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Undergraduate Symposium 2020 Canceled

The 2020 Undergraduate Symposium on Research and Creative Activity (UGS) has been cancelled. This step was taken in response to President Bennett’s message from 3/12/2020 and follows best practices (see Centers for Disease Control directives) to slow the spread of the new coronavirus.

Deadlines Extended for Drapeau Summer Research Grants and Eagle SPUR

DCUR is extending the submission deadline of proposals for Drapeau Summer 2020 Research Grants and Eagle SPUR Grants for summer and fall projects until April 7, 2020. Students interested in applying for financial support of their research or creative activity should communicate electronically with their mentor, undergo CITI training, and submit their application with the necessary support information (budget and mentor support) by April 7, 2020.

School of Music Student Wins Prestigious Drapeau Summer Research Grant

Omar Martinez

The Drapeau Center for Undergraduate Research at The University of Southern Mississippi (USM) recently awarded junior music performance major Omar Martinez a grant to further his research on music for the double bass.

The grant allowed him to travel to Mexico to examine works by Mexican composers that feature the double bass and will establish an important addition to double bass repertoire. Ultimately, Martinez hopes to illustrate the significant contributions that Mexican composers have made to classical music. Read more.

Student Examines Economic Impact of FestivalSouth

Will Ford says an important internship opportunity “fell in his lap” after impressing faculty with a presentation on his honors thesis at The University of Southern Mississippi’s (USM) Undergraduate Research Symposium. Read more.

USM Student’s Essay to be Featured in Highly Competitive Salt Hill Journal

David Hii, a University of Southern Mississippi (USM) senior pursuing a bachelor’s degree in English, will have one of his essays published in an upcoming edition of the highly respected major literary journal, Salt Hill Journal. Read more.

The Student Opportunity Center

Student Opportunity Center LogoFind the opportunity that is right for you at The Student Opportunity Center (SOC)!

A database with over 11,000 on-campus, in-state, regional, and nation-wide undergraduate student opportunities from the arts to the sciences: conferences and competitions; journals for publication of undergraduate scholarly work; internship, co-op, and research programs; and funding for undergraduate scholarly activities.

Access the SOC database with your USM email address and choose a password (your SOAR password is not automatically recognized).

Drapeau Center for Undergraduate Research

Drapeau Center for Undergraduate Research
The Drapeau Center for Undergraduate Research (DCUR) at Southern Miss supports all aspects of undergraduate research and creative activity. Center initiatives are funded by generous contributions from its benefactor, Mr. Donald Drapeau, and from the Office of the Vice President for Research.

Symposium on Research and Creative Activity

Undergraduate Sympsoium on Research and Creative Activity
The Undergraduate Symposium on Research and Creative Activity (UGS) at Southern Miss is an annual conference that showcases the outstanding work of our undergraduate students across campus. 


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The University of Southern Mississippi
Drapeau Center for Undergraduate Research
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Contact a member of the UGS Planning Committee in your area of interest for questions related to conventions of presentations in your discipline.

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