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 200 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.


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

system-wide competition, hosted at Cal Poly

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Cal Poly Student Researchers, Faculty and Staff -- for information regarding the internal Cal Poly competition held in February:

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