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Symposium on Student Research, Creative Activities, & Innovation

2024 CSUSM Symposium

On March 1, 2024, CSUSM will host an internal competition to select ten projects that that will represent CSUSM at the system-wide, CSU Student Research Competition -- hosted by Cal Poly San Luis Obispo  April 26-27, 2024. 

At the internal competition, projects will be presented by CSUSM undergradate students and graduate students from across all disciplines. All member of the campus community and supporters are invited to attend. 

Please review the full set of guidelines

The 38th Annual CSU Student Research Competition Information

The CSU-wide Student Research Competition is held to promote excellence in undergraduate and graduate scholarly research and creative activity by recognizing outstanding student accomplishments throughout the 23 campuses of the California State University (CSU).

Interested in volunteering at the Symposium?

Participate by being a judge or a moderator! You can make a difference in our student's success by volunteering! Sign up here, for more information contact OGSR.

  • Judge

    Judge Information Video

    For judges, we are seeking a commitment to the following: 

    • Before the event:
      • Review the participants' papers in your assigned room 
    • During the event 
      • Proceed over their oral presentations
      • Choose a finalist and runner-up from your room
  • Moderator

    Moderator Information Video

    Primarily responsibilities:

    1. Timekeeping: Ensuring that each presenter adheres to their allotted time for presentations.
    2. Room Management: Facilitating smooth transitions between sessions and maintaining order within the presentation rooms.
    3. Introductions: Welcoming attendees, introducing judges, and presenting each student presenter.

Important Dates:

February 2, 2024 No later than: 5:00 pm 

Applications are now closed

February 20, 2024
Prep Session: 12:00-12:50 pm (during U-Hour) - This session has been moved to Kellogg 1104

Prep Session RSVP

March 1, 2024  

  1. Oral Presentations: 4:00 - 5:30 pm 
  2. Reception: 5:15 - 6:00 pm     
  3. Awards Ceremony: 6:00 - 6:30 pm                     

 

2024 Application Process:

  • Read the participation criteria.
  • Complete the application and include the written summary. If you do not already have an InfoReady account, you will be prompted to create one.
  • Use your school email and check it regularly, as all correspondence will be sent to this address.
  • Designate one person if you are submitting as a group. You will be able to list all other group members and emails in the group presentation space on the application.

Written Summary Guidelines

  1. Title of the Presentation 
  2. Name(s) of the student(s)
  3. The written narrative should
    • untilize a font size of 10 or above
    • Have margins of at least 0.75"
    • Should be a minimum of one page and not exceed two pages in total.
  4. Appendices (bibliography, graphs, photographs, or other supplementary materials) are optional, may not exceed three pages total, and will be uploaded separately from the written narrative
  5. All research must comply with all applicable policies and regulations. Research that involves human and/or animal subjects must have appropriate institutional review.                                                                                                     
Your paper submission is final, make sure you have submitted the most updated version.

Faculty Mentor Approval

  • Upon submitting, an email notification will be sent to your faculty mentor to alert them of your submission.
  • Faculty mentors are required to approve your submission by responding to the email they receive within three days.
  • You may want to check with your advisor to ensure they receive and confirm your submission.
  • Once approved, you will receive a confirmation email with event details.

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

Symposium Sessions:

Sessions to be announced

Etiquette Reminder: Do not enter or exit a session while a presentation is in progress. 

Judging Rubric

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