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Undergraduate Research

Resources for Faculty Mentors

Mentoring Undergraduate ResearchersIf you are still wondering why you should consider mentoring undergraduate researchers or are not sure how to help guide undergraduate students through their research endeavors, visit our new page on virtual mentoring.

We offer a curated list of virtual research projects, initiatives, open datasets, and resources broken down by area; links to virtual conferences, programming, and forums; and online mentor training and how-tos.



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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Contact a DCUR representative:

Dr.%20Sabine%20Heinhorst for all questions about DCUR

Ms.%20Jo%20Ann%20Johnson for questions related to DCUR grant processes

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

Contact Professor%20Brianna%20Jahn-Malinowski, Professor%20Allen%20Chen, or Dr.%20Nicholas%20Ciraldo for questions related to the Arts Showcase.