THE 27th ANNUAL
CALIFORNIA STATE UNIVERSITY
STUDENT RESEARCH COMPETITION
CALIFORNIA STATE POLYTECHNIC UNIVERSITY, POMONA
MAY 10th and 11th, 2013
The competition is held to promote excellence in undergraduate and graduate scholarly research and creative activity by recognizing outstanding student accomplishments throughout the twenty-three campuses of the California State University.
WHO MAY APPLY
Undergraduate or graduate students currently enrolled at any CSU campus as well as alumni/alumnae who received their degrees in Spring, Summer, or Fall 2012 are eligible. The research presented should be appropriate to the student's discipline and career goals. Proprietary research is excluded. Presentations from all disciplines are invited. There will be separate undergraduate and graduate divisions for each of the following categories (unless a division has four or fewer entrants, in which case undergraduate and graduate divisions may be combined). The California State Polytechnic University, Pomona, steering committee reserves the right to combine or subdivide these categories or to move an entrant from one category to another, as numbers of submissions necessitate. The ten categories are as follows:
- Behavioral and Social Sciences
- Biological and Agricultural Sciences
- Business, Economics, and Public Administration
- Creative Arts and Design (creative projects are welcome—see "Competition Guidelines")
- Engineering and Computer Science
- Health, Nutrition, and Clinical Sciences
- Humanities and Letters
- Physical and Mathematical Sciences
You may access more information at the California State Polytechnic University, Pomona website: http://www.csupomona.edu/~research/index.shtml.
The campus delegation may include up to ten entries in the ten categories. Students may apply to the competition individually, or in small groups of 2-3 students. A small team of students making a single presentation counts as a single entry.
HOW TO APPLY
Applications are due by Friday, March 1st at 4:00 P.M. Applications must be submitted electronically to firstname.lastname@example.org. Each student applying must complete the Student Delegate form. Each student applying individually, or team of students applying as a group, also needs to submit a narrative describing their research project.
- The narrative may not exceed five doubled-spaced pages. Use fonts and margins that ensure legibility.
- Appendices (bibliography, graphs, photographs, or other supplementary materials) may not exceed three pages.
- The narrative should be submitted as a pdf file.
- Research that has human or animal subjects involvement must have appropriate institutional review.
Costs associated with travel, housing, and meals will be covered by the University for all students accepted to represent CSU East Bay.
Students will present their work orally before a jury and an audience. Students will compete by discipline category and, where feasible, by class standing (undergraduate/graduate), as described above in "Who May Apply." Each student will have ten minutes for an oral presentation of his or her work and five minutes to listen and respond to juror and audience questions. All entrants may use audiovisual materials as appropriate, and presenters are encouraged to use delivery techniques that promote interaction with the audience. Entrants in the Creative Arts and Design category may present an audio and/or visual record of a performance they have given or a work they have created; their oral presentation should focus on the rationale and historical context underlying their interpretation of the material.
Each entry (oral presentation plus written summary) will be judged on the following:
- Clarity of purpose
- Appropriateness of methodology
- Interpretation of results
- Value of the research or creative activity
- Ability of the presenter to articulate the research or creative activity
- Organization of the material presented
- Presenter's ability to handle questions from the jury and general audience
Based on the recommendations of the jurors, cash awards will be provided to the outstanding presenter and the runner-up in both the undergraduate and graduate divisions of each category. If the undergraduate and graduate divisions of a category have been combined because there are fewer than four presenters in one division, awards will be provided to the outstanding presenter and the runner-up without regard to class standing. In the event there are five or fewer presenters in a session, only the outstanding presenter will receive an award.
Student questions should be directed to the CSU East Bay campus coordinator:
Faculty Associate for Research
Office of Research and Sponsored Programs
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Director, Center for Student Research
Phone: (510) 885-3482
Fax: (510) 885-4618
Location: LI 2300
25800 Carlos Bee Blvd.
Hayward, CA 94542
May 23, 2013 (1:00) 2013-14 Research Fellowship Information Session (S SCI 138)