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Research Week

Research Week


CSUSB Research Week is held to celebrate 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 our beautiful campus.

This year's Research Week includes various events that are both in-person and online. For the schedule of events, please see below.


April 11th - 15th

Research Week Flyer

Schedule of Events

Monday, April 11th 

Three Minute Thesis Competition

Time: 5:00 pm - 7:00 pm

Location: CGI 103

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.

For more information, please contact Megan Kinnally ( 

Learn more about the 3-Minute Thesis event

RSVP for Three Minute Thesis Competition

Tuesday, April 12th

Recognition of Principal Investigators

Time: 4:00 pm - 6:00 pm

Location: SMSU 106A

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

For more information, please contact Cynthia Carrasco - Cannon (

RSVP for Recognition of Principal Investigators

Instructions for Virtual Events

This year’s symposium will be hosted online on the virtual platform Symposium created by ForagerOne, a research management company sponsored by the Council of Undergraduate Research. Symposium is a virtual forum that will allow us to curate and share research and creative projects within the CSUSB community, as well as facilitate discussion among students and faculty.

In order to access the platform, you will need to click on the link above and select "View", this will take you to the event's homepage. In order to view the live sessions or comment, you will need to first create an account on Symposium. Please read the Event Instructions to learn how to navigate the platform.  If you run into any issues, please email or message Event Support on Slack. 

To RSVP for any one of the events listed below, please click this link:  

Wednesday, April 13th 

Keynote Speaker, Dr. Hilary Green "African American Experience in the Civil War and Reconstruction Era: One Scholar’s Journey"

Time: 11:00 am - 12:30 pm

Location: Virtual - Symposium

Dr. Hilary N. Green is an Associate Professor of History in the Department of Gender and Race Studies at The University of Alabama. She is the author of Educational Reconstruction: African American Schools in the Urban South, 1865-1890 (Fordham University Press, April 2016) and is currently working on a second book examining how everyday African Americans remembered and commemorated the Civil War.

Whether creating a system of public schools in urban Reconstruction era South, remembering complex understandings of the Civil War as the nation urged them to forget and surviving slavery on college campuses, Dr. 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.

For more information, please contact the OSR (  


OSR & Graduate Studies Alumni Mixer

Time: 4:00 pm - 6:00 pm

Location: Pfau Library Lawn

Join us to meet and mingle with fellow CSUSB graduates. This event is open to all CSUSB students and alumni!

For more information, please contact the OSR (  

Thursday, April 14th

11th annual "Meeting of the Minds" Student Research Symposium

Time: 11:00 am - 5:30 pm

Location: Pfau Library Lawn and Symposium (hybrid event)

At the “Meeting of the Minds” CSUSB graduate and undergraduate students have the opportunity to showcase their research and creative activities to the campus and the broader community.

For more information, please contact the OSR (  

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Roundtable Panel Discussion: Research in Action

1:00 pm - 2:00 pm

Location: Common Amphitheater and Symposium (hybrid event)

The Roundtable is excellent event for new transfer or freshmen students interested in learning about how to get involved in research at CSUSB! This year's invited speakers will include, Dr. Jacob Jones, Professor of Psychology; Dr. Fadi Muheidat, Assistant Professor of Computer Science & Engineering; and Dr. Luba Levin-Banchik,  Assistant Professor of Political Science. 

For more information, please contact the OSR (  

Friday, April 15th

Recognition of Faculty Mentors and Student Researchers Luncheon 

12:00 pm - 2:00 pm

Location: Pfau Library Lawn

The luncheon is held to honor the faculty who mentors students and acknowledge the students for their achievements in research and creative activities.

For more information, please contact the OSR (