Student Research & Creative Activity

Fall Forum

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The annual Student Research & Creative Activity 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

Benefits of participating in this event include: enhancing students' 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.

Most importantly, the Fall Forum serves as practice for the annual Student Research & Creative Activity Spring Symposium competition (held every March). Spring Symposium winners receive monetary prizes and move on to represent Sacramento State at the annual CSU Student Research Competition (held every May).

The Fall Forum is co-sponsored by the Student Research Center, the Office of Research, Innovation, and Economic Development, and Academic Affairs. 


Fall Forum Information for Students


 Eligibility: All registered undergraduate and graduate Sacramento State students are eligible to participate. Alumni who received their degrees in the previous spring or summer are also eligible to participate.

Students must be sponsored by a faculty mentor overseeing their work. Each presentation may have up to two co-presenters including the lead student participant (three or more presenters will not be accepted). All student presenters listed must be registered students or alumni.  

Presentation Format: Participants will be grouped in one of two sessions between 9:00 am and 2:30 pm, where undergraduates, graduates and alumni will present their work in a poster format. 

Poster Presentations: Posters should be a maximum of 4’ wide by 3’ tall, and will be placed on easels, dividers or a wall in the viewing areas. The Academic Technology Center (ATC) will assist with poster preparation and printing. Posters must be submitted for printing at least one week prior your presentation date. Students must be present to discuss their work with audience. 


 ATC's Poster Printing Details: Your poster will be ready one week after the submission. ATC will email you a notification when your poster is ready for pick up. You can pick up your poster in AIRC 2004 (open between 8:00 am - 7:00 pm, Monday - Friday).

Need Ideas for Your Poster?  Click here for free 36” Tall x 48” Wide Research Poster PowerPoint Templates or download this PowerPoint template with Sac State colors (adapted from Visit Sac State's Brand Center for more University color palettes. Do not forget to add the Sac State logo to your poster!

For your Information: During the Spring Symposium event, faculty jurors use this rubric to judge poster presentations. You may use the criteria described in the rubric to prepare an effective poster for your Fall Forum presentation. Read the jurors' criteria and prepare accordingly. 

Entry Materials: Students must complete the online registration form with their contact information, the title of their project, and the name of their faculty mentor. Three weeks prior to the event, participants will receive confirmation details and additional information via email. 

For more information, contact the Student Research Center.



Last Updated 1/28/2018.