Events & Workshops

The SRC, in coordination with ORIED, is in charge of organizing and delivering the Fall Forum and the Spring Symposium, and is in charge of organizing and preparing the team of student presenters that will represent Sacramento State at the Annual CSU Student Research Competition. Separately from these event, the SRC Workshops are designed to support diverse undergraduate and graduate students engaged in mentored research and creative activity experiences.

 

Student Research & Creative Activities Fall Forum

Happens every November! 

The annual Provost’s Student Research and Creative Activities Fall Forum offers Sacramento State undergraduates, graduates and alumni the opportunity to present their research, scholarship and creative activities to the campus community in poster presentation format. At the Fall Forum, students gain presentation experience and receive feedback on their work and presentation styles without being judged. The Fall Forum serves as practice and development of communications skills for the Spring Symposium competition.

For more information, click here.

Student Research & Creative Activities Spring Symposium

Happens every March!

The Student Research and Creative Activities Spring Symposium celebrates and recognizes the outstanding scholarly accomplishments of our Sac State students.  Central to the University's mission are the promotion of research, scholarship and creative activities by our faculty and students.  

Spring Symposium winners receive monetary prizes and move on to represent Sacramento State at the annual CSU Student Research Competition (held every late Spring). 

For more information, click here.

Annual CSU Student Research Competition

Happens every late Spring!

Every spring, the CSU system gathers to celebrate undergraduate and graduate scholarly research and creative activity at the Annual Student Research Competition. This statewide competition recognizes outstanding student accomplishments throughout the 23 campuses of the California State University. Cash prizes are awarded.  

To enter the statewide competition, students must enter to compete in judged oral presentations at Sacramento State's Student Research & Creative Activity Spring Symposium held every March. Up to 10 Spring Symposium winners receive monetary prizes and move on to represent Sacramento State at the annual CSU Student Research Competition (held late spring). 

The 33rd Annual CSU Student Research Competition will be  on April 26 - 27, 2019 at CSU Fullerton.

For more information about the CSU statewide competition, click here.

SRC Workshops

Workshops and Information Sessions

The SRC Workshops are monthly and weekly workshops and information sessions that cover several research-related topics for student researchers. The SRC Workshop Series runs Thursdays at noon or 12:30 pm, and are held in LIB 2026. See the calender below for dates!

Space in LIB 2026 is limited and is first come, first serve. Please bring your OneCard to check-in. 

Click here to see workshop deatils. 

  

 

 


 

Past Events 

32nd Annual CSU Student Research Competition 

May 4-5, University Union, Sacramento State

The 32nd annual CSU Student Research Competition hosted more than 250 students (graduates and undergraduates) giving a total of 202 oral presentations representing 22 CSU campuses. For this event, we had 64 individuals participating as jurors (with 11 individuals serving on both days), 21 Sac State faculty and staff serving as moderators for our 21 sessions, 25 undergraduate students serving as volunteers, and 5 SRC student assistants/ambassadors, 4 SRC faculty and staff, and 3 ORIED staff tabling both days of the competition.

The event had 42 winners – 21 1st place winners with $500 monetary prize, and 20 2nd place winners with $250 monetary prize. Sac State had one winner, Mark Samuel Abbot (physics major) won 1st place in the Physical and Mathematical Sciences Session. 

 

2018 Student Research Spring Symposium 

Monday, March 5th, University Union

The Student Research Spring Symposium recognized outstanding research, scholarship and creative activities of our students. There were more than 60 student presentations, with 80 individuals as authors or co-authors, and 33 research mentors. Student researchers represented 20 departments and programs across five colleges. At the end of the event, 10 oral presentations were selected to represent Sacramento State at the 32nd CSU Student Research Competition. 

 

2017 Provost's Student Research Fall Forum

Monday, November 6th, Redwood Room, University Union

There were 71 posters presented at this event, with 156 individuals contributing as authors or co-authors, and 38 research mentors. Student researchers represented 23 departments and programs across six colleges. The Fall Forum provided a vibrant public environment for the dissemination of our students’ work and an exciting experience for all.

 

 

 


 

Last Updated 10/2/2018.