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 Fall 2023 Academic Research Workshop & Events

Fall 2023 Academic Research Workshops & Events
Date/Time Workshop/Activity Title Description, Certificate(s), Audience, & Coordinators Registration, Application, or Recording

THU. September 7.

12:00 - 1:00 PM

Studying Our Own Teaching and Students: IRB Issues

IRB representatives discuss ethical challenges for teachers studying their own classrooms.

By: Dr. King-To Yeung

Registration Link


TUE. September 12.

12:00 - 1:00 PM

Best Practices in Mentoring Students in Undergraduate Research

How to recruit and successfully engage students in faculty-student research collaboration - what to expect from undergraduate and graduate student researchers.

By: Panel - coordinated by OSR


Passcode: 1jQT@%3t



WED. September 19. 

12:00 - 1:00 PM

Best DEI practices in mentoring of student research

Understanding and adapting to a variety of student needs.

By: Dr. Jose Munoz

Registration Link


TUE. September 20.

12:00 - 1:00 PM

Drafting proposal budget

Demystifying the budget proposal.

By: P. Tagle & C. Lucas

Registration Link


THU. September 21.

5:00 - 7:00 PM

IRB Basics for Student Researchers

Overview of human subject research ethics and IRB procedures for students who study human beings or collects personal information in research.

By: Dr. K. Yeung

Registration Link


TUE. October 3. 

12:00 - 1:00 PM

Collaborations and Co-authorships of Journal Articles and thesis supervision

Research collaborations, formalizing agreements between authors/co-authors, thesis supervision policies.

By: Dr. C. Vickers, Dr. R. Keating & Dr. Jose Munoz

Registration Link


THU. September 14 & THU. October 5

12:00 - 1:00 PM

Intramural Grants to Support Faculty Research and Student Faculty Research Collaborations

Intramural grants offered by ORD and OSR and how to write a successful intramural proposal.

By: Dr. J. Burke & Dr. R. Keating

Registration Link



WED. October 11.

12:00 - 1:00 PM

White paper - communicating with a program officer about proposal goals

Formulating research goals and synthesizing ideas for program officers.

By: Dr. J. Burke & P. Tagle

Registration Link


TUE. November 7.

12:00 - 1:00 PM

Intramural grants to support faculty research and student faculty research collaborations

Intramural grants to support faculty research and student faculty research collaborations.

By: Dr. J. Burke & Dr. R. Keating

Registration Link


WED. November 8. 

12:00 - 1:00 PM

Grant award administration

Tips in managing your grant.

By: D. Trujillo

Registration Link


TUE. December 5.

12:00 - 1:00 PM

Teacher - Scholar @ CSUSB

Incorporating research into teaching.

By: Panel - coordinated by OSR; Office of Student Research

Registration Link



Spring 2023 Academic Research Workshops & Events

Spring 2023 Academic Research Workshops/Events
Date/Time Workshop/Activity Title Description, Certificate(s), Audience, & Coordinators Registration, Application, or Recording

TUE. FEB., 14

1:00 - 2:00 PM

Export Controls

The workshop provides a brief introduction to a faculty of the Export Control regulations for EAR (Export Administration Regulations) and ITAR (International Traffic in Arms Regulations) covering sharing or transferring technology to foreign persons, deemed exports, and sanctioned countries. 

By: M. Gillespie 

Export Controls Flyer


WED. FEB., 15

12:00 - 12:30 PM

Productive Online Writing with Accountability (POWWA!)

The Office of Research Development (ORD) is pleased to offer the highly successful and supportive: Productive Online Writing with Accountability (POWWA!), a virtual writing program designed to support CSUSB faculty writing aims.  

Want someone in your corner for writing accountability? Terri Patchen, Ph.D., CSUF Professor and Faculty Fellow for Scholarship, will be with you every step of the way.

Interested? Email by Friday, Feb.10 with: 

  1. Your name and department

  2. A brief description of your proposed project

  3. Your commitment to write each week through the end of April


THUR. FEB., 16 

1:00 - 2:00 PM 

Federal Agency Anti-Sexual Harassment Policies

This workshop provides a brief introduction to faculty of NIH, NSF, USDA, and DOE Anti-Sexual Harassment, bullying, intimidation, violence, threats of violence. 

By: M. Gillespie

Federal Agency Flyer 


MON. FEB., 20

12:00 - 1:00 PM

Research Collaboration with Students

This workshop will focus on developing research collaboration and formalizing agreements between authors/co-authors. Ethical aspects. 

