Welcome to the Center for Applied Research

Welcome to the Valdosta State University Center for Applied Research (CAR) is the College of Science and Mathematic's center for STEM Initiatives and Outreach. Our goal is to promote STEM fields, engage students, and be a resource for our community and the region.  For more information about the center or faculty expertise, please contact: Dr. Theresa J. Grove at 229-333-5699.

Mission Statement

The Center for Applied Research strives to promote the development of applied research beneficial to governmental, private and non-profit institutions of the South Georgia region through:

  • Encouraging faculty to engage in research for and with local governments, schools, non-profit organizations and businesses
  • Promoting collaboration among faculty of the College of Arts and Sciences
  • Promoting student participation in research


Student Travel Awards are available. These awards provide up to $250 for students from the College of Arts & Sciences who are presenting a research paper or poster at a meeting. For application details, please download the form on the left.