The Coyote Research Ambassador Program (CRA) was created as an initiative to widen participation in research and creative activities of students at CSUSB among but not limited to, first-year freshmen, transfer students, and underrepresented minority students, as studies have found that university students are the best fit to serve as role models due to their proximity in age (Gartland, 2014, 2015; Sanders and Higham, 2012). CRAs are a diverse group of exceptional students with experience in research and creative activity. CRAs work to inspire broader engagement in research and creative activity by educating and serving the CSUSB campus community through meaningful involvement on campus and with students.
The CRA program is a one-year voluntary commitment with the option to be reconsidered for further participation in the program. Through this program, CRAs will expand their knowledge of networking, public speaking, leadership, professional development, and opportunities, and will increase their competitiveness in graduate and professional school applications.
The mission of the Coyote Research Ambassador Program (CRA) is to further the development of a research culture across CSUSB through peer-to-peer recruitment, advisement, and support of the OSR.
- Increase the awareness of the OSR’s programs, services, and opportunities
- Increase student participation across all colleges
- Increase students' understanding of the research process.
- Increase the number of students involved in research and creative activities at CSUSB.
How Ambassadors Can Help You
- Assist you with the research process from finding a faculty mentor and research opportunity to how to disseminate your research.
- Mentor you through the grant proposal writing process and how to get involved in research on and off-campus.
- Give a short presentation to your class or department about their experiences in research or creative activities, and the support offered by the OSR.
- Share their personal experiences and opinions on the best practices regarding their direct collaboration with a faculty mentor.
Request An Ambassador
To request a CRA for a presentation or for consultation, please complete our online request form. If you have any questions, please email the OSR at email@example.com or call us at (909) 537-3728.