Submission Guidelines

For abstract submission guidelines, please download the 2017 Student Research Day Application Guide.

Abstract Submission Deadlines

Oral Presentation (300 words)

Oral submissions for Student Research Day 2017 are closed.

Poster Presentation (300 words)

Poster submissions for Student Research Day 2017 are closed.

Roundtable Discussion (300 words)

Roundtable submissions for Student Research Day 2017 are closed.

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Abstract Submission

Interested students should submit a narrative summary of their original research, scholarly or creative work. The narrative summary should not exceed 300 words. Abstracts are submitted online only. No paper abstracts
will be accepted. All abstracts will be published online prior to the conference and will be archived for future reference.

For information on how to write and submit an abstract, click here.

Who may apply

Undergraduate or graduate students currently enrolled (Fall 2016/Spring 2017) are eligible to present. Those students who graduated Spring, Summer or Fall 2016 are also eligible to participate.

The research presented should be appropriate to the students discipline and career goals. Proprietary research is excluded. Presentations from all disciplines including the creative arts and education are invited.

Collaborative Submissions

Collaborative abstracts and collaborative presentations for Student Research Day are allowed; in fact we encourage them, as long as all collaborators are students at CSUDH.

Evaluation Process

Students will be selected to present in the on-campus event based on the quality of their research activity and the quality of their written abstracts. All students will be judged by a faculty panel unless otherwise indicated when the abstract is submitted.

Presentation Format

The selected students will have the option to present their work as an oral presentation or a poster display. Only students giving oral presentations will be considered for selection at the annual CSU Statewide Student Research Competition.

Oral Presentation Instructions

Students will be given 20 minutes (five minutes to set up their presentation, 10 minutes for the actual presentation, and five minutes for questions and answers) to present their work. A PC computer projector and overhead projector will be made available.

Poster Presentation Instructions

Posters will be a maximum of 6' wide by 4' tall. All posters will be placed on easels in the viewing area. Posters must be either printed on a single sheet of paper or some type of a large poster board. Posters on large format paper must be mounted on a rigid backing to stand on the easel.

Students must display their posters from 9am to 5pm. Students are urged to be present in front of their posters/presentations at the designated time to facilitate discussion with the audience and the faculty judges.

CSU Student Research Competition

Based on the judges' evaluations, up to 10 presentations will be selected for the CSU Statewide Student Research Competition. Students who elect to present their work in poster format, although they will be judged, are not eligible for the CSU Statewide Student Research Competition.

If you have questions or difficulties with the abstract submission process, please contact the Office of Graduate Studies and Research at

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