Student Research: Wecome Back Edition (2018-2019)
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2018-2019 Academic Year Welcome

Welcome to the 2018-2019 Academic Year. Student Research has been busy over the Summer. Summer SURF is nearing its conclusion and we are planning out events for the next year. Take a moment to catch up with Student Research and review our events and opportunities.

The Student Research Advisory Committee involves faculty, students, administration, and staff in guiding our initiatives and activities. Service on SRAC is voluntary. To get involved click THIS LINK.

Orientation Sessions
Two breakout sessions during the Fall Faculty Orientation have content for faculty interested in mentoring student research: 
  • Innovative Teaching Practices and Ideas, 1-2 PM, Del Norte Hall 2530. Modulized tools for incorporating inquiry into classroom teaching
  • Student Research Opportunities, 2-3PM Del Norte 2530. Learn about current and future opportunities to become involved in faculty-mentored student research
SAGE Student Research Conference
SAGE 2018 marked the 10th anniversary of the SAGE Conference, which is sponsored by SAGE Publications. Over the first 10 years of SAGE, 2,495 students presented research at the conference. In 2018, students presented over 200 posters and almost 40 oral presentations. See and read more about SAGE...
Student Success Spotlight:
Maria Pimentel
CSU Student Research Competition
Now in its 33rd year, the CSU Student Research Competition is a system-wide, cross-disciplinary research conference for undergraduate and graduate students. Each campus is allotted 10 projects. Students' research briefs and oral presentations are judged and cash awards are made to outstanding projects. Our campus selection process begins in the late fall and concludes in March. In collaboration with the Writing and Multiliteracy Center we help students prepare for their presentation. Read more on our website...
In cooperation with the University of Nevada, Reno, we send about 10 students per year for a multi-day training on attending graduate school. GRADfit is aimed at first generation and minority students interested in pursuing graduate degrees. The application opens in November. UNR chooses the CI students who attend. Ahmed Awad (Chemistry) has accompanied students for the last two years and plans to return in 2019.
SURF is a general moniker for our research learning communities.

First-year SURFers participate in a living-learning community focused on curiosity, discovery, creativity, and inquiry. They take three linked classes each semester, engage in an interdisciplinary research project, travel to the Santa Rosa Island Research Station, and present at two interdisciplinary conferences.

Summer SURFers engage in a faculty-centered disciplinary research project for ten weeks. Faculty receive a stipend and engage in a Spring learning community and mentor their research students. Students receive a stipend and benefit from a weekly Interdisciplinary Research Learning Community to engage in interdisciplinary dialogue and professional development activities. Summer SURF is generously funded by the CI Foundation, Project OLAS, the Instructionally Related Activities Committee, and the Student Research Advisory Committee through the Provost's Office.
Research Support for Students
Student researchers nominated by a faculty mentor can receive up to $700 per year to travel to present their research. This funding may also be used by students to visit a site to conduct research. Read more here.
Student Research Space
Located in Broome Library 1740, and supported by Project OLAS, this space is a resource for students and faculty from all disciplines. Learn more about the space.
Student Research Lunches
Once a month, on a Friday, SRAC hosts a lunch. Faculty mentors introduce the research they are conducting with students, and students present the research. Presentations take place in Broome Library 1320. And, there is free food! Tentative dates are listed below.
Stay in Touch
Student Research is active on social media. Like us on Facebook and find us on Instagram
Visit our website
The Student Research Website is an up to date source for information about CI student research. 
Researchers hiking to Skunk Point
The Santa Rosa Island Research Station is dedicated to supporting faculty-mentored student research and teaching at CI. Special funding is available to conduct research on the Island. 

Photo Credit: Summer SURFer Yosduan Ramos.

Pencil us in your Calendar Now!

FALL 2018

Summer Faculty-Student Research Showcase, September 14th, CI campus, 11.30-1.30, Library Plaza
Student Research Lunch, September 28th, 12.00-1.30, BRO 1320
Student Research Lunch, October 26th, 12.00-1.30, BRO 1320
Student Research Lunch, November 1st, 12.00-1.30, BRO 1320
Southern California Conference on Undergraduate Research (SCCUR), November 17, Pasadena City College

Student Research Lunch, February 22nd,12.00-1.30, BRO 1320
Student Research Lunch, March 29th,12.00-1.30, BRO 1320
Student Research Lunch, April 26th,12.00-1.30, BRO 1320

CSU Social Science Research and Instructional Center, S4 Symposium, April (TBD), Location TBD.
CSU Student Research Competition, April 26-27, Location: CSU Fullerton
SAGE Student Research Conference, May 4, CI Campus,10:00-5:00 (tentative)

Details are subject to change. Keep an eye out for updates regarding dates, locations, and deadlines.

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