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What follows is a collection of abstracts summarizing the scholarship conducted by undergraduates at Columbus State University during the 20182019 academic year. These projects highlight undergraduates research in a variety of disciplines, ranging from literary analysis to laboratory based sciences. The abstracts represent many ongoing projects on our campus and catalog those that have been published or presented.

This volume begins with projects that have been selected for presentations at international, national, regional and statewide disciplinary conferences. Among them are several that have garnered awards for outstanding undergraduate scholarship. Projects that have received competitive research grants, including our campus Student Research and Creative Endeavor (SRACE) Grants, are also featured.

Many undergraduates have presented their work with our local community, either through the dissemination of best practices in nursing to regional hospitals, colloquium presentations of lecture-recitals at the RiverCenter for the Performing Arts, or at Columbus State University’s Tower Day held in April 2019.

Together these abstracts demonstrate the commitment of our faculty to engage students in their disciplines and represent outstanding mentorship that occurs on and off our campus throughout the year. Our students have amassed an impressive collection of projects that contributes to both academia and our local community, and these abstracts will hopefully inspire others to delve into scientific and creative inquiry.

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Columbus State University's Honors College


Columbus, Georgia


Columbus State University, Student Research, Creative Endeavors


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Abstracts 2019:  Highlights of Student Research and Creative Endeavors