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.
Download the list of award winners here.
Competition was grouped into the following categories:
Jurors evaluated each student presentation on:
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.
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)
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.
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:
If you have any questions about this event, please contact Tammy Sung at the Academic Events Department via email or (562) 985-4546.