Meeting of the Minds Annual Student Research Symposium

At the Meeting of the Minds Student Research Symposium, CSUSB graduate and undergraduate students have the opportunity to showcase their research and creative activities (RESCA) through oral and poster presentations. This event is an excellent opportunity for students to refine their presentation skills while sharing their talents and knowledge with others.

Participants with the best oral and poster presentations will receive an award and be recognized during the reception and award ceremony.

[SAVE THE DATE: 7th Annual “Meeting of the Minds” Student Research Symposium will be held on May 17, 2018.]

Congratulations to the following best oral and poster presenters!

Best Oral Presenters

Undergraduate

Presenter(s): Mary Elizabeth Bucayu and Fatimah Safari

Faculty Mentor: Dr. Marc Fudge

Department: Public Administration

Title: What Have California Cities Learned because of the Great Recession? The Impact of the Local Option Sales Tax on Rainy Day Stabilization Funds

Graduate

Presenter(s): Zachary Harmony and Israel Garcia

Faculty Mentor: Dr. Cynthia Crawford

Department: Psychology

Title:  Effects of Nicotine Exposure on Methamphetamine Oral Self-Administration, Extinction, and Reinstatement in Adolescent Rats

 

Best Poster Presenters

Undergraduate

Presenter(s): David Sanchez

Faculty Mentor: Dr. Cynthia Crawford

Department: Bio-Psychology

Title:  Role of NPY on cannabinoid-induced anxiety-like behavior

Graduate

Presenter(s): Sailesh Maharjan

Faculty Mentor: Dr. Michael Lewin

Department: Clinical Psychology

Title:  Is the Relationship between Trait Mindfulness and Psychological Outcomes Indirect?

 

Student Registration

 

Oral
Poster
Art Exhibit
Performance

 

Registration opens September 18th, 2017 and closes March 5th, 2018.

  • All presenters must have the support of a faculty mentor.

  • Students are expected to submit an abstract. Before submitting, please ensure the following:

    • Faculty sponsor has proofread work.

    • The abstract is no more than 250 words.

    • The abstract contains a hypothesis or problem statement, methods, results or outcomes, and conclusion.

    • The abstract must be converted into a PDF and uploaded at the time of registration. Please ensure that the title of your presentation and author’s name are at the top of the page above the abstract.

  • Group presentations are defined as 2 or more presenters. If a group is selected to receive an award, funds will be divided evenly. During the group presentation, all members are expected to present. One application per team.

  • Once the application has been submitted, you will receive a confirmation within one week. All applicants are obligated to inform OSR if you are no longer able to participate.

 

Submit Application

 

Oral

  • Each person will have 10 minutes to present their research followed by 5 minutes of Q/A. Time limits will be enforced.

  • You will be notified by email with the time and location of your oral presentation in April.

  • If you have illustrations and need to make overheads or slides, make sure they are large and easy to read. A comfortable font size is equivalent to a Times New Roman 22 pt. Equipment that will be provided at the symposium will be: 1) a computer and projector for PowerPoint presentations; 2) one 35 mm slide projector; 3) overhead projector, and 4) a clicker.

  • This is a formal presentation, and you are expected to dress in business attire.

  • Please remember that this is a friendly competition amongst your peers and the best oral presentation for graduate and undergraduate will be awarded.

  • There will be a workshop on "Presenting an Oral and Poster Presentation" on date TBA.

Download Oral Presentation Guidelines

 

Poster

 

  • Students may begin setting up their poster between 7:00 and 10:30 am in the Event Center (SMSU). The poster must be set up and ready by 11:00 am when the session starts. No exceptions.

  • Poster presenters will be scheduled for a 60-minute period to be available to stand by their poster and respond to questions. Poster presentations are from 11:00-12:00 pm. Each poster easel will be numbered and organized by college. The poster number will allow for guests to cast their vote for best poster presentation.

  • All posters will be displayed for the duration of the event. Students are responsible for collecting their poster no later than 5:30 pm.

  • Students with the best poster presentation will be asked to participate in the annual Palm Desert Campus Poster Day Event, date TBA.

  • The OSR will provide a free tri-fold board. It is strongly recommended that posters are printed at 36 H" x 48 W" so that they fit onto the board. You may also have your poster printed onto the foam board provided by printing services; these boards are made in sturdy corrugated materials. Students interested in using a free OSR board must pick them up during the office hours (M-F 8:00 am- 5:00 pm) at CH 123.

  • There will be a workshop on "Presenting an Oral and Poster Presentation" on date TBA.

 

Download Poster Presentation Guidelines

Poster Preparation

 

Art Exhibit

  • Students may begin setting up their poster between 7:00 and 10:30 am in the Event Center (SMSU). The poster must be set up and ready by 11:00 am when the session starts. No exceptions.

  • Exhibit presenters will be scheduled for a 60-minute period to be available to stand by their work and answer questions. From 11:00- 12:00, presenters will answer questions about their work.

  • Presentations can be done in drawing, painting, printmaking, photography, sculpture, ceramics, mixed media, video and film.

  • All work must be labeled.

  • All displays must include a statement.

  • Exhibitor is responsible for cleaning up immediately after the reception concludes.

The Office of Student Research assumes no responsibility for theft, loss, damage or destruction of items left for display, although we will do our best to ensure that all items are cared for and protected.

Download Art Exhibit Guidelines

 

For more information, please contact:

Danielle White

Event Coordinator

(909) 537-3177

dnwhite@csusb.edu

 

 

Program Archive

Past Participant Awardees