Upcoming Student Symposium on Research, Scholarship, and Creative Activities

Student Symposium

Students may now begin submitting their applications for the 29th Annual Virtual Symposium on Research, Scholarship, and Creative Activities

The 29th Annual Virtual Student Symposium on Research, Scholarship, and Creative Activities, sponsored by the Office of Research, Scholarship, and Creative Activities, has been scheduled for Friday, March 12, 2021.

Students can now begin applying. The deadline for submitting the online application is Friday, February 12, 2021. You may even submit your final fall research project for consideration by the February deadline. In fact, it is encouraged.

This symposium is held annually to recognize student accomplishments in research, scholarship, and creative activities, and to provide a local forum for our students to gain experience in delivering a professional presentation. 

Three winners will be presented the Gamma Epsilon Chapter of Phi Kappa Phi Awards for first, second and third place. Also, the top 10 presentations will be selected to represent Cal State LA in the 35th Annual CSU Student Research Competition to be hosted by Cal Poly Pomona campus April 30 - May 1, 2021.

The Symposium is open to all majors and to both undergraduate and graduate students. All students who are engaged in scholarly research or creative activity, including term projects and independent study endeavors, should participate.

Students can participate in the University Symposium in two ways – by delivering a 10-minute oral presentation or by exhibiting a poster presentation. The subsequent statewide competition is limited to oral presentations. 

Online applications can be accessed through the following steps: 

  1. Go to https://calstatela.infoready4.com/
  2. Click on Login at the upper right hand side corner. 
  3. Click on the blue button that says "Cal State LA Login" and login using your Cal State LA credentials. 
  4. DO NOT Login for Other Users
  5. On the top menu, click on the Calendar Tab. 
  6. On the right hand side click on "List View" to find the application.
  7. Complete the application form. 

For more information such as guidelines and protocols, visit The Office of Research, Scholarship, and Creative Activities to learn more