Cal State L.A.

Office of Research and Development

Application for Symposium on Research, Scholarship and Creative Activity

23rd Annual Student Symposium on Research, Scholarship and Creative Activity


The symposium will be held at the University Student Union and the Golden Eagle Ballrooms on Friday February 27, 2015

Online Applications are open as of December 1st, 2014 and are due by Wednesday February 4th, 2015 by noon (PST)

The Annual Cal State L.A. Student Symposium on Research, Scholarship and Creative Activity is held each year to highlight student accomplishments and to provide a local forum for our students to gain experience in delivering presentations before an audience. The event is sponsored by Office of Research and Development, Office of Research and Academic Personnel, UAS - Office of Research and Sponsored Programs, and The Gamma Epsilon Chapter of The Honor Society of Phi Kappa Phi.

The Symposium presentations are evaluated by judges and 10 local winners will be selected to represent Cal State L.A. in the Statewide CSU Student Research Competition, where they will be eligible for cash prizes.

Students can participate in the University Symposium in two ways - by delivering a 10-minute oral presentation or by exhibiting a poster presentation. The subsequent statewide competition is limited to oral presentations. Please note that poster presentations can be conducted in ways appropriate for documenting the discipline, such as video, slides, and CDs, as well as posters.

Who May Apply
Undergraduate or graduate students currently enrolled at Cal State L.A. as well as alumni/alumnae who received their degrees in Spring, Summer, or Fall 2014 are eligible. Previous winners have come from a cross-section of departments representing all six colleges. The topics of presentations can be in any of the following categories:

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

Complete information on procedures and online application guidelines are available here.

O R A D Student Symposium Q R Code

Apply Online Here:

Required approval page can be downloaded here.
Applications period starts December 1st, 2014 and must be submitted online by Wednesday February 4th 2015 at noon (PST)

For more information contact:
Elia Amaro, MSA
Research Support Services Coordinator
Office of Research and Development
Golden Eagle 314
323-343-3798 (phone)

5151 State University Drive . Los Angeles . CA 90032 . (323) 343-3000
2014 Trustees of the California State University

Last Update: 10/23/2014