• CSUNposium 2020 - Save the Date March 27, 2020


About the Event

The CSUNposium, also known as the 24th Annual Student Research and Creative Works Symposium, is a student conference featuring oral and poster presentations. The purpose is to showcase excellence in scholarly research and creative activity conducted by CSUN students across all academic disciplines.

Historically, the CSUNposium oral sessions have been organized by department and/or college. This year, we are excited to announce that some of the oral sessions will be organized around a theme rather than by discipline. The theme will not be set prior to the abstract submission but rather, submitted abstracts will be reviewed and grouped into themes by the CSUNposium committee members (if applicable).

Who May Apply

Undergraduate and graduate students currently enrolled at CSUN.

How to Apply

A complete application includes an online submission and your faculty advisor's approval. Once you submit your application, your faculty advisor will receive an email notification of your 2020 CSUNposium application. Your advisor must electronically approve your application and this will serve as your faculty approval.

SPECIAL NOTE: Only complete applications will be considered. Both your application and your faculty advisor's approval must be completed by January 29, 2020 by 5 PM. Late submissions will not be accepted.




Participation Selection

All submissions will go through a review process, overseen by the CSUNposium committee members. Ideally, all submissions will be invited to participate in the symposium. If the number of submissions exceeds maximum capacity, a selection process will take place. Primary authors will be notified in late February 2020 if their abstract has been accepted for presentation. Based on preference and availability, accepted abstracts will be assigned to one of the following: 3-minute oral presentation, 10-minute oral presentation, or poster presentation.

Abstract Requirements

An abstract is a brief summary of your research/project/creative work. It is a well-developed, concise paragraph and reflects the main points of your research/project/creative work. Abstracts can not exceed 1000 characters (approximately 150 words) and should not include any charts, tables, or figures.

Presentation Options


A committee consisting of faculty members and/or CSUN alumni will judge the presentations. Based on the recommendations of the judges, cash awards will be presented to the outstanding oral and poster presenters. Submissions with completed data will be eligible for monetary prizes. Submissions in the proposal or preliminary stages will be judged by faculty and upon request, feedback will be given after the event, however they are not eligible for monetary prizes.

Award winners will be announced during the award ceremony at 4:00 PM in the USU Grand Salon.

Past CSUNposium