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In 2011, the Center for Undergraduate Research was established at Southern Miss to enhance the undergraduate experience by promoting and supporting student-faculty collaborations in research, creative projects, and scholarship.

In 2016, the Center was renamed Drapeau Center for Undergraduate Research (DCUR) in honor of its benefactor, USM alumnus Donald Drapeau. The DCUR functions as the hub for coordinating and communicating to Southern Miss students opportunities for research and creative projects and supporting students’ scholarly activities through its grant programs.

Operation and activities of DCUR are administered by staff from the Honors College and from the Office of the Vice President for Research and are guided by a steering committee that is composed of representatives from each College, University Libraries, and the Office of the Vice President for Research.

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Current Steering Committee 

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Contact a DCUR representative:

Dr.%20Sabine%20Heinhorst or Dr.%20Rebecca%20Tuuri for all questions about DCUR

The University of Southern Mississippi
Drapeau Center for Undergraduate Research
118 College Dr. #5162
Hattiesburg, MS 39406-0001



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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.

Contact Dr.%20Rebecca%20Tuuri or Dr.%20Sabine%20Heinhorst for questions related to abstract submission or registration, UGS schedule or program, judging or moderating.

Contact Dr.%20Kelly%20Lester, Professor%20Allen%20Chen, Professor%20Jared%20Hollingsworth or Dr.%20Nicholas%20Ciraldo for questions related to the Arts Showcase.
Contact the Center%20for%20Community%20Engagement%20for all questions about community-engaged projects.