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Weekly Research Update Special Edition: Discover USC 2023

Join us tomorrow for Discover USC 2023

Discover USC, the University of South Carolina’s signature showcase of research, scholarship, leadership and creativity takes place tomorrow, Friday, April 21 from 8:30 a.m. to 2:30 p.m. at the Columbia Metropolitan Convention Center. There will be presentations from undergraduate and graduate students, medical scholars and postdoctoral scholars in every discipline from art to engineering. Entrance to Discover USC is free and we encourage faculty, staff, administrators, students, family members and friends to join us.


Now Live: Get the Discover USC mobile guide on the Guidebook app today

The Discover USC 2023 Official Guide is your environmentally friendly paperless program for this year’s Discover USC showcase. Download the Guidebook app to get the guide and have event details at your fingertips:

  • View all the details on Discover USC 2023 presentations.
  • Search all presentations by presenter name(s), title, keywords found anywhere in the abstract or title, mentor name(s), poster number and more.
  • Refer to general information about the day, including the schedule with locations for each presentation session and information on free shuttles.
  • Receive event-day updates and reminders from organizers.

Wifi at the Columbia Metropolitan Convention Center will likely experience heavy traffic at the event tomorrow, so be sure to get the guide before you arrive to avoid possible slow download times.


Save time with event-day shuttles

Skip the parking hassle and take a free shuttle to Discover USC on Friday, April 21. Free event-day shuttles will run between the USC Horseshoe and the Columbia Metropolitan Convention Center continuously from 8:00 a.m. to 3:30 p.m. Check out the Discover USC transportation and parking page for more information on getting to the event.


New for 2023: Search, filter and save details about Discover USC presentations

We are excited to share a new Find a Presenter feature for 2023. Users can now export the results of their Find a Presenter searches into a .csv spreadsheet and save details on presentations of interest, including title, abstract, presenter(s), mentor(s), poster number, and time and location.

This export functionality enhances search and filter options by allowing users to export custom lists for different purposes:

  • Participants and colleagues associated with specific campuses, colleges, majors, programs or undergraduate student learning communities can filter to find all Discover USC 2023 presentations associated with their areas.
  • Mentors can search for their own last name to generate a list of all their mentee presenters to create a list of posters to visit.
  • Presenters can filter and export a list of presentations in their assigned category and section, look up friends whose posters they want to visit and more.
  • Visitors can search for individuals or groups of interest and export/compile results to create a custom list of presentations to visit at Discover USC 2023.

Check out the Find a Presenter tool today and start planning your Discover USC 2023 itinerary.


Discover USC over the years

Established in 2017, Discover USC is a relatively new tradition for the USC research and scholarly community. But even new traditions make lasting memories. Take a look at the history of Discover USC and how it has grown and evolved over the past six years.


Join us tomorrow to experience Discover USC 2023

We look forward to welcoming you at Discover USC 2023 tomorrow. All faculty, staff, administrators, students, family members and friends of the University of South Carolina are welcome and encouraged to join us at the big event. Visitors are not required to register or check in when they arrive.

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