Research and Graduate Studies

Graduate Student Events

CSUN Annual Student Research and Creative Works Symposium Friday, February 19, 2016
USU Northridge Center


2015 Symposium Winners

About the Competition
The 20th Annual Student Research and Creative Works Symposium will take place on February 19, 2016. The purpose is to showcase excellence in scholarly research and creative activity conducted by CSUN undergraduate and graduate students across all academic disciplines. Presentations may be in any of the following categories:

  • Behavioral and Social Sciences
  • Biological Sciences
  • Business, Economics, and Public Administration
  • Creative Arts and Design
  • Education
  • Engineering and Computer Science
  • Education
  • Health, Nutrition, and Clinical Sciences
  • Humanities and Letters
  • Physical and Mathematical Sciences
  • Interdisciplinary

This is a student conference featuring oral and poster presentations presented to an audience of students, faculty and faculty judges. Based on judges’ recommendations, cash awards will be presented to the outstanding oral presenter ($200) and runner-up ($100) in each session. For the poster session, cash awards will be provided to the outstanding undergraduate and graduate posters. Please note that a limited number of presentations can be accommodated, so registration will close when the symposium is full. We recommend that you apply early.

 

GRE Workshops

The Office of Research and Graduate Studies is collaborating with the Princeton Review to provide five free GRE Workshops for CSUN students. Students are encouraged to take advantage of these workshops before taking the GRE exam.  Students can register for one of the five GRE Workshops by clicking one of the links below:

Saturday, February 6, 2016 from 11:00am-2:00pm Oviatt Library Presentation Room

Saturday, February 13, 2016 from 11:00am-2:00pm Oviatt Library  Presentation Room

Saturday, February 27, 2016 from 11:00am-2:00pm Oviatt Library  Presentation Room

Saturday, March 5, 2016 from 11:00am-2:00pm Oviatt Library Presentation Room

Saturday, March 12, 2016 from 11:00am-2:00pm Oviatt Library  Presentation Room

 

New Graduate Student Virtual Orientation

Welcome New Graduate Students!

We are pleased to welcome you to California State University, Northridge (CSUN). We hope to help make your transition a smooth and positive experience. Our online orientation is your first introduction to the CSUN campus. It is designed to increase your awareness of academic rules, policies, special events and financial opportunities.  We believe this information will promote your academic success.

Please click on the "Start Prezi" box to view the new Graduate Student Online Orientation.

To view the presentation in power point please click the link below.

CSUN Graduate Student Orientation 2015

After viewing the orientation, please help us by providing your feedback on a six-question survey. Your feedback will help us to improve the online orientation experience.

The survey can be accessed here: https://www.surveymonkey.com/r/76QQFVX

 

Thesis/Dissertation Writing Workshop- This Event is Full.

About the workshop:
For many graduate students trying to complete their degrees, theses, dissertations and graduate projects can be a classic stumbling point. If you are experiencing anxiety about a culminating project that involves writing, you are not alone! To help graduate students from getting stuck at the writing stage, the Office of Graduate Studies announces a Saturday workshop. Sessions will include lectures, exercises and social support.

Requirements:

This workshop is for you if you are a Fully Classified, CSUN graduate student trying to select a topic, trying to begin writing, or trying to finish the last chapter. You must agree to receive and provide peer feedback.

 Date:
The Workshop is October 17th from 11:00am-3:00pm. Lunch will be provided.

 Location:
Ferman Presentation Room, Oviatt Library 

RSVP:
Due to limited seats, applicants will be selected on a first come, first serve basis. Please register via the doodle link below:

 https://docs.google.com/forms/d/1rY8o5XgEQe24MD-NwdifQHOv0He6dCs2xDk4ZpO_dwQ/viewform?usp=send_form

 

Advancement to Graduate Education (AGE)  Saturday, October 24, 2015

Have you thought about pursuing a master's or doctoral degree? Advancement to Graduate Education (AGE) is a free event in the fall where students gain valuable information on how to successfully apply to graduate school. Students attend workshops where they gain information about the graduate admissions process, financing their education, test preparation exams, and much more. Admission is free and seating is limited. The AGE Conference is open to CSUN students only.

Please see the link below to view this year's AGE agenda.

AGE 2015 Agenda (.pdf)

AGE 2015 Flyer (.pdf) 

 

NIH SCORE Town Hall

Monday, February 8, 2016 - 10:00am

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AVP Crist Khachikian and ORSP Director Scott Pérez will lead a discussion to answer questions about SCORE program guidelines and CSUN's framework for using this important limited submission program to nurture new and mid-career investigators. Read more

HSI/AANAPISI Funding Opportunity Forum

Monday, February 8, 2016 - 4:00pm

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RGS will host a forum for faculty to learn how to apply for upcoming Title III and Title V funding opportunities offered by the USDE. Any CSUN faculty member interested in submitting an application to the HSI or AANAPISI programs must attend this forum to be eligible to apply. Read more

NIH SCORE Town Hall

Tuesday, February 9, 2016 - 1:30pm

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AVP Crist Khachikian and ORSP Director Scott Pérez will lead a discussion to answer questions about SCORE program guidelines and CSUN's framework for using this important limited submission program to nurture new and mid-career investigators. The forum will include a report-out from the SCORE program conference held in Washington, D.C. in December. Read more

Assess Your Readiness

Monday, February 22, 2016 - 10:00am to 11:30am

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Overview of types of funding and campus resources and interactive discussion to help new investigators develop a realistic plan for research and sponsored activities. Read more

CSUN Breakfast Seminar

Tuesday, February 23, 2016 - 7:30am to 9:00am

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Save the date: This Breakfast Seminar will help CSUN faculty and alumni to discover new opportunities. More details to be announced. Read more

NSF Spring 2016 Grants Conference

Monday, February 29, 2016 - 12:00am to Tuesday, March 1, 2016 - 12:00am

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Key representatives from the National Science Foundation as well as your colleagues - faculty, researchers and grant administrators - representing colleges and universities from around the US will participate. Read more

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