By: Dr. C. Vickers, Dr. R. Keating, & Dr. J. Munoz

Research Collaboration Flyer


WED. MAR., 01

10:00 - 11:00 AM

Tips for Managing Your Award

Managing your award is the final and longest phase of the Grant Lifecycle. 

By: D. Trujillo, J. Wessel, Y. Meyer, W. Wahba, & T. Hall

Managing Your Award Flyer


TUE. MAR., 07

12:00 - 1:00 PM

IRB Q & A     

Answering Your Questions in Human Subject Research Protocols

This informal session will answer your IRB questions, including ethical research designs, recruitment of human participants, informed consent process, risk mitigation, privacy and confidentiality in data collection, etc. Representatives from CSUSB IRB will be there to answer your questions. 

By: Dr. King-To Yeung

IRB Q&A Flyer



6th Annual Academic Research Week 


Research Week Flyer

Detail Events Listing

Date, Time, Location Title Description, Certificate(s), Audience, Coordinator(s) Registration or Application

MON. APR., 10

5 PM - 7 PM

SMSU - South Theatre

Grad Slam Join the Office of Graduate Studies for our university-wide Grad Slam! Watch as our students present their timely, and provoking graduate work. The catch? They have to do it in three minutes or less to a non-expert audience and a panel of community judges. The winner will be awarded prize money and move on to the CSU-side competition! Registration

TUE. APR., 11 

4 PM - 6 PM 

SMSU South 106 A&B

6th Annual Recognition of Principal Investigators

Keynote Speaker, Dr. Nicole Bournias-Vardiabasis "The little fly that could."

Reaching New Heights - Principal Investigator's Reception

The Principal Investigator's Reception is held to honor faculty and Project Directors engaged in extramural grant activities. 

Not Applicable - Invite Only

WED. APR., 12 

10 PM - 11:30 AM

PL - 4005

Faculty Book Launch The Faculty/Staff Book Launch is a biennial event honoring our faculty and staff authors who have published an academic text in the last two years. Join the Office of Graduate Studies as we highlight the literacy publications of our talented and hardworking faculty!

Submission Form

Guest Registration

WED. APR., 12

12 PM - 1:30 PM

Virtual Zoom

Mellon Mays Keynote Speaker, Dr. Raul Perez 

Mellon Mays Keynote Speaker, Dr. Raul Perez "The Souls of White Jokes: How Racist Humor Fuels White Supremacy" 

Laughter is often seen as a way to ease tension in an overly politicized social world. But do the stakes change when the jokes are racist? Dr. Perez confronts this unsetting question, arguing that doing so is crucial to understanding the persistence of racism and white supremacy in American society. 


WED. APR., 12

4 PM - 6 PM 


Faculty/Student Research Mixer

CSUSB Faculty, students, and alumni are invited for a night of art, food, and music by Coyote Radio as we reconnect to celebrate the annual Research Week. 

Featuring Artist Talk by Danielle Brensinger - Throughout her artistic career, Danielle has explored her voice through various techniques involving glass and mixed media. After receiving her Bachelor of Fine Arts in Glass from the Tyler School of Art at Temple University in 2012, she immediately became immersed in the world of glass lighting and production.


THUR. APR., 13

11 AM - 4:30 PM

Virtual & SMSU North Conference Center ABCDE

12th Annual "Meeting of the Minds" Student Research Symposium

Celebrating the achievements of our students, "Meeting of the Minds" is a one-day event recognizing the outstanding scholarly and creative accomplishments of the CSUSB graduate and undergraduate students. Join in on an opportunity to view their research and creative activities to the entire CSUSB campus and the broader community. 

Keynote Speaker Dr. Louis Gonzalez - Born and raised in South Florida to Cuban exile parents, Dr. Louis Gonzalez holds a PhD in Microbiology and Immunology and has dedicated his life to medical research. His current work utilizes his background in immunology to design and test new drugs with the goal of empowering the immune system to overcome the turmoil caused by cancer. Please join us to hear Dr. Gonzalez's talk about his experience as a researcher and learn about the ways that researchers take data garnered from pre-clinical experiments in murine tumor models and apply them to exploratory endpoints in phase I clinical trials.



