Upstate Research Symposium Extends Deadline

February 5, 2014 at 4:57 pm

The deadline to submit papers for consideration as poster or oral presentations at the 10th annual South Carolina Upstate Research Symposium has been extended  until Feb. 28.

  • Mark your calendars! The Tenth Annual SC Upstate Research Symposium will be held on Friday, April 18, 2014 from 7:30a.m. – 5 p.m. on the campus of USC Upstate. This free, interdisciplinary symposium provides a forum for faculty, students & community representatives throughout the Upstate to interact, share information & expertise, and 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.
  • If you wish to present at the event, the deadline to submit a 2-3 page short paper (papers can be a little shorter or longer, but please do follow the formatting guidelines closely — see guidelines at for poster or oral presentation consideration is February 28th, 2014 by 11:59pm. All faculty and faculty-mentored students are welcomed to submit. Research, scholarly and creative papers from all disciplines are welcomed, and can report on completed projects or work in progress. Papers that speak only to forthcoming or intended work are not permitted.
  • The tentative schedule for the day can be found at, and a more detailed breakdown of the schedule will be posted in April. Best student presentations, posters and papers are recognized with award certificates and prizes at the symposium’s closing ceremony.
  • Dr. Louis Guillette from the Medical University of South Carolina will be our keynote speaker.  Dr. Guillette is a professor in MUSC’s Obstetrics & Gynecology Department, director of their Marine Biomedicine & Environmental Sciences Center, and CoEE endowed chair in Marine Genomics at the Hollings Marine Laboratory. Guillette’s formal biography is posted on the symposium website ( ) and more information can be found on his website (

For more information, please contact Dr. Melissa Pilgrim at, Symposium Chair.