Provost's Student Research Showcase

The Provost's Student Research Showcase is Tuesday, October 27th.
Session 1 is from 1pm-2:30pm.
Session 2 is from 2:45pm-4:15pm.
All sessions will be held in the University Union Ballrooms.
You can view the Showcase program here.

Important Dates for Students 

2015 - 2016 Schedule

Friday, October 2, 2015 
Provost's Student Research Showcase Registration Deadline 

Friday, October 9, 2015
PSRS Poster Creation Workshop 
Student Tech Center, AIRC 3007. 
Workshop A: 9-10am.
Workshop B: 3-4pm.

Monday February 8, 2016
Registration Deadline for Student Research Symposium

Tuesday, October 27, 2015 
Provost's Student Research Showcase 2015 

Friday, February 26, 2016
Sacramento State Student Research Symposium 

May 2016 (Dates TBA)
30th Annual CSU Student Research Competition at California State University 


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 27, 2015 from 1pm – 4:30pm in the University Union Ballrooms of the University Union. Provost Harmsen will take part in the Showcase 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 and test run their presentations in preparation for the competitive campus-wide Student Research Symposium on Friday, February 26, 2016.

The Provost’s Student Research Showcase is co-sponsored by Research Affairs, Academic Affairs, Undergraduate and Graduate Studies, the Student Technology Center, and Associated Students, Inc.

Event Schedule

  • 12 -12:45pm check in and set up for participants of Session 1.  
  • 1:00-2:30pm Poster Session 1
  • 2:30-2:45pm Break and set up for for participants of Session 2.
  • 2:45-4:15pm Poster Session 2

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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 2015 are also eligible and encouraged to participate.

Presentation Format2014 Student Research Symposium Poster Session

Participants (as an individual or as a team) will be grouped in one of two sessions between 1pm and 4:30pm, during which time undergraduate, graduate and doctoral students will discuss their work with event attendees.

Posters should be a maximum of 4’ wide by 6’ 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.

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 additional information via email.


Please contact if you have questions.

Future Events:

Sacramento State Student Research Symposium 2016

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 30th Annual California State University Student Research Competition. Due to the rules of this Competition, only those making oral presentations are eligible.

30th Annual California State Student Research Competition

Up to ten oral presentations will represent Sacramento State at the 30th Annual California State University Student Research Competition. Travel expenses will be covered for those selected to participate.