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Thesis Events

Thesis Events

The Office of Graduate Studies hosts the following events to promote outstanding graduate student scholarship and research in a thesis, project, or dissertation:

Thesis Boot Camps

Step up your writing game and get it done with intensive workshops on goal setting, motivation, stress reduction, dedicated writing time, and more! Boot camps are open to graduate students writing a thesis, project, or dissertation, and are held in fall and winter terms. We recommend following up with weekly Writing Accountability Group Sessions to keep your momentum and commitment going throughout the semester. 

Writing Accountability Group Sessions (WAGS)

The Office of Graduate Studies is connecting graduate students to create small writing accountability groups to help you make progress on you major writing projects, such as theses, projects, and dissertations. Writing accountability groups will allow you to develop a support network and to reach your writing and research goals.

Boot Camps & WAGS


Grad Slam: Three Minute Thesis (3MT)

In this TED-talk-like competition, presenters describe their graduate thesis, project, or dissertation research in three minutes or less, using only one slide! CSUSB will host its first 3MT event this spring semester: Mark your calendars for April 11th, 5:00 pm in the CGI Auditorium. Learn more about 3MT and join the fun!

Join us at an upcoming Information Session!

Register for the Competition!


Outstanding Thesis/Project Award

The Outstanding Thesis Award is given annually to recognize those students who have shown exceptional scholarship and dedication in developing and writing their master’s thesis or project. Two awards are given annually: one student is awarded in the Humanities, Education, Business, and Social Sciences category, and one in the Math, Computer Science, Biological Sciences, Physical Sciences, and Life Sciences category.

2020-2021 Outstanding Thesis Award Recipients

  • Randy Lucio, M.A. in English Composition, for his thesis Critical Period Controversies for Second Language Acquisition: Implications for Language Teaching.
  • Jolon Koppmann, M.S. in Information Systems and Technology, for her project, Overcoming the Challenges of Big Data Analytics Adoption for Small and Medium Sized Enterprises in the Manufacturing Industry.

Randy and Jolon will be honored at our upcoming Awardee Luncheon; learn more about their exceptional work and that of past winners on our Outstanding Thesis/Project Awardees page.