Student Creative Activities and Research Day

Wednesday, April 29, 2020 ( CANCELLED to protect CSUF students, faculty, and staff )
Application Deadline: CLOSED

Student Creative Activities and Research (SCAR) Day recognizes the high-impact projects developed by CSUF students. It is a unique opportunity for undergraduate and graduate students from across disciplines to come together to share their work. Students present their research or artistic projects through posters or exhibits.

Immediately following the poster/exhibit session, there will be an awards presentation to honor the 8th annual Outstanding Student Scholarly and Creative Activity Awards and Outstanding Poster/Exhibit Awards recipients. Everyone is invited to stay and celebrate the ingenuity, tenacity, and creativity of CSUF students!


Student Poster/Exhibit Session

10 a.m.-noon

Undergraduate and graduate students will present their research/creative activities through poster presentations or exhibits.

Outstanding Student Scholarly and Creative Activities Awards Presentation

Noon-12:30 p.m.

  • One undergraduate and one graduate student from each college will receive the Outstanding Student Scholarly and Creative Activities Award
  • Three Outstanding Poster/Exhibit Awards will be presented. All posters/exhibits presented during the session will be considered for these awards


How to apply (applications closed)

Email the following information with the subject line: Your last name SCAR Day Submission 2020 to  by 11:59 p.m., Sunday, March 1, 2020 (include all students’ last names in the subject line).

  1. Name of presenter(s)
  2. Email address(es)
  3. College, department and major
  4. Graduate or undergraduate status
  5. Title of presentation
  6. Faculty mentor’s name, department and email address
  7. Indicate if you are submitting a poster or art exhibit
  8. For poster presentations, paste the following statement into your email: I understand that I cannot bring a poster that is larger than 30’’x 40’’ This signals that you understand posters BIGGER than this will notfit in the space provided at the event.

The first 60 submissions are guaranteed inclusion in the event. Due to space limitations, we may not be able to accommodate more than 60 posters. Posters cannot exceed 30" x 40."  Posters larger than this size will not be accepted. Posters used at other conferences are welcome if they meet our size requirements.

Faculty, please note: the FDC does not print posters for student events

Art exhibition:

Please contact  regarding space requirements


Contact Dr. Terri Patchen,  Student Creative Activities and Research (SCAR) Fellow




Adam Mizban, Chemistry
Building a Solid-State Tesla Coil

Breanna McBean and Angelica Arredondo, Mathematics
The Shape of Large Soap Bubbles

Aylin Gann and Rebecca Gomez, Psychology; Shelby Abrahamian, Sociology; and Clarissa Leyva, Human Services
Creating Leaders in the Classroom: The Importance of Empathy and Social Awareness