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INTERESTED IN APPLYING FOR THE CENTER FOR STUDENT RESEARCH SCHOLAR'S PROGRAM? 

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CURRENTLY THE APPLICATION IS OPEN FOR ALL. FINAL DEADLINE AUGUST 31, 2020.

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We are a student-focused program that encourages you to take more control of your academic and professional development experiences. 

 The CSR-SP’s primary purpose is to facilitate your engagement in faculty-mentored outside-of-the-classroom work on a research or creative activity project related to your academic discipline. Our secondary purpose is to help you develop academic and professional skills that will positively impact not only your scholarly activity work, but also, your academic and professional learning and performance. Intended outcomes of active student participation in the CSR Scholar’s Program are: increased student retention and success, and increased intention toward, and entry into, graduate programs for CSR Scholars. If selected to the CSR Scholar's Program, you may be supported via:

  • CSR Tuition Support: CSR Scholars (except for Associate Scholars) can earn tuition support for participating in CSR student-development programming and/or by engaging in specific student-researcher development activities with/overseen by their faculty mentors. Tuition support amount varies by Scholar category and activity.
  • CSR Travel Grants: CSR Scholars (except for New Pioneer Scholars) qualify to submit CSR Travel Grants to the CSR. Successful grant proposals cover the cost (up to a pre-designated dollar amount) for travel to professional conferences related to the student's CSR-associated research or creative activity project. 
  • CSR Supply Grants: CSR Scholars (except for New Pioneer Scholars) qualify to submit CSR Supply Grants to the CSR. Successful grant proposals cover the cost (up to a pre-designated dollar amount) for consumables needed to complete the student's CSR-associated research or creative activity. 

CSR-SP selection is competitive, but not GPA- nor discipline-bound. We encourage students at all academic levels (freshmen through graduate students) and levels of academic preparation to apply! Please note that the application window for the CSR Scholar's Program is open following the end of the current academic year and closes at the end of the first week of Fall semester.

 Want more information on our program? Click here!


 

CSR Office hours and Staff:

Our office is location in SF-335.

Currently our office is not open for in-person visits. We are offering Zoom office hours with Michelle, our program coordinator, Monday-Thursday starting Monday, August 10, 2020. Monday and Wednesday hours are 10am-12pm and the link is here. Tuesday and Thursday hours are 3pm-5pm and the link is here. If Michelle is with someone you will be put in the waiting room until she is ready for you. If these times do not work for you, please email your availability to csr@csueastbay.edu and we will work on setting up a meeting.

Michelle Hobbs-Helmus is our Program Coordinator (and Cal State East Bay alumna). Michelle handles all CSR general inquiries, runs our CSR office, sets up and oversees all of our CSR events, and handles all of our Scholar paperwork and all things budget. To schedule a meeting with Michelle Hobbs-Helmus, please email the CSR (csr@csueastbay.edu).

Dr. Jenny O is our Director. Dr. O chases down grants and other funding sources to support our Scholars, completes Center reports for our various funding agencies, creates all CSR programming, policies, and curriculum (in consultation with Michelle), recruits faculty and other guest speakers for our workshops, delivers some of our workshops, reviews all CSR Scholar grant submissions, and meets regularly with Scholars 1-on-1 to provide assistance on CSR projects, academic performance, graduate schools, and life after college. To schedule a meeting with Dr. O, please use this link.

CSR Scholar Reminders and Other Information 

CSR APPLICATION OPEN TO ALL

The CSR application is now open to everyone and the deadline is August 31, 2020. Please let us know if you have any questions.Read More

Travel Cancelled for 2020-2021

The Chancellor's office has banned all non-essential travel through June 30, 2021. This means we will not be offering travel grants for this coming academic year. All decisions are always made with the health and safety of students in mind and we hope to be able to offer travel grants for next academic year. We will most likely offer grants for conference registrations for virtual conferences and that will be the only conference funding we can provide.

CSR Zoom Office Hours

We are hosting Zoom office hours with Michelle Monday-Thursday starting August 10, 2020. Monday and Wednesday hours are 10am-12pm and Tuesday and Thursday 3pm-5pm. The links are listed above.

Are you a Cal State East Bay Student Looking for a faculty research mentor? 

See our "want ads"! On this page, we have posted information from different faculty members who are looking for you!

Female Research Participants Needed! 

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Cal State East Bay's Student Video Presentations 

Scroll down to see research talks from our 2020 CSU Student Research Competition East Bay competitors! Congratulations to all competitors and special shout out to Lisa Ouyang and the team of Andrés León González and Lindsey Fox for placing second and first in their respective sessions. Go Pioneers!

 

Andrés León González and Lindsey Fox 

 

Taylor Reinke

 

Claudia Romero Medina, Daniel Den Briones, Sena Harlley, and Jorge Gonzalez

 

Lisa Ouyang

 

Derek Schmidt 

 

Cesar Contreras and Abraham Bahlibi 

 

Mica Cabrera

 

Munahil Murrieum

 

Ariel Moline

 

To read more about this year's competition click here!

ALL CSR Scholars are REQUIRED to present a poster at the 2019-20 Cal State East Bay Student Research Symposium

THIS EVENT HAS BEEN CANCELLED FOR APRIL 15, 2020. PLEASE CHECK YOUR EMAIL FOR MORE INFO.

 

All CSR Scholars are required to present a research or creative activity poster (regardless of the phase at which you are at in your given research project*) in the Cal State East Bay Student Research Symposium (SRS) held on campus.  This event is a great opportunity to share your research with other Cal State East Bay students, faculty, and administrators and staff! Last year, we had approximately 250 participants and attendees! 

*During the CSR Poster workshop, we give poster tips on how to accommodate different phases of project progress (so be sure to attend that CSR workshop if you want advice on preparing your poster for the SRS). 

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Important details:

  • Verbal presentations will run between 9:00am to 12:00pm in Bayview Room(optional partcipation, unless you are selected to represent Cal State East Bay at the Statewide Student Research Competition). If you would like to do a verbal presentation (10 minutes + 5 minutes of questions, please email us). 
  • The poster presentations will run from 12:00pm to 2:00pm in the MPR, 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. 
  • 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 March 27, 2020. More details can be found, RESEARCH SYMPOSIUM.
  • You must also register at RESEARCH SYMPOSIUM as a Symposium participant (so that we can prepare the symposium program that will be distributed to participants) by TBD for next year.

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

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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: csr@csueastbay.edu