Competition Schedule

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About the Competition

CSU Bakersfield is hosting the 30th Annual CSU Student Research Competition, April 29th and 30th, 2016. The competition helps 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 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.

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

·         Interdisciplinary

Each entry (oral presentation and written summary) will be judged on:

·         Clarity of purpose (15%)

·         Appropriateness of methodology (15%)

·         Interpretation of results (15%)

·         Value of the research or creative activity (15%)

·         Ability of presenter(s) to articulate the research and creative activity (15%)

·         Organization of the material presented (15%)

·         Presenter's ability to handle questions from the jury (10%)



Each campus in the CSU system may send 10 presentations to participate in the state-wide competition. Every participant must register by going to:

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Deadline for registration is Friday, March 11th, 2016.

School of Natural Sciences, Mathematics, and Engineering (NSME)

Dr. Kathleen Madden, Associate Dean
Natural Sciences, Mathematics, and Engineering
Phone: (661) 654-3450
Julie Salyer, Administrative Support Coordinator 
Natural Sciences, Mathematics, and Engineering
Phone: (661) 654-3909