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2022 Undergraduate Research Experiences Symposium

SPC’s Inaugural Undergraduate Research Experiences Symposium was held in the fall of 2022, at the Clearwater Campus.

The symposium featured 22 student researchers alongside their poster presentations, which encompassed the fields of Biology, Ecology, Health Science, Microbiology, Psychology, Public Policy, Social Science, and Sustainability.  The event was open to students, faculty, staff, and administrators collegewide.

Student presenters were interviewed by judges and participants throughout the evening, and many expressed how delighted they were to present their research projects.  Medallions on blue ribbons were awarded to student presenters who earned high scores in several academic categories and to research faculty who mentor student researchers.

Additionally, certificates of recognition and digital badges were presented to all student researchers, for inclusion in their resumes and university applications.

If you would like to participate in Undergraduate Research and/or present your research at the fall 2023 Symposium, please contact Maggie Tymms at


IE is responsible for ensuring the quality and value of academic programs, student support services, and administrative units, collaborating with the provost, deans, faculty, and administrators to identify and conduct assessments in various areas.



SPC is an accredited institution with many degree programs additionally accredited or approved by state and national organizations specific to those fields of study.

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Various opportunities to complete a research project are available to SPC students. Additionally, student researchers are invited to present their research projects at SPC’s Annual Undergraduate Research Symposium each fall semester.


Contact information for our Institutional Effectiveness Team;

  • Maggie Tymms
  • Jennifer McBride
  • Amy Eggers
  • Robert Mohr