Discover USC showcases research, scholarship, leadership and creative projects by
undergraduate and graduate students, postdoctoral scholars and medical scholars representing
the entire USC System, from the Upstate to the Lowcountry.
Join us on Friday, April 21, 2017 for the first annual Discover USC showcase, the place for innovation, leadership
and creativity in action at South Carolina’s flagship university and premier Carnegie
Tier 1 research institution. This gathering of student and faculty excellence provides
a comprehensive view of all that USC has to offer as a research powerhouse, educational
and economic hub and good neighbor to the Palmetto State community.
Discover USC 2017 will feature:
About 1,000 poster and oral presentations of cutting-edge research, outstanding scholarship,
student leadership and community outreach
A world-class keynote speaker to kick off the day’s festivities
Chances to have your picture taken with everyone’s favorite mascot, Cocky
Displays and demonstrations from USC’s cutting-edge research labs
Discover USC News
Discover USC Presenter Registration Deadline Extended
Undergraduate and graduate students and postdoctoral scholars can still register to present a poster at Discover USC. The extended registration period will close on Friday, March 17, at 5:00 p.m.
Showcase Your Organization at Discover USC
Registration is now open for organizations affiliated with USC and Palmetto Health to request a free outreach table at Discover USC. Register by Monday, April 3, 2017 to secure your space.
Discover USC Welcomes Inaugural Keynote Speaker, Nobel Laureate Shuji Nakamura
Nobel Laureate and inventor of bright blue light-emitting diodes, Shuji Nakamura will be the inaugural keynote speaker for USC's newest showcase event, Discover USC. Sponsored by the Office of the Vice President for Research, Nakamura's talk will be given at the Columbia Metropolitan Convention Center on Friday, April 21, beginning at 8:30 a.m.
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Friday, April 21, 2017
Columbia Metropolitan Convention Center & USC Alumni Center
1100 block of Lincoln Street Columbia, SC 29201 Parking and transportation information
This event is free and open to the public.