Undergraduate Research Program

SC Life Undergraduate Research Program

Howard Hughes Medical Institute supports up to 90 undergraduate research projects at Clemson University, Benedict College, Claflin University, and Morris College by providing $550 in supplies for each undergraduate research project and travel to a multi-university Research Colloquium. Clemson awards are restricted to projects in biology, applied biology, and medicine involving faculty in the College of Agriculture, Forestry, and Life Science (CAFLS) and the Department of Bioengineering and are aimed at students who desire to go into biology or medicine. There is no restriction on class standing and faculty and students develop their own pairings.

In 2009/2010 Clemson had 70 undergraduate students conducting research with 34 faculty members. Benedict, Claflin, TriCounty Tech and Morris had a combined 19 students working with 10 faculty. On April 15/16, 2010 the students gathered and presented their findings in both an oral and poster presentation at the 8th SC Life Colloquium of Undergraduate Research at Clemson University.

SC Life has created a publication on creating posters for professional meetings. Click on the following link if you would like to download Guidelines for Creating a Poster for a Professional Meeting as a pdf file.

Poster Design notes/PowerPoint slides from the 1-23-10 poster workshop.

See programs from previous SC Life Colloquia of Undergraduate Research:

Past Events

September 2011

Wednesday, Sept 21
4:00PM G100 Biosystems Research Complex-- Summer International and Clemson Undergraduate Research Presentations  

April 2010

16-17 SC LIFE Colloquium of Undergraduate Research

Friday April 16
7:00 PM Hendrix Center Ballroom-dinner & plenary speaker Dr. David Asai, director of Undergraduate Research, Howard Hughes Medical Institute

Saturday, April 17
Clemson University Hendrix Center

8:30 AM
Oral presentations - 7 concurrent sessions
Refreshment break
Oral presentations - 7 concurrent sessions
Lunch (provided)
Poster presentations & refreshments
Clemson Laboratory tours by request