Samford Undergraduate Research Journal
Sponsored and staffed by the University Fellows Program, the Samford Undergraduate Research Journal (SURJ) is an interdisciplinary peer-reviewed journal open to submissions from all Samford undergraduates. SURJ is looking for the best research in any discipline offered at Samford University. Read SURJ
Department of Communication and Media
Sojourn is the literary arts magazine of Samford University. This biannual magazine features photography, poetry, art and short stories by both Samford students and faculty.
Wide Angle: A Journal of Literature and Film
Department of English
A joint publication between English majors and faculty, Wide Angle journal embodies the interdisciplinary nature of the Department of English at Samford University. It provides a venue for all Samford students, faculty and staff to publish their best critical and creative work. Read Wide Angle
Summer Research Programs
Arts and Sciences Program for Independent Research
The Arts and Sciences Program for Independent Research (ASPIRE) is a one-on-one, faculty guided summer research experience for undergraduates. Since 2004, ASPIRE students have been rolling up their sleeves to do original research. They’ve waded Alabama rivers to collect water samples and spent long nights decoding DNA strands. They’ve scoured old prison records for information about historic civil rights cases and conducted interviews with survivors of the civil war in Bosnia. They’ve climbed mountains in Ecuador for information about changing climate patterns and uncovered 2000-year-old civilizations in Israel. Many of them describe their research as the best educational experience they’ve had in college.
Alabama Power Foundation Research Fellowships
In 2007, the Alabama Power Foundation made a $250,000 investment in the University Fellows program. This gift established the APF Research Fellowships, competitive grants available exclusively to University Fellows. Previous recipients have conducted summer research in fields such as chemistry, classics, computer science and political science. These projects have resulted in conference presentations and scholarly publications, and have proven to be valuable preparation for graduate study.
Professor Awarded Grant to Enhance Career Preparation for Math Students
Assistant Professor Mingwei Sun received a grant that will significantly enhance Samford University’s Department of Math and Computer Science's ability to prepare students for industrial careers.
Samford Pharmacy, Public Health Students Take Top Graduate Honors in Student Research Colloquia
Samford University’s Student Research Colloquia saw a healthy turnout—in more ways than one. Out of 156 participating students and 95 poster presentations, two students from the College of Health Sciences took top honors in the colloquia’s graduate level.
Samford Professor Selected to Collaborate with Top African American Mathematicians
Math and Computer Science Professor Kwadwo Antwi-Fordjour was recently selected to participate in the 2023 African Diaspora Joint Mathematics Workshop. He will collaborate with the most prestigious mathematicians and statisticians in the nation.
Biochemistry and Spanish Alumna Succeeds in Medical School Following Stint in Faculty-Guided Research Program
Biochemistry and Spanish alumna Hanah Walker '22 graduated from Samford feeling confident that the skills she gained in the Department of Chemistry and Biochemistry’s faculty-guided research program helped prepare her for a career in medicine.
Chemistry and Math Alumnus One Step Closer to Dream Thanks to Faculty-Guided Research Program
Robert Houston Givhan '22 is one step closer to his dream and he owes it all to the Department of Chemistry and Biochemistry’s faculty-guided research program.
Chemistry and Biochemistry Alumna Credits Faculty-Guided Research Program for Her Success
Sydney Bottcher '22 credits the Department of Chemistry and Biochemistry’s faculty-guided research program for playing an integral role in her success.
Samford Students Win First and Third Place in National Undergraduate Research Competition
The Association of Private Enterprise Education (APEE) hosted its 11th Annual Undergraduate Research Competition during their conference in Las Vegas, Nevada, April 2-5, 2022. Two Samford University students, Catherine Buchanan and Sydney Rennich, won first and third place, respectively.
Samford Launches Research Advisory Collaborative to Showcase Faculty, Student Scholarship and Research
The goal of the collaborative is to highlight the research taking place on campus and encourage future research for students and faculty.
Female Student Entrepreneurs Excel in Business Pitch Competitions Showcasing their Platforms to Empower Women
Samford student entrepreneurs Kylie Pitt and Haley Batson recently competed in business pitch competitions to help further their business goals. In addition to the opportunity to win cash prizes and have unparalleled networking opportunities with successful entrepreneurs, both students had the chance to spotlight their platforms, which aim to empower women, on large stages.
Kinesiology Students Present Research at Southeastern Conference
Forty-two Samford University Kinesiology students traveled to Greenville, South Carolina to present their research at the 2022 Southeast American College of Sports Medicine (SEACSM) annual conference.
Antwi-Fordjour Earns Grant for Infectious Disease Research
Math and computer science professor Kwadwo Antwi-Fordjour will lead student researchers in a project to utilize biological control measures via mathematical modeling of systems of differential equations for the control of infectious disease.