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Research Week

research week

Presented by the Office of Student Research (OSR) in collaboration with Academic Research and Graduate Studies: CSUSB's Research Week will be held on Monday April 8th - Thursday April 11th, 2024. Encompassing a week of activities to celebrate the research and scholarly achievements of faculty and students across campus in all disciplines. We invite everyone to attend and see all the amazing things happening on campus. For individual event day information and times please see below. 

Schedule of Events

Monday, April 8th, 2024

Research Week Kickoff

Time: 12:00pm - 1:00pm

Location: Coyote Walkway

Description: The Research Week kickoff will feature music, tabling, free swag and an interactive chalk art for all to enjoy as we kick off Research Week 2024! 

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Principal Investigator's Reception

Time: 4:00pm - 6:00pm

Location: SMSU South 106AB

Description: The Principal Investigator’s Reception is held to honor faculty and Project Directors engaged in extramural grant activities.

Tuesday, April 9th, 2024

Grad Slam

Time: 5:00pm - 7:00pm

Location: San Manuel Student Union South (SMSU), Theater 

Description: Join the Office of Graduate Studies for our university-wide Grad Slam! Watch as our students present their timely, and provoking graduate work. The catch? They have to do it in three minutes or less to a non-expert audience and a panel of community judges. The winners will be awarded prize money and move on to the CSU-side competition! 

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Wednesday, April 10th, 2024

Mellon Mays Keynote Speaker, Dr. Sylvia Zamora

Title of Talk: Latinos and Race Across the Border

Time: 12:00pm - 1:30pm

Location: Online via Zoom

Description: Dr. Zamora is an Associate Professor of Sociology at Loyola Marymount University hailing from Los Angeles. Her research and teaching focuses on the racialized experiences of Latinos in the U.S. and across Latin America.

Her book, Racial Baggage: Mexican Immigrants and Race Across the Border examines racialization as a transnational process that not only changes immigrants themselves, but also everyday understandings of race and racism within the United States and Mexico.

In her upcoming talk, Dr. Zamora will shed light on the profound ways in which the immigration experience can reshape our understanding of race in both home and host countries. Your attendance promises to broaden perspectives on these critical societal dynamics.

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Thursday, April 11th, 2024

13th Annual "Meeting of the Minds" Student Research Symposium

Time: 10:30am - 5:30pm

Location: SMSU North (Conference Room A-E, 2nd floor) and Center for Global Intelligence (CGI Rooms 111-115)

Description: At the "Meeting of the Minds" Student Research Symposium, CSUSB graduate, undergraduate, and alumni students have the opportunity to showcase their research and creative activities (RSCA) through oral, poster, and creative presentations.

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Keynote Speaker, Andrew Ramirez

Title of Talk: Journey as a First-Gen Queer Latino Graduate Student

Time: 12:00pm - 1:00pm

Location: SMSU N Conference Room A/B (In Person and Virtual via zoom)

Description: Andrew Ramirez is presently pursuing a Ph.D. at the University of California, Los Angeles (UCLA) in the field of bioengineering. His academic journey includes earning an M.S. degree in Bioengineering from UCLA and a B.S. degree in chemical engineering from UC Davis. Raised in the Inland Empire, Andrew is a first-generation college student and the child of Mexican immigrants. He identifies as queer and is deeply committed to his studies.

In his upcoming presentation, Andrew will share insights into his academic path, participation in diversity programs, research endeavors, and his role as a mentor for aspiring scholars. Andrew is dedicated to providing support, mentorship, and advocacy within his community.

FREE Lunch will be provided for those who attend in-person (while supplies last)

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Thursday, April 18th, 2024

OSR Recognition Reception

Time: 4:00pm - 6:00pm

Location: SMSU South Amphitheater 

Description: This OSR Recognition Reception is held to honor faculty who mentor students and acknowledge the students for their achievements in research and creative activities.