Student Research Competition

The California State University Student Research Competition, initiated in 1985, features research achievements of undergraduate students, graduate students, and recent alumni from all academic disciplines.

Approximately 240 students from the 23 CSU campuses submit written papers and make oral presentations before juries of professional experts from major corporations, foundations, public agencies, and universities in California. Cash prizes are awarded.


Participating in the 2020 Student Research Competition:

Cal Poly Student Researchers -- if you would like to present your research at the CSU Student Research Competition, please see the Student Researcher page.

Faculty and Staff -- for information on campus procedures and assisting/advising students for the internal Cal Poly competition held on February 22, 2020, please see the Faculty/College Information page


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Results from the 31st Annual CSU Student Research Competition, April 28 and 29, 2017

system-wide competition, hosted at Cal Poly

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