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CSU Research Competition

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Twenty-Third Annual California State University Student Research Competition:

annual research competition and system-wide conference is intended to promote
excellence in undergraduate and graduate scholarly research and creative
activity by recognizing outstanding student accomplishment throughout the CSU

Call for Submissions

Deadline:  Wednesday
February 18, 2009

SF State Campus Competition
February 25-March 3, 2009

CSU System-wide Competition
California State University, Los Angeles
May 1 and 2, 2009

CoB Faculty

Interested CoB faculty may serve
as a judge for the SFSU portion of the research competition
presentations between February 25-March 3, 2009. Please forward your
name, department and email address to your area coordinator, Denise
Kleinrichet, Ph.D., Assistant Professor, Management/Ethics at



and graduate students currently enrolled on any CSU campus, as well as
alumni/alumnae who received their degrees in spring, summer, or fall 2008 are
eligible. The research presented should
be appropriate to the student’s discipline and career goals. Proprietary research is excluded.

involving human or animal subjects must have an approved protocol on file with
the Office for the Protection of Human and Animal Subjects,

research projects may be submitted, but only one student may give the oral
presentation. If the submission is
selected for presentation at the system-wide competition, only one student will
be funded to attend.

There will be
separate undergraduate and graduate divisions for each of the following
categories (assuming there are more than three entrants):

  • Behavioral
    and Social Sciences
  • Biological
    and Agricultural Sciences
  • Business,
    Economics, and Public Administration
  • Creative
    Arts and Design (creative projects are
    welcome-see “Presentation Guidelines)
  • Education
  • Engineering
    and Computer Science
  • Health,
    Nutrition, and Clinical Sciences
  • Humanities
    and Letters
  • Physical
    and Mathematical Sciences
  • Interdisciplinary


annual CSU Student Research Competition takes place in two phases. The first part of the competition is held on
each campus; the second phase takes place for selected students on a CSU campus
that is hosting the system-wide research conference. This year the location of the system-wide
competition is California State University,
Los Angeles.

SF State students interested in participating in
the Competition must submit the following materials to Maria Conrad by e-mail at,
indicating CSU Student Research Competition and your last name in the Subject
line. Entries must be received by 5 p.m. on
February 18, 2009.

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