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How To Apply

Interested students should submit a narrative summary of their original research, scholarly or creative work. The narrative summary should not exceed 300 words.

Abstracts are submitted online only through the Online Application and Submission SystemAll abstracts will be published online prior to the conference and will be archived for future reference. 

Submit abstracts by December 6, 2019 to Online Application and Submission System. Application submission is closed.

Submit Mentor approved supplemental documents by January 10, 2020 . No supplemental document submission required at this time. 

The deadlines to submit abstracts and is December 6, 2019.
For abstract guidelines, please download the 2020 Student Research Day Application Guidelines. [pdf]

Who May Apply

Undergraduate or graduate students currently enrolled (Fall 2019/2020) are eligible to present. Those student who graduated Spring or Summer 2019 are also eligible to participate. 

The research presented should be appropriate to the students discipline and career goals. Proprietary research is excluded. Presentations from all disciplines including the creative arts and education are invited. 

Collaborative Submissions

Collaborative abstracts and collaborative presentations for Student Research Day are allowed; and highly encourage them, as long as all collaborators are students of CSUDH. 

Evaluation Process

Students will be selected to presented in the on-campus event based on the quality of their research activity and the quality of their written abstract. All students will be judges by a faculty panel unless otherwise indicated when the abstract is submitted. Students participating in Student Research Day may choose to present in one of the following categories:

Oral presentations provide a forum in which authors can share research or project results to a large audience of peers. If you have completed your project, or have reached a significant milestone on the way toward publishable work, you can qualify to give an oral presentation at Student Research Day. If your application is selected in this category, you will be assigned to a specific session and a time slot, and allowed no more than 10 minutes to present your project as a PowerPoint presentation.

Poster presentations will be made to members of the campus community attending the event. Poster presentations are an effective forum for the exchange of information and a means to communicate research. Posters may be displayed for individual research projects, creative projects, applied projects, class projects, group projects, or for faculty-led research with student participation. If your research project is still underway, or if it is a part of a larger project, you can present the status of your contribution to the work in a poster format. Additionally, students who do not wish to present their research orally may elect to present their findings in visual form. For each poster, an abstract describing the project is required containing a statement of the issue or problem leading to the need for the research. 

Round Table presentations are among the most flexible format offered at the conference. While each session may look quite different from the next, they all allow for extended discussion among a small group. Round Tables are excellent venues for giving and receiving targeted feedback, engaging in in-depth discussions, and meeting colleagues with similar interests. If you are just getting started on your project, or are new to research programs, you can discuss the work you are doing in a Round Table format, moderated by a faculty member. Although round-table rely heavily on discussion, this does not negate the need for advance preparation. You should prepare a five-minute description of your project idea or progress to share with other participants of your session

To learn more about writing an abstract, The Writing Center is a good resource, the University of Wisconsin-Madison.

If you have questions or had difficulties with the abstract submission process, please contact the Office of Graduate Studies and Research at (310) 243-3756 or email

Student Research Day Abstract Archive

2019 Abstracts [pdf] Wednesday2019 Abstracts [pdf] Thursday
2018 Abstracts [pdf]
2017 Abstracts [pdf]
2016 Abstracts [pdf]