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Clark Atlanta University to Pilot ScholarBridge

Posted on Thursday, August 20, 2015

Obie Clayton Jr., Ph.D.


Donna Brock

Larry Calhoun

ATLANTA (Aug. 20, 2015) – Clark Atlanta University’s (CAU) Center for Undergraduate Research and Creativity is excited to announce a new partnership with ScholarBridge, a powerful resource to promote student and faculty collaboration in academic research.  The online network connects professors, who can post their availability to mentor students, and students who can begin their search for a mentor and focus their research insights.

Currently, the ScholarBridge network includes 12 universities nationwide, opening up numerous cross-campus opportunities to CAU students in addition to on-campus faculty mentors.  Partner universities include: Washington University in St. Louis, Purdue University, The University of Alabama at Birmingham, University of Kentucky and The University of Memphis.

According to Obie Clayton Jr., Ph.D., Asa Edmund Ware Professor and chair of CAU’s department of sociology and criminal justice, “We found ScholarBridge to be a very user friendly centralized searchable database of faculty and student interests that essentially expands students’ access to knowledge and expertise.  We believe that this tool will be useful for all of our students as they seek out mentors and research opportunities.”

Interested students and faculty should visit ScholarBridge to begin the quick and easy process of creating a free account.  As part of the CAU partnership with ScholarBridge, faculty members have the ability to request their accounts be built on their behalf using the opt-in feature.  If a faculty member opts-in to ScholarBridge, the software generates a fully editable profile of academic background and research interests for that individual.  At that point, a faculty member can update his or her page and create research opportunities outlining qualifications for ideal applicants.  ScholarBridge will provide periodic reminders to maintain up-to-date research opportunities throughout the academic year.

For more information, visit www.scholarbridge.com.



Category: Students, Research, Faculty, Arts and Sciences
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