CSULB Students Win at CSU Student Research Competition
Three CSULB students took home awards at the CSU Student Research Competition at Cal Poly Pomona May 10-11.
-Amberle McKee, a biology major, won first place for her research presentation “Substrate Attributes Determine Gait in a Terrestrial Gastropod.”
-Tamara McCarty, a dance major, won second place for her presentation, “Gendered Performance in the Western Dance Tradition.”
-Matthew Gonzales, a comparative world literature major, won second place for his presentation, “The Reader as Detective: Intertextuality in Roberto Bolaño’s The Savage Detectives.”
They were among nine CSULB students competing against nearly 200 others from universities throughout the CSU system. See the complete list of students who participated. Congratulations to Amberle, Tamara, Matthew and all of the students on their outstanding research.
CSULB Student Research Competition
- Five-page paper summary (5 copies required) and Registration Form due by Friday, February 7, 2014.
- Participants present on Friday, February 21, 2014
- Competition location is in the College of Business building
- First-place winners in each category will receive $100
- Up to 10 students will be selected from among the first and second-place winners to compete in the 28th Annual CSU Statewide Student Research Competition, which will be held at Cal State East Bay on May 2-3, 2014
About the Competition
On Friday, February 21, 2014, California State University, Long Beach will hold its 26th Annual Student Research Competition in the College of Business Administration's classrooms. The purpose is to showcase excellence in scholarly research and creative activity conducted by CSULB undergraduate and graduate students in the full range of academic programs offered by CSULB.
This is a student academic conference featuring oral presentations to an audience of fellow students and a jury of distinguished faculty. Students with the best presentations in each category will win cash prizes ($100 for first place winners, generously funded by the President's office), certificates, and an impressive entry for their resumes.
There is no registration fee for participating in either the campus or statewide competition.
An Awards Banquet for all participants, faculty mentors, and jurors will follow immediately after (Chartroom) when the winners will be announced.
2014 Presentation Schedule
You may access and download the 2014 CSULB Student Research Competition Presentation Schedule by clicking on the specific Category below!
Behavioral & Social Sciences
Biological & Agricultural Sciences
Business, Economics, and Public Administration
Creative Arts & Design
Engineering & Computer Sciences
Health, Nutrition, and Clinical Sciences
Humanities & Letters
Physical & Mathematical Sciences
How to Enter
- To participate in the campus competition, students must be enrolled at CSULB either for the Fall 2013 or Spring 2014 semester and must be nominated by a faculty member.
- Download the Registration Form, print out a copy, complete and submit it with 5 copies of your paper summary.
- Registration Form and paper summary (5 copies required) are due in the Academic Events Office (Academic Services building, room 124) by Friday, February 7, 2014. Late entries WILL NOT be accepted.
- Group paper summary must include ALL the students names along with the title of the presentation.
The paper summary should not exceed five (5) double-spaced pages in length, not including appendices.
Appendices (bibliography, graphs, photographs, or other supplementary materials) should not exceed three (3) pages.
- A student may submit a paper on any academic topic, provided that the student has not previously submitted the same paper to this competition.
- Entrants in the Creative Arts and Design category may enter an audio and/or visual record of a performance they have given or work of art they have created, provided they focus their papers and oral presentations on the historical or cultural context and rationale underlying their interpretation of the subject matter involved.
- Supporting audio-visual materials are encouraged in all categories, but please note that equipment needs must then be identified on the Registration Form so that the presentation rooms may be properly equipped.
The format, in short, is intended to resemble a professional academic meeting and exactly replicates the setting of the statewide competition. Jurors will evaluate the:
- Clarity of purpose in each paper submitted (15%)
- Appropriateness of the methodology (15%)
- Interpretation of the results (15%)
- Value of the research or creative activity (15%)
- Ability of each presenter to articulate the work involved (15%)
- Organization of the material presented (15%)
- Ability of each presenter to respond to questions from the jury and the general audience (10%)
Each student will have five (5) minutes to set up their computer for the PowerPoint presentation, ten (10) minutes for an oral presentation and five (5) minutes to respond to juror and audience questions.
Papers will be grouped for presentation in the following categories, which will also be used in the statewide competition:
- Behavioral and Social Sciences
- Biological and Agricultural Sciences
- Business, Economics, and Public Administration
- Creative Arts and Design
- Engineering and Computer Science
- Health, Nutrition, and Clinical Sciences
- Humanities and Letters
- Physical and Mathematical Sciences
The Division of Academic Affairs reserves the right to adjust (i.e., combine or divide) these categories as numbers of submissions necessitate.
If you have any questions about this event, please email Michelle Terry or call (562) 985-4546.