FRI. APR., 14

10:30 AM - 1:00 PM

SMSU South (106 A&B)

Criminal Justice Research and Career Fair This year the School of Criminology and Criminal Justice combines their traditional Career Fair with a Research Fair organized by the Center for Criminal Justice Research. Registration

FRI. APR., 14

12 PM - 2 PM

SMSU North Amphitheater

Recognition of Faculty Mentors and Student Researchers Luncheon This luncheon is held to honor the faculty who mentor students and acknowledge the students for their achievements in research and creative activities.  Not Applicable - Invite Only

Fall 2022 Academic Research Workshops & Events

Fall 2022 Academic Research Workshops/Events

Date/Time    Workshop/Activity Title Description, Certificate(s), Audience, & Coordinators Registration, Application, or Recording

TUE. SEPT., 13

12:00 - 1:00 PM 

Non Traditional Collaborative Research Process

Including student researchers in fields that don't traditionally have labs or collaborative approaches to the research process.

By:  Dr. R. Keating 

Non Traditional Collaborative Research Process Flyer

FRI. SEPT., 16

12:00 - 1:00 PM

BRESE Information Session 

This session will provide information about the Biomedical/Behavioral Research Enrichment (BRESE) Scholars program for 1st and 2nd year faculty. The program is a 2-year mentored proposal writing program and the session will cover eligibility and benefits of participating in the program.

By:  Dr. C. Crawford

BRESE Information Session Flyer


Passcode:  90!JR6A1


TUE. SEPT., 20

12:00 - 1:00 PM

Internal Funding Workshop 

This workshop is designed to introduce faculty to the variety of internal funding options available to support research, scholarly, and creative activities at CSUSB and help faculty design scaffolding approaches to coordinating research funding through on-campus sources.

By: Dr. C. Crawford & R. Keating 

Internal Funding Workshop Flyer


Passcode: w8yd8?&K

TUE. OCT., 04

10:00 - 11:00 AM

Funding Opportunities for Graduate Students

This workshop introduces funding opportunities for graduate students, including the Graduate Equity Fellowship, Chancellor's Doctoral Incentive Program, and the California Pre-Doctoral Program.

By: Dr. C. Vickers

Funding Opportunities Flyer


Passcode: #Sj9G+qx

WED. OCT., 12

10:00 - 11:00 AM 

Proposal Preparation and Submission

In addition to covering how ORSP can assist you with your proposal preparation and submission, ORSP will also provide tips for using the SciENcv portal for exporting personnel documents in various agency formats. NSF is partnering with the NIH (and more recently, Department of Energy) to use SciENcv as an approved format for use in preparation of the biographical sketch and current & pending sections of a proposal. SciENcv will allow users to export NIH, NSF or DOE formatted personnel documents for inclusion with your proposal submission(s). Additional federal agencies may start using the system using the system as well. Come learn how to get started!

By: P. Tagle & C. Lucas

Proposal Preparartion and Submission Flyer


Passcode: &26bwxyX

WED. OCT., 12

12:00 - 1:30 PM

IRB Essentials For Faculty: Keys to Designing Ethical Human Subject Research 

For faculty members who plan to conduct research on human participants, this workshop will discuss key ethical concerns and major steps in an IRB application. CSUSB IRB reps will be there to answer your questions. 

By:  Dr. King-To Yeung, Dr. Brian Heisterkamp & Michael Gillespie

IRB Essentials For Faculty Flyer 


Passcode: t%MZ55J1



WED. OCT., 19

3:00 - 4:00 PM

Budget Development


ORSP will present tips on how to develop a realistic and compliant budget proposal for Federal grant applications. Come learn the fundamentals, including standard cost-categories to consider, the differences between allowable and unallowable costs, as well as our process for obtaining internal campus approvals. 

By: P. Tagle & C. Lucas

Budget Development Flyer


Passcode:  @A=JF9J0

MON. OCT., 24

5:30 - 7:00 PM

How to Submit an IRB Application for your Student Research Project For students 


For students at any level who plan to conduct research on human participants, this workshop will go over the IRB application step-by-step. You will find that the IRB process is far from scary. IRB reps will be there to answer your questions.

By: Dr. King-To Yeung 

IRB Application Flyer


Passcode: #6j2xH++

WED. NOV., 09

12:00 - 1:00 PM

White Papers: Communicating your Research Goals

This session will go over the benefits of writing a 1-2 page concept paper (i.e., white paper) about your research project. The session will focus on using white papers to contact external funding agencies.

By: Dr. C. Crawford

White Papers Flyer


Passcode: GD72HX*C