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Discover USC 2024: Get ready to join us

Sponsored by the Office of the Vice President for Research, Discover USC showcases innovative projects produced by students, postdoctoral and medical scholars from across the USC system. Work presented at Discover USC spans disciplines to represent the diversity of scholarship at South Carolina’s flagship university.

This year, Discover USC will be held on Friday, April 19, 2024, at the Columbia Metropolitan Convention Center. The USC community is invited to attend Discover USC and learn firsthand about current research and scholarship from hundreds of undergraduate and graduate students, medical scholars and postdocs.

Add Discover USC 2024 to your calendar.


Discover USC 2024 Registration

Registration for presenters, reviewers and volunteers will open on Monday, January 29. Visitors not serving in one of these roles are welcome to drop in without registering.

Registration deadlines:


New for Discover USC 2024

Discover USC organizers are making a few changes for 2024 that will affect presenters, volunteers, mentors and other faculty.  

  • All presentations will be poster presentations.
  • Each poster presentation may have a maximum of two presenters.
  • Presenters may present up to two posters.
    • For medical scholars, only one poster is allowed per session, so medical scholars who wish to present two posters must present one in the morning session and one in the afternoon session.
  • Due to the limited number of volunteer slots for Discover USC 2024:
    • There may not be enough positions for all who register as a volunteer.
    • The volunteer registration period will also be shorter this year, running from Monday, January 29 through Friday, February 16.
Mentors and other faculty
  • To reduce paper waste at the event, nametags will not be printed for mentors at Discover USC 2024. Mentors are encouraged to bring a nametag issued by USC or Prisma Health to identify themselves. (Mentors are eligible to receive a boxed lunch with their employer-issued nametag.)
  • Discover USC organizers ask that presentations not be made a requirement for all students in an academic class (if it is not a requirement already).


If you have any questions about Discover USC 2024, please contact us.

Discover USC, Sponsored by the Office of the Vice President for Research

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