Cal State San Bernardino’s annual Research Week – highlighted by the 11th annual Meeting of the Minds Student Research Symposium – will be celebrated in-person and virtually from April 11-14.

Research Week shines the spotlight on the research and scholarly achievements of faculty and students across campus in all disciplines. All faculty, staff and students are invited to participate in the event as student presenters and faculty moderators and judges, and to learn about what research and creative activities are currently taking place on campus.

The Meeting of the Minds Student Research Symposium, set for 11 a.m.-5:30 p.m. Thursday, April 14, on the John M. Pfau Library Lawn, and virtually, will showcase the research and creative activities of 311 graduate and undergraduate students from throughout the university.

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.

Along with the Meeting of the Minds Student Research Symposium, the 2022 Research Week events are:

  • Monday, April 11 – Three Minute Thesis Competition, 5-7 p.m., CGI 103
    The Three Minute Thesis is a research communication competition that showcases the outstanding research of CSUSB graduate students as they present their research in three minutes or less. Learn more at the Three Minute Thesis webpage.
  • Tuesday, April 12 – Recognition of Principal Investigators, 4-6 p.m., SMSU 106A
    The Principal Investigator’s Reception is held to honor faculty and project directors who have been engaged in extramural grant activities. RSVP for the reception online.
  • Wednesday, April 13 – Keynote Speaker, Hilary Green, “African American Experience in the Civil War and Reconstruction Era: One Scholar’s Journey,” 11 a.m.-12:30 p.m., virtual presentation
    Green’s research explores ordinary African Americans who did extraordinary things in their activism for a more equitable and just United States during the Civil War and Reconstruction eras. Register on the Symposium webpage.
  • Thursday, April 14 – Roundtable Panel Discussion: Research in Action, 1-2 p.m., Obershaw Lower Commons Amphitheater and virtual.
    The Roundtable is an excellent event for new transfer or freshmen students interested in learning about how to get involved in research at CSUSB. Register for the virtual event on the Symposium webpage.
  • OSR & Graduate Studies Alumni Mixer, 4-6 p.m., Pfau Library Lawn
    Meet and mingle with fellow CSUSB graduates. This event is open to all CSUSB students and alumni!
  • Friday, April 15 – Recognition of Faculty Mentors and Student Researchers Luncheon, noon-2 p.m., Pfau Library Lawn
    The luncheon is held to honor the faculty who mentor students and acknowledge the students for their achievements in research and creative activities.

Face coverings are required on campus. For the latest guidance, visit the Return of the Pack website.

For more information on Research Week, contact the CSUSB Office of Student Research at, and visit the Research Week webpage, and the Meeting of the Minds webpage.

Research Week schedule flier