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25th Student Research Competition slated for Saturday


Sac State's Student Research Competition is set for March 12

Sixteen students will compete in the 25th Annual Sacramento State Student Research Competition at 9 a.m. on Saturday, March 12 in Mariposa Hall, Room 1001.

The students – seven undergraduate and nine graduate – come from various disciplines, including Anthropology, Biological Sciences, Business Administration, Computer Science, Communication Studies and Educational Leadership and Policy Studies. The competition will be broken into graduate and undergraduate divisions.

This year, four prizes will be awarded for the first time: $500 will be awarded for outstanding presenter in each division, with $250 going to the runners-up. In prior years, only two prizes were awarded.

“I think it’s great to have four winners,” said Adrienne Thompson, Research Administration Coordinator. “It will really motivate students next year to compete.”

The winners and runners-up automatically qualify for the state competition, scheduled for May 6-7 at California State University, Fresno. Jurors can pick up to six more for a maximum of 10 per school. Sacramento State’s last statewide winner was Anthony Barley (Biological Sciences) in 2009.

The competition is free and open to anyone who wants to attend. “It’s a good opportunity (for prospective competitors) to see what the presentations are and give them ideas on what they could do next year,” Thompson said.

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