• csunposium save the date April 5, 2019


About the Event

The CSUNposium, also known as the “23rd 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.

  • Presentations can be in any of the following 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
  • Physical and Mathematical Sciences

Who May Apply

Undergraduate and graduate students currently enrolled at CSUN.

How to Apply

A complete application includes an online submission and your faculty adviser's approval. Once you submit your application, your faculty adviser will receive an email notification of your 2019 CSUNposium application. Your adviser 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 adviser's approval must be completed by February 1st, 2019. Late submissions will not be accepted.



Participation Selection

All submissions will go through a review process, overseen by the Office of Research and Graduate Studies. 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 2019 whether 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. Award winners will be announced during the award ceremony at 3:30 PM in the USU Grand Salon.

If you are not able to attend the award ceremony, please contact Wendy S. Brown-Danks in the graduate studies office at (818) 677-2138.

Past CSUNposium