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Whether it goes by the name of research, scholarship, or creative and artistic works, research at Coastal Carolina University is the process of discovery and creation found in every academic discipline.  Research is a foundation of the CCU student educational experience and an engine for the reputation and reach of the University and its faculty.

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Research News

Gaspar named a Fulbright U.S. Scholar
Gaspar named a Fulbright U.S. Scholar

CCU’s Emily Gaspar to conduct research in Australia as a Fulbright U.S. Scholar for 2024-25

Winters selected for writing retreat
Winters selected for writing retreat

CCU faculty member Lisa Winters selected for Sociological Review Foundation’s competitive residential writing retreat in North Wales

CCU Space Program launched
CCU Space Program launched

CCU launches South Carolina’s first space satellite program

Smart Reef Deployment

Coastal Carolina University has been instrumental in developing a number of smart reefs along the South Carolina coast. The latest deployment of the reef material was on July 30, 2022, when blocks for the smart reefs were dropped off the shores of North Myrtle Beach, Hilton Head, and Charleston.

As the program advances, the artificial reefs are being designed to look more like natural reefs. Instrumentation is being connected to the reefs, which provides data on a variety of water, wind, and wave measurements. It’s an effort to give a better picture of what is happening through the coastal zone, in hopes of improving forecasting and modeling.

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