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Welcome to the Student Research Center!

Fall Poster and Creative Activity Forum

  • Undergraduates, graduate students, and recent alumni from ALL disciplines can participate
  • Exchange ideas, discuss new discoveries, and interact with like-minded individuals
  • We remove the financial burden by ordering and paying for all posters submitted by the deadline specified on the application
  • Participants choose their favorite poster

Student Presenting at Sac State's Fall Poster Forum
Fall Poster Forum

Spring Symposium

  • Students share their research in a 10-minute oral presentation to the campus community
  • All students and disciplines are encouraged to sign up
  • 1st and 2nd place winners are selected and recognized at an award ceremony
  • Top 10 first place awardees are selected to compete in the Annual CSU Student Research Competition against all 23 Cal State Universities

Sac State's 2023 Spring Symposium 1st Place Winners

CSU-wide Student Research Competition

  • Top 10 first place winners in the Spring Symposium compete in annual CSU-wide Student Research Competition
  • Sac State CSU-wide competitors have the opportunity to have the travel and lodging funded by the Student Research Center

Sac State CSU-wide Student Research Competition


  • Learn about the basics of research
  • Discover tips to designing a great poster
  • Get insight on how to be effective at presenting

Sac State Student Research Workshops

Celebrating Excellence

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The Importance of Student Research

  • Cultivates critical thinking & intellectual curiosity
  • Enhance problem solving, and analytical skills that are essential for academic and professional success
  • Encourages and prepares students for graduate programs
  • Develops mentor and mentee relationships with faculty
  • Build a professional network
  • Enhance resumes and curriculum vitae
  • Become more competitive in job markets and graduate programs

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Contact Us

  • 2nd Floor of the Library
    • Room 2026
  • Monday – Friday
    • 8:30 a.m. – 4:00 p.m.
  • Phone
    • (916) 278-6629
  • Email

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