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May 4-5, 2012

About the Competition

This system-wide competition showcased excellence in scholarly research and creative activity conducted by CSU undergraduate and graduate students in the full range of academic programs offered by the CSU.  Student participants made oral presentations before juries of professional experts from major corporations, foundations, public agencies, and colleges and universities in California.

Cash awards were provided to the outstanding presenter and the runner-up in both the undergraduate and graduate divisions of each category.

Competition Award Winners

Download the list of award winners here Adobe PDF Document.

CSU Chancellor's Office Communication

Competition Announcement Adobe PDF Document

Competition Memo Adobe PDF Document

Competition Guidelines

Competition was grouped into the following categories:

  • Biological and Agricultural Sciences
  • Business, Economics, and Public Administration
  • Physical and Mathematical Sciences
  • Engineering and Computer Science
  • Humanities and Letters
  • Creative Arts and Design
  • Social and Behavioral Sciences
  • Health, Nutrition, and Clinical Sciences
  • Education
  • Interdisciplinary

Jurors evaluated each student presentation on:

  • Clarity of purpose
  • Appropriateness of the methodology
  • Interpretation of the results
  • Value of the research or creative activity
  • Ability of each presenter to articulate the research or creative activity
  • Organization of the material presented
  • Presenter's ability to respond to questions from the jury and the general audience

Each student had five (5) minutes to set up their PowerPoint presentation, ten (10) minutes for an oral presentation and five (5) minutes to respond to juror and audience questions.

Program & Schedule

Download the competition Schedule here Adobe PDF Document.


Friday, May 4, 2012

Registration 11:00 am - 4:30 pm (College of Business courtyard)

Student Presentations 12:00 pm - 5:20 pm (College of Business building)

Welcome Reception 5:30 pm - 7:00 pm (University Student Union Beach Ballroom)

Saturday, May 5, 2012

Registration and Continental Breakfast 7:30 am - 9:30 am (College of Business courtyard)

Student Presentations 8:00 am - 12:20 pm (College of Business building)

Awards Luncheon and Keynote Address 12:30 pm - 3:00 pm (University Student Union Beach Ballroom)

Featuring Keynote Speaker: Dr. Stuart Sumida, Biology, CSU San Bernardino

From ancient fossils to cutting-edge animation, Dr. Sumida's work takes him all over the place.  First and foremost, he is a biology professor at CSU San Bernardino who has worked on ancient finds such as "Sue, the world's largest and most complete Tyrannosaurus rex."  Helping students excel in the classroom with his knowledge of anatomy led to a simple lecture to Disney animators on how animals move.  And that led to consulting jobs on films such as "Beauty and the Best", "The Chronicles of Narnia: The Lion, The Witch and The Wardrobe", and more than 30 more films by Hollywood's major studios.

About California State University, Long Beach

California State University, Long Beach (CSULB) is a diverse, student-centered, globally engaged university that provides highly valued degrees through superior teaching, research, scholarly and creative activity, and a commitment to service.  With nearly 35,000 students, it is one of the largest campuses among the CSU system's 23 campuses and one of the largest in the state of California.  Students can choose from 87 baccalaureate and 67 master's degrees, as well as a joint doctoral degree in engineering and industrial applied mathematics and an independent doctoral degree in educational leadership.

CSULB has consistently been ranked fourth best public university in the West by U.S. News and World Report in recognition of its high-quality education at an affordable cost.  It is also:

  • Fifth in the West and 11th nationally for having the lowest percentage of students graduating with debt (U.S. News and World Report)
  • Among the 100 Best Values in Public Colleges (Kiplinger's Personal Finance)
  • Tenth in the nation in conferring bachelor's degrees to minority students (Diverse Issues in High Education)
  • Among five universities in the U.S. recognized for affordability, quality and access by The Education Trust

Contact Info

If you have any questions about this event, please contact Tammy Sung at the Academic Events Department via email or (562) 985-4546.


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