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CSUEB Center for Student Research (CSR)

Who are we?

We are a student-focused program that engages you in your own academic and professional development. We are committed to providing you with rich out - of - class learning experiences through our student and researcher development workshops as well as our faculty-mentored research and creative activity opportunities. The goal of the CSR Scholar’s Program is to positively impact your academic and professional success and to help prepare you for your next big step – be it graduate school or your career.

How do we help you?

Some important factors in student satisfaction, motivation, and success are: feeling confident in your abilities, feeling like what you are doing in college is helping you prepare for your future, and feeling like you have input into what and how you learn. These factors are known to impact the time and effort you put towards your education as well as your overall student satisfaction. The CSR Scholar’s Program offers programming based on current theoretical and research evidence examining college student success and is intended to help you develop knowledge and skills that graduate programs and future employers are looking for. Furthermore, we ensure that you have the opportunity to make your own decisions regarding your degree of involvement in the Program (provided you meet minimum program participation requirements). Our Program staff and faculty mentors are committed to supporting your success.

CSR Office Hours

The Center for Student Research office is located in the Student and Faculty Services building on the third floor, office SF-335. The office will be open Monday to Friday from 8am to 4pm with the exception of meetings and workshops. Michelle Hobbs-Helmus, the program coordinator, will list her schedule out on the door daily. To schedule a meeting please email the CSR email at


Invite for SRS

CSU Student Research Competition Verbal Practice Presentations

We are looking for faculty/staff who would like to come to our practice verbal presentations given by students who will be competing in the CSU Student Research Competition at Sac State. The students will be presenting for 10 minutes about their research, then answering questions for 5 minutes. After that we will open the floor for critiques and comments for 15 minutes or more. We are in the process of scheduling so please check this site for updates of dates and times. Please RSVP to with the dates and times you will be attending.

Dates and Times Scheduled:

Thursday, April 5 10am to 11am SF-121 Two Presentations

Tuesday, April 10 10am to 12pm SF-328 Two Presentations

Wednesday, April 11 10am to 11am SF-329 and 4pm to 5pm SF-329

Monday, April 16 9am to 11am SF-328 Two Presentations

Thursday, April 19 11am to 12pm SF-329 and 2pm to 4pm SF-121 Two Presentations

Monday, April 23 2:30pm to 3:30pm SF-329


Poster for the CSUEB Student Research Symposium DUE APRIL 3

Please remember that your research posters were due to the CSR on Tuesday, April 3rd. Please email the CSR( if you have any questions or if you have missed this deadline. Producing and presenting a poster at the Cal State East Bay Student Research Symposium on April 25 is a requirement for all CSR Scholars, except for Level 1A Scholars who are not yet engaging in research with a faculty mentor. Level 1A Scholars must still register and attend the Symposium, and participate in the alternate activity. Failure to meet these CSR Scholar's Program requirements may result in Program dismissal and a ban from the Program for the 2018-19 year. For more information or to register for the Symposium (all Scholars must register), please use this link.CSUEB

SAVE THE DATE: Diversity Forum @ University of the Pacific in Stockton (LSAMP required event)



If you are not a CSR-LSAMP student but would like to attend this event, please email the CSR no later than March 23, 2018!

CSR will arrange travel (bus that picks up and drops off students, on campus on April 21) for the event. 

The California Forum for Diversity in Graduate Education will bring together approximately 1,000 pre-selected, high-achieving undergraduate and master's students belonging to groups that are currently underrepresented in doctoral-level programs. The groups include low-income and first-generation college students and/or African Americans, American Indians, Chicanos/Latinos, Filipinos, and Pacific Islanders. The students will explore graduate opportunities and resources by participating in numerous workshops conducted throughout the day. Universities and individual graduate programs offering academic master's and/or Ph.D. be at the recruitment fairs that will take place concurrently with the other plannedDiversity Forum activities! 



EVENT DATE CHANGE: LSAMP Luncheon 2 is now confirmed for Friday, May 11th, 2018 from 12pm to 2pm in UU-102 (this room is on level one of the Old Union which is downstairs from the level with Taco Bell and Pizza Hut).

Note that we have rescheduled this event (originally scheduled for May 25) to accomodate for the Memorial Day long weekend (University Closed May 28th).


CSUEB Student-researchers selected to represent CSUEB at the Statewide Student Research Competition!

Every year, the CSR supports ten student researchers/research teams to compete at the Statewide CSU Student Research Competition. This event provides undergraduate and graduate students with an opportunity to share their research with other student researchers and CSU faculty. Cash prizes are awarded to first place finishers in each division (undergraduate and graduate, as well as by-discipline divisions). Selected CSUEB student researchers will work closely with their faculty mentors as well as the CSR to prepare their talks, to be delivered May 4-5, 2018 at Sacramento State University! The CSR will cover travel, lodging, and meal costs.

