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Graduate Research Conference

The Graduate Research Conference at CSULB provides a forum for graduate students (master’s, credential, certificate, and doctoral) to showcase their scholarly work and their promise as future innovators, researchers, and academics. This cross-disciplinary event allows CSULB graduate students from all fields of study to present their research and network with members of the entire community. The 3rd annual Graduate Research Conference will take place on Wednesday, November 14, 2018 in the University Student Union (USU) ballrooms.

Graduate Research Conference Collage

Who Can Participate?

All graduate students (master’s, credential, certificate, and doctoral) are encouraged to participate, regardless of where they are in their research projects. Recent alumni, who graduated Spring 2018 or Summer 2018, from a CSULB graduate program are also invited to participate in a 3-minute or 10-minute oral presentation. The conference is based on the assumption that research projects are at different stages of development:

  • Early Stage: The researcher has identified a research topic, crafted a research question(s), conducted a literature review, and developed a methodology to collect and analyze data.
  • Advanced Stage: The researcher is collecting and analyzing data; or has completed the data gathering and analysis activities and is developing or has developed conclusions for the project and articulated implications for the field.

Presentation Formats

Four presentation formats are available that coincide with the different stages of research.

  • Roundtable discussions are available for students whose research projects are in the Early Stage.
  • 3-minute oral presentations are available for students whose research is in the Advanced Stage.
  • 10-minute oral presentations are available for students whose research is in the Advanced Stage.
  • Poster sessions are available for students whose research is in the Advanced Stage.