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Johns Hopkins Macksey Symposium Applications Now Open

Gather To Disseminate Your Humanities And Interdisciplinary Research On A National Scale

Johns Hopkins University’s third annual Richard Macksey National Undergraduate Humanities Research Symposium was designed to offer students across the country the chance to gather together and disseminate their humanities and interdisciplinary research on a national scale. COVID forced us to adapt to a virtual event, but that in turn was a great success with close to 1,000 participants and more than 25,000 visits to the conference site to date. This year’s event will be virtual as well, held live April 8th-10th, 2022, and our application portal is now open. The submission deadline is February 15, 2022.

Students can email to indicate their interest in drop-in hours.

Learn More

The 2022 Macksey Symposium will feature the following:

  • A robust national student audience: undergraduate students from any two or four-year college or university who would like to present their original humanities and/or interdisciplinary scholarship.
  • Multiple panels of student papers and original creative works.
  • A keynote delivered by the contemporary poet Elisabet Velasquez, who recently released When We Make It and whose poetry has been featured in TIDALNBCLatina Magazine, and more. Elisabet Velasquez will share in a fireside chat with students about creative inspiration and her research process.
  • Multiple professional development panels featuring Johns Hopkins graduate students and faculty as well as JHU Press editors.

Following the conference, student participants will also have the opportunity to work with our peer editors to revise their presentation into a journal-length publication for our journal of proceedings, the Macksey Journal. Student feedback about Macksey has been overwhelming positive, with 93% of students saying that they were very or highly likely to recommend Macksey to a friend or colleague and over 90% rating their experience at the conference as satisfied or highly satisfied.

Registration will be $175; late registration will be $205. You can learn more at our conference site: We would also be glad to answer any questions you might have. We are also holding virtual drop-in hours for students to ask questions about the symposium, the application, and creating an abstract. Those hours are:

  • November 10, 2021: 1:00-2:00pm eastern
  • November 18, 2021: 5:00-6:00pm eastern
  • January 27, 2022: 5:00-6:00pm eastern
  • February 9, 2022: 1:00-2:00pm eastern

Posted on October 14, 2021 in Research, Student Opportunity Center Listings, Uncategorized

Research Opportunity for Sophomore or Junior Biology Students

The College of Charleston Biology department is seeking a sophomore or junior biology major interested in plant biology for an NSF-funded research project.

The project activities include assisting in growing plants, experiment upkeep, using herbarium techniques to press plants, and contributing to data management.

Students interested in genetics, ecology, evolution, and plant biology, who have also completed or currently taking BIOL211 or BIOL213, are encouraged to contact the Biology Department.

Hours are flexible with class schedules and will be between 830-430 M-F. The position is for 6hrs/week at the biology department hourly rate of $12/hr. Students with federal work-study are also invited to apply. Start date Oct 1, 2021.

Please submit an email of interest, a resume/CV (format flexible), and the contact information of 1 or more biology/chemistry/geology/physics faculty to act as a reference.

For any questions, please contact Courtney Murren at

Posted on September 20, 2021 in Research

Research Opportunity with MUSC Department of Neurological Surgery

Honors College alum seeks students to help with intracranial aneurysm bench research

If you are interested in getting involved in some intracranial aneurysm research work with Dr. Guilherme Bastos Ferreira Porto ’12 (an Honors College alumnus!) in collaboration with  MUSC. The research is looking at different expression patterns of neutrophilic mRNA in blood as inflammation markers for identification of intracranial aneurysms pre-rupture. The work would require a couple hours a week of bench research in the lab of Dr. Das, who is assisting Dr. Porto. Depending on the interest of the student, this could span over the course of a semester or longer.

If you are interested, reach out to Dr. Porto at

Posted on September 17, 2021 in Research

Present Your Research at the National Conference on Undergraduate Research

NCUR 2022 is now accepting abstract submissions

Honors students: here’s a great opportunity to present your research at a national conference! NCUR 2022 @home will take place April 4-8, 2022.

Submissions are now open to submit an abstract for consideration. Click here to create an account and start your application, or read below for more details.


Where is NCUR 2022 @home?
NCUR 2022 @home will take place virtually on April 4-8, 2022, with a welcome reception on April 1, 2022, and a celebratory award ceremony on April 11, 2022, for those who have opted-in to the competition aspect.

