The Center for Student Research Scholar's Program was founded by Dr. Jason Singley (Dept. of Physics) in 2012 and consisted of 28 Scholars. Dr. Singley also served as the CSR's Director from 2012-2014. From 2014-2016, the CSR experienced much growth in funding opportunities and programming under the Directorship of Dr. Jeffery Seitz (Department of Earth and Environmental Sciences). Dr. Jenny O (Department of Kinesiology) is the CSR's current Director. Under her leadership, the CSR is heavily focused on programmatic expansion targeting academic, researcher, and professional development as well as the continued pursuit of external funding to support our Scholars.
Over the years, the number of CSR Scholars has increased significantly. In 2016-2017, the CSR supported approximately 130 Scholars, with all CSUEB Colleges and many academic majors represented. Our Scholars are also representative of our CSUEB student body; reflecting great diversity in race, ethnicity, gender, socieconomic status, and educational experiences. We look forward to continued growth in the coming years!