Student Creative Activities and Research Day

Student Creative Activities and Research Day
Wednesday, April 12, 2017
Titan Student Union, Pavilion A

Application Deadline: Closed

Student Creative Activities and Research Day recognizes the high-impact projects developed by students on our campus. It is a unique opportunity for undergraduate and graduate students to come together from across disciplines to present posters or exhibit their creative activities. Immediately after the session, there will be an awards presentation to honor the 5th annual Outstanding Student Scholarly and Creative Activity Awards and Outstanding Poster/Exhibit Awards recipients. All participants are invited to stay and celebrate the ingenuity, tenacity, and creativity of CSUF students.


Student Poster/Exhibit Session
11 a.m.-1 p.m.

Undergraduate and graduate students will present their research/creative activities through a poster presentation or exhibit. Please see instructions below for how to submit a poster/exhibit. 

Awards Presentation
1-1:30 p.m.

  • One undergraduate and one graduate student from each college will receive the Outstanding Student Scholarly and Creative Activities Award. Click here for more information (hyperlink to:
  • Three Outstanding Poster/Exhibit Awards will be presented. See below for more information.

Light refreshments will be served, sponsored by the Office of Research and Sponsored Projects (ORSP).

Poster/Exhibit Submission Instructions:

Students should email the following to (Subject line: Your last name SCAR Poster/Exhibit Submission 2017) by 5 pm, Monday, March 13, 2017.

  1. Name of presenter(s)
  2. Email address(es)
  3. College, department, and major
  4. Graduate or undergraduate student
  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. Paste the following statement (signaling you understand that any posters exceeding 30’’x 40’’ will not be accepted) into your email: I understand that I cannot present a poster that is larger than 30’’x 40.’’

The first 60 submissions are guaranteed to be included in the event. Due to space limitations, we may not be able to accommodate more than 60 posters/exhibits. 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. Students exhibiting art, please contact regarding space requirements.

Faculty, please remember that the FDC does not print posters for student events. 

Outstanding Poster/Exhibit Award Information:

The Outstanding Poster/Exhibit Award will go to three posters/exhibits presented during the Poster/Exhibit Session. All posters/exhibits presented during the session will be considered. No additional application is necessary.


Please contact Student Creative Activities and Research (SCAR) Fellow Nathalie Carrick
(Terri Patchen is on sabbatical spring semester, 2017)


Recipients of the 2016 Outstanding Poster/Exhibit Awards:

Heather Wright, Art - Ceramics, undergraduate
Evelyn Ruelas, Biological Science, undergraduate
Crystal Cortez, Geological Sciences, undergraduate

Recipients of the 2016 Outstanding Student Scholarly and Creative Activities Awards:

College of the Arts

Claudia Marquez, Art, undergraduate
Faculty mentor: Joanna Roche, professor of art
Caleb Havertape, Art, graduate
Faculty mentor: Cliff Cramp, professor of art

College of Communications

Jasmine Rodriguez, Communications - Public Relations, undergraduate
Faculty mentor: Lettycia Terrones, senior assistant librarian of technical services
Chelsea Shore, Human Communications, graduate
Faculty mentor: Jon Bruschke, professor of human communication studies

College of Engineering and Computer Science

Yulianna Carillo, Civil and Environmental Engineering, undergraduate
Faculty mentors: Beena Ajmera, assistant professor of civil and environmental engineering; Binod Tiwari, professor of civil and environmental engineering
Hussein Al-barazanchi, Computer Science, graduate
Faculty mentors: Ahbishek Verma, assistant professor of computer science; Shawn X. Wang, professor of computer science  

College of Education

Julia Walker, Educational Leadership, graduate
Faculty mentor: Dawn Person, professor of educational leadership  

College of Health and Human Development

Alyssa Bailey, Child and Adolescent Studies, undergraduate
Faculty mentors: Jason Baker, assistant professor of child and adolescent studies; Rachel Fenning, assistant professor of child and adolescent studies
Jose Arevalo, Kinesiology, graduate
Faculty mentor: Andrew Galpin, assistant professor of kinesiology

College of Humanities and Social Sciences

Clayton Finn, African American Studies, undergraduate
Faculty mentors: Tyler D. Parry, assistant professor of African American Studies; Siobhan Brooks, assistant professor of African American Studies; Natalie Graham, assistant professor of African American Studies
Erika Grimm, Philosophy, undergraduate
Faculty mentor: Emily Lee, associate professor of philosophy
Julie Kircher, Psychology, graduate
Faculty mentors: Barbara Cherry, professor of psychology; Jennifer Piazza, assistant professor of health science  

Mihaylo College of Business and Economics

Alex Burciaga, Accounting, undergraduate
Faculty mentor: Rommel Salvador, assistant professor of management
Travis Ames, Economics, graduate
Faculty mentor: Rokhon Bhuiyan, associate professor of economics

College of Natural Sciences and Mathematics

Kyle Hess, Biological Science, undergraduate
Faculty mentor: Nikolas Nikolaidis, associate professor of biological sciences
Kevin Chiem, Biological Science, graduate
Faculty mentor: Marcelo E. Tolmasky, professor of biological science

For more information about the Outstanding Student Scholarly and Creative Activities Award, click here.