The 30th Annual California State University Student Research Competition will be Held at CSUB

California State University, Bakersfield (CSUB) is proud to host the 30th Annual California State University (CSU) Research Competition on Friday, April 29 and Saturday, April 30. Friday’s event will take place from 11 a.m. to 7 p.m. in various areas on campus. Saturday’s event will take place from 7 a.m. to 2:30 p.m.

“CSU Bakersfield is proud to host the annual CSU-wide Student Research Competition. The very best students throughout the CSU system will be on campus, along with their faculty mentors, to share their scholarly and creative endeavors,” said School of Natural Sciences, Mathematics and Engineering (NSME) Dean, Anne Houtman. “We know that students learn best when they are actively engaged in their field of study, and this competition is a reflection of the CSU’s strong commitment to student success.”

The competition is held to promote excellence in undergraduate and graduate scholarly research activity by recognizing outstanding student accomplishments throughout the 23 campuses of the CSU system. Undergraduate and graduate student participants from all disciplines are judged by experts for their oral presentations and written abstracts. Cash prizes will be awarded to students for the most outstanding presentations.

Each student will present their work orally before a jury and an audience. Students will compete by discipline and, where feasible, by class standing. Each student will have ten minutes for an oral presentation, and five minutes to listen and respond to each juror and audience questions. Each entry (oral presentation and written summary) will be judged on: clarity of purpose; appropriateness of methodology; interpretation of results; value of the research or creative activity; ability of presenters to articulate the research and creative activity; organization of the material presented; and presenter’s ability to handle questions from the jury.

Presentation categories include: Behavioral and Social Sciences; Biological and Agricultural Sciences; Business, Economics, and Public Administration; Creative Arts and Design; Education; Engineering and Computer Science; Health, Nutrition, and Clinical Sciences; Humanities and Letters; Physical and Mathematical Sciences; and Interdisciplinary.

For more information about the competition, please visit: https://www.csub.edu/nsme/CSUStudentResearchCompetition/index.html.

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