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Bringing Discoveries to Life

If you’re interested in research, you won’t have to wait long before diving into opportunities at the University of South Carolina Beaufort. Our students immerse themselves in projects side by side with professors in the classrooms, in labs, and out in the field. Student research is part of the regular curriculum and happens on summer research projects as well. 

Conducting research as an undergraduate not only gives you an advantage when applying for a job or graduate school, it lets you tackle real-world problems, use state-of-the-art technology, and establish working relationships with leading experts in your field. Research is presented during Student Research and Scholarship Day. Some of our recent projects have included:

  • Discovering dolphins: The population, distribution, residency, and behavior of dolphins in the Hilton Head Island region.
  • Conducting market research at local festivals: Including the Italian Festival and the RBC Heritage Golf Tournament—to determine the effects of events on the local economy.
  • Examining the impact of photographers: Focusing on homeless individuals to document the human condition as a catalyst for social awareness and social change.
  • Listening to fish: Exploring high-throughput spectral analysis of fish sounds using MATLAB programming in a South Carolina river.
  • Conducting international research: Focusing on the importance of language in enhancing autonomy within Spain, particularly in Catalonia, Galicia, and the Basque Country.
  • Assessing the impact of chemicals on humans: Publishing a journal article in Experimental and Clinical Psychopharmacology entitled, “Examining the Use of Tramadol Hydrochloride as an Antidepressant.”