Provost's Student Research Showcase

Important Dates for Students

2014 - 2015 Schedule

Wednesday, October 1, 2014 

Provost's Student Research Showcase Registration Deadline (closed)

Tuesday, October 28, 2014 

Provost's Student Research Showcase 2014 

Friday, March 6, 2015

Sacramento State Student Research Symposium 

May 1 - 2, 2015
CSU Student Research Competition at California State University San Bernardino

Tuesday, October 27, 2015

Provost's Student Research Showcase 2015

Registration and Deadline TBA

Central to the university’s mission is the promotion of scientific discovery and scholarly activity by our faculty and students.  As they engage in the creation of new knowledge and its application to real-world problems, students transcend the classroom experience. The Provost’s Student Research Showcase offers undergraduate and graduate students the opportunity to present their research activities to the campus community in poster presentation format on Tuesday, October 28, 2014 from 9a – 3p in the Redwood Room of the University Union. Provost Harmsen will take part in the Showcase from 12p - 1p to engage with students and their mentors.

The return on student research and scholarly activity includes enhancing critical communication skills, independent thinking, creativity, problem solving, and professional and academic credentials to support applications for scholarships, awards, career employment and entry into graduate and professional schools. Showcase participants will have the opportunity to gain speaking and presentation experience without pressure of being judged but will receive feedback on their work and presentation styles. This event also allows students to test run their presentations in preparation for the Sacramento State Student Research Symposium on Friday, March 6, 2015.

The Provost’s Student Research Showcase is co-sponsored by Research Affairs, ASI and Graduate Studies. 


All currently registered undergraduate and graduate Sacramento State students are eligible to participate. Alumni who received their degrees in the spring or summer semesters of 2014 are also eligible and encouraged to participate.

Presentation Format2014 Student Research Symposium Poster Session

Participants (as an individual or as a team) will make a poster presentation and will be grouped in rotating sessions with mixed cohorts of undergraduate, graduate and EdD students. Posters should be a maximum of 6’ wide by 4’ tall, and will be placed on easels or dividers in the viewing area. Posters can be printed on a single sheet of paper in the Student Tech Center.

They will be displayed in the Redwood Room of the University Union between 9a - 3p (90 to 120-minute time slots assigned based on student preference), during which time presenters will discuss their work with event attendees.

Entry Materials

All participating students must submit the online registration form, including contact information, the title of their project, the size of their poster, and the name of their faculty mentor. Three weeks prior to the event, participants will receive confirmation details and further event information via email.

REGISTRATION IS NOW CLOSED. Please contact if you have questions.

Future Events:

Sacramento State Student Research Symposium 2015 

The Student Research Symposium is an afternoon event to celebrate and recognize the outstanding scholarly accomplishments of our Sacramento State students. They may choose to make an oral presentation or a poster presentation, and they may choose to participate and be judged or participate and not be judged.

For those who choose to be judged, the Provost's Award for Research Excellence, including a monetary award, will be granted to the top four student participants (or student teams) in the Symposium’s undergraduate and graduate divisions for those students making either poster presenations or oral presentations. Faculty mentors (or team mentors) of the winners will receive professional development funds. 

Up to ten of the judged oral presentations will be selected to compete at the 29th Annual California State University Student Research Competition. Due to the rules of this Competition, only those making oral presentations are eligible.

29th Annual California State Student Research Competition

Up to ten oral presentations will represent Sacramento State at the 29th Annual California State University Student Research Competition. Travel expenses will be covered for those selected to participate.