Cal State San Bernardino was well represented at the annual one-day Southern California Conference for Undergraduate Research (SCCUR), which draws between 700-900 students across multiple academic disciplines. The event was hosted by Cal State Fullerton.
Forty-two CSUSB students and 19 faculty mentors attended the 2023 conference, “Discover the Possibilities,” which took place on Nov. 18
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. In addition to showcasing their work, students have an opportunity to engage with peers and faculty members from various institutions.
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.