On April 28 and 29, 245 students from the 23 CSU campuses participated in the 31st CSU Student Research Competition at Cal Poly San Luis Obispo.

The annual competition demonstrates the depth and breadth of CSU student research and creative activity. Students were recognized for their outstanding accomplishments in 10 categories:

  • Behavioral and social sciences
  • Biological and agricultural sciences
  • Business, economics and public administration
  • Creative arts and design
  • Education
  • Engineering and computer science
  • Health, nutrition, and clinical sciences
  • Humanities and letters
  • Interdisciplinary
  • Physical and mathematical sciences

Students were evaluated on methodology and articulation of research and presentation, among other factors.

"This year's themes were personal and professional innovation and growth, as well as inclusivity and diversity," says Ganesh Raman, assistant vice chancellor for research at the CSU Chancellor's Office, in Long Beach. "Those who attended—including myself—enjoyed the student-led presentations that included elements of creativity, innovation and significant societal impact."

"At the CSU, research, scholarship and creative activities connects directly with student success, distinctive education and faculty excellence," Raman continues. "We are not just educating students but growing young professionals and successfully transitioning technologies from CSU labs to innovations of public use that serve California and the nation."

Learn more about the CSU's research, scholarship and creative activity.