserve a seat.