Center for Student Research

The purpose of the Center for Student Research is to promote an enhanced educational experience for students by providing opportunities for meaningful interaction between faculty and students through support, education, and programming in research and creative activities. Appointment hours are available on Mondays between 1pm and 4pm, by request. If these hours do not work for you, we may still be able to schedule your appointment. Please Contact Donna Rains at or call 940-898-3373.

Annual Biomedical Research Conference for Minority Students


Anaheim, CA 

November 13-16, 2019  

When you attend the Annual Biomedical Research Conference for Minority Students (ABRCMS), you join one of the largest communities of underrepresented minorities in science, technology, engineering and mathematics. Students attend this conference to present their research, enhance professional development skills, explore graduate schools, and network. Research faculty and program directors play an essential role in mentoring students and learning strategies for facilitating student success.   

During the four-day conference, over 2,500 students from over 350 colleges and universities participate in poster and oral presentations in twelve STEM disciplines. All undergraduate and postbaccalaureate student presentations are judged and those receiving the highest scores in each scientific discipline are given an award during the closing banquet.

Summer Opportunities in Anatomy Research Program

For Students

Summer Opportunities in Anatomy Research (SOAR) Program are available at this link:

USM Gulf Coast Research Lab Opportunity

The University of Southern Mississippi’s Gulf Coast Research Laboratory (GCRL) is offering the Summer Field Program, during which students from around the country convene on the campus of to earn college credit and to gain a truly unique field and laboratory experience.  GCRL is located in picturesque Ocean Springs, MS where there are plenty of activities outside of class.  With the spring semester underway, it is time to register for the 2019 GCRL Summer Field Program.  To apply, students should visit the following URL:  Classes are filled on a first come first served basis You can find more information at our website  If you have any questions or if you need additional information, please contact Margaret Firth at or by phone at 228-818-8852.

Recent Highlights from the Center for Student Research

The National Science Foundation: Research Experience for Undergrads (REU)

The National Science Foundation (NSF) funds a large number of research opportunities for undergraduate students through its Research Experiences for Undergraduates program.

 The Research Experiences for Undergraduates (REU) program supports active research participation by undergraduate students in any of the areas of research funded by the National Science Foundation. REU projects involve students in meaningful ways in ongoing research programs or in research projects specifically designed for the REU program.

 Students are granted stipends and, in many cases, assistance with housing and travel.

 View REUs on NSF's website here.

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