How to Apply



The goal of the CSU Dominguez Hills, Student Research Conference is to identify delegates to represent our campus at the CSU system-wide competition, hosted by the San Diego State University campus, on April 28-29, 2023. Both competitions are held to promote excellence in undergraduate and graduate scholarly research and creative activity by recognizing outstanding student accomplishments.

Who May Apply

Undergraduate or graduate students currently enrolled at CSUDH are eligible to present. 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. 

How To Apply

Interested students should submit an abstract (narrative summary) of their original research, scholarly or creative work through the Online Application Submission Form by December 9, 2022. The abstract should not exceed 300 words.

All abstracts will be published online prior to the conference and will be archived for future reference. 

For abstract guidelines, please download the 2023 Student Research Conference Application Guidelines.

Collaborative Submissions

Collaborative abstracts and collaborative presentations for the Student Research Conference are allowed as long as all collaborators are students of CSUDH. 

Evaluation Process

Students will be selected to present based on the quality of their research activity and the quality of their written abstract.

There are five categories you can choose from:

    1.  10-minute oral presentation: 1-4 students will give a 10-minute oral presentation (plus additional time for Q&A) with slides (in person or online synchronous)

    2.  Poster presentation: 1-4 students will present a single poster during a poster session (in person)

    3.  Symposium: A group of students (from the same lab, class, etc.) will present an entire session on similar or related topics. Symposia will consist of 4-6 oral presentations, each about 10 minutes plus time for Q&A. Students will submit their individual presentations and must indicate they are part of a symposium, including the symposium name (in person)

    4.  Roundtable discussion: Students getting started on a project that does not yet have results will present and receive feedback on their project idea. Students will have up to 10 minutes to share their project idea or progress with others in their session (in person)

    5.  Developmental project presentation: 1-4 students will give a 10-minute oral presentation or a single poster during a poster session describing a research project that was conducted for a class assignment and was not intended to be generalizable research (in person)

    To learn more about writing an abstract, the CSUDH Writing Center is a good resource, as well as the University of Wisconsin-Madison abstract guide. The Office of Undergraduate Research (OUR) will be hosting a "How to Write a Research Abstract" workshop on Tuesday, November 29th at 2:30 PM, inside the LSU, Meeting Rooms 324 & 325.

    Things you need to know before starting this application:

    • All correspondence will be sent via your CSUDH email (Toromail).
    • You must provide an abstract of 300 words max.
    • If you have a co-presenter, include their information in the assigned field; DO NOT submit two applications. There will be a section in the application where you can list additional co-authors and co-presenters.
    • Your CSUDH research advisor will receive an email of your SRC 2023 application and must approve your participation for your application to be accepted.
    • Online sessions are intended for students in online programs or who require online accommodations.

    If you have questions or 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]2020 Abstracts [pdf]
2017 Abstracts [pdf]2021 Abstracts [pdf]
2016 Abstracts [pdf]2022 Abstracts [pdf]