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CSU Student Research Competition (SRC)
Important AnnouncementThe CSUEB Student Competitors have been announced! View the slideshow below to learn more about our contestants and their projects!
The purpose of the CSU Student Research Competition is to 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.
The 2023 CSU Student Research Competition will be an in-person event, hosted by San Diego State University April 28 & April 29, 2023.
To be considered for the student research competition, CSU East Bay students will need to submit their project description by 11:59pm PST, Sunday, February 12, 2023. The research summary should be emailed to the Center for Student Research (email@example.com). Support for students representing CSU East Bay in the competition will be provided by the Center for Student Research.
2023 Competition Details
View the competition program for the full schedule of presenters.
Dates and Times:
April 28, 2023: 10:00 AM - 7:30 PM (Registration, Sessions and Friday Evening Social)
April 29, 2023: 10:00 AM - 3:00 PM (Registration, Sessions and Awards Luncheon)
Schedule at a Glance
10 AM - 12 PM Continental Breakfast
10 AM - 2 PM Registration
11:15 AM - 11:30 AM Opening Remarks
12 PM - 5 PM Student Presentations
5:30 PM - 7:30 PM Friday Evening Social at Aztec Lanes
7:30 AM - 9:30 AM Registration & Continental Breakfast
8 AM - 12:30 PM Student Presentations
1 PM - 2 PM Awards Lunch
2 PM - 3 PM Awards
Undergraduate or graduate students currently enrolled at any CSU campus as well as alumni/alumnae who received their degrees in Spring, Summer, or Fall of the current academic year are eligible. The research presented should be appropriate to the student’s discipline and career goals. Proprietary research is excluded. Presentations from all disciplines are invited. There will be separate undergraduate and graduate divisions for each of the following categories (unless a division has four or fewer entrants, in which case undergraduate and graduate divisions may be combined). The California State University, East Bay, steering committee reserves the right to combine or subdivide these categories or to move an entrant from one category to another, as numbers of submissions necessitate. The ten categories are as follows:
- Behavioral and Social Sciences
- Biological and Agricultural Sciences
- Business, Economics, and Public Administration
- Creative Arts and Design
- Engineering and Computer Science
- Health, Nutrition, and Clinical Sciences
- Humanities and Letters
- Physical and Mathematical Sciences
- Students can submit a team project, but if selected only two students will be funded by CSR to travel to SDSU.
We are no longer accepting applications for the 2023 CSU Student Research Competitions.
CSU East Bay students that are interested in applying to participate in the CSU Student Research Competition will need to submit a 1-page project description to the CSR. To submit your research summary for consideration or for more information contact firstname.lastname@example.org.
The rules governing the written Summary are as follows:
The summary must include the name(s) of the student(s) and the title of the presentation.
The narrative (description of the student’s project) may not exceed one (1) page, single-spaced. Please use fonts and margins that ensure legibility.
Appendices (bibliography, graphs, photographs, or other supplementary materials) may not exceed three (3) pages.
Research that has human or animal subjects involvement must have appropriate institutional review.
It is expected that the student will not make an oral presentation by simply reading directly from this summary.
We will notify student applicants by late February or beginning of March 2023 about whether they have been chosen to represent CSU East Bay at the Statewide Student Research Competition.
RUBRIC FOR SCORING 1-PAGE RESEARCH SUMMARIES
|Clarity of Purpose||20%||There is not an identifiable central purpose, research question or central premise to the proposal.||Central purpose fairly clear, research question or central premise is not clear or specific enough.||Clearly stated central purpose, research question or central premise is clear and readily apparent to the audience.|
|Appropriateness of Methodology (*or alternative mode of inquiry / rigor of approach, keeping in mind the requirements of a particular field)||20%||The methodology and/or design did not support the central purpose, hypothesis or research question. Methodology was not clear or was lacking altogether.||Methodology and/or design were discussed, but there was some difficulty understanding them; methodology lacked some detail; did not clearly support the central purpose of the research.||Methodology and/or design for exploring the central purpose clearly stated; presented logical steps and/or appropriate information that clearly addresses the central purpose of the research with adequate detail provided.|
|Interpretation of Results (Criteria do not imply that the project must be data-driven; creative and non-empirical projects may earn high scores. For empirical projects: no data 1 point, preliminary data/data collection in progress 2-3 points, data collection and interpretation 4-5 points.)||20%||Very limited to no interpretation of results and a vague link to the central purpose, hypothesis, or research question.||Appropriate information or data were collected, described and linked to the purpose of the research; more in-depth analysis was needed to provide the audience with deeper or more complex insights.||Appropriate information or data were collected, clearly described, and interpreted with a demonstrable understanding and clear link to the purpose of the research; shows a thoughtful, in-depth analysis that provides the audience with insights.|
|Value of the Research or Creative Activity||20%||There is no discussion or very limited discussion of the value of the research. Research is not original nor significant inside or outside the discipline.||Value of the research is mentioned; insufficient discussion of the background and scope to be able to determine the value of this research. Research lacks originality or significance inside or outside the discipline.||Value of the research is persuasively argued within the established background and limitations of the research topic, or another persuasive way. The results are original and have significant contribution inside or outside the discipline.|
|Ability of the Presenter to Articulate the Research or Creative Activity and Organization of the Presented Materials||20%||Had difficulty communicating about the research project, proposal lacked organizational structure, was well outside of page limits||Demonstrated ability to communicate about the research, but not always clearly; discussed some aspects of the research more cogently than others; somewhat organized.||Demonstrated ability to make complex ideas understandable using appropriate language and examples for readers both in and outside the discipline. Well-organized, clear, interesting and easy to follow.|