The annual one-day Southern California Conference for Undergraduate Research (SCCUR), which draws between 700-900 students across multiple academic disciplines, will be hosted by Cal State San Bernardino this year.

The 2021 Annual SCCUR Conference will take place virtually on Saturday, Nov. 20. The conference provides undergraduate student participants a platform to present their work in the form of oral presentations, posters and creative exhibits, and performances in 15-minute formal panel presentations chaired by faculty members.

“Student Research is a vital component of the undergraduate experience,” said Christina Hassija, chair of CSUSB's Department of Psychology and the person responsible for bringing SCCUR to the campus. “It provides students the opportunity to intimately engage in their fields, prepare for their future, and work closely and learn from dedicated faculty mentors.

“We are thrilled host SCCUR this year at California State University, San Bernardino to learn about the exciting work that is taking place by undergraduate students across Southern California, to provide the venue for students to present their work, and to also highlight the incredible work being done by CSUSB students and faculty here on our campus.”

Organizing this year’s conference with Hassija, who also is a SCCUR board member, is Sarah Dunn, CSUSB associate professor of kinesiology and also SCCUR board member.

SCCUR – which also is attended by faculty mentors, administrators, community college and high school students – seeks to replicate professional and scholarly meetings, and many undergraduate scholars participate in SCCUR as a “first conference” experience, going on to present their work at national professional meetings.

The conference welcomes all disciplines: science, technology, engineering, math, health, social sciences, business, arts, humanities and performing arts. Participants come from approximately 80 institutions in Southern California and the rest of the nation, with some international presenters.

SCCUR is an organization of Southern California faculty, administrators and interested members of the community who share the common goal of improving education for college and university students through hands-on experiences of undergraduate research, scholarship and creative activity. It supports inquiry-based education, in which students learn while doing, working closely with faculty mentors on significant academic projects and presenting their results to audiences in a professional manner.

 For additional information on the 2021 conference, visit SCCUR - Southern California Conference of Undergraduate Research | Student Research | CSUSB, or email at SCCUR2021@csusb.edu, and follow SCCUR 2021 on Instagram at @sccur2021.

Also visit www.SCCUR.org for more information.