The annual CSUSB Research Week of activities including the “Meeting of the Minds” will be held virtually May 11-15 as a result of the disruptions caused by the COVID-19 outbreak.

The CSUSB Research Week, presented by the university’s Office of Student Research (OSR), celebrates the research and scholarly achievements of faculty and students across campus in all disciplines. Faculty, staff and students are invited to learn about what research and creative activities are currently taking place.

Many of the week’s activities will be conducted through Zoom video conferencing, which can be accessed by registering in advance on the ‘Research Week’ page on the OSR website.

The events, which are all webinars, include:

Monday, May 11

  • Poster Presentation Exhibit Opens
  • 2-4:30 p.m. – Get the Scoop: Getting Involved in Research – The Coyote Scholars Club and the OSR present “Get the Scoop,” an introduction to research workshop and panel session with the Coyote Research Ambassadors.

Tuesday, May 12

  • 3-5 p.m. – Principal Investigator’s Recognition – The Principal Investigator’s Reception is held to recognize faculty who have been engaged in extramural grant activities. Keynote speaker is Laura Newcombe, CSUSB Department of Biology.

Wednesday, May 13

  • 2-3 p.m. – “‘She stood there by him with a gun’: Mabel Williams and the Philosophy of Armed Resistance.” Keynote speaker Jasmin Young, University of California President’s Postdoctoral Fellow in the UCLA Department of African American Studies, will discuss the writings and activism of Mabel Williams, a southern activist from North Carolina, to discuss the philosophy of armed resistance.

Thursday, May 14

  • 9-10 a.m. – “Cheetah and Humans Sharing a Landscape” – Justin Birkoff, development manager for the Cheetah Conservation Fund, will discuss his efforts to combat the problems that afflict the human communities that live alongside cheetahs and threaten the cheetah as a species with extinction.
  • 11-a.m.-5 p.m. – Meeting of the Minds Student Research Symposium. CSUSB graduate and undergraduate students have the opportunity to showcase their research and creative activities to the campus and broader community.
  • Poster Presentation Exhibit Closes

Friday, May 15

  • Noon-2 p.m. – Recognition of faculty mentors and student researchers. The luncheon will honor faculty who mentor students and acknowledge the students for their achievements in research and creative activities.

For more information or for special accommodations, contact (909) 537-3728 or visit the CSUSB Office for Student Research website.  

Meeting of the Minds poster