What is new this year?

  • Provide programming spread out over a week’s time that includes primary education taking place in learning discipline-specific cohorts.
  • Ability to enhance the student’s experience by providing an opt-in competitive element during the early-bird abstract submission round.
  • The opportunity for all registered students with an accepted abstract submission to present to a discipline-specific cohort group for 10-15 minutes for all accepted students, including those posters and visual art image submissions.
  • Allow further exposure and celebration with a special registration offering for family and friends to those accepted and registered students.
  • Specific separate Future Fair meet-up hours that include interactive game activities with prizes.
  • Taking place on a new platform integrated with Zoom.

When are upcoming deadlines I should note about abstract submissions?

  • October 20, 2021: Early-Bird Abstract Submission and Opt-in for Competition Deadline
  • Week of November 15, 2021: Early-Bird Abstract Submission Decision Notifications
  • Week of November 15, 2021: Registration Opening
  • November 19, 2021: Regular Abstract Submission Deadline (not eligible for competition aspect)
  • December 20, 2021: Discounted Registration Deadline for Accepted Abstract’s Submitted During Early-Bird Submission Round
  • Week of January 10, 2022: Regular Abstract Submission Notifications Sent
  • January 31, 2022: Discounted Registration Deadline for Accepted Abstracts Submitted During Regular Submission Round
  • March 18, 2022: Last Day to Cancel and Request a Refund
  • March 21, 2022: Final Registration Deadline for All (Credit Card payment only after February 7, 2022)

Why should I submit early?
Submitting an abstract before the early-bird abstract submission deadline of October 20, 2021, allows for a student to:

  • Opt-in to the competition aspect of NCUR to gain additional exposure and provides an opportunity to highlight presentation skills.
  • Register for the lowest NCUR registration rate before December 20, 2021.
  • Ability to start preparing early to lessen spring semester stress.

Posted on September 17, 2021 in Research

Research Opportunities Available for STEM Students

Find your Bachelors Essay Topic here!

There are several research openings for math, data science, computer science, and language majors being offered by the Computer Science Department. The projects include mathematical models in biology, artificial intelligence based software engineering projects, and algorithms in software engineering. The research is expected to lead to quality Bachelors essay opportunities.

Please reach out to Professor Kris Ghosh for any questions. Email-

Posted on September 6, 2021 in Research

Research Opportunity at MUSC within the Department of Surgery

The Department of Surgery is looking for an intern to participate in ongoing research projects

The intern will receive hands-on training and experience in conducting experiments, microscopic analysis of research specimens and other laboratory work as needed. This person will work under the supervision of a staff scientist. A perfect opportunity for an undergrad looking to get a foot in the door of a research project.

Contact Dr. Sarah Grace Dennis-Little, Ph.D. ( for more details.

Posted on August 26, 2021 in Research

Research Opportunities at MUSC for students interested in cellular and molecular biology

Interested in cellular and molecular biology research? Dr. Michael Scofield’s addiction neuroscience laboratory at the Medical University of South Carolina is looking for high-achieving undergraduate students to aid in the completion of a variety of research projects.

The lab uses state-of-the-art techniques to better understand relapse biology and the cellular and molecular correlates of drug craving. Undergraduate research assistants will gain tangible experience with key research techniques, including electrochemical recordings, immunohistochemical analysis, confocal microscopy, digital rendering, neuronal and astroglial structural plasticity analyses, and operant drug self-administration withdrawal and relapse paradigms.

Check out the laboratory website for more info:

With lots of ongoing projects, students who are interested in research are encouraged to email Dr. Michael Scofield ( for more info.

Posted on August 5, 2021 in Research

Bike Share Study Recruitment – Participants Wanted for Data Collection


If you like biking and are interested in participating in research data collection, this may be for you. As a part of the Charleston Bike Share program, research is being conducted to find the differences in energy needed to use a regular bike versus an electric pedal-assist bike.

To become a participant you must be 18-40 years old, physically active, and free of any underlying health conditions. You will also have to complete a baseline fitness test and complete two 1-hour bicycle rides. 

All participates will receive a Fitness and body composition analysis, a water bottle, and $25! 

If you are interested or want more information, please contact Jenny Sella at

Posted on June 2, 2021 in Campus Involvement, Community Engagement, Research
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