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Symposium on Student Research, Creative Activities, & Innovation

2018 Symposium Dates & Deadlines

When: Friday, March 2, 2018

Where: Markstein Hall (various locations)

Time: Presentations start at 3:00pm

Prep Session Info

When: Thursday, February 22, 2018

Where: Markstein Hall 107

Time: 12:00-1:00pm

The 2018 CSU Statewide Competition will be held by California State University, Sacramento on May 4-5, 2018.

Each year CSUSM hosts an annual symposium for undergraduate and graduate scholarly activities.  This symposium is held to promote excellence by recognizing outstanding student accomplishments across the disciplines at CSUSM. Students’ research projects can be class or independent study projects that meet the research criteria for the competition.  Projects completed during the prior spring and fall semesters are eligible to apply.  Student participants will make oral presentations before juries of professional experts from major corporations, foundations, public agencies, and colleges and universities in California. Up to ten finalists receive cash awards and paid travel expenses to attend the statewide competition and compete against fellow CSU students from the twenty-three campuses.

The Symposium on Student Research, Creative Activities, & Innovation is organized by the Office of Graduate Studies and Research and the Committee for Undergraduate Research. 

For more information, contact the Office of Graduate Studies and Research at 760-750-4066 or

The 2018 application is now closed.


Participation Criteria

2018 Program TBA

link to 2016 symposium finalists

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