Registration is now open for the fourth annual Student Research Symposium, March 4-5.
A student explains his research to Stanley Maloy, dean of the College of Sciences.
Whether it’s Alzheimer’s disease, Asian-American superheroes or identity theft, the Student Research Symposium is guaranteed to explore everything and anything.
With entries in scientific pursuits, social sciences and creative topics, any student can participate in the symposium and share their research interest with oral or poster presentations.
“Presenting at the symposium is an integral capstone of the SDSU experience and there are many rewards for good work in the form of accolades, praise, awards and special recognition,” said Emilio Ulloa, undergraduate advisor in psychology and this year’s event chair.
Enriching the student experience
Like other out-of-the-classroom experiences, research in a lab or through other activities enriches the student experience and many students enjoy presenting their research to a receptive audience.
Students can register online for the fourth annual event, taking place March 4-5 at Aztec Center, through Feb. 1.
Not only will students obtain feedback on their research topics at SRS, but they are also eligible to win a variety of monetary prizes, including:
- President’s Awards of $500 are given to the most outstanding oral presentation in five categories, including physical science; health students and life sciences; engineering, informatics and business; humanities, creativity and the arts; and social, behavioral and educational studies; and the remaining five awards are given to the remaining top five oral presentations across all categories.
- Dean’s Awards of $250 each are given for the top two oral presentations in each college and the top oral presentation from the Imperial Valley Campus.
- Provost Awards of $150 each are given to the top 12 outstanding poster presentations across all categories.
Additionally, students who earn a President's or Dean's Award for work conducted internationally will receive an additional monetary award ($100) and an invitation to join Scholars without Borders
. Recipients of the President’s Awards also go on to represent SDSU in the California State University Student Research Competition held each year.
"It is crucial for undergrads to get research experience because it informs them as to what kinds of research they may wish to pursue and, as importantly, what they don't want to do," said Todd Anderson, biology professor and past SRS student advisor. "Coursework builds a great foundation, but research is invaluable in focusing a student's interests and whether a particular type of science and research is a good fit for them.”Learn more
SDSU faculty, staff, alumni and community members are also welcome to register as SRS judges or moderators. Online registration for judges and moderators will be available soon
For more information on this year’s Student Research Symposium, visit the website