Below: 2017 CSUEB Student Researchers at CSU Student Research Competition. Nidhi Nagar (front row with trophy), won first place in the graduate division for biological and agricultural sciences! 

2017 CSUEB CSU SRC competitors

Here are the student-researchers who will be representing Cal State East Bay at the CSU Student Research Competition:

Selected students

Congratulations to all students and their faculty mentors! For more information, please click on the red "CSU Student Research Competition" button at the top of this page!

ALL CSR Scholars are REQUIRED to present a poster or participate in the CSUEB Student Research Symposium on April 25, 2018

As listed on your CSR Scholar Contracts you and your mentor signed, you are required to either present a research poster, or, to actively participate in the CSUEB Student Research Symposium being held on campus (CSUEB) on April 25, 2018. This event is a great opportunity to share your research with other students, faculty, and administrators and staff at CSUEB! Last year, we had approximately 250 participants and attendees! 

Student poster w prez

Important details:

  • Verbal presentations will run between 10:00-12:00pm (optional, unless you are selected to represent CSUEB at the Statewide Student Research Competition). If you wouold like to do a verbal presentation (12 minutes + 3 minutes of questions, please email us). 
  • The poster presentations will run from 12:00-2:00pm, you must be present at your poster, unless you have a scheduled class during that time (you must email us, we will check your course schedule, and then excuse you, if that is the case).
  • Even if you cannot attend the Symposium, you must submit a poster to be displayed, and if at all possible, send someone (faculty, another student) to represent you and your work. 
  • If you are not currently engaging in a research project with a faculty mentor, you are required to participate in an alternate student-researcher learning experience while in attendance at the conference. Details on this will be provided on this website, soon!
  • You must work with your faculty mentor to create a conference poster of your work. The completed poster must be emailed to the CSR no later than 5pm on April 3rd. More details can be found, here.
  • You must also register  as a Sympoium participant (so that we can prepare the sympopsium program that will be distributed to participants). 

For the time being, please begin discussions with your faculty mentors about getting started on your posters! 

Thinking about a STEM PhD but not sure if you are ready? LSAMP's Bridge to the Doctorate Program may be for you!

The University of Georgia received funding from the National Science Foundation to support The Louis Stokes Alliance for Minority Participation (LSAMP) Bridge to the Doctorate (BD) Fellowship program. The BD program builds on the university's longstanding Peach State Louis Stokes Alliance for Minority Participation program and the UGA Graduate School’s Gateway to Graduate School Bridge and Graduate Feeder Programs. The award supports 12 dedicated graduate students from underrepresented minority backgrounds who are pursuing graduate studies in science,technology, engineering, and mathematics (STEM) programs at UGA.

NSF BD Fellowship Benefits:

  • $32,000 stipend per year during the two years of the program
  • $12,000 cost-of-education allowance for tuition, fees, etc. for each of the two years
  • Professional development travel awards
  • BD Fellows meetings and workshops
  • Up to three years assistantship support after the two years of the BD Fellowship program for as long as the student remains enrolled in the degree program and maintains good academic standing (maintains a 3.00 GPA, makes satisfactory progress in the graduate degree program, etc.)

Eligibility Criteria:

  • Must be a U.S. citizen or permanent resident
  • Must be admitted to a UGA MS or PhD program in a STEM discipline
  • Must provide evidence of participation in LSAMP undergraduate program
  • Must submit a letter of recommendation from undergraduate LSAMP program director or designee

Please contact Angela Birkes ( for more information!

Additional CSR Scholar Upcoming Events and Opportunities 

CSR Workshop series has concluded for the year

There are no more workshops scheduled for the 2017-2018 academic year (see your Scholar Handbook). Read More

Be in a Documentary!

Multimedia graduate students are seeking anyone who would like to share their own personal story or life experience regarding either of these two topics: Religion Shaming/Bullying There is no pay but refreshments will be provided. Your story will be shared in an interactive installation and will be featured at academic events, as well as Maker Faire 2018. We are filming this month and can schedule you right away. Usually filming requires an hour of your time. For more info please email:

Contact Us

Center for Student Research
  • 25800 Carlos Bee Blvd.
  • Hayward, CA 94542
  • Student & Faculty Services Building, Suite 335
  • Michelle Hobbs-Helmus
  • Program Coordinator, CSR
  • Phone: (510) 885-7335
  • Email: