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The Third Annual Civic Engagement Student Research Conference

Contact: Joe Corrado, Clayton State University

Students in the University System of Georgia are encouraged to develop an individually compelling sense of social and civic responsibility, community leadership and service to society.

To support this goal, Clayton State University, The New York Times, and the Southeast Region of the National Archives announce the Second Annual Student Research Conference on Civic Engagement to be held Friday March 25, 2010 from 10:00 am to 3:00 pm at the National Archives in Morrow, Georgia. Undergraduates and graduate students attending USG schools are invited to submit papers and panel-session proposals on the broad subject of civic engagement beyond the vote.  For more information contact Dr. Joe Corrado at

Clayton State University

Clayton State University, located in Morrow, GA, is a diverse master’s degree granting institution of the University System of Georgia. Our mission is to give students the knowledge and skills that they need to recognize and respond to the increasingly complex global context of contemporary life.

National Archives at Atlanta

The mission of the National Archives is to preserve the documentary legacy of our past, and the Southeast Region houses an extraordinary collection of documents created by Federal agencies in eight southeastern states. These documents depict the lives of well-known Americans, including John Marshall, Aaron Burr, Rosa Parks, Martin Luther King, Jr., and Wernher von Braun, as well as everyday people.  These documents have been preserved because they have continuing value for the necessary processes of government, provide protection of public and private rights, or contain useful information for researchers and the general public.

Students from the USG are invited to submit papers and panel-session proposals on any topic relating to engagement in politics in the community besides voting. Faculty may also submit papers and panel-session proposals from course assignments with the permission of their students. Research can include literary research and/or data collection. Possible topics include:

Civic Engagement Proposals: Contact Joe Corrado for more information about how to submit a proposal.

Not in Georgia, but like the idea? Consider hosting your own student research and civic engagement conference. Undergraduate research is a powerful way to encourage strong learning outcomes and perform valuable research for your communities. Giving students a venue to present this research is an excellent way to reinforce this pedagogical practice.

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