The Ninth Annual SC Upstate Research Symposium
The Ninth Annual SC Upstate Research Symposium will be held on Friday, April 19, 2013 from 7 a.m. - 3:30 p.m., at Milliken & Company in Spartanburg. 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 will be provided.
Dr. Terence Farrell, Professor of Biology and the Brown Endowed Natural Science Chair at Stetson University, will give the keynote address.
Past symposiums have featured presentations, poster and tutorials from faculty and students of numerous disciplines at USC Upstate and other area colleges and universities, including Converse College, Wofford College, Winthrop University, Francis Marion University and Greenville Technical College.
The best student presentation, poster, and paper will be recognized with award certificates and prizes. All student attendees will be eligible to win door prizes!
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 which 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 granting 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.