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Join us Friday, April 22, for an extra special Discovery Day

The Office of Undergraduate Research has big plans for Discovery Day 2016. This year’s USC Connect event will showcase a record-high number of presentations highlighting undergraduate research, leadership and scholarship. But there’s more: this year’s event will also feature the Magellan Ten celebration, marking ten years and more than 1,000 projects supported by the Magellan Programs.

Get involved

There are lots of ways for students, faculty, staff and the community to get involved in Discovery Day.

Meet the Students as a Presentation Reviewer

Presentation reviewers are the lifeblood of Discovery Day, and our area of greatest need for volunteers. Being a reviewer means interacting directly with students, getting the closest view of the exciting work they have done over the past year and evaluating their presentations based on a set of clear criteria. It’s not necessary to be an expert in any field to do this important job. You just need to be willing to listen, learn and ask questions. Graduate students, postdocs, faculty, staff, alumni and friends of USC are invited to sign up to serve as reviewers here.

Lend a Hand as a General Volunteer

Discovery Day is a big event, and like all big events, it takes many hands to make it successful. From logistical support before and during the event through breakdown on Friday afternoon, we could use your help making sure things run smoothly. Undergraduate and graduate students, postdocs, faculty, staff, alumni and friends of USC are invited to sign up to provide general volunteer support here.

Students: Win Prizes in the Magellan Ten Photo Scavenger Hunt 

Beginning on Monday, April 11, the Office of Undergraduate Research Team will be launching a ten-day celebration of Magellan with an online photo scavenger hunt just for students. Visit the Magellan Ten Scavenger Hunt page for complete details, and get geared up to win t-shirts, tote bags and more!

Whatever participation level is right for you, we look forward to seeing you at Discovery Day.

6 